One would think that, around the time a president has lost around 30 court fights to overturn a democratic election, he would finally give up and move on. The current president, however, is Donald Trump, who lost his 38th court case on Wednesday in Pennsylvania.
🚨BREAKING: Pennsylvania Federal Court DENIES Republican effort to block Allegheny County from including ballots in certification.
Trump and his allies are now 1-38 in post election litigation.https://t.co/JN373PXN4k
— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) November 26, 2020
The Trump legal team, such as it is, filed in court for a restraining order to stop the counting of thousands of votes.
‘This matter presents a straightforward question of law: whether a county board of elections may canvass invalid mail-in ballots without violating the basic precepts of equal protection and due process under the Federal Constitution—particularly where the inclusion of those is outcome determinative of a state legislative race. it is important to plainly state the limited scope of this action at the outset. this matter does not bring into question the legality of the ballots at issue, as the State Supreme Court has already held that they are not valid.’
Their attempts to disenfranchise urban counties, where the most black voters live, did not succeed. The Supreme Court, in fact, never said that mail-in ballots in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania were invalid, just that they agreed that they needed to be verified under certain conditions. The judge who heard the case on Wednesday didn’t find them to be invalid, either. Those votes will count, just as they should.
Twitter followers expressed their frustration with Trump’s endless attempts to thwart the will of the people. Read some of their comments below: