Republicans in Pennsylvania launch an emergency lawsuit to block verification of election results

A group of Pennsylvania Republicans filed a lawsuit over the weekend to block verification of the state’s election results in an eleventh-hour attempt to overthrow Joe Biden’s victory on the main battlefield.

An emergency petition filed in a state court disputes a draft voting reform that passed legislation for Pennsylvania Republicans last October. The lawsuit says allowing the law to “vote without objection by mail” is “unconstitutional” and seeks to prevent Pennsylvania counties from verifying their voting results before Monday’s deadline and invalidating millions of mail items delivered in 2020. choice.

The group is led by a Pennsylvania representative Mike Kelly and GOP congressional candidate Sean Parnell, who has not been let down by his Democratic rival MP Conor Lamb since his monthly defeat. Defendants Tom Wolf, a GOP-led legislature, and Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar are named as defendants in their lawsuits.

Meanwhile, a federal judge on Saturday dismissed a Trump campaign lawsuit aimed at invalidating millions of votes in Pennsylvania and blocking verification of state election results. Trump wrote in a tweet on Saturday night that he plans to appeal the decision.

About 2.6 million voters cast their ballots in Pennsylvania in the monthly general election. Biden won three of the four postal ballots cast by the state analysis Pennsylvania State Department data.

Biden has won Pennsylvania head of state over President Trump by more than 80,000 votes and is expected to receive the coveted 20 voter votes for Keystone State. States must resolve election disputes by December 8, and voters will meet on December 14 to formally vote for the next president.

In recent weeks, Trump has claimed that voter fraud took place en masse through mail. The president claimed he had won the election and refused to agree, although his lawyers had not provided evidence of widespread fraud enough to change the outcome of the election.

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