Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar will not order a recount of the presidential election in the Keystone State, as options for the Trump campaign in its effort to reverse the election results dwindle away.
Boockvar said in a statement Friday that the races for president, state attorney general, auditor general and state treasurer will not face recounts or recanvasses because unofficial returns submitted by the state’s counties showed no statewide candidate lost by less 0.5% — the margin at which a recount would be triggered.
Trump is currently trailing Biden by more than 60,000 votes in the state.
– Michigan judge denies lawsuit from poll challengers in Detroit
A Michigan judge has just denied a petition to block the certification of the 2020 election results in the heavily Democratic county that is home to Detroit, another legal setback for the Trump campaign, which has been pushing similar cases in several states.
The Michigan lawsuit brought by two Republican poll challengers, who leveled unfounded allegations of fraud, had also sought an independent audit of the election, which the judge also rejected.
Chief Judge Timothy M. Kenny described the plaintiff’s “interpretation” of events on Election Day as “incorrect and not credible.”
At latest count, Biden leads Trump in Michigan by more than 148,000 votes.