In yet another election lawsuit defeat, a federal judge has brutally dismissed outgoing President Donald Trump’s complaint seeking to toss 1.5 million votes in Pennsylvania in a scathing written ruling.
Trump has only won a single lawsuit his campaign has filed in a scheme to somehow overturn the election results, and that victory was so minor that it has no effect on the final tally. Indeed, Biden is still the President-Elect and has still won all of the battleground states Trump is desperately trying to steal. In fact, Trump’s court losses stand at around 30 so far. And now we can add another one.
As we all know, Trump has been especially desperate to overturn the vote in Pennsylvania, which Biden won by over 80,000 along with the state’s 20 electoral votes. Trump even involved his inept personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, who insisted that the judge should allow the Trump campaign to examine and recount 1.5 million votes and report back to the court about who won the race.
Needless to say, the argument did not go over very well in U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann’s court.
Brann expected Trump’s lawyers to present evidence of their fraud claims, but that did not happen because there is no such evidence.
Therefore, Brann dismissed Trump’s lawsuit.
“This Court has been unable to find any case in which a plaintiff has sought such a drastic remedy in the contest of an election, in terms of the sheer volume of votes asked to be invalidated,” Brann wrote in his ruling. “One might expect that when seeking such a startling outcome, a plaintiff would come formidably armed with compelling legal arguments and factual proof of rampant corruption, such that this Court would have no option but to regrettably grant the proposed injunctive relief.”
“That has not happened,” Brann continued. “Instead, this court has been presented with strained legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations, unpled … and unsupported by evidence,” Brann wrote. “In the United States of America, this cannot justify the disenfranchisement of a single voter, let alone all the voters of its sixth most populated state. Our people, laws, and institutions demand more.”
Indeed, Trump expected the courts to go along with his claims of fraud and help him successfully stage a coup so he could stay in power. That scheme has failed spectacularly, including in red states such as Arizona and Georgia, where Trump lost for a second time after a hand recount found that the vote count shifted slightly, but not nearly enough for Biden to lose.
This is yet another embarrassing court loss for Trump, and one that most certainly makes it impossible for him to overturn the election. Pennsylvania will now likely move to certify the results, as will Michigan, on Monday. Trump, meanwhile, will likely throw a massive temper tantrum and continue insisting like a madman that the courts are engaged in a conspiracy against him. January 20th can’t get here soon enough.
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