It has been over a week since the news media outlets officially announced Joe Biden as the president-elect, and Trump still will not concede the election nor is he assisting in a peaceful transition for the country.
Trump has drawn up lawsuits challenging election results in several states, but none have been credible. On Monday, three attorneys withdrew from representing Mr. Trump in the Pennsylvania suit.
According to MSN News:
‘Attorneys Linda Kerns, John Scott and Douglas Bryan Hughes filed a motion to withdraw from the case Monday evening. The motion said that Marc Scaringi, an attorney in Harrisburg, would now represent the campaign.’
The motion states:
‘Plaintiffs and Linda A. Kerns, John Scott, and Douglas Bryan Hughes have reached a mutual agreement that Plaintiffs will be best served if Linda A. Kerns, John Scott, and Douglas Bryan Hughes withdraw, and Marc A. Scaringi represent Plaintiffs in this case.’
The attorneys did not provide any further explanation about their decision to withdraw from the case. The move will need to be approved by a judge, and a hearing has been set for next Tuesday afternoon.
This wasn’t the first law firm on the case. Last Thursday, the law firm Porter Wright Morris & Arthur also moved to withdraw the same case. This was following a report by The New York Times about internal tensions at the Columbus, Ohio-based firm over its representation of the Trump campaign in the case.
‘Lawyers for the campaign filed the suit last Monday, claiming that Pennsylvania implemented an illegal system in which voters were held to different standards depending on whether they cast ballots in person or by mail.’
On Sunday, the Trump campaign amended its filing dropping a request for more than 680,000 ballots to be thrown out. The Trump campaign claimed that the ballots were processed without election observers given adequate ability to watch the process. The campaign was asking the court to block the certification of the state’s results.
Then, in a statement on Monday, the Trump campaign decided to restructure the lawsuit, saying that the Equal Protection Clause was violated. The lawsuit still claimed that the ballots were counted “illegally.”
Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh said:
‘We are still arguing that 682,479 ballots were counted illegally, in secret. Our poll watchers were denied meaningful access to watch the vote counting and we still incorporate that claim in our complaint.’
Election experts have said the case is not likely to move forward. The Democratic National Committee has also moved to intervene in the case.
According to MSN:
‘The suit is one of a handful the Trump campaign has filed challenging the election results in various states. President-elect Joe Biden was projected the winner of the race more than a week ago, but Trump has refused to concede. Biden won Pennsylvania by more than 50,000 votes.’