US election

Trump's legal team faces setback in Pennsylvania

President Trump faced a new setback in his desperate bid to overturn the US election as a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by his campaign that sought to throw out millions of votes in Pennsylvania.

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit by US President Donald Trump that sought to throw out millions of mail-in votes in Pennsylvania.

Since Democrat Joe Biden was declared the winner in the Nov 3 election, Mr Trump has launched a barrage of lawsuits seeking to invalidate or change election results through recounts and pressure on lawmakers in several states.

The lawsuit was intended to stop officials from certifying Mr Biden's victory in the state.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 23, 2020, with the headline 'Trump's legal team faces setback in Pennsylvania'. Print Edition | Subscribe