“The plaintiffs and Porter Wright have come to a mutual agreement that the plaintiffs will be better served if Porter Wright withdraws,” the memo reads. Lead counsel in the case, Pittsburgh-based Ronald L. Hicks, Jr, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The news was first reported by The New York Times.
Unlike most of the lawsuits brought by the Trump campaign, which targeted small groups of votes whose exclusion would not change the election outcome, Porter Wright’s lawsuit challenged nearly 2.65 million votes cast by mail, the majority by the Democrats.
He accused the Commonwealth Secretary, Kathy Boockvar, “arbitrary and unlawful actions” and requested an emergency order prohibiting the certification of the election results in Pennsylvania.
With that trial stalled, certification in Pennsylvania – and the official election of Joe Biden as president – went one step further. By law, the state result must be certified by November 23.