Commonwealth Judge Patricia McCullough halted the state’s efforts to certify Pennsylvania’s election results before an evidentiary hearing to be held on Friday.
BREAKING: Judge Blocks Certification of Pennsylvania Election Resultshttps://t.co/0MywXj1C87
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Breaking: Judge Blocks Certification of Pennsylvania Election Results. The Judge ordered state officials to not certify the results of the 2020 election until her court holds a hearing on an election contest on Friday.
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The ruling from Judge McCullough:
NEWS: Pennsylvania judge blocks state from certifying election results in presidential and all other races.@EpochTimes
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Just yesterday, Pennsylvania’s corrupt Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar certified the presidential and vice-presidential election and Democrat Governor Tom Wolf was quick to sign off the state’s results for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
Citing violations of Pennsylvania’s vote-by-mail measure, Act 77, Republican legislators sued the Democrat officials.
According to the Epoch Times:
McCullough is presiding over a lawsuit brought by Republican lawmakers and candidates against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, and the Pennsylvania General Assembly.
The plaintiffs allege that Pennsylvania’s vote-by-mail statute—Act 77—is in violation of the state’s constitution.
“Act 77 is the most expansive and fundamental change to the Pennsylvania voting code, implemented illegally, to date,” the lawsuit, filed in the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, states.
“As with prior historical attempts to illegally expand mail-in voting by statute, which have been struck down going as far back as the Military Absentee Ballot Act of 1839, Act 77 is another illegal attempt to override the limitations on absentee voting prescribed in the Pennsylvania Constitution, without first following the necessary procedure to amend the constitution to allow for the expansion.”
The plaintiffs include Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.), Republican congressional candidate Sean Parnell, and Pennsylvania House of Representatives candidate Wanda Logan.
Unsurprisingly, the lawsuit received pushback from Democrats determined to rush through the state’s results despite widespread voting irregularities.
Also from the Epoch Times:
Marc Elias, one of the top attorneys leading the Democrats’ post-election legal battles, called the lawsuit frivolous.
“Republican Congressman Mike Kelly has filed a new frivolous lawsuit in Pennsylvania seeking to block the state from certifying the election results and having the state legislature choose electors,” Elias wrote on Twitter on Nov. 21. “This is absolutely shameful.”
President Donald Trump responded to Elias, writing: “This is not at all frivolous. It is brought on behalf of one of the most respected members of the United States Congress who is disgusted, like so many others, by an Election that is a fraudulent mess. Fake ballots, dead people voting, no Republican Poll Watchers allowed, & more!”
Wolf signed Act 77 into law on Oct. 31, 2019. Eight of the nine sponsors of the bill in the Pennsylvania Senate were Republicans.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro responded to the order, saying that it does not affect Tuesday’s appointment of electors.
Later on Wednesday, Boockvar and other state officials filed a notice of appeal informing the court that they were appealing McCullough’s decision to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.