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PA Supreme Court Tosses Bid To Throw Out Mail Votes

Pittsburgh’s CBS News affiliate reports: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has dismissed the lawsuit from Congressman Mike Kelly and congressional candidate Sean Parnell to declare universal mail-in voting unconstitutional in the state and deny the votes of the majority of Pennsylvanians who voted by mail in the Nov. 3 election. The state Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, threw out the …

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PA Republicans Petition SCOTUS To Toss Mail-In Votes

We’ve still got two weeks of this bullshit: President Trump’s allies said Tuesday they have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block a decision by Pennsylvania’s highest court dismissing a challenge of the state’s mail-in voting system. The lawsuit is one of many protesting the results in the swing state’s elections, and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Saturday said that …

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“Stop The Steal” Leader Tested COVID+ At WH Meeting

The Associated Press reports: A Pennsylvania state senator abruptly left a West Wing meeting with President Donald Trump after being informed he had tested positive for the coronavirus, a person with direct knowledge of the meeting told The Associated Press on Sunday. Republican state Sen. Doug Mastriano had gone to the White House last Wednesday with like-minded Republican state lawmakers …

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Pennsylvania Lt. Gov: Trump Team Will Get Their “Clock Cleaned” If They Try To Appeal My State To SCOTUS

CNN reports: Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor said late Saturday that he is hopeful President Trump’s campaign appeals lawsuits thrown out by judges in the state to the U.S. Supreme Court so the issue can be put to rest on a national stage. “I hope they do [appeal to the Supreme Court],” Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D) said on CNN. “And they’re …

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PA Supreme Court Tosses Bid To Invalidate Mail Votes

CBS News reported last week: Congressman Mike Kelly [photo] and congressional candidate Sean Parnell are requesting the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania to declare universal mail-in voting unconstitutional in the state and deny the votes of the majority of Pennsylvanians who voted by mail in the Nov. 3 election. In the official request, the plaintiffs specifically cite issue with Act 77 …

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Trump Spreads Another Stupid Lie About PA Votes

Snopes reports: One of the many pieces of misinformation repeated by President Donald Trump and his legal team, in an effort to dispute the results of Trump’s 2020 election loss to Joe Biden, was the claim that the number of mail-in votes recorded in Pennsylvania greatly exceeded the number of mail-in ballots requested. This claim was egregiously wrong, however. The …

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NO MERIT: Appeals Court Boots Trump’s PA Lawsuit

Buzzfeed News reports: A federal appeals court on Friday handed another loss to the Trump campaign’s effort to undo President-elect Joe Biden’s win in Pennsylvania, with a judge — one of Trump’s nominees — writing that the campaign’s “claims have no merit.” In a 3-0 decision, the US Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit rejected the campaign’s effort to …

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Cultist PA Sheriff Charged In Alleged Theft Scheme

The Washington Post reports: As sheriff in Chester County, Pa., Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh was among President Trump’s earliest boosters in the key swing state. In 2016, Welsh attended the Republican National Convention as a delegate, spoke at rallies and even helped her ailing mother cast an absentee ballot for Trump from her deathbed. After Trump’s win, Welsh made multiple trips …

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Giuliani Asks Appeals Court To Un-Certify PA Result

Bloomberg News reports: President Donald Trump’s campaign is asking to have Rudy Giuliani argue the appeal in its federal lawsuit seeking to undo Pennsylvania’s certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the state. The Trump campaign on Wednesday asked the the U.S. Court of Appeals in Philadelphia to schedule a hearing and permit Giuliani to present arguments. The former New …

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Trump Bails On Giuliani’s Meeting With PA Republicans

The Hill reports: President Trump canceled plans on Wednesday to attend an event orchestrated by Pennsylvania Republicans to highlight allegations of election irregularities. Trump was expected to join Rudy Giuliani and other legal representatives affiliated with his campaign at the event at a hotel in Gettysburg, but it was scrapped at the last moment. The trip was never officially on …

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Trump To Join Giuliani At PA Meeting With GOP Reps

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports: President Donald Trump plans to travel to Pennsylvania on Wednesday for a meeting of state Republican lawmakers examining accusations of election impropriety, according to three people familiar with the matter. Mr. Trump’s visit to Gettysburg for a hearing by the Pennsylvania Senate Majority Policy Committee was not listed on the president’s public schedule. He is expected …

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Pennsylvania Certifies Election Win For Biden/Harris

Harrisburg’s CBS News affiliate reports: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to announce that the state has certified its results of the 2020 presidential election. The governor says that, as required by federal law, he has signed the Certificate of Ascertainment for the state of electors for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. “I want to thank …

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Trump Campaign Appeals Dismissal In Pennsylvania

ABC News reports: President Trump’s campaign on Sunday filed a notice of appeal after a federal judge dismissed Trump’s attempt to block the certification of votes in Pennsylvania. Attorneys for the president’s campaign, including Rudy Giuliani, submitted an appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, following Judge Matthew Brann’s scathing ruling Saturday rejecting Trump’s case. Brann, …

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Pennsylvania Republicans Sue To Invalidate Mail Votes

Pittsburgh’s CBS News affiliate reports: Congressman Mike Kelly and congressional candidate Sean Parnell are requesting the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania to declare universal mail-in voting unconstitutional in the state and deny the votes of the majority of Pennsylvanians who voted by mail in the Nov. 3 election. In the official request, the plaintiffs specifically cite issue with Act 77 and …

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Trump Campaign: We Wanted To Lose That PA Case

Via press release from the Trump campaign: Today’s decision turns out to help us in our strategy to get expeditiously to the U.S. Supreme Court. Although we fully disagree with this opinion, we’re thankful to the Obama-appointed judge for making this anticipated decision quickly, rather than simply trying to run out the clock. We will be seeking an expedited appeal …

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GOP Sen. Pat Toomey Congratulates Biden On Win

Axios reports: Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) congratulated President-elect Joe Biden on his election win, saying in a statement, “President Trump has exhausted all plausible legal options to challenge the result of the presidential race in Pennsylvania.” Toomey made the announcement hours after a Republican judge in his home state dismissed a Trump campaign lawsuit that sought to block the certification …

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Court Boots “Meritless” Bid To Stop Certification In PA

The Washington Post reports: A lawsuit brought by President Trump’s campaign that sought to block the certification of Pennsylvania’s election results was dismissed by a federal judge on Saturday evening. U.S. District Judge Matthew W. Brann granted a request from Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar to dismiss the suit, which alleged that Republicans had been illegally disadvantaged because some …

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Trump Demands To Be Named Winner In Pennsylvania

Reuters reports: 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 …

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PA State Supreme Court Rules Against Trump Campaign

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Republican monitors observing vote counting in Philadelphia were given sufficient access under state law to view the proceedings. In a 5-2 decision, the court overturned a lower court decision that ordered monitors with President Donald Trump’s campaign be allowed within six feet of tables where ballots were being tallied. …

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Giuliani Files To Join Trump’s Pennsylvania Legal Team

Law & Crime reports: Less than two weeks after holding a press conference at Four Seasons Total Landscaping in Northeast Philadelphia, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani submitted court documents on Tuesday to officially represent the Trump campaign in its lawsuit against Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar (D). The president’s personal attorney filed an application for pro hac …

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