Trump challenges Biden’s victory in Pa to long-term Supreme Court challenge

US President Donald Trump Golf on December 13, 2020 at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia.

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President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign sparked a lengthy bid to challenge President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in Pennsylvania on Sunday in the Supreme Court, pleading that the justices said to carry out the race effectively.

The case, filed about seven weeks after Election Day and exactly one month before Biden’s inauguration, would almost certainly be turned aside by the Judges. This is when Trump denies his losses even judges across the country have denied unfounded allegations of cheating on him and his allies.

The challenge follows a similar suit brought by Texas that the justices refused to hear earlier this month. The court rejected Trump-backed arguments from the state challenging elections in Pennsylvania and other swing states. All nine judges at the time indicated that they disagreed with Texas’ central arguments.

Justice has not taken any action in a separate Supreme Court challenge brought by the Pennsylvania Republican Party, which is contesting the state’s expanded absentee ballot deadline. That case was originally brought before Election Day.

The Trump campaign announced its latest filing with a statement from the president’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York. Giuliani said the case was the campaign’s first “independent” Supreme Court challenge.

The filing called for the justices to overturn three decisions of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, easing some of the rules related to signature verification, election day observation and mail-in ballot announcements in state election rules. It states that the top court of the state violated the authority given by the US Constitution to state legislatures to conduct elections.

Trump’s attorney John Eastman wrote in the filing, “Collectively, these three decisions counted approximately 2.6 million mail ballots in violation of the law.”

Eastman wrote that the cases included in “more than enough” ballots have affected the outcome of the election.

“The result of the United States presidential election hangs in the balance,” he said in a separate motion, citing the forthcoming deadline for Congress to vote in the upcoming election to the Congress Collegium on January 6 Urged to lift, and inaugurated on 20 January.

Eastman, a law professor at Chapman University Fowler School of Law, sparked controversy in August when he published an article in Newsweek questioning Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris’ presidential qualifications. An editor’s note later stated that the article was “being used by some as a tool to end racism and xenophobia.”

Eastman asked justification before Christmas to give a more concise description. In a motion for speedy consideration, he wrote that a delay could not only harm Trump, “but the resulting confusion as a whole nation could hurt.”

“In fact, intense national and worldwide attention to the 2020 presidential election only removes the disruption that may allow uncertainty and unfairness to be sustained in this election.”

Eastman asked that the court require Cathy Bokover, secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, to respond to the campaign’s filing by noon on Wednesday.

The last-ditch legal effort is unlikely to have much practical effect, though it comes as Trump is becoming increasingly desperate to hold on to power. On Friday, the president allegedly asked colleagues in the Oval Office about naming a special counsel to investigate electoral fraud, and about potentially enforcing martial law to seize voting machines. Asked a question. He later denied the reports.

Meanwhile, formal mechanisms of infection have continued to cause apas.

On January 6, Congress is set to formally count the votes of the Electoral College in a joint session and declare Biden the winner. Mitch McConnell, the top Republican Senate Leader in Congress, has warned members of his party not to attempt to block Biden’s announcement of victory.

A spokesperson for the Biden transition team did not respond to a request for comment.

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