Trump has more voter fraud claims yet no evidence as he asks a judge to toss election results in Pennsylvania
As President Donald Trump's legal team continues to fall short in its efforts to undermine the legitimacy of the election, he pushes for more drastic measures to have the results of the election overturned.
Since Trump's latest efforts have been unsuccessful in Pennsylvania, he is now going a step further with a new demand that a judge block the certification of the election results, according to a new report published by USA Today. He is also requesting an examination into ballots in seven counties. It is also important to note that the seven counties, in question, are ones that Trump lost.
Campaign lawyers want a federal judge to block Pennsylvania from certifying the results to give them time to search for evidence. Trump's campaign wants to examine as many as 1.5 million mail and absentee ballots in seven counties, even though no one has produced evidence of widespread fraud or irregularities in the state.
While the Trump campaign's legal team has made very little progress in its efforts to push back against the election results in Pennsylvania, time appears to be the biggest factor in this situation. The state of Pennsylvania has until Monday to certify its election results which show President-elect Joe Biden leading by 81,361 votes. If the state misses that deadline, it runs the risk of also missing the Dec. 8 Safe Harbor deadline to submit its certification to electors to Congress.
If this does happen, it "could open the door for a controversial, long-shot way to hand the state to Trump: Pennsylvania lawmakers, not voters, would pick the people who will formally cast the state's votes in the Electoral College," according to the publication.
But even if Pennsylvania misses the deadline and Trump somehow receives the vote by way of the Electoral College, he still has no way of getting to 270 electoral votes, thus no way to win the election. The president's legal battles in other states have also come up short as his campaign team, legal team, and the Republican National Committee have failed to provide legitimate evidence to support their tall claims of widespread voter fraud.
Kermit Roosevelt, a constitutional law expert at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, has also condemned the president and his campaign's actions saying his efforts are "sending the message that election outcomes that go against Republicans are inherently illegitimate and need not be accepted — even if there is no evidence and no plausible legal argument that anything was wrong with the election."
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