President of the United States Donald TrumpSued in campaign a on Monday Pennsylvania The federal court is seeking to prevent state officials from certifying the president-elect Joe BidenSuccess in the state.
The campaign and the lawsuit, brought by two registered voters, allege that Pennsylvania’s mail-in voting system “does not have all the hallmarks of transparency and authenticity for individual voters.”
The lawsuit alleges that Pennsylvania authorities violated the U.S. Constitution by creating an “illegal two-tier voting system” subject to greater oversight than individual voting.
It was filed with Pennsylvania State Secretary Kathy Booker and on election boards in Democratic-leaning counties, including Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. The Bookquare office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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The president, who has been trying for months to undermine the election results with fraudulent allegations, vowed to go ahead with a legal strategy he hopes will manipulate the state results that gave Biden victory in Tuesday’s vote.
The Trump campaign and Republicans have brought up a number of lawsuits since election day over election fraud. Judges have already thrown cases in Georgia and Michigan.
Separately, some Republican state legislators in Pennsylvania said in a press release Monday that they “called for a legislature-led audit on the 2020 election and that election results will not be confirmed until the audit is complete, or that voters will not sit still.”
In the United States, a candidate becomes president by winning more “electoral” votes than by winning a majority of the nationally popular vote. Voters usually vote for the winner of the most popular vote in their state. They are scheduled to meet on December 14.
Edward Foley, who specializes in electoral law at Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University, said the Pennsylvania Legislature could not stop vote verification without changing the law.
“In order to do that, they have to try to amend state law and it will be vetoed,” Foley, the Democratic governor of Pennsylvania, said.
The Pennsylvania case was appointed by former District Judge Matthew Braun and former President Barack Obama.