Pennsylvania Supreme Court refuses to halt GOP defeat in election lawsuit

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Thursday refused to halt its previous ruling rejecting a last-ditch GOP bid to prevent further action on the certification of the 2020 election results in the state.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) certified President-elect Joe Biden’s win early last week, making it unclear what effect, if any, the long-shot Republican legal challenge would have on the race.

Still, GOP challengers will file an emergency injunction request Thursday afternoon to the U.S. Supreme Court before filing a more formal appeal request to the justices, their attorney Gregory Teufel told The Hill.

According to election law experts, courts are extremely reluctant to disturb election results that have already been certified.

Among the plaintiffs in the suit in the Keystone State is President Trump’s ally Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.). The challengers’ original complaint, filed in Pennsylvania state court late last month, sought to strike down an expanded mail ballot policy that Pennsylvania put in place in 2019 after it was passed by the state’s GOP-held legislature.

Full story at The Hill

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