Pennsylvania Judge Blocks Further Election Results Certification Process Until Hearing Next Week

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According to reports, a judge in Pennsylvania ordered state officials to temporarily halt further process towards the certification of the 2020 presidential election results until a scheduled court hearing on November 27. The announcement came shortly after most major news outlets reported that Joe Biden was officially declared winner in the state.

Commonwealth Judge Patricia McCullough delays the process “to the extent that there remains any further action to perfect the certification of the results of the 2020 General Election.”

“To the extent that there remains any further action to perfect the certification of the results of the 2020 General Election for the offices of President and Vice President of the United States of America, respondents are preliminarily enjoined from doing so, pending an evidentiary hearing to be held on Friday,” McCullough’s order reads.

“Respondents are preliminarily enjoined from certifying the remaining results of the election, pending the evidentiary hearing,” she added.

Epoch Times says:

McCullough is presiding over a lawsuit brought by Republican lawmakers and candidates against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, and the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

The plaintiffs allege that Pennsylvania’s vote-by-mail statute—Act 77—is in violation of the state’s constitution.

The state’s Attorney General Democrat Josh Shapiro said in a statement that he will file for an appeal momentarily, saying: “This order does not impact yesterday’s appointment of electors.”

Bloomberg Law says:

The plaintiffs argued an injunction could still be issued even though the certification had taken place, pointing out that a number of formal steps remained, including issuing commissions to elected candidates. The state’s “duties with regard to finalization of the full election results are far from complete,” they said in a motion on Tuesday.

The lawsuit claimed the Pennsylvania’s legislature’s adoption of expanded absentee voting last year was unconstitutional — even though the legislature was controlled by Republicans and there wasn’t a challenge to the new system until Trump lost.