“This court has no jurisdiction to violate the Constitution,” U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Brann of Pennsylvania’s Middle District wrote Saturday, hours after the final round of filing the case. The judge wholeheartedly rejected Trump’s attempt to reject the Pennsylvania vote, saying Biden had won the state and state officials would confirm the results Monday. Biden was by a margin of 81,000 votes in the state.
“In the United States of America, it does not justify the denial of a single voter right. Separate all voters in its sixth most populous state. Our people, laws and institutions are increasingly demanding,” the judge wrote. “At the bottom, the plaintiffs have failed to meet their burden and can be relieved of this.”
But Braun, a longtime and well-known Republican in Pennsylvania, refused.
Shortly after the decision was made, Republican Sen. Pat Tommy Biden of Pennsylvania was congratulated on his election as president, splitting from party leaders and a majority of congressional Republicans supporting Trump’s efforts to challenge the outcome.
This is the last major case of trying to throw or prevent votes that could turn a key state in favor of Trump, and Saturday’s Bron decision was the Trump campaign and at least a 30th loss or withdrawal from the election from its allies. Day. Republicans have only two wins on the court, with a very small number of votes.
“Plaintiffs are asking this court to get nearly seven million voters to vote. We could not find a case where the plaintiff sought such a serious solution in the election contest, which was invalidated by the number of invalid votes,” Braun wrote Saturday.
In this case, Trump’s legal team, led by Giuliani, tried to argue that the two Pennsylvania voters’ rights violated equal protection rights, because the states allowed counties to determine whether absent ballots sent with technical issues could be determined by voters. Two of the voters in the lawsuit said they were not allowed to “cure” their ballots in their counties, and therefore rejected their ballots, while other counties, such as the heavily Democratic Philadelphia county, allowed voters to “cure” absent ballots. That difference, they state, is that Pennsylvania’s election results should be blocked by court order, which, in theory, could cause Biden to lose by 20 electoral college votes in the state.
Braun called the legal reason behind the Trump campaign’s equal protection claim a “monster of Frankenstein.”
“The answer to invalid ballots is that millions are invalid,” Braun wrote.
Braun warned the Trump campaign not to submit factual evidence of voter fraud or other allegations – evidence that Giuliani and Trump supporters have repeatedly said they were at work, but did not materialize. Electoral officials and judges in multiple states said there was no widespread fraud in the 2020 election.
Giuliani, who wiped out the case at the last minute for Tuesday’s hearing before Bran, has been widely criticized for ignoring legal logic, leading a group that made gross mistakes in its filing, and putting forward absurd and untrue allegations of conspiracy. Against Trump in cities leaning towards the Democratic side.
“While seeking such a surprising outcome, one can expect a plaintiff to be strongly armed with compelling legal arguments and factual evidence of rampant corruption. Added. “Instead, this court was presented with harsh legal arguments without merit and ula attendance charges, was not filled in the operative complaint and did not support the evidence.”
Counties in the state will confirm their election results Monday.
He concluded the case by saying that the judge would “unnecessarily delay the resolution of the issues” in relation to the certification if he considered the issue. The Trump campaign said in orders issued Saturday that it would not attempt to reiterate their claims in a revised version of the lawsuit.
On Saturday night the Trump campaign said it would appeal the Braun ruling, with the intention of taking the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Tommy has become a rare Republican voice, acknowledging that Trump’s legal ways are over.
“With today’s decision by longtime Conservative Republican Judge Matthew Bron, who I know to be a fair and impartial lawyer, to dismiss the litigation of the Trump campaign, President Trump has run out of all acceptable legal options to challenge the outcome of the presidential race in Pennsylvania,” the GOP senator said in a statement.
“These developments, combined with the results in the rest of the country, confirm that Joe Biden has won the 2020 election and will become the 46th President of the United States.”
Biden spokesman Mike Gwyn praised the decision to dismiss the lawsuit.
“The judge’s verdict is not clear: our people, laws and institutions are demanding more – and our country will not tolerate Trump’s attempt to overturn the election results,” Gwin said in a statement.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro also praised the decision in a statement Saturday night. “These arguments are unqualified from the beginning and for the audience. The will of the people prevails. These baseless lawsuits must end,” he said.
This article has been updated.
Kelly Mena and Arlette Senz contributed to this report.