Judge dismisses Trump attempt to stop Pennsylvania count

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Trump had launched legal action to stop vote counting in several battleground states where his narrow lead is shrinking rapidly…reports Asian Lite News

Federal judge has refused the Trump campaign’s request to have the counting stopped In Pennsylvania.BBC reports

Trump had launched legal action to stop vote counting in several battleground states where his narrow lead is shrinking rapidly.

Judge Paul Diamond also addressed complaints by the Trump campaign that their observers had not been given equal access to the venue. He said both Republicans and Democrats were now allowed to send 60 representatives each to monitor the count.

“I don’t understand entirely why this couldn’t have been agreed to, absent judicial intervention,” Diamond added.

State officials said Republicans had not been barred from observing the count, but that one Republican representative had earlier been for refusing to stick to social distancing rules.

In a span of barely six hours, US President Donald Trump’s lead against his Democratic rival Joe Biden has suddenly eroded in battleground Pennsylvania, with barely 26,000 votes separating the two candidates at 11 p.m. EST on Thursday night (9.40 a.m. IST Friday morning).

Trump led Biden by 90,000 votes about six hours ago. If Biden wins Pennsylvania, he wins the presidency.

Biden currently leads Trump 253-214 in the electoral vote count.

The former Vice President is winning the mail-in votes being counted now by at least 60 percent. Biden’s pace is currently good enough to do better than merely play catch up.

Philadelphia is able to return about 13,000 ballots an hour. Biden is winning the lion’s share of the votes being counted today.

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