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Politics Trump camp again seeks to stop certification in Pennsylvania

01:15  22 november  2020
01:15  22 november  2020 Source:   cbsnews.com

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The Trump campaign announced Wednesday it is pursuing court actions to stop ballot counting in Michigan Michigan suit seeks to halt counting. The Michigan lawsuit alleges the Trump campaign has not gotten adequate access Trump 's campaign is pursuing a few legal battles in Pennsylvania .

🚨BREAKING: Trump campaign notches WIN in PENNSYLVANIA state court The court, at Trump 's request, issues interim order to election boards to (a) In Michigan, the president has faced a setback with a judge scoffing at Trump ’s lawsuit to stop the count in the state due to allegations voter fraud.

The Trump campaign on Saturday filed a new brief in one of their numerous federal court cases in Pennsylvania. The brief rehashes claims that the campaign appeared to abandon earlier this week.

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The brief filed Saturday, which is littered with spelling errors, including the governor's name, alleges that illegal votes were counted and poll watchers were unable to access vote counting — allegations that the Trump campaign dropped just last Sunday, before Rudy Giuliani was put in charge of the president's growing legal challenges.

Attorney's for the president wrote that certifying the 2020 presidential election would cause "irreparable harm" and set the stage for "Governor Wolfe," referring to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, to appoint Pennsylvania's electors before December 8, the "safe-harbor" post-election deadline.

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Twitter flags Trump 's tweet on mail-in voting in Pennsylvania . Trump 's campaign has signaled he may declare victory on Tuesday night if he is ahead in sufficient states -- even though "For the last four years, the depraved swamp has tried everything to stop me but they know, I don't answer to

President Donald Trump ’s bid for a court order blocking Pennsylvania from certifying its election result would imperil State’s top election official blasts bid to stop certification . Giuliani and other lawyers for the campaign have claimed that the voting procedures in Pennsylvania ’s most populous

Federal law says states have until six days before members of the Electoral College gather in person to certify election results and determine their electors, a date known as the "safe harbor" deadline. Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida introduced legislation to push back this deadline back from December 8 to January 1, giving states more time to ensure all legal votes are counted, but the measure is highly unlikely to be taken up before Election Day.

The Trump campaign further alleges that Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar "engaged in an intentional scheme to count mail ballots which did not comply with Pennsylvania law in order to favor Joseph Biden over President Donald J. Trump." Giuliani notoriously told presiding Judge Matthew Brann, of the Middle District of Pennsylvania, just last week: "This is not a voter fraud case."

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Trump campaign sues to stop Pennsylvania vote certification . Trump campaign files lawsuit to stop certification of election results in Pennsylvania as vote count grinds on. Courts have thus far rejected Republican demands in Pennsylvania and other battleground states to throw out ballots or

Trump campaign legal aide Jenna Ellis told reporters that the elections in the several disputed counties were “irredeemably compromised,” and that this will be The campaign ’s goal wasn’t to overturn the election as such, but to ensure that the US had free and fair elections going forward, Ellis argued.

The lawsuit, Trump v. Boockvar, U.S. District Court for Middle District of Pennsylvania, seeks to block Boockvar from certifying the election by claiming, thus far without evidence, that the campaign was denied meaningful access to observe and monitor the electoral process through its poll watchers.

The campaign estimates more than 680,000 ballots were processed in two Pennsylvania counties, Allegheny and Philadelphia, "when no observation was allowed." An amended complaint from the Trump campaign filed on November 15 alleged disparate treatment of mail-in voters among different counties, but dropped claims it was denied access to observe.

Giuliani made baseless allegations about mail-in voting during a hearing on Tuesday, claiming "widespread, nationwide voter fraud, of which this is a part." Mark Aronchick, who argued on behalf of some county election boards, lambasted Giuliani, calling his arguments "disgraceful."

Mr. Trump's lawyers said in a filing with the court that the campaign intended to file a second amended complaint "to restore claims which were inadvertently deleted from their amended complaint, and to add claims based on newly learned facts."

CBS News projected Mr. Biden as the winner in Pennsylvania on November 7, when he edged ahead of Mr. Trump by over 34,000 votes. Pennsylvania's 20 Electoral College votes brought him to 273, more than the 270 needed to win the election. After several other states were called, Mr. Biden is expected to win 306 Electoral College votes.

Nicole Sganga and Melissa Quinn contributed to this report.

'We are a nation of laws, not tweets': Republican Sens. Romney and Sasse decry Trump efforts to challenge election .
"It is difficult to imagine a worse, more undemocratic action by a sitting American President," Romney said of Trump's contacts with local officials."Having failed to make even a plausible case of widespread fraud or conspiracy before any court of law, the President has now resorted to overt pressure on state and local officials to subvert the will of the people and overturn the election," said Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, in a tweet.

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