President Donald Trump’s campaign has withdrawn a key part of its lawsuit seeking to stop certifying election results in Pennsylvania, as Democrat Joe Biden defeated Trump to seize the state and help win the White House.
Ahead of a hearing in the case on Tuesday, the Trump campaign on Sunday dropped the claim that 682,479 mailed and absentee ballots had been processed illegally without their representatives being observed.
The campaign’s mitigating lawsuit, filed in federal court on Sunday, maintains the goal of censorship Pennsylvania Of endorsing Biden’s victory in the state, and insists on its claim that Democratic voters were treated better than Republican voters.
The Associated Press called for the presidential contest for former Vice President Joe Biden on November 7, after deciding that the remaining votes to be counted in Pennsylvania would not allow Trump to catch up. Trump refused to compromise.
The remaining suit in the lawsuit centers on the disqualification of ballot papers made by voters who have been given an opportunity to fix ballot papers by mail that were to be disqualified for technical reasons.
The lawsuit accuses that “heavy democratic boycotts” violated the law by identifying ballot papers in the mail prior to election day that had flaws – such as lacking an internal “secret envelope” or the lack of a voter’s signature on the external envelope – so that the voter could fix it and make sure that their vote would have an effect. , A move called “cure.”
The lawsuit said that the provinces of heavy Republican “followed the law and did not provide notice and treatment process, which resulted in depriving many of their rights.”
Cliff Levin, an attorney representing the Democratic National Committee who is seeking to intervene, said it was unclear how many voters had the opportunity to fix the ballot papers. But he said the number was minuscule and certainly less than the margin – around 70,000 – that separates Biden and Trump. Levin said: “The numbers are not close to the margin between the two candidates, nor even close.”
However, there is no provision in state law that prevents counties from helping voters fix a ballot that has a technical defect. Levin said the lawsuit did not contain any allegations that someone voted illegally.
“They really should file a case against the counties that haven’t allowed it [voters] To make corrections, Levine said. “The goal should be to make sure that every vote matters.”
Pennsylvania’s chief election official, Secretary of State Cathy Boukfar, a Democrat, responded in court on Sunday, asking the judge to dismiss the case. State attorneys wrote that state courts are appropriate jurisdiction over the subject matter, and the lawsuit does not contain a “reasonable claim for relief on any legal theory.”
More than 2.6 million mailed ballots have been reported by counties, and no reporting of fraud or accuracy issues has been filed by state or county election officials or prosecutors.
One of the main themes for Trump and his supporters has been their claim that Philadelphia – a Democratic stronghold in which Trump lost so badly – did not allow Trump campaign representatives to see mail or absentee ballots being processed and scheduled.
However, Republican attorneys have acknowledged in a separate lawsuit in federal court that they obtained testimonies of observers viewing mail-order ballots in Philadelphia. Governor Tom Wolf’s administration said that poll monitors on all sides had observers throughout the process and that “any hint to the contrary is a lie.”