President Donald Trump’s election campaign late on Wednesday asked a judge to declare him the winner in Pennsylvania, saying the state’s Republican-controlled legislature should select the electors that will cast votes in the U.S. Electoral College system.
In a court filing, the campaign asked U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann to considering issuing an order that “the results of the 2020 presidential general election are defective and providing for the Pennsylvania General Assembly to choose Pennsylvania’s electors.”
Trump’s legal team, led by his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, also sought permission from Brann to put back legal claims that it dropped on Sunday from the lawsuit. They said Republican observers were denied access to the counting of mail-in ballots, an assertion election officials dispute.
Here is the trump campaign asking a judge to declare him the winner in Pennsylvania by fiat after losing it by least 75,000 votes. This is the republican party. https://t.co/HY0GuYBMxV
— Bill Pascrell, Jr. (@BillPascrell) November 18, 2020