Nearly two months after Election Day turned the tide of power in our government, soon to be former president Donald Trump is still playing politics — and desperate to overturn results on the basis of widespread voter fraud that never existed. Lawsuit after lawsuit has failed, and the Supreme Court has completely ignored his requests for its justices to intervene or do his bidding. Meanwhile, Trump is pardoning everyone in sight and talking to his most radical supporters about invoking martial law.
And he’s also lodged one last lawsuit in Pennsylvania — even though overturning the results there wouldn’t do a thing to help him retain the presidency unless he can do it elsewhere as well. And his chances of being successful are basically nonexistent.
The current suit requests a reversal of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s earlier three decisions which attempted to overturn legal votes on the basis of signature verification, observation of vote counts on Election Day, and mail-in votes. The state court ruled on these issues. The lawsuit says that only the state legislature has the authority to do so. But, you know, the United States of America has always had this small issue of checks and balances in place to prevent someone like Trump from completely destroying our democracy.
Trump attorney John Eastman wrote, “Collectively, these three decisions resulted in counting approximately 2.6 million mail ballots in violation of the law as enacted by the Pennsylvania Legislature.”
He continued, “The outcome of the election for the Presidency of the United States hangs in the balance.”
“Indeed, the intense national and worldwide attention on the 2020 Presidential election only foreshadows the disruption that may well follow if the uncertainty and unfairness shrouding this election are allowed to persist,” he wrote.
These arguments are false, as were all the others. That’s why they keep failing. Joe Biden is our next president — and he was elected lawfully by an enormous margin.