Published On: Mon, Jan 4th, 2021

Obama-appointed judge rejects effort to block Congress from declaring Biden winner

Araweelo News Network

Washington(ANN)-A US federal judge appointed by former President Barack Obama has dealt the Trump camp yet another blow in its legal efforts to overturn the victory of former Vice President Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election.

Judge James Boasberg denied on Monday the request for a preliminary injunction against Congress and Vice President Pence, warning the plaintiffs of sanctions from the court.

“Their failure to make any effort to serve or formally notify any Defendant … renders it difficult to believe that the suit is meant seriously,” the judge wrote in a seven-page decision. “Courts are not instruments through which parties engage in such gamesmanship or symbolic political gestures. As a result, at the conclusion of this litigation, the Court will determine whether to issue an order to show cause why this matter should not be referred to its Committee on Grievances for potential discipline of Plaintiffs’ counsel.”

President Donald Trump has not conceded defeat in the November 3 race, claiming to be the true winner of the election.

“Plaintiffs’ theory that all of these laws are unconstitutional and that the Court should instead require state legislatures themselves to certify every Presidential election lies somewhere between a willful misreading of the Constitution and fantasy,” the judge wrote, adding that it was “not a stretch to find a serious lack of good faith here.”

US Congress is set to vote Wednesday to certify votes declaring Biden the winner of the November 3 presidential election.

The lame-duck reportedly told the Georgian secretary of state that he needs to “find 11,780 votes,” to overturn the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, which he lost to former Vice President Joe Biden, according to a leaked audio of his phone conversation with Brad Raffensperger.

“I think that [the call] was deeply troubling, and I think everybody ought to listen to the full hour of it,” House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (Wyo.), the highest-ranking Republican woman in Congress, told reporters Monday.

Even though Raffensperger is a fellow Republican, some Trump allies pointed the finger at Democrats.

“This is typical Democrats. They attack the president for everything. I think it’s ridiculous what the Democrats are doing, but it doesn’t surprise me,” said Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), a vocal ally whom Trump will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom next week.

Source: Presstv.

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