missed another defeat in his battle against the election results. Trump’s lawyers would only have
submitted, wrote Judge Matthew Brann in a statement published on Saturday evening (local time) for his decision.
The injunction requested by Trump to prevent Pennsylvania from certifying the election results was thus rejected. Trump’s lawsuit also aimed to potentially invalidate millions of absentee votes. The arguments and evidence presented would not even have been enough to invalidate the vote of “a single voter”, wrote the judge. “Our people, our laws and institutions demand more,” he wrote.
In the important state, which has 20 voters to give away, the Democrat Joe Biden prevailed. According to forecasts by the US media, Biden now has 306 voters, significantly more than the majority of 270 votes necessary to win. However, Trump refuses to admit defeat, claiming massive electoral fraud occurred in the November 3 election. However, he has not provided any solid evidence for this. For this reason, judges have already dismissed several of his lawsuits.
In the state of Georgia, Trump requested another vote recount in due time on Saturday. The corresponding application was submitted on Saturday, said his campaign team. His lawyers said this was to ensure that every legal vote was counted. Trump had until Tuesday to request another recount. He was able to do this because the gap between the candidates is less than 0.5 percentage points.
Georgia had already checked the ballot papers herself. Then Biden’s lead over Trump shrank from around 14,000 to 12,670 votes. The responsible State Secretary Brad Raffensperger and Governor Brian Kemp had confirmed the results on Friday afternoon. Biden won the votes of the state’s 16 electorate. Judge Steven Grimberg had dismissed a conservative attorney’s lawsuit on Friday evening (local time), with which he wanted to stop the authentication of the election result in Georgia.
The Georgia court also dismissed an attack by the plaintiff on postal votes. Granting the injunction sought by the plaintiff would “create confusion, undermine public confidence in the election and potentially expel more than a million Georgia voters,” it said.
Trump’s legal team explained the request for a recount by insisting on an “honest counting of votes,” which must include signature comparisons and other important protective measures. “Let’s stop giving wrong results to the people. There has to be a time when we stop counting illegal ballots. Hopefully he’ll come soon, ”it said. Biden won Georgia as the first Democrat after Bill Clinton in 1992. Biden is due to be sworn in as the new president on January 20. (dpa, Reuters)