On Monday, Porter Wright Morris &
Arthur filed a lawsuit in the Federal District Court for the Middle District of
Pennsylvania, in which it argued that there had been “irregularities” in
ballots submitted in the state that President-elect Joe Biden won.
However, the law firm leading the Trump
campaign’s post-election litigation in Pennsylvania has withdrawn from the
federal lawsuit it filed earlier this week.
In reaction, the Democratic National
Committee filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, according to The New York
Although Mr Biden was declared the
winner of the presidential election on Saturday, Mr Trump has still not
conceded, and has repeatedly falsely claimed that there was widespread voter
fraud in multiple swing states.
Trump campaign issued lawsuits in several states, including Pennsylvania, but
there is no evidence to back up the claims of voter fraud.
a court filing on Friday, Porter Wright announced that the “plaintiffs and
Porter Wright have reached a mutual agreement that plaintiffs will be best
served if Porter Wright withdraws.”
filing came a few days after the Times reported that internal tensions had
arisen at the law firm this year, due to its representation of Mr Trump.
Porter Wright employee resigned in protest over the firm’s affiliation with
President Trump, as it has received at least $727,000 (£552,051) from the Trump
campaign and the Republican National Committee (RNC) this year.
employees were reportedly concerned that the firm was helping the Trump
campaign undermine the integrity of the country’s electoral process.
firm released a statement on Wednesday, prior to withdrawing from that lawsuit
in Pennsylvania, addressing the criticisms it has faced for representing the
said that the firm has a “long history of election law work during which we
have represented Democratic, Republican and independent campaigns and issues,”
and continued: “At times, this calls for us to take on controversial cases.”
Tuesday, law firm Snell & Wilmer withdrew from a similar post-election
lawsuit in Maricopa County, Arizona.
lawsuit, which was filed by the RNC, the Trump campaign and the Arizona
Republican Party, alleged that the vote-counting centre in Maricopa County
incorrectly counted ballots cast in the presidential election.
is no proof that the votes in Arizona, where Mr. Biden was proclaimed last
week’s winner, were counted incorrectly.