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Washington/Canadian-Media: A new setback was suffered by the U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday when a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by his campaign that questioned the authenticity of votes Pennsylvania, media reports said.
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Trump's campaign had failed to demonstrate there had been widespread voting fraud in the Nov. 3 election, which Trump lost to Democrat Joe Biden.
"This Court has been presented with strained legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations," U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Brann wrote and added that he "has no authority to take away the right to vote of even a single person, let alone millions of citizens."
The election results were certified by the Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Friday which had Biden beating Trump by 12,670 votes.
Trump's two leading Republican Michigan lawmakers said after meeting Trump on Friday that they had no information that would change the outcome of the election in the state.
Trump's accusations have continued to inflame his hard-core Republican base.
Not recognizing Biden's victory, Services Administration, run by a Trump appointee, had prevented access of Biden's team government office space and funding normally provided to an incoming administration ahead of Inauguration Day on Jan. 20.
National security and the fight against the coronavirus had been drastically impacted, said the critics with Trump's refusal to concede.