WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and his campaign attorneys are promising more appeals — including to the U.S. Supreme Court — as they challenge projected President-elect Joe Biden’s victories in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and other Electoral College battlegrounds.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has shot down a lawsuit challenging mail-in ballots. That comes after a federal appeals court also denied a case alleging voter fraud by the Trump campaign.
The rulings continue a string of judicial losses for Trump’s challenges in states narrowly won Biden in the 2020 race.
Trump promised on Saturday to keep up his fight arguing to voter fraud, the counting of late mail-in ballots and technical glitches all led to Biden's projected 2020 win.
“The number of ballots that our Campaign is challenging in the Pennsylvania case is FAR LARGER than the 81,000 vote margin. It’s not even close,” Trump said on Twitter. “Fraud and illegality ARE a big part of the case. Documents being completed. We will appeal.”
Trump’s campaign is eyeing a U.S. Supreme Court challenge to the Pennsylvania results on the federal front.
“Specific allegations were made, and we have massive proof, in the Pennsylvania case. Some people just don’t want to see it. They want nothing to do with saving our Country. Sad!!!,” Trump said.
Trump needs to reverse a combination of Rust Belt or Southwestern battlegrounds or Georgia to undo Biden’s projected victory.
Trump also promised to a fresh legal challenge in Wisconsin after a recount still showed a narrow 20,000-vote edge for Biden.
“The Wisconsin recount is not about finding mistakes in the count, it is about finding people who have voted illegally, and that case will be brought after the recount is over, on Monday or Tuesday. We have found many illegal votes. Stay tuned!,” Trump tweeted.
Trump’s uphill legal fight comes along side of conservative attorney Sidney Powell's efforts. She also filed federal lawsuits in Georgia and Michigan alleging high-tech voter fraud that benefited Biden.
Democrats — including those representing the Delmarva Peninsula — as well as anti-Trump Republicans — such as Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan — want Trump to concede and move forward with a Biden transition.