Judge dismisses Trump lawsuit in Pennsylvania

A federal judge on Saturday dismissed a lawsuit filed by President Donald Trump's campaign that sought to throw out millions of mail-in votes in Pennsylvania.

The ruling dealt a major blow to Trump's flailing efforts to overturn his Nov. 3 election loss to Democratic President-elect Joe Biden.

U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Brann ruled that Trump's campaign had failed to demonstrate there had been widespread voting fraud in the election, and described the case as "strained legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations."

Brann added that he "has no authority to take away the right to vote of even a single person, let alone millions of citizens.”

Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The lawsuit is one of dozens filed by Trump and his Republican allies in the aftermath of the election. They are also seeking to invalidate or change the results through recounts and direct pressure on lawmakers in several states.

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(VOICEOVER): A federal judge, on Saturday, dismissed a lawsuit filed by President Donald Trump's campaign that sought to throw out millions of mail in votes in Pennsylvania. The ruling deals a major blow to Trump's flailing efforts to overturn his November 3rd election loss to Democratic President-elect Joe Biden.

US District Judge Matthew Brann ruled that Trump's campaign had failed to demonstrate that there had been widespread voting fraud in the election and described the case as "strained legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations." Brann added that he "has no authority to take away the right to vote of even a single person, let alone millions of citizens." Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The lawsuit is one of dozens filed by Trump and his Republican allies in the aftermath of the election. They are also seeking to invalidate or change the results through recounts and direct pressure on lawmakers in several states.