A federal judge in the US state of Pennsylvania rejected a lawsuit filed by President Donald Trump’s campaign calling for the invalidation of millions of ballot papers that it described as illegal, while the Republican Party asked Michigan to postpone the certification of the election results, and Democratic candidate Joe Biden won the elections in both states, which is likely to win the ballot. Presidential as a whole.
Judge Matthew Bran prevented the Trump campaign from bringing the same case before the courts in Pennsylvania, in which Democratic candidate Joe Biden was likely to win the presidential election, and the judge described the Trump campaign case as “groundless legal arguments and accusations based on speculation.”
In contrast, the Trump campaign said the decision by a federal judge in Pennsylvania aids the campaign in its strategy to quickly reach the US Supreme Court.
Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, said he was disappointed with the ruling, and added that the Trump campaign would ask the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia, the largest city of Pennsylvania, to review the federal judge’s ruling urgently, and the campaign said that there is a lot of evidence of election violations.
The Pennsylvania judge who rejected the outgoing president’s case Trump: They want me to take away the right of millions of Americans to choose their president. In the United States of America no one has the right to take away this right from one citizen, your claims are void. “Judges, gentlemen … if they are lost they are lost and if they are correct they are correct even if it is The Prosecutor as President !!
– Mohamed Moawad (@moawady) November 21, 2020
Republican Senator Pat Tommy, who represents Pennsylvania in the Senate, said Trump has exhausted all possible judicial options to challenge the state’s election result.
A group of Republicans led by Representative Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania in the House of Representatives filed the lawsuit with the aim of issuing a ruling that a law passed by the state in 2019 was unconstitutional to allow voting by mail. The Republicans considered that the court should prevent the certification of any election results that include mail-order ballots, whose number exceeds two million and 600 thousand cards.
Pennsylvania is expected to ratify the election results on Monday, and Trump needs to have any hope of canceling the election results as a whole to reverse the result in Pennsylvania, which has 20 delegates in the electoral college, who will elect the next president of the United States in the middle of next month.
The move in Pennsylvania comes after the Republican Party and the National Committee for the Party in Michigan requested a two-week delay in ratifying the results in order to scrutinize the votes of Wayne County, the largest county in the state, which includes Detroit, the bastion of the Democratic Party.
Al-Jazeera correspondent in Washington, Wajd Waqfi, said that Biden surpassed Trump in Wayne County by more than 300,000 votes, and therefore any recount will not reduce the big difference.
White House spokeswoman Kelly McNani reiterated the Trump campaign’s conviction that there were wrongdoing in Michigan and Pennsylvania.
The Michigan Election Commission, which includes two Democrats and two Republicans, is due to meet Monday to validate the results, and will have 20 days to do so.
A spokesman for the Michigan secretary said judges had found no basis for the accusations of widespread election fraud, and made clear that state law does not allow votes to be reviewed before results are certified.
US President Trump did not stop questioning the integrity of the elections, and called on Americans in a tweet yesterday, Saturday, to anticipate information “about major fraud coming from Georgia,” noting that the votes that were discovered are much more than what is required for his victory, and that they provide him with an overwhelming victory.
On Friday, the state of Georgia ratified Biden after it finished its hand-counting marathon.
Trump said in another tweet that his investigators “found hundreds of thousands of fraudulent votes, enough to overturn the results in 4 states,” adding that he hoped that “the courts and legislatures will have the courage to do what is necessary to ensure the integrity of the elections.”
And in Wisconsin, where a partial vote recount is underway, election officials in the state’s largest county have accused observers representing President Trump of seeking to obstruct the recount, sometimes by objecting to every ballot taken for the recount.
The Trump campaign has requested a recount in Milwaukee and Dane counties, hoping to change Biden’s victory in them by more than 20,000 votes.
The Biden Team
On the other hand, the American Wall Street Journal quoted informed sources as saying that there are fears prevailing in the US President-elect Joe Biden’s team about the repercussions of not providing any cyber protection for his team during the transitional period, amid Donald Trump and his supporters continuing to question the integrity of the elections.
The newspaper quoted informed sources as saying that the federal government is providing limited support to the Biden team, in terms of securing e-mail and other means of communication.
According to the sources, there are concerns that the Biden team is being spied on by opponents of the United States, especially Russia and China, and the General Services Department usually takes responsibility for preparing email accounts for any presidential transition team, in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security, but the Trump administration has banned federal agencies. Collaborate with Biden’s transition team.
Facebook and Twitter announce that they will hand the title of the 46th President of the United States to Joe Biden on the afternoon of January 20, 2021.
– ZaidBenjamin (@ ZaidBenjamin5) November 22, 2020
For its part, the Twitter platform delivers the official account of the US President on its website to Joe Biden after he took the oath on his inauguration on January 20, even though the outgoing President Donald Trump did not acknowledge his defeat in the elections, according to what US media reported.
Twitter spokesman Nick Basilio said in an email to Politico that the social network is “actively preparing to transfer the White House accounts to Twitter on January 20, 2021.”
He added that the process is taking place in cooperation with the Department of Archives and National Records, as it was in 2017.