Pennsylvania SC rejects GOP effort to block election certification, says it's too late in latest Trump defeat
The court was unanimous in dismissing a lawsuit from Congressman Mike Kelly and other Republicans that sought to invalidate absentee voting and halt the certification of votes.
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's campaign to overturn his defeat.The highest court in the Keystone State was unanimous in dismissing a lawsuit from Congressman Mike Kelly and other Republicans that sought to invalidate absentee voting and halt the certification of votes.In an order, five out of seven judges said that the lawsuit was filed too late—after procedures for mail-in ballots had been confirmed and millions had already voted.
"It is beyond cavil that Petitioners failed to act with due diligence in presenting the instant claim," the judges wrote."Upon consideration of the parties' filings in Commonwealth Court, we hereby dismiss the petition for review with prejudice based upon Petitioners' failure to file their facial constitutional challenge in a timely manner."
President Donald Trump leaves after speaking in the Diplomatic Room of the White House on Thanksgiving on November 26, 2020 in Washington, DC.Erin Schaff/GettyThe decision comes days after Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Judge Patricia McCullough ordered officials to stop the process of certifying election results for President-elect headtopics.com
Joe Biden. Pennsylvania Secretary of Commonwealth Kathy Boockwar and Democratic Governor Tom Wolf immediately appealed McCullough's ruling, advancing the case to the state's Supreme Court.Kelly and the Republican plaintiffs argued in the suit, which was originally filed in state court last weekend, that a mail-in voting policy passed by the GOP-led state legislature last year was unconstitutional.
NewsweekNewsweek subscription offers >With Pennsylvania counties having certified their votes, Biden defeated Trump in the state by about 80,000—a margin of more than one percent. The lawsuit is part of efforts led by Trump and his Republican allies across numerous key states to reverse his election defeat.
Biden has secured 306 Electoral College votes in the aftermath of Election Day, but Trump, with 232 Electoral College votes, has refused to concede. In an attempt to flip the election, his campaign has filed nearly three dozen lawsuits in Nevada, Georgia and other states alleging widespread voter fraud and seeking to halt certification of results.
But the lawsuits have almost been uniformly tossed out in court, and Saturday's decision in Pennsylvania now adds to a growing number of losses for Trump's legal team.On Thanksgiving Day, Trump took one step closer to conceding by committing to leave headtopics.com
the White Houseif the Electoral College—set to meet on December 14 to cast their ballots for the next president—certifies Biden as the winner. His remarks came after GSA administrator Emily Murphy informed Biden on Monday that the Trump administration was ready to formally begin the transition process.Read more: Newsweek »
Donald had his chance to make is case but only could come up with 'it was unfair' and other pathetic dribble. Completely illogical, false statements about the election that Trump lost decisively should be labeled as disinformation or misinformation. Never mind the source of the misinformation. There is no ‘If’ about the elections. Trump LOST the election in a landslide.
This cocky crying baby needs to move on. You lost; you move on. What happened to sleepy Joe? Joe Louis was never a sleepy man. Joe kicked your ass. Joe came out with his two fists ready to rumble, ready to fight. Sleepy Joe was simply being cool. All this BS is about getting to the SupremeCourt for the win
The First Prophet Dan Tran & US First Master Dan Tran & Supreme Advisor for The Former President George W. Bush, Former President Barack Obama & Current President Donald J. Trump. President President Donald J. Trump Win 2020 Amen DiaperDon is striking out once again. He's a serial failure at everything that he has tried to do that's legitimate. Even though he doesn't pay his suppliers, contractors or workers. His only successes have involved lying, scamming, money laundering, tax evasion, and fraud.
Monday PA will tick its certification box. The Electoral College votes on Dec. 14 sealing the deal, just leaving the inauguration on 20 Jan. to put the icing on the cake. That leaves Trump to claim he was robbed for the next 4 years while being prosecuted & missing loan payments. So much losing! Well done rule of law and reason.
It's too late? Late are the mails which are received after Nov 3rd ! Biden won Pennsylvania again. Cool. Тhis old goat should be in jail. He should be ashamed of himself. He has no class no love a dictator with little empathy. It’ll be too late when half of America decides it wants to separate Elite legal team 1-39.
SCOTUS on the horizon They have nothing. It's time for the electoral college to confirm what we already know. Joe Biden won the election. He has been voted POTUS by the people. lol 'it's too late'? EC vote isnt until December 18th! Fucking activists. SCOTUS will smack them down.