Rudolph W. Giuliani led President Trump’s legal team into battle in federal court Tuesday with a call for more than 600,000 Pennsylvania ballots to be tossed out, even as President Trump fired the top federal election watchdog who has repeatedly challenged his charges of electoral fraud.
The court battle being waged by Mr. Giuliani is meant to put the state back in play to the fight to overturn Democrat Joseph R. Biden’s apparent victory in the presidential election.
Mr. Giuliani said the ballots were sullied as part of massive, widespread voter fraud across in heavily populated Democratic-run cities of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee and Detroit that blocked Republican poll observers from viewing the vote count as required under state laws.
“That is the one time you can assure the validity of the ballot,” Mr. Giuliani told Judge Matthew Brann, an appointee of President Obama. “That is why so much emphasis is put on the inspection process.”
Mr. Trump himself announced