A federal judge in Pennsylvania says he won’t stop officials from certifying election results that show Democrat Joe Biden winning the state by more than 80,000 votes.
U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann on Saturday turned down the request by President Donald Trump’s campaign as it sought the state’s 20 electoral votes.
Those votes still would not have been enough on their own to hand Trump a second term. Pennsylvania counties took different approaches to notify voters before the election about technical problems with how they had filled out and returned mail-in ballots.
Trump’s campaign argued that violated the U.S. Constitution’s equal protection guarantee.
In response to the dismissal, President Trump's legal team thanked the Pennsylvania courts for helping them get that much closer to the US Supreme Court.
“Today’s decision turns out to help us in our strategy to get expeditiously to the U.S. Supreme Court...
...We are disappointed we did not at least get the opportunity to present our evidence at a hearing."
The statement released by the Trump legal team went on to say they hope their appeal goes just as quickly, "one way or the other".
The suit alleges 682,777 ballots were cast illegally, though admits it could have been an unwitting act.