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Trump had argued that the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection under the law was violated when counties in Pennsylvania took different approaches to informing voters ahead of the election of technical issues with their ballots. by mail.
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Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar and the seven-majority Biden counties pursued by the campaign had argued that Trump had already raised similar claims and lost.
They told Brann that the remedy sought by the Trump campaign, rejecting millions of votes on alleged isolated issues, was far too extreme, especially after most of them had been counted.
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“There is no justification at any level for the drastic deprivation of their voting rights,” Boockvar’s lawyers wrote in a brief filed Thursday.
The state’s 20 electoral votes alone would not have been enough to give Trump a second term. Counties are to certify their results to Boockvar by Monday, after which it will do its own certification.
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Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf will warn voters of the winning candidate that they should vote at the Capitol on Dec. 14.
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