Washington: A judge in Pennsylvania on Saturday overturned Donald Trump’s claims of election fraud that prevailed there, which dealt a new blow to Republicans in overturning their defeat in the US presidential election.
The decision was announced in a severe verdict, which severely condemned the Trump team’s legal strategy and paved the way for Pennsylvania to prove Democrat Joe Biden’s victory. It is scheduled for Monday.
As time went on to Biden’s inauguration on January 20, Trump’s team, in addition to the numerous legal challenges that have failed so far, is also working to prevent battlefield nations from certifying the election results.
Judge Matthew Brann wrote in his ruling that Trump’s team had presented “strained legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations” in their complaints about mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania.
“In the United States of America, this cannot justify the disenfranchisement of a single voter, let alone all the voters of its sixth most populated state,” Brann wrote.
“Our people, laws, and institutions demand more.”
Biden won the state-by-state Electoral College votes that ultimately decide who takes the White House by 306 to 232.
The Electoral College will formally vote on December 14th, pre-certification.
After the US presidential election, states usually certify the results of their opinion polls.
But Trump’s refusal to make concessions complicates the process and raises concerns that he may cause long-term damage to Americans’ trust in their voting system.
So far, only a few Republicans have recognized Biden as the winner and called on Trump to recognize it.
The Pennsylvania court ruling prompted a Republican senator from the state, Pat Toomey, to join those ranks, saying Biden “won the 2020 election and will become the 46th president of the United States.”
“President Trump should accept the outcome of the election and facilitate the presidential transition process,” Toomey said in a statement that congratulated Biden while specifying he voted for Trump.