Donald Trump has lost Pennsylvania by around 50,000 votes, meaning he’s nowhere near recount territory, and has no chance of litigating his way to some kind of magic victory. But now even Trump’s imaginary argument has fallen to pieces.
Trump insisted all along that Joe Biden was somehow going to cheat Pennsylvania by getting mail-in votes that arrived after Election Day. To be clear, these votes are fully legal in the state, but Trump had been trying to contest these ballots in court anyway.
Now it turns out only about 10,000 mail-in ballots arrived after Election Day in Pennsylvania. Even if if Trump could get them thrown out, which he can’t, it still wouldn’t have any impact on Biden’s 50,000 vote winning margin. And that’s before getting to the fact that some of those 10,000 ballots were for Trump, not Biden – meaning Trump would be throwing out some of his own ballots in the process.
This drives a stake in the heart of Donald Trump’s gambit to somehow magically overturn the results in Pennsylvania. He now has literally zero chance of getting the courts to overturn the results in the state. And the fantasy about having the Pennsylvania legislature unilaterally give the state’s Electoral Votes to Trump is merely the stuff of conspiracy theories. It’s over – and this news will help everyone involved better understand that it’s over.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report