Trump allies who had brought longshot lawsuits in four states to disrupt President-elect Joe Biden’s win have withdrawn their cases before going to court Monday morning, the Star Tribune and CNN report.
An attorney for the plaintiffs declined to say why the lawsuit had been dropped just minutes before oral arguments were set to begin, according to the Star Tribune.
As noted by CNN, the cases were short-lived in Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania federal courts, and fed into a pro-Trump legal strategy that’s almost certain to fail to block Biden’s presidential win before the Electoral College formalized it.
The announcement that the plaintiffs are dropping their suits comes three days after a federal appellate court said voters couldn’t bring some constitutional claims, essentially shutting down the path the Pennsylvania plaintiffs wanted to take in their suit.
There is no evidence of widespread fraud in the state’s election, the Wisconsin Elections Commission has said.