President Trump’s campaign repeatedly cited the US Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in the 2000 election in a bid Wednesday to keep challenging Joe Biden’s projected victory in Pennsylvania.
Lawyers Marc Scaringi and Brian Caffrey alleged in court papers that Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar allowed voters to “cure,” or fix, their improperly cast absentee and mail-in ballots in Democratic-leaning counties while officials in other counties “adhered to the law.”
“Under Bush v. Gore, presidential candidates have an interest in having lawful votes counted and unlawful votes invalidated,” they wrote.
“This is particularly true in Pennsylvania, a…swing state where the vote margin is close. While Defendants breathlessly elide the merits, Plaintiffs have unquestionably suffered constitutionally redressable injury.”
The Trump campaign’s Williamsport, Penn., federal court filing also pointed to a Tuesday ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that overturned a Nov. 5 order mandating that election observers be allowed to monitor vote-counting operations from six feet away.
“If this decision is