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Politics Pennsylvania Supreme Court dismisses another election case brought by Republicans

03:50  29 november  2020
03:50  29 november  2020 Source:   cnn.com

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In the Pennsylvania case , election law experts say there are several reasons to be skeptical the "We now have another week where the election is taking place and people have been conducting In North Carolina, Republicans are asking the Supreme Court to intervene after a decision by a federal

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Saturday evening reversed a lower court ’s block on certifying the state’s elections issued Friday night, dismissing with prejudice a lawsuit brought by Republican candidates for the U.S. House The PA Supreme Court dismisses the case brought by U.S. Rep.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit Saturday night from US Rep. Mike Kelly and other Republicans, after they had tried to invalidate absentee voting and block the certification of votes in recent weeks.

Mike Kelly wearing a suit and tie looking at the camera: U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) speaking at the Turning Point High School Leadership Summit in Washington, DC on July 26, 2018 (Photo by Michael Brochstein/Sipa USA) © Michael Brochstein/Sipa USA U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) speaking at the Turning Point High School Leadership Summit in Washington, DC on July 26, 2018 (Photo by Michael Brochstein/Sipa USA)

The dismissal adds to a growing number of losses in court for Republicans and supporters of President Donald Trump, who have tried to attack voting systems in the wake of President-elect Joe Biden's victory. The lawsuits have failed almost uniformly.

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In yet another blow to Trump’s last-ditch effort to flip the election results, a three-judge panel resoundingly The ballots here are governed by Pennsylvania election law. No federal law requires poll watchers or specifies where they must live or how close they may stand when votes are counted.

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The court was unanimous in deciding against Kelly and others, and refusing to block vote certification on Saturday. Five of the seven judges wrote that they believed the lawsuit had been filed far too late, a year after absentee voting procedures had been established in the state and weeks after millions of Pennsylvanians voted in good faith.

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"It is beyond cavil that Petitioners failed to act with due diligence in presenting the instant claim," the court wrote in its majority opinion.


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The high court said the Republicans couldn't reconfigure their complaints and try again.

Lower courts in the state had said the lawsuit, which was filed weeks after Election Day, could stop counties from certifying votes, but that move had essentially become irrelevant.

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"Calling an election unfair does not make it so" the judges said as another attempt by Donald Trump's lawyers to challenge the Presidential election in court failed. This content is not available in your region. USA. Federal court dismisses Trump campaign's Pennsylvania lawsuit.

Trump also made the false claim that President- elect Joe Biden can only enter the White House if he can prove his 80 million votes were not fraudulently or While President Donald Trump visited his Virginia golf property, a Pennsylvania appeals court rejected another of his election cases , saying

Pennsylvania counties had already certified their vote counts, making Biden the winner of the battleground state by an 80,000-vote margin.

Earlier this month, a federal judge in Pennsylvania dealt a death blow to the Trump campaign's effort to overturn Biden's presidential win by dismissing a closely watched lawsuit that sought to invalidate millions of Pennsylvania votes. That case was essentially the last major case seeking to throw out or block enough votes that could swing a key state in Trump's favor.

Judge Matthew Brann of the US District Court in the Middle District of Pennsylvania called the Trump campaign's case "Frankenstein's monster" for its poorly stitched together legal theories.

On Friday, a federal appeals court dealt the Trump campaign's effort another blow, with a Trump-appointed judge writing in a scathing opinion that the campaign's lawsuit lacked proof and that its allegations in Pennsylvania "have no merit."

The court opinion also rejected Trump's motion to undo Pennsylvania's certification of votes, calling it "unprecedented" and "breathtaking" relief where no fraud had been alleged.

This story has been updated with additional information.

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