The Pennsylvania Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit Saturday night from US Rep. Mike Kelly and other Republicans. They tried to invalidate absentee voting and block the certification of votes in recent weeks. The court was unanimous in deciding against Kelly and others, and refusing to block vote certification on Saturday. Majority of judges wrote that they believed the lawsuit had been filed far too late, a year after absentee voting procedures had been established in the state and weeks after millions of Pennsylvanians voted in good faith. Judge says plaintiff ‘failed to allege that even a single mail-in ballot was fraudulently cast or counted.
’The high court said the Republicans couldn’t reconfigure their complaints and try again. The winner of the battleground state is Biden, by an 80,000-vote margin. Earlier, Judge Matthew Brann of the US District Court in the Middle District of Pennsylvania called the Trump campaign’s case “Frankenstein’s monster” for its poorly stitched together legal theories. Judge Stephanos Bibas wrote for the 3rd US circuit court of appeals that “voters, not lawyers, choose the president. Ballots, not briefs, decide elections. [The] campaign’s claims have no merit.”The state’s attorney general, Democrat Josh Shapiro, called the court’s decision “another win for democracy”.