President Donald Trump’s legal team has filed a new challenge to a federal election obstruction case in the District Court of Columbia on Thursday.
In the latest filing, Trump’s legal team claims that the District court lacks jurisdiction to hear the case. They argue that the United States Elections System is governed by existing federal laws and not local D.C. laws, and therefore, the District Court has no authority to rule on the case.
The case in question was originally brought by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, which claims that Trump has engaged in obstruction of the 2020 elections. Specifically, they claim that the President has sought to obstruct the counting of votes in various states, which could have a significant impact on the outcome of the election.
The lawsuit also argues that Trump has attempted to interfere with the vote counting process by threatening state officials and attempting to discredit the vote counts in certain states. Moreover, it claims that Trump has engaged in voter intimidation by sending armed supporters to certain voting sites.
This is just the latest in a series of legal challenges filed by Trump’s legal team in an attempt to overturn the election results. However, the President’s legal team is facing an uphill battle as courts around the country have consistently dismissed the lawsuits.
The District Court of Columbia has yet to make any ruling on the case, but the new filing from Trump’s legal team is likely to delay the case even further. The district court has set a timeline to hear the case by April 2021, but it remains to be seen if they will actually reach a decision on the case.
Trump’s legal team has continued to press legal challenges to the election results in various courts around the country, but they have yet to provide any convincing evidence of significant voter fraud or other irregularities that could potentially change the outcome of the election. In the meantime, Joe Biden has been preparing for his inauguration in January 2021.