President Donald Trump’s desperate bid to overturn the U.S. election was dealt a new setback when a federal judge threw out his campaign’s attempt to invalidate millions of votes in Pennsylvania. This is reported by Reuters.
U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Brann ruled that the Trump campaign’s efforts to stop Pennsylvania officials from certifying Democrat Joe Biden as the winner in the state was “unsupported by evidence.”
“This Court has been presented with strained legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations,” Brann wrote.
The lawsuit sought to stop officials from certifying Biden’s victory in the state, arguing that some counties wrongly allowed voters to fix errors on their mail ballots.
Trump’s lawyers said they would appeal the ruling, with the hopes of quickly reaching the U.S. Supreme Court.
“We are disappointed we did not at least get the opportunity to present our evidence at a hearing. Unfortunately the censorship continues,” Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis said in a statement.
For Trump to have any hope of overturning the election, he needs to reverse the outcome in Pennsylvania, which is scheduled to be certified by state officials on Monday.
Democrats said Saturday’s scathing verdict was further proof that Trump’s accusations of fraud are baseless.