Trump campaign sues Pennsylvania to stop Biden win, adds to election lawsuit

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U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign sued Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar on Monday to prevent her from certifying Democratic challenger Joe Biden as the winner of the state’s 20 electoral votes in last week’s presidential election.

Biden clinched the state on Saturday, giving him enough Electoral College votes to declare victory in the overall election, although Trump has refused to concede.

The Trump campaign has filed numerous lawsuits in multiple states, hoping to ensure the president will have another four years in office.

Most have challenged methods of tabulating votes or questioned whether late-arriving mail-in ballots should be counted.

Several lawsuits have been dismissed, and legal experts said the cases are narrow and unlikely to change the outcome. Trump and his campaign have also and without evidence alleged widespread voter fraud.

Below is a list of cases that will play out in the coming days and weeks:

Several court battles are pending in Pennsylvania.

On Monday, Trump’s campaign filed a lawsuit in federal court, seeking an emergency injunction to stop state officials from certifying Biden’s victory in the state.

The lawsuit alleged Pennsylvania’s mail-in voting system “lacked all of the hallmarks of transparency and verifiability that were present for in-person voters.”

Trump’s campaign last Wednesday sought to intervene in a case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, challenging a ruling from Pennsylvania’s highest court that allowed state election officials to count mail-in ballots postmarked by Election Day even if they were delivered as late as three days later.

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito on Friday night ordered county election boards in the state to separate mail-in ballots received after 8 p.m. EST on Election Day.

Pennsylvania election officials have said those ballots were a tiny portion of the overall vote and were already being separated.

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