Attorneys representing the Trump campaign in Pennsylvania have withdrawn from a lawsuit aimed at blocking votes in Keystone State.
According to CNN, "three lawyers representing the campaign are withdrawing – Linda Kerns, the Philadelphia attorney who led multiple cases for Trump in Pennsylvania, and Texans John Scott and Douglas Bryan Hughes."
New: The night before the election hearing in Pennsylvania, the Trump campaign lawyers withdraw from the case: https://t.co/nRXJQ9Eewj pic.twitter.com/elYhCJntFX
– Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) November 16, 2020
The lawyers have been replaced by a lone Republican, Marc Scaringi, who runs a small law firm in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
But also Scaringi, the new lawyer, admitted a little over a week ago that there would be no lawsuits in the way of a Biden presidency.
Marc Scaringi is Trump's new lawyer in Pennsylvania https://t.co/xeKoMNdpzl
On his November 7th radio broadcast, Scaringi said that "there are really no bombs going to be dropped that will derail a Biden presidency including these lawsuits" and "the litigation will not work" pic.twitter.com/5Zb8XMJlUO
– John Whitehouse (@existentialfish) November 17, 2020
With the Pennsylvania ballot still counting, Joe Biden now has a comfortable lead. As of this writing, President-elect Trump leads the state with nearly 70,000 votes – an increase of more than 100,000 votes towards the Democrats since 2016.
Trump's legal challenges are ridiculed
It's no surprise that attorneys are jumping off the Trump campaign's efforts to overthrow an election that Joe Biden decisively won.
After all, Biden flipped five states Trump won in 2016 – Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Arizona, and Georgia – with reasonably comfortable margins, particularly in the context of a possible recount.
The idea that Trump can upset the outcome in one state, let alone five, is ridiculous. So ridiculous, in fact, that lawsuits were dropped in four battlefield states on Monday alone.
Lawyers are beginning to realize that if they want to be credible, they should run as fast and as far as possible from the cartoonish legal challenges of the Trump campaign to an election that the President's DHS considers one of the safest in American history designated.
What happened on Monday – from lawsuits to lawyers running into the mountains – likely won't be the last of Donald Trump's failed legal challenges.
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Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama's presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as the Outreach Organizer of the Affordable Care Act in 2014, helping Northeast Ohio residents get health insurance.