A federal judge on Saturday dismissed a lawsuit filed by President Donald Trump’s campaign in Pennsylvania.
US district court Judge Matthew Bran turned down an injunction request, tarnishing Trump’s hopes and reversing the results of the presidential election.
In his 37-page ruling, Bran said the Trump campaign asked him to “disband” about seven million voters, and said he could not find any cases in which a plaintiff “asked for an election like this” Has demanded drastic measures. “
With such a request, the judge said, one might expect legal arguments “and factual evidence of widespread corruption”. Instead, Bran stated, “This court has been presented with rigorous legal arguments without allegations of merit and speculation.”
“In the United States, it cannot justify the dissolution of one voter, let alone all of its sixth most populous voters,” Bronn stated in his opinion.
Trump argued that the US Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection under the law was violated when Pennsylvania voters adopted different approaches to informing voters before the election that technical problems with mail-in ballots Told about
The lawsuit claimed that some counties allowed mail-in voters to correct problems with ballots by casting a provisional ballot, but some votes did not, which violated the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection.
But even if there was a basis for seeking some kind of order, Bran said, the measure sought by the Trump campaign goes too far.
The judge wrote, “Instead of requesting that their votes be counted, they want to discredit the scores of other votes, but only for one race.”
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, a Democrat, tweeted shortly after Bronn’s rule, “Another one bites the dust.”
The Associated Press has contributed.