“Plaintiffs ask this Court to disenfranchise almost seven million voters. This Court has been unable to find any case in which a plaintiff has sought such a drastic remedy in the contest of an election, in terms of the sheer volume of votes asked to be invalidated,” US District Court Judge Matthew Brann wrote Saturday.
Brann went on to admonish the Trump marketing campaign attorneys for not presenting factual proof for searching for to invalidate so many votes in the important thing battleground state.
“One might expect that when seeking such a startling outcome, a plaintiff would come formidably armed with compelling legal arguments and factual proof of rampant corruption, such that this Court would have no option but to regrettably grant the proposed injunctive relief despite the impact it would have on such a large group of citizens. That has not happened,” Brann added. “Instead, this Court has been presented with strained legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations, unpled in the operative complaint and unsupported by evidence.”
“In the United States of America, this cannot justify the disenfranchisement of a single voter, let alone all the voters of its sixth most populated state. Our people, laws, and institutions demand more,” the decide wrote.” At bottom, Plaintiffs have failed to meet their burden to state a claim upon which relief may be granted.”
The counties within the state are scheduled to certify their election outcomes on Monday.
The decide mentioned any additional consideration of this concern “would unduly delay resolution of the issues” concerning certification.
This is a breaking information story and will likely be up to date.