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Federal judge tosses Trump suit over Pennsylvania election results

POLITICO logo POLITICO 11/21/2020 By Josh Gerstein
a man standing in front of a crowd: President Donald Trump speaks at a rally on Nov. 2, 2020 in Avoca, Pa. © Spencer Platt/Getty Images President Donald Trump speaks at a rally on Nov. 2, 2020 in Avoca, Pa.

A federal judge has tossed out a lawsuit President Donald Trump’s campaign brought seeking to block the certification of the presidential election results in Pennsylvania.

The judge’s withering opinion dismissing the case said the suit, which Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani turned up to argue in a small Pennsylvania city this week, was both legally flawed and lacking in evidence.


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“This Court has been presented with strained legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations, unpled in the operative complaint and unsupported by evidence,” U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Brann wrote.

“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. Our people, laws, and institutions demand more.”

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