The Trump campaign has continued to file lawsuits, trying to prevent the states of Pennsylvania and Michigan from certifying their election results. The critical swing states went to President-elect Joe Biden, providing him the necessary electoral college votes to win the election.
Pennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman said he anticipates Trump’s lawsuits to be tossed out of court.
“The bottom line is math doesn't care about your feelings, math doesn't care about your baseless lies and allegations, and math has made Joe Biden President-elect and you are standing in the way of an orderly transition,” Fetterman told Yahoo Finance Live. “And it's just time we get on with it. So this idea that you somehow can alter the outcome through a lawsuit without any evidence, without any facts, when the math is overwhelmingly against you, I don't understand, you know, why they want to continue this on.”
The Trump campaign had cited allegations made by U.S. Postal Worker Richard Hopkins from Erie, Pa. that his supervisor had tampered with ballots mailed after the election, backdating them so they could be counted.
According to a tweet by the House Oversight Committee, the allegations made by Hopkins were later recanted.
BREAKING NEWS: Erie, Pa. #USPS whistleblower completely RECANTED his allegations of a supervisor tampering with mail-in ballots after being questioned by investigators, according to IG.
— Oversight Committee (@OversightDems) November 10, 2020
The only evidence of fraud in the state, the Lt. Governor shared, was that of a man who tried to have his dead mother vote for Trump.
“The margin continues to grow. And these lawsuits are nothing but lies attached to an agenda of continual chaos, when there isn't one person from the president on down that actually believes any of this,” Fetterman said “We all have to collectively turn our backs on all of this nonsense and say and affirm that yelling voter fraud in the absence of one scintilla of evidence is the metaphorical yelling fire in a crowded theater.”
“That is dangerous and that is and cannot be acceptable,” he added.
In court on Wednesday, Trump lawyers told a court in Pennsylvania that they were not claiming fraud.
Fetterman told Yahoo Finance he didn’t know what the “upside” to Trump’s lawsuits were, adding that “it must be pretty nice to be filing baseless lawsuits and getting paid for it.”
“They keep threatening to go to the Supreme Court over these so-called late arriving ballots in Pennsylvania that arrived from 8:00 p.m. Election Day until Friday,” he said. “Give them all to the president as far as I'm concerned. Because we're talking maybe 10,000 ballots and the president-elect's lead is on the order of 50,000 votes and growing. It's not going to have any impact.”
According to the Associated Press, Biden leads in Pennsylvania by nearly 50,500 votes.
“There is no card to play left, none. And it's not dignified. It's long stopped being dignified. And at the end of the day, we just have to get down to one fact and that's math. And math has said the President-elect is Joe Biden.”
Though protesters in Pennsylvania have demanded election officials in the state “stop the steal,” Fetterman said people have “already accepted this on the ground. It's all over but the crying. I would just hope that the president just acknowledges math.”
“And when he does, he will step up and step down and allow for a Biden presidency to begin to assume and help unite this country,” he said.
Kristin Myers is a reporter at Yahoo Finance. Follow her on Twitter.