Pennsylvania officials will be able to certify election results showing a Joe Biden victory in the state after a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit by Donald Trump’s campaign which sought to invalidate millions of mail-in votes.
US District Judge Matthew Brann said the Trump campaign had presented “strained legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations … unsupported by evidence.”
It came as the president’s team requested a recount in Georgia in the latest desperate attempt to overturn the result of the election, which Mr Biden won by more than six million votes.
Judge throws out Trump bid to stop Pennsylvania vote certification
Another attempt by Donald Trump to overturn the 2020 presidential election result has failed after a judge in Pennsylvania dismissed a lawsuit by his campaign which sought to invalidate millions of mail-in votes.
“In the United States of America, this [lawsuit] cannot justify the disenfranchisement of a single voter, let alone all the voters of its sixth most populated state,” US District Judge Matthew Brann said.
The decision paves the way for votes in the state to be certified, confirming a victory for Joe Biden.
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