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Pennsylvania high court rejects lawsuit challenging election

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's highest court on Saturday night threw out a lower court's order preventing the state from certifying dozens of contests on its Nov. 3 election ballot in the...

11/29/2020 4:20:00 AM

Pennsylvania 's highest court has thrown out a lower court's order preventing the state from certifying dozens of contests on its Nov. 3 election ballot in the latest lawsuit filed by Republicans attempting to thwart President-elect Joe Biden 's victory.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania 's highest court on Saturday night threw out a lower court's order preventing the state from certifying dozens of contests on its Nov. 3 election ballot in the...

November 29, 2020 GMTFILE - In this Nov. 6, 2020, photo, a canvas observer photographs Lehigh County provisional ballots as vote counting in the general election continues in Allentown, Pa. President Donald Trump’s campaign filed a number of lawsuits across six battleground states this month as he tried to upend the 2020 election. Judges uniformly rejected his claims of vote fraud. The latest case ended Saturday, Nov. 21, when a federal judge in Pennsylvania said Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani presented only ‘speculative accusations’ that brought to mind ‘Frankenstein’s Monster.' (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2020, photo, a canvas observer photographs Lehigh County provisional ballots as vote counting in the general election continues in Allentown, Pa. President Donald Trump’s campaign filed a number of lawsuits across six battleground states this month as he tried to upend the 2020 election. Judges uniformly rejected his claims of vote fraud. The latest case ended Saturday, Nov. 21, when a federal judge in Pennsylvania said Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani presented only ‘speculative accusations’ that brought to mind ‘Frankenstein’s Monster.' (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest court on Saturday night threw out a lower court’s order preventing the state from certifying dozens of contests on its Nov. 3 election ballot in the latest lawsuit filed by Republicans attempting to thwart President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the battleground state. headtopics.com

The state Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, threw out thesaying the underlying lawsuit was filed months after the expiration of a time limit in Pennsylvania’s expansive year-old mail-in voting law allowing for challenges to it.ADVERTISEMENTJustices also remarked on the lawsuit’s staggering demand that an entire election be overturned retroactively.

“They have failed to allege that even a single mail-in ballot was fraudulently cast or counted,” Justice David Wecht wrote in a concurring opinion.The state’s attorney general, Democrat Josh Shapiro, called the court’s decision “another win for Democracy.”

President Donald Trump and his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, meanwhile, have repeatedly and baselessly claimed that Democrats falsified mail-in ballots to steal the election from Trump. Biden beat Trump by more than 80,000 votes in Pennsylvania, a state Trump had won in 2016.

Theweek-old lawsuit, led by Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly of northwestern Pennsylvania, had challenged the state’s mail-in voting law as unconstitutional.As a remedy, Kelly and the other Republican plaintiffs had sought to either throw out the 2.5 million mail-in ballots submitted under the law — most of them by Democrats — or to wipe out the election results and direct the state’s Republican-controlled Legislature to pick Pennsylvania’s presidential electors. headtopics.com

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In any case, that request — for the state’s lawmakers to pick Pennsylvania’s presidential electors — flies in the face of a nearly century-old state law that already grants the power to pick electors to the state’s popular vote, Wecht wrote.While the high court’s two Republicans joined the five Democrats in opposing those remedies, they split from Democrats in suggesting that the lawsuit’s underlying claims — that the state’s mail-in voting law might violate the constitution — are worth considering.

ADVERTISEMENTCommonwealth Court Judge Patricia McCullough, elected as a Republican in 2009, had issued the order Wednesday to halt certification of any remaining contests, including apparently contests for Congress.It did not appear to affect the presidential contest since a day earlier, Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, had certified Biden as the winner of the presidential election in Pennsylvania.

Wolf quickly appealed McCullough’s decision to the state Supreme Court, saying there was no “conceivable justification” for it.The lawsuit’s dismissal comes after Republicans have lost a flurry of legal challenges brought by the Trump campaign and its GOP allies filed in state and federal courts in Pennsylvania.

On Friday, afederal appeals court in Philadelphiaroundly rejected the Trump campaign’s latest effort to challenge the state’s election results.In that lawsuit, Trump’s campaign had complained that its observers had not been able to scrutinize mail-in ballots as they were being processed in two Democratic bastions, Philadelphia and Allegheny County, which is home to Pittsburgh. headtopics.com

Trump’s lawyers vowed to appeal to the Supreme Court despite the judges’ assessment that the “campaign’s claims have no merit.”___Follow Marc Levy on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/timelywriter Read more: The Associated Press »

GOP congressman who voted to overturn election results admits 2020 race not fraudulent

Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina said Saturday that he accepts Joe Biden as president and that the 2020 election was not conducted fraudulently.

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The faster Democrats lower courts refuse to hear the evidence of the plaintiff the faster the SCOTUS will. BidenCheats On to the scotus. Trump lost again. Everybody Drink! hahahahahahahahaha MikeKellyPA People of Pennsylvania Mike Kelly attempted to disenfranchised your vote. You need to make this his last term serving as your congressman. You voted Trump out you can vote this guy out too. He has shown you who he is So believe MikeKellyPA him!

The wording of the court decision was of such that to prove that any court would have ruled otherwise, is basically impossible. As people say in tennis “six-love, six-love, six-love” Turned US into a joke country. Rest of the world shaking their heads. PA judges have been known for trying to help democrats win with voter fraud so....

mgnla0824 LOL. Good news. On to the SCOTUS The AP is a joke. They know there is only 2 ways Biden could be President elect and neither have happened. The fact that 1/2 of America doesn't know this is disgusting. Clearing the way to the SCOTUS and don't think these judges don't know it Massive fraud found!! Challenging in Federal Supreme Court!! BidenCheated2020

Circular logic from the judge. Either it's no standing because of a lack of certification or its too late after certification, what a joke. Biden Didn't Have A Victory! Stop Fucking LYING! My God! Enough Is Enough With These LIES! BidenCheated Surprise... Surprise!!! He's still not president elect! Get it straight!

👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼😷😷😷 What i mean is to refuse to even let him ir his stupid lawyers to file in the first place..on grounds of nuisance Unbelievable this is still happening. How are people okay with an attack of this magnitude on our democracy? Trump is wasting his goddamn time and money! Is there a law to refuse his claims in court of voting fraud, machine fraud, people fraud? This is freaking nuts🙄

The Democrats cheated. Accept it and move on. No shit this is old news. If anything is being ‘thwarted’, it is Biden’s voter fraud coalition. That’s good because now the Supreme Court can take a look at the case of Fraud in our Election 👏👏👏Them Trump will be re-elected 👏👏👏 Can you all just do a little research into the powers of the SCOTUS before you comment. I am not an American and even I know this sh*t better than half of you 😵🥴. The GOP would be laughed out of court if they attempted to bring this to the SCOTUS

“... attempting to thwart President-elect Joe Biden’s victory?” Well, no one has thwarted him before! Why all of a sudden? Shhh: journalism is dead Of course they did. That tends to happen with bogus, garbage lawsuits Yeah “thwarting” ... screw Trump who is trying to prove his case through constitutional mean

Awesome! Now let’s get on with it! He is not the President elect no matter how many times you dopes say it. What’s with AP’s headline wording lately? Not sure what the heck the writer is trying to convey on this one. Has the election result been certified as it was tallied or has the tally been overturned? Ugh. Shouldn’t have to work this hard for info!

Supreme Court now The GOP tried EVERY dirty trick in the book yet good still prevails! 'thwart' interesting way to make journalism. But!!! Pennsylvania's legislature makes the final decision on election delegates. ElectionFraud Given all the objections over the election from GOP, the thought crossed my mind that THEY tried to mess with the election, but just underestimated how much help they needed to give Trump. We have learned that it is all about projection with Trump.

JoeBiden is still the winner. The loser is still realDonaldTrump DonaldJTrumpJr But Rudy has a new witness! it will go to supreme [/[]/[/ JonLemire I’m tired of all of this winning. The lower court judge may need to base his decision on evidence again, because he is called upon to be impartial, and he obviously was not.

Thwart (to prevent someone from accomplishing something) is absolutely not the right word. The commonwealth of Pennsylvania and your organization have both declared that Joe Biden won the election. They’re trying to steal it. realDonaldTrump lost again? This is just leading to the Supreme Court where evidence will have to be reviewed and made public. Scary.

If this is an ‘elite’ team of lawyers I’d hate to see a mediocre one. This GA law suit is interesting I have now come to believe that frump is right about fraud. There was fraud. I cannot believe that 70 million Americans are so stupid as to vote for frump so I believe fraud was committed but by frump. He cannot believe that his plan backfired. He had it planned for Biden to lose

Lol.... no one expects a resolution until SCOTUS anyhow. BTW... the Penn Supreme Court is the same court that decided to violate the state laws and change the election rules. Did you expect them to say “ oh yeah, we screwed up and over stepped our role” ? Lol it's going to the US Supreme Court Just so all you Trump supporters understand, this will not go to the SCOTUS. Never,ever,NEVER!!

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Oh come on, the Trump Elite Strike Force's Vincent Gambini, 'Two YUTES' election fraud argument was a sure winner... .GOP's determination to toss millions of votes placed in good faith in accordance w/terms set by REPUBLICAN PA legislators is disgraceful. This betrayal of the will of the people damn well better lead to the end of political ambitions of many in PA GOP. VotersDecided ItsOver

They are forcing a supreme court decision...lower courts will throw out the case across the country, democrats will be temporarily parading in a false victory believing there are no grounds or evidence, meanwhile the case will keep moving up the ladder to a stacked court. Biden is an unconvicted criminal that accepted bribes through his loser son. Biden should not be allowed to run for President.

Otro Medio que tendrá que vender Big fraud in history The State legislature will fix that. Dont get to excited there . The Pa State Gov is getting ready to put a stop to it. Justice will be served. Even if Liberal judges refuse to listen to evidence What happened to all the proof that Patrick Byrne said he had in regards to election fraud? Drop and roll ballot counting and Smartmatic voting machines?

'latches' 🙄 Losers gonna lose. MAGA gonna need more tissues. 😢😂 PressSec another one bites the dust!! Lol. Liberal court. Means nothing. Soros ROI TheWarMonitor Another win for democracy! WOOO NateluvsAmerica dis good? whereisSidney Republicans trying to void legally cast ballots...they are the frauds. .the PA supreme court sent them packing.

Yawn...just let Biden destroy the Union already. He just keeps losing and losing and LOSING and I love it I’m not current on the legal arguments, but this was to be expected, right? So, what’s next? The goal is to delay using the courts So can it still go to SCOTUS? Now it moves to the Big boy Supreme Court!

Sidney Powell... Is there any end to this!?what’s going on!? PA SC dismissed it so they could do mail fraud again in future. Unfortunately for Biden, they’re forcing a SCOTUS decision. Why do you call him President-Elect when nothing is decided yet? BidenCheated2020 bidencheated NotMyPresident These ass-holes are wasting alot of precious time when this country has bigger problems, lika PANDEMIC , that is wasted time we van no longer afford! Is anybody going to put a stop to this travesty

Looks like a busy night for CopingMAGA. Sorry, not sorry. TrumpMeltdown If if goes to SCOTUS they will throw it out, too. At which point they'll become Deep State traitors. gatewaypundit was thisss? Imagine that.. PA will dick it up. Corrupt from top to bottom. Off to the real justices in the SC. Trump landslide.

SCOTUS. Here we come. Will you cower to democratic rioting or will you make the right choice there is a lot of confusion as to what this case means and what each of the rulings last night and tonighy actually meant... i just cant wait for ACB to thoroughly clarify it all im perfect legalese. This is what the court did!

The AP supporting fraud and fake news untill the end. In other words, another five letter word for L-O-S-E-R is T-R-U-M-P It's starting to feel like the GOP may not have a case. These people are addicted to losing That court is high all right. Well done USA, your democracy is prevailing. I wish you all the best from the UK. Over here we are still in the grasps of a mini despot, mini Trump, hellbent in destroying our country forever.

This shit is so tired. Gop. Trump. You lost. Too bad you can't really clap about this, djt. Trump’s secret to becoming a millionaire? - start off as a billionaire Trump's secret to keeping America on life support in pandemic? - start off as a healthy and wealthy nation Trump’s secret to making America great again? - lose

Supreme Court time wow It literally threw out it’s own constitution. Not sure how that works. ericmetaxas SCOTUS will fix this They just keep winning. BREAKING: DEEP STATE/activist judges instead of asking for an audit are asking for proof that only an audit can reveal. Another one for Donny When I was 20yo, I had a house, a new truck, jet skis and made enough money stocking shelves at night while going to school to pay for all of it. If you think your standard of living is ever gonna be that - your high. Tolerating COVID lockdowns ain't gonna help either. WAKE UP!!

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