Gov. Tom Wolf (D) tweeted that the Pennsylvania Department of State certified the election results and he “signed the Certificate of Ascertainment for the slate of electors for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris” as required by law.
The move cements Biden’s victory in the Keystone State, which helped him top 270 electoral votes in the election three weeks ago.
The certification comes after officials in both Georgia and Michigan certified results showing Biden winning their respective Electoral College votes.
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“I want to thank the election officials who have administered a fair and free election during an incredibly challenging time in our commonwealth and country's history,” Wolf tweeted Tuesday morning. “Our election workers have been under constant attack and they have performed admirably and honorably.”
The development deals a further blow to Trump, who unsuccessfully sought to block the commonwealth from certifying its election results in the courts.
Over the weekend, a federal judge tossed out the Trump campaign’s lawsuit challenging voting procedures in the Keystone State, saying in a scathing opinion that the accusations were “unsupported by evidence.”
On Monday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court also rejected a request by the Trump campaign to throw out ballots in the state that contained small technical errors.
Georgia similarly certified its results showing Biden the winner last week and Michigan did so on Monday afternoon. Readmore at The Hill