The US Third Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a motion by supporters of US President Donald Trump, who demanded that the ballots received by mail after voting day be ignored in Pennsylvania.
The corresponding lawsuit was filed by a group of voters, including Republican Jim Bognett, who applied for the nomination of the state congressman.
Voters demanded not to take into account about 9.3 thousand ballots received by mail after November 3 when counting votes in Pennsylvania. Appellate judge Brooks Smith noted that the legitimate votes of all citizens “must be counted.” The Court of Appeal confirmed the District Court’s refusal to satisfy the plaintiffs’ claims.
Earlier it was reported that a court in Pennsylvania satisfied the claim of the headquarters of US President Donald Trump on the legality of the votes cast by mail in the election of the head of state. Trump’s staff insisted that State Secretary Katie Primer had no right to extend the deadline for authenticating mailed ballots from six days after the election to nine days. Some of the received ballots were rejected.
On November 7, Biden, with 290 electoral votes against the required 270, declared himself President-elect of the United States. Trump, in turn, said he hopes to regain his leading position in several states through the courts. He believes that Biden hastened to call himself the new leader of the country, since the elections are not over yet.