A Pennsylvania judge on Saturday dismissed widespread allegations of electoral fraud by Donald Trump, dealing a new blow to Republicans’ bid to make up for their losses in the US presidential election.
The verdict – announced in a tough decision that ignited the Trump team’s legal strategy – paved the way for Democrat Joe Biden to confirm Pennsylvania’s victory on Monday.
With Biden’s January 20 opening clock ticking, Trump’s team is focused on trying to prevent states on the battlefield from verifying election results, in addition to their numerous legal challenges that now Have failed.
Judge Matthew Byrne wrote in his judgment that Trump’s team presented “legal arguments based on merit and without speculation” in their complaints about the Mail Inn ballot in Pennsylvania.
“In the United States, it cannot justify a single voter’s right to vote, let alone all voters in the sixth most populous state,” Bern wrote. “Our people, laws, and institutions are more demanding.”
Biden won the state Electoral College vote, which ultimately decides who leads the White House from 306 to 232. The Electoral College is scheduled to officially vote on December 14, before which certificates were to be received.
The United States has made it a point to confirm the results of its popular vote after the US presidential election. But Trump’s refusal to acknowledge has complicated the process and raised fears that it could damage Americans’ confidence in the voting system in the long run. So far, only a limited number of Republicans have acknowledged Biden as the winner and called on Trump to do so.
The Pennsylvania court’s decision signaled to Pete Tommy, a Republican senator from the state, to join the ranks, saying Biden had “won the 2020 election and will become the 46th president of the United States.”
Tommy said in a statement congratulating Biden on voting for Trump and saying that President Trump should accept the election results and facilitate the presidential transition process.