In a last-gasp attempt to reverse Donald Trump’s electoral defeat, the president’s legal team asked the Supreme Court to overturn the results of the presidential election in Pennsylvania after a string of legal losses, the campaign announced Sunday, according to Reuters.
Citing Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, the news agency reported that the campaign is seeking an order authorizing the state’s GOP-controlled legislature to give Trump the state’s electoral votes. The Electoral College formally certified President-elect Joe Biden as the winner of the election last week.
“The Campaign’s petition seeks to reverse three decisions which eviscerated the Pennsylvania Legislature’s protections against mail ballot fraud,” Giuliani said in the filing, according to Reuters.
Joshua Douglas, an election law professor at the University of Kentucky, told Reuters the campaign’s filing was “frivolous,” adding “the Court will shut it down quickly.”
The filing comes days before Congress is set to formally tally the votes on Jan. 6.