The court docket was unanimous in deciding in opposition to Kelly and others, and refusing to dam vote certification on Saturday. 5 of the seven judges wrote that they believed the lawsuit had been filed far too late, a yr after absentee voting procedures had been established within the state and weeks after thousands and thousands of Pennsylvanians voted in good religion.
“It’s past cavil that Petitioners didn’t act with due diligence in presenting the moment declare,” the court docket wrote in its majority opinion.
The excessive court docket stated the Republicans could not reconfigure their complaints and check out once more.
Decrease courts within the state had stated the lawsuit, which was filed weeks after Election Day, may cease counties from certifying votes, however that transfer had basically turn out to be irrelevant.
Decide Matthew Brann of the US District Courtroom within the Center District of Pennsylvania referred to as the Trump marketing campaign’s case “Frankenstein’s monster” for its poorly stitched collectively authorized theories.
The court docket opinion additionally rejected Trump’s movement to undo Pennsylvania’s certification of votes, calling it “unprecedented” and “breathtaking” reduction the place no fraud had been alleged.
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