US election: Pennsylvania Republicans sue to block certification of election results

US election: Pennsylvania Republicans sue to block certification of election results

- A group of Republicans in Pennsylvania has refused to recognise the projected win of Joe Biden in the state

- The group challenged the legality of mail-in voting conducted in Pennsylvania during the US presidential election

- However, the Trump administration is ready to begin the formal transition process to Biden

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Some members of the Republican Party have continued to contest the result of the US presidential election which projected Democratic candidate, Joe Biden as the winner of the poll.

US election: Republican Party takes emergency move to stop Joe Biden’s victory
Joe Biden speaks as he addresses the media. Photo by Joe Raedle
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According to Bloomberg, a group of Pennsylvania Republicans has filed an emergency lawsuit seeking to block certification of the election results in favour of Joe Biden in the state.

The petition was filed in the state ahead of the Monday, November 13, deadline for Pennsylvania counties to certify their voting results.

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A Trump ally, US Representative Mike Kelly, is reported to be among the plaintiffs seeking to stop election certification in the state.

The group is asking the court to declare Pennsylvania’s mail-in voting illegal and to block the state from going forward with certification.

Alternatively, the group asked the court to direct Pennsylvania’s state legislature to choose the state’s electors.

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump of the United States of America has finally accepted to allow a transition of power to his potential successor, Joe Biden.

Trump disclosed that he has given the green light for the General Services Administration (GSA) to do the needful in ascertaining that Biden won the election.

CNN reported that the GSA had earlier sent a letter to Biden to inform him that his transition could now begin. With this, Biden's transition team can now access government resources, including funds, for a smooth transition of power.

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In another news, a report by the New York Post indicates that President Vladimir Putin of Russia has said that he is not ready to recognise Joe Biden as the projected winner of the US presidential election.

The Russian leader made the disclosure on Sunday, November 22. He said until all legal options are exhausted or one of the presidential candidates concedes he won’t congratulate a winner.

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