Rudy Giuliani straight-up asked a federal judge to ignore Pennsylvania voters and declare Trump won the state

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The Trump campaign asked a federal judge Wednesday night to ignore Pennsylvania voters and declare President Donald Trump the winner of the state’s 20 electoral votes.

In a court filing, signed by Rudy Giuliani and Marc Scaringi — the two sole remaining attorneys on the case after everyone else quit — the Trump campaign asks for the judge to hand over Pennsylvania’s electors.

“Ultimately, Plaintiffs will seek the remedy of Trump being declared the winner of the legal votes cast in Pennsylvania in the 2020 General Election, and, thus, the recipient of Pennsylvania’s electors,” they write.

The filing is part of one of the campaign’s main legal efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election and invalidate President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.

Giuliani argued the case in court Tuesday to a cool reception from Judge Matthew Brann.

“You’re asking this court to invalidate more than 6.8 million votes, thereby disenfranchising every single voter in the commonwealth,” Brann said at the hearing. “Can you tell me how this result can possibly be justified?”

This new filing accompanies a new, third version of the federal lawsuit the campaign filed in an attempt to stop the state from certifying its election results.

Brann hasn’t yet decided on whether to accept the revision. Other parties in the case, including Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, several state counties, and civil rights groups such as the NAACP, have asked for the case to be dismissed altogether, pointing out that the Trump campaign has brought little evidence to back up its claims of mass voter fraud and have demonstrated little understanding of Pennsylvania election law.

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Biden has won the state of Pennsylvania by more than 80,000 votes, according to Decision Desk HQ data published by Insider. And even in the unlikely event that the campaign successfully persuaded federal courts to overturn the state’s results, Biden would still win the presidential election. He has won 306 electoral votes and needs 270 to win.

The campaign appears to be shifting its strategy in recent days, no longer focusing on federal lawsuits, according to the Associated Press. Instead, it is attempting to stop individual counties from certifying their election results, the Associated Press reported.

The Trump campaign withdrew from its major federal court case in Michigan Thursday morning. Giuliani sent out a statement declaring the lawsuit was no longer necessary, falsely declaring that Wayne County did not certify its results.

Of the 21 lawsuits that the Trump campaign and other Republican and GOP-aligned groups have filed since Election Day, they have won zero.

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