Trump lawyers filed a motion in Pennsylvania to clarify they only want to block the state from certifying results of the presidential elections, not any other races on the same ballot
- Trump's lawyers are only arguing that
Pennsylvaniavotes in the presidential election are corrupt. They filed papers in court saying they did not contest votes in any other Pennsylvania election.
- Trump wants all 6.8 million Pennsylvania votes for president thrown out.
- "You're asking this court to invalidate more than 6.8 million votes, thereby disenfranchising every single voter in the commonwealth," Judge Matthew Brann said in response. "Can you tell me how this result can possibly be justified?"
- Trump also asked the court to give him control of all Pennsylvania's electoral college votes.
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"Plaintiffs seek a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction to prevent Defendants from certifying the 2020 Presidential election," the memorandum reads. "While the First Amended Complaint is sufficient to sustain this relief, Plaintiffs again ask the Court to permit them to amend and base the sought relief on the proposed Second Amended Complaint. Plaintiffs do not seek to enjoin the certification of any other Pennsylvania election."Trump's legal advisors initially filed a request earlier this week seeking to block certifying election results in Pennsylvania, which they claim were fraudulent after some voters were allowed to correct their ballots.
Rudy Giuliani, Trump's personal attorney, also appeared in a courtroom for the first time in decades to argue for halting vote certification in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, the Associated Press reported."You're asking this court to invalidate more than 6.8 million votes, thereby disenfranchising every single voter in the commonwealth," Judge Matthew Brann said at the hearing. "Can you tell me how this result can possibly be justified?"
Business Insider's Jacob Shamsian reported that Giuliani and Marc Scaringi — the two remaining attorneys on the case after other attorneys withdrew from the case —asked a federal judge to hand over Pennsylvania's electoral college votes to Trump in a court filing."Ultimately, Plaintiffs will seek the remedy of Trump being declared the winner of the legal votes cast in Pennsylvania in the 2020 General Election, and, thus, the recipient of Pennsylvania's electors," Giuliani and Scaringi wrote in the filing. Brann has not yet ruled whether to accept the revised memorandum.
Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, several counties, and the NAACP have asked for the case to be dismissed, saying the Trump campaign has brought little evidence to back up its claims of mass voter fraud, Insider reported previously.
Giuliani and other campaign lawyers have made efforts in a number of battleground states to contest the
The General Services Administration, which reserves the power to begin the formal transition between administrations, still has yet to publicly acknowledge Biden's win.
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