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On the eve of a hearing in the biggest election-related lawsuit the Trump campaign has filed in Pennsylvania, three of the four lawyers representing the campaign withdrew as counsel.

The lawyers, Linda Kerns, John Scott, and Douglas Bryan Hughes, “move to withdraw their appearance as counsel for Plaintiffs,” they said in a court filing Monday evening. Marc Scaringi “will act as counsel for Plaintiffs. Plaintiffs consent to this withdrawal.”

In the wide-ranging federal lawsuit against Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, the Trump campaign alleged irregularities in the way ballots were counted throughout the state. They argued that 14,000 votes should be thrown out and that the election process in Pennsylvania was inherently unconstitutional.

They also alleged that ballots were handled differently in different counties, that huge piles of mail ballots were illegally counted, and that Pennsylvania voters were improperly allowed to “cure” issues with defective ballots. Business Insider also reported that the two counties the Trump campaign’s lawsuit alleged that voter fraud occurred in overwhelmingly voted for the president.

The campaign submitted a revised version of the lawsuit days later that retracted many of its original allegations. …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Politics


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