December 7, 2020 10:24 PM | With information from DPA
15 minutes. A federal court in Michigan on Monday dismissed a new lawsuit filed by the legal team of the president of the United States, Donald Trump, which sought to annul the electoral results in the state, where the Democratic candidate, Joe Biden, won the victory.
The lawsuit was filed Sidney Powell, who was dismissed by the president’s legal team and is no longer part of the group of lawyers who defend the alleged electoral fraud committed during the presidential elections.
Powell’s dismissal took place days after he assured in Rudy Giuliani’s press conference that the late Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez was part of the plot.
According to the judges, the lawsuit filed was filled with “nothing more than speculation and conjecture” and they have criticized that Powell’s goal was to disenfranchise Michigan voters by forcing them to opt for Trump even though Biden had won the election. in the state, which has already certified the electoral results.
“The plaintiffs ask this court to ignore the orderly scheme established to challenge the elections and ignore the will of millions of voters,” reads the court’s ruling, collected by the CNN television network.
“This, the court cannot and will not do it. People have spoken,” the judges have riveted. Biden won the 16 delegates that Michigan distributes with 50.6 percent of the vote, compared to 47.8 percent for Trump.
New certification in Georgia
This represents the latest court dispute in the legal battle launched by Trump to derail Biden’s victory.
The president has repeatedly denounced the existence of “fraud” in the elections, although he has not provided evidence in this regard.
On the other hand, the electoral authorities of the state of Georgia are expected to re-certify Biden’s victory this Monday.
This has been transferred by the Secretary of State of Georgia, Republican Brad Raffensperger, at a press conference. “We have counted the votes legally cast three times and the results remain unchanged.” And he stressed: “34 days have passed since the November 3 elections.”
Raffensperger already advanced last week that the new tally had not shown “substantial changes” in Georgia’s results.
Biden won all 16 delegates by a narrow margin of 12,284 votes, outstripping Trump’s aspirations to remain in the White House.