In a major win for Democrats, the Supreme Court won’t block new congressional district maps in Pennsylvania. The Supreme Court refused Monday to block the redrawing of Pennsylvania's congressional districts, handing Republican leaders a stinging defeat and giving Democrats a chance to make important gains at the polls in November. The high court's action completed a one-two punch against the GOP-dominated state legislature. Last month, the justices refused to block a state Supreme Court decision that declared districts drawn by Republicans unconstitutional because of their partisan tilt. Ref. USAToday.
In scathing ruling, federal judge dismisses Trump campaign's lawsuit seeking to overturn Pennsylvania election. U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Brann said President Donald Trump's campaign provided strained legal arguments and no evidence in arguing that millions of legally cast votes should be invalidated. Ref. USAToday.
Pennsylvania certifies Biden as winner of the state's electoral votes, days after judge denies Trump campaign request to block the process. Tuesday's certification ensures Pennsylvania's 20 Electoral College votes will go to Joe Biden. It took place as President Donald Trump and his legal team continue to challenge the results by alleging widespread fraud in Philadelphia without proof. Ref. USAToday.
'Calling an election unfair does not make it so': Appeals court denies Trump campaign's effort to overturn Biden's win in Pennsylvania. The Trump campaign's lawsuit sought to prevent Pennsylvania from certifying its results, which the state did Tuesday. The ruling said the campaign had offered vague allegations and no evidence in its effort to throw out millions of mail-in ballots. Ref. USAToday.
Democrat John Fetterman, Republican Mehmet Oz trade barbs in Pennsylvania US Senate debate. In the showdown in the state's capital city of Harrisburg, Oz obliquely addressed Fetterman's recovery from a stroke in May while Fetterman addressed it early. Both men regularly referred to the other as a liar about their past statements and records on various issues. Source 3j.