US election: Trump campaign sues to stop Pennsylvania from certifying Biden's victory

US election: Trump campaign sues to stop Pennsylvania from certifying Biden's victory

- President Donald Trump’s campaign is not relenting in its efforts to discredits the projected victory of Joe Biden in the US presidential election

- The Trump campaign has filed a lawsuit over what it described as voting irregularities in Pennsylvania

- The Biden campaign, however, is already calling for the commencement of transition of power

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After refusing to accept defeat in the US presidential election, President Donald Trump’s campaign is seeking an emergency injunction in Pennsylvania to prevent Joe Biden's victory from being certified in the state.

According to BBC, the White House press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany has vowed that the legal battle to contest Biden's victory was only just beginning.

Another news network, Aljazeera reported that the lawsuit which was filed on Monday, November 9, is also seeking an injunction requiring county election boards to invalidate ballots that were allowed to be “cured”.

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US election: Trump campaign sues to stop Pennsylvania from certifying Biden's victory

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“Curing” a ballot is a completely legal process; if a voter sends their mail ballot without a secrecy envelope or signature, an official calls to tell them they are allowed to vote by provisional ballot.

The lawsuit in Pennsylvania alleged that the election in the state was marred by a lack of transparency, the unequal “curing” of ballots and mail-in ballots received after election day.

In another news, despite the political intrigues surrounding the presidential election, the head of the US general services administration has been urged by the campaign of US president-elect, Joe Biden to approve an official transition of power.

According to Reuters, Biden’s campaign on Sunday, November 8, made the appeal to Donald Tump's political appointee despite the president's refusal to concede.

Biden's campaign team went on to warn that national security and economic interests in the country depended on a clear signal that America would engage in a “smooth and peaceful transfer of power.”

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Meanwhile, Joe Bide has hit the ground running as he begins efforts to address one of the most important challenges facing the country - coronavirus.

According to The New York Times, Biden has set up a 13-member coronavirus task force to help address the health crisis triggered by the pandemic.

Biden has also appealed to Americans to continue to wear masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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