While he was losing there, his “elite strike force team” of very bad lawyers and conspiracy theorists was trying to appeal a federal case to the U.S. Third Circuit with a filing that one appellate lawyer said “ascended the Mount Rushmore of banana-pants.” Election law expert Rick Hasen details the bonkers in a thread, starting with the fact that the team was 19 minutes late in filing. It really goes downhill from there, including the fact that they’re asking the appeals court to do things an appeals court doesn’t do—like grant temporary restraining orders. It’s just a mess, but the ultimate intent is to somehow get the appeals court to prevent the certification of Pennsylvania’s vote—throw out all of the 6.8 million Pennsylvania votes so that the Republican legislature can pick Trump electors.
Pennsylvania counties, meanwhile, are certifying their election results. The loose deadline for certification was end of the business day Monday, but four counties missed the deadline delaying the final certification. There is no hard legal deadline for that set by state law for the presidential election, but the federal “safe harbor” deadline for certification of the presidential election is Dec. 8, when the state’s 20 electors will be named. The electoral college meets and makes the election official on Dec. 14. Oh, and Biden has still won there by more than 81,000 votes.
Out of 43 post-election cases in six states, there are now 11 active and Trump has lost 35 times.