President Donald Trump has invited Republican lawmakers from Pennsylvania to the White House on Wednesday night, following a “hearing” the lawmakers hosted in Gettysburg over claims of voter fraud
The President had planned on appearing in-person with his attorney, Rudy Giuliani, at the Gettysburg hearing. Trump appeared by telephone instead due to possible exposure of Rudy Giuliani to Covid-19.
Giuliani attended the hearing in Pennsylvania along with a number of witnesses to the alleged voter fraud.CNN – has reported that Pennsylvania officially certified the results on Tuesday, sealing Biden’s win in the key battleground state. and both a federal court and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court have dismissed lawsuits seeking to prevent the state from certifying the results of the election.
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A Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has ordered that Pennsylvania is prohibited from certifying the rest of its election results in down ballot races — and from taking any further action in regards to Wednesday certification of the presidential race.
Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, Gov. Tom Wolf and the state — named as defendants in the suit — appealed the Commonwealth Court order to the state Supreme Court.
It wasn’t immediately clear if the order from Commonwealth Court Judge Patricia McCullough, a Republican, could hold up the certification of state and local contests on the ballot or interrupt the scheduled Dec. 14 meeting of the state’s 20 electors. McCullough scheduled a hearing for Friday.
Wolf’s administration quickly asked the state Supreme Court to block the ruling from taking effect, saying there was no “conceivable justification” for it.
“Since the birth of our nation nearly 250 years ago, no court has ever issued an order purporting to interfere with a state’s ascertainment of its presidential electors – until today,” the administration said in its motion.
Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly and others filed suit Saturday to challenge approximately 2.5 million mail-in ballots that were predominantly cast by Democrats. They said the GOP-controlled state Legislature had failed to follow proper procedure when they voted last year to expand mail-in voting.
The state Supreme Court has twice this month overturned Commonwealth Court decisions involving Republican election challenges. State election officials did not immediately return messages on whether they would appeal.