Mike Kelly, U.S. Representative (R-PA), speaks at a hearing in front of the House Ways and Means Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Alex Wong | Getty Images
A Pennsylvania Republican congressman on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to issue an emergency order that would prevent his state from taking further steps to verify the election results.
Mike Kelly’s request follows after Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf confirmed that the Democratic former vice president won the state and its 20 constituency college votes.
In view of this, Kelly asked the Supreme Court to “nullify” Wolf’s testimony and any other measures that legally affirm Biden’s victory. His petition, filed Tuesday, also asked the Supreme Court to file an appeal against his challenge to a change in voting rules for postal items in the state.
The request relates to an earlier case filed with state courts where Kelly alleged that the Pennsylvania legislature violated the state’s constitution by allowing the missing persons not to be excused in light of the coronavirus epidemic.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court rejected that claim earlier this week.
Biden is currently projected to get 306 votes in the Electoral College, 36 more than he needs to win a White House race.
Trump refused to let Biden in, falsely claiming that he had won the election and that voting fraud was widespread.
U.S. Attorney General William Barr said earlier Tuesday that the Justice Department had found no evidence of widespread fraud that would have overturned Biden’s planned victory.
Trump’s campaign and his allies have repeatedly lost or withdrawn lawsuits that tried to invalidate the vote for Biden in several battlefield states.