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Judge dismisses Trump lawsuit in Pennsylvania, leaves him with no options

A federal judge on Saturday dismissed the most important lawsuit that the campaign of outgoing President Donald Trump had filed in Pennsylvania, leaving him with virtually no options to reverse the outcome of the elections in that state on which the keys to the White House depend. .

Judge Matthew Brann’s decision implies that Pennsylvania counties have a free hand to certify the result of the November 3 elections, for which the deadline is met this Monday, and confirm the president-elect, Joe, as the winner of the territory. Biden.

The lawsuit sought to invalidate millions of votes cast by mail on the grounds that the ability for voters to correct errors on their ballots in certain counties hurt Trump’s Republican party.

The magistrate ruled that the Trump campaign had resorted to “flawed and meritless legal arguments, and speculative accusations” in its attempt to discard millions of votes.

“In the United States of America this cannot justify the suppression of the right to vote for a single voter, let alone all voters in its sixth most populous state,” Brann wrote.

The decision marks a deep setback for the legal strategy of the Trump campaign, which has already lost other cases in Pennsylvania, in addition to Michigan, Georgia, Nevada and Arizona in its complaint without evidence of electoral fraud.

This lawsuit was the last major lawsuit active in Pennsylvania, and the outgoing president’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, personally defended it during a hearing last Tuesday.

Without Pennsylvania, it is practically impossible for Trump to reverse the election results, since Biden’s advantage in the Electoral College is such (306 votes compared to 232) that the current president should demonstrate a major fraud in several states to prevail.

Trump has already received two other setbacks this Friday: the first in Georgia, which certified Biden’s victory; and the second in Michigan, where two state legislators whom he invited to the White House affirmed, after the meeting, that they had no information that could change the outcome of the elections in their state.

Without reversing the result in multiple states, something extremely unlikely, Trump will not be able to prevent Biden from assuming the presidency on January 20, and the ways to achieve this are closed with each passing day.

Trump’s team only has until Dec. 8 to develop its legal strategy, because on that day all states should have resolved any disputes and the governor of each territory must send the certified results to Congress.