A Pennsylvania judge on Saturday threw out Donald Trump’s claims of widespread electoral fraud in Pennsylvania, dealing a new blow to the Republican’s bid to overturn his loss in the US presidential election.
The decision, announced in a scathing judgment which excoriated the Trump team’s legal strategy, paves the way for Pennsylvania to certify Democrat Joe Biden’s victory there, which is scheduled to take place Monday.
Judge Matthew Brann wrote in his ruling that Trump’s team had presented “strained legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations” in their complaints about mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania.
“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,” Brann wrote.
“Our people, laws, and institutions demand more.”