Judge Brutally Dismisses Rudy Giuliani's Suit To 'Disenfranchise' Pa. Voters
Written by Huffingtonpost on November 21, 2020
A federal choose dismissed President Donald Trump’s marketing campaign’s lawsuit to overturn the election in Pennsylvania on Saturday, calling out Rudy Giuliani’s try and “disenfranchise virtually 7 million voters” based mostly on zero precise proof of voter fraud.
U.S. District Courtroom Choose Matthew W. Brann, who heard Giuliani’s argument on the case earlier this week, mentioned the court docket “has been introduced with strained authorized arguments with out advantage and speculative accusations” that weren’t tied to the precise grievance nor supported by proof.
“In america of America, this can’t justify the disenfranchisement of a single voter, not to mention all of the voters of its sixth-most-populated state. Our folks, legal guidelines and establishments demand extra,” Brann wrote.
Giuliani didn’t instantly reply to HuffPost’s request for touch upon Saturday night.
Requested earlier whether or not he had made a take care of Trump in alternate for a preemptive pardon, Giuliani advised a HuffPost reporter, “Get misplaced.”
Brann mentioned that it was completely respectable for Pennsylvania counties to supply voters a possibility to “treatment” their mail-in ballots. The Trump marketing campaign had complained that elections officers in Democratic-leaning counties had accomplished a greater job than officers in Republican-leaning counties advising voters once they made a mistake on their mail-in ballots and argued this amounted to an equal safety violation. Brann mentioned that argument was garbage.
“No county was pressured to undertake notice-and-cure; every county made a selection to take action, or not. As a result of it isn’t irrational or arbitrary for a state to permit counties to increase the fitting to vote in the event that they so select, Particular person Plaintiffs fail to state an equal-protection declare,” he wrote.
“Even assuming that they will set up that their proper to vote has been denied, which they can not, Plaintiffs search to treatment the denial of their votes by invalidating the votes of hundreds of thousands of others. Slightly than requesting that their votes be counted, they search to discredit scores of different votes, however just for one race. That is merely not how the Structure works,” Brann wrote.
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