A federal judge has thrown out the Trump campaign’s legal bid to block certification of Pennsylvania election results citing that Giuliani and his team only presented “strained legal arguments without merit and speculative accusation.”
U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann wrote in a 37-page ruling: “In other words, Plaintiffs ask this Court to disenfranchise almost seven million voters.”
“This Court has been unable to find any case in which a plaintiff has sought such a drastic remedy in the contest of an election, in terms of the sheer volume of votes asked to be invalidated.”
“Instead, this Court has been presented with strained legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations, unpled in the operative complaint and unsupported by evidence.”
“In the United States of America, this cannot justify the disfranchisement of a single voter, let alone all the voters of its sixth most populated state. Our people, laws, and institutions demand more.”
On Twitter, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro commented Saturday’s ruling.
“Another judgment on behalf of the voters of Pennsylvania. These claims were meritless from the start and for an audience of one. The will of the people will prevail. These baseless lawsuits need to end.”