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Judge throws out President Trump's bid to stop Pennsylvania vote certification

Judge throws out President Trump's bid to stop Pennsylvania vote certification
Posted at 6:55 PM, Nov 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-21 18:55:20-05

A federal judge in Pennsylvania says he won’t stop officials from certifying election results that show Democrat Joe Biden winning the state by more than 80,000 votes.

U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann on Saturday turned down the request by President Donald Trump’s campaign as it sought the state’s 20 electoral votes.

Those votes still would not have been enough on their own to hand Trump a second term. Pennsylvania counties took different approaches to notify voters before the election about technical problems with how they had filled out and returned mail-in ballots.

Trump’s campaign argued that violated the U.S. Constitution’s equal protection guarantee.