Trump has suffered another legal defeat in Pennsylvania.
Nigeria online news reports that US President Donald Trump suffered another legal defeat in Pennsylvania on Saturday when he lost a lawsuit seeking a court order to discard millions of mail-in ballots in the state.
US District Judge Matthew Brann, sitting in Williamsport, described the case as “strained legal arguments without merit and speculative allegations.”
“… This Court has been presented with tense legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations, neglected in the final complaint and without evidentiary basis.
“In the United States of America, this cannot justify the disenfranchisement of a single voter, much less of all voters in its sixth most populous state,” Brann said.
The case in which Trump’s friend Rudy Giuliani was the lead attorney marked the latest failure of Trump’s campaign to challenge the election results.
President-elect Joe Biden won the state with more than 80,000 votes.
In the 2016 election, Trump won the state, which normally votes for the Democrats.
Trump’s attorney, Giuliani, had alleged in court what was allegedly a nationwide conspiracy of widespread electoral fraud.
Giuliani, who was rumored to be paid $ 20,000 a day to lead Trump’s prosecution, argued that the president was the victim of a nationwide conspiracy.
“You would have to be a fool to think this was an accident,” Giuliani said.
“It is a widespread electoral fraud throughout the country that this is part of.”
Giuliani did not file complaints about the voting machines in court, but instead claimed that Democratic-controlled counties did not allow Republicans to see “a single absentee ballot” during the count.
“I used to vote a lot in absentia, because I traveled a lot,” Giuliani acknowledged during their discussion.
Mark Aronchick, a lawyer representing multiple Pennsylvania counties, sounded exasperated at Giuliani’s c.
“Drop this case so we can get down to the real business of this country,” Aronchick told Brann. “Let’s get this over with”.
With the loss of the case, Trump’s already remote prospects of altering the election outcome are even more doomed.