For weeks now, President Trump and his team of lawyers have been traversing the nation, attempting to prove that the incumbent Republican Commander in Chief was the actual winner of the 2020 election. This hasn’t really been going so well as of late, with a number of judges dismissing lawsuits and cases brought by the team, narrowing Trump’s path to victory.
But they are still fighting, with Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis just days ago holding a press conference that outlined what they believed was a massive conspiracy to “steal” the election.
Despite these ongoing legal challenges, the all-important swing state of Pennsylvania has now certified their electoral results.
Pennsylvania’s top elections official certified the state’s presidential election results on Tuesday, officially declaring Joe Biden the winner and paving the way for him to receive the state’s 20 Electoral College votes next month.
Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar made the final vote counts official, three weeks after the Nov. 3 election: Biden received 3,458,229 votes, 80,555 more than President Donald Trump’s 3,377,674 votes.
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Gov. Tom Wolf then signed the Certificate of Ascertainment to name the 20 Biden electors who will meet in Harrisburg on Dec. 14.
“Today’s certification is a testament to the incredible efforts of our local and state election officials, who worked tirelessly to ensure Pennsylvania had a free, fair and accurate process that reflects the will of the voters,” Wolf said in a statement.
The State of Pennsylvania was a key focus of Rudy and the legal team, and rightly so: The Keystone State is quite the prize, boasting 20 electoral college votes.
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