Donald Trump’s legal woes deepened on Friday, as his efforts to overturn election results in the courts suffered a series of setbacks.
In Pennsylvania, a Philadelphia court rejected five legal appeals by the Trump campaign and Republicans have alleged mail ballot irregularities.
The five separate petitions contested more than 8,300 votes in Philadelphia, alleging wrongdoing because voters did not print their names under their signature or print their addresses on the outer envelopes of their ballot papers in the mail.
The Public Petitions Court in Philadelphia dismissed both appeals.
President Donald Trump has not yet abdicated to President-elect Joe Biden
The Philadelphia Public Claims Court (pictured) dismissed all five cases on Friday
A law firm representing the Trump campaign in the state announced Friday it is withdrawing from the case.
Ohio-based Porter Wright, Morris & Arthur, filed a lawsuit alleging that the “two-tier” voting system in Pennsylvania is illegal.
Her expanded case raised questions about the millions of votes made by Pennsylvania residents who voted by mail under state law.
The company was facing a backlash for its legal work, and was facing public pressure from Project Lincoln, a group of Republicans who had worked to defeat Trump, as they sought to “overturn the will of the American people.”
Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal attorney, will manage the legal battles.
His main allies in the battle, David Busey and Corey Lewandowski, have shown positive results this week for COVID-19.
Six other Trump advisers told me The New York Times Giuliani’s efforts backfired and he said he was giving the president unwarranted optimism about what could happen.
These advisers said they are concerned that Giuliani is hurting not only Trump’s remaining legal options, but his legacy and future opportunities in politics as he contemplates another campaign in 2024.
Poll workers are seen in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, counting votes on November 6
Ballot counters and North Carolina monitors continued counting absentee votes
More bad news came from Michigan, where a judge rejected the Trump campaign’s request to stop voting in Wayne County, which includes Detroit.
In addition to the ruling against Trump, Wayne County Circuit Judge Timothy Kenny described the campaign case as “not credible.”
No formal appeals were filed. However, the sinister and fraudulent motives were attributed to the operation and the City of Detroit, “Kenny wrote in an opinion released Friday.
Wrote: “The plaintiff’s interpretation of the events is incorrect and unreliable.” Detroit News mentioned.
And in Arizona, Trump’s lawyers abandoned a lawsuit that sought to manually count the ballots after a series of networks called for a race in favor of Joe Biden.
Biden’s progress exceeds the number of pending votes now, and dropping the lawsuit acknowledges that the case will be in Biden’s column.
Finally, amid legal setbacks and defeats, Trump took more stark losses on the election map.
Porter Wright, Morris and Arthur withdrew from his efforts to aid the Trump campaign
On Friday afternoon, TV networks called the hotly contested state of Georgia in the name of Democrat Joe Biden.
Hours earlier, they called Arizona as Biden. This led to a Biden victory that was not particularly close: 306 to 232 in the electoral group, with about 5 million leading in the popular vote. Trump himself had cried out on the sidelines, which was also from 306 to 232 in 2016, as a “landslide.”
The lawsuits come as Trump continues to raise allegations of election “fraud”, but has yet to provide evidence for his widespread allegations of voter fraud.
In a startling statement on Thursday, a panel of officials from the Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) debunked allegations of widespread voting problems and described the election as “the safest in American history.”
One of Porter’s attorney Wright Morris and Arthur later resigned law.com It’s called a “PR nightmare”.
Jones Day has also come under pressure because of its work as an outside consultant, and said in a statement that it has not participated in “any lawsuit alleging voter fraud” or seeking to cancel the US elections.
Biden’s lead in Pennsylvania over Trump is close to 60,000 votes, while countries around the world congratulate President-elect Biden, even as Trump benefits from the legal maneuver.
Trump campaign advisor, Corey Lewandowski, with former Florida attorney general Pam Bondi (left), speaks outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The Trump campaign has attacked the state’s mail-order voting system and leveled allegations of fraud
President Trump claimed that he “wins easily” in Pennsylvania due to unsupported allegations of fraud
A view of Porter Wright’s law offices in Columbus, Ohio. Porter Wright Morris and Arthur, the law firm leading the Trump campaign to question the results of the Pennsylvania presidential election, abruptly pulled out of a federal lawsuit they filed days earlier on Trump’s behalf.
Biden seized the presidency on Saturday, thanks in part to his victory in Pennsylvania. Trump refused to compromise and repeatedly claimed, without evidence, that there was widespread voter fraud.
In a lawsuit on Thursday, Porter Wright’s lawyers said Morris and Arthur had agreed that their clients – the campaign and two registered voters – “would have the best service if Porter Wright withdrew.”
Porter Wright said the campaign was in the process of hiring a new lawyer.
The lawsuit, filed Sunday in federal court in Pennsylvania, alleges that the state’s mail-in voting system “lacks all the hallmarks of transparency and verifiable potential that existed for personal voters.”
We have committed before the court to fulfill our obligations as required to ensure the transition to an alternative attorney, and so that we do not cause material negative effects on the client’s interest. “We will have no further comment,” Porter Wright said in a statement.
The Secretary of State of Pennsylvania and four counties asked the judge to dismiss the lawsuit, saying that she brought the charges “on the basis of legal theories that have been repeatedly dismissed and no evidence.”
“This court must consider this case for what it is: a transparent and deliberate attack on our electoral system that broadly seeks to disenfranchise all Pennsylvania voters who legally cast their ballots in this election,” they wrote in one of the papers.
A Trump campaign spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Facing criticism for her campaigning work by some Democrats and Project Lincoln, a group of anti-Trump Republicans, Porter Wright said Wednesday that it has a “ long history ” of bipartisan election work that “ calls on us to take controversial action. Cases.
The Trump campaign has filed a series of lawsuits, as part of a larger strategy to try to nullify election results in key states.
Another company, Snell & Wilmer, pulled out on Tuesday from a lawsuit alleging that Maricopa County, Arizona, falsely rejected some of the votes cast on Election Day on November 3.
The company said it does not comment on customer matters.