Judge dismisses Trump campaign lawsuit in Pennsylvania

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Judge dismisses Trump campaign lawsuit in Pennsylvania

Scathing opinion is latest blow to US president’s effort to overturn election defeat

Kadhim Shubber

A federal judge on Saturday dealt a blow to US President Donald Trump’s attempt to overturn the results of the presidential election, dismissing a lawsuit in Pennsylvania as shoddy, without evidence and contrary to the US constitution.

The dismissal of the Trump campaign’s lawsuit, which had sought to block the certification of Joe Biden’s win in the battleground state, was the latest courtroom defeat for the president in his unprecedented effort to cling to office despite losing the election.

The ruling prompted Pat Toomey, the Republican senator from Pennsylvania, to call on the president to concede in a Saturday evening statement. “President Trump has exhausted all plausible legal options to challenge the result of the presidential race in Pennsylvania,” he said, adding that Biden had won the election, an admission most Republicans have refused to make...

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