Pennsylvania’s certification of the 2020 general election results is “premature” when there are multiple legal challenges pending, Rep. Guy Reschenthale (R-Pa.) said.
“As a lawyer, there is grounds for this lawsuit,” Reschenthale said.
He said the campaign’s equal protection claim has merit as counties that were Democrat-controlled were treating voters more favorably to counties that were Republican-dominated.
“You had some counties that were controlled by Democrats, Democrat-concentrated areas, that were allowing voters to cure ballots,” he said. “And, in the Republican areas, they were not allowed to cure ballots.”
He also underscored that Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court’s decision to “unilaterally” change election laws could be a violation of the Constitution. That case, cited as Republican Party of Pennsylvania v. Boockvar et al, is currently pending before the U.S. Supreme Court as a petition for a writ of certiorari is being considered.
“So, with these pending legal cases, these legal challenges, it may have been premature to do this,” he said.
Marc Elias, one of the attorneys leading the Democrats’ post-election legal battles, responded to the lawsuit, describing it as frivolous.
Meanwhile, a separate case is making its way through the federal judicial system. A federal judge on Nov. 21 dismissed a lawsuit by the Trump campaign seeking an injunction that blocks the Keystone State from certifying the results of the 2020 General Election.
The campaign subsequently appealed the decision to the 3rd Circuit Court, which granted an expedited review of the case.