A law firm representing the Trump campaign in its challenges to the Pennsylvania election results gave notice that it’s withdrawing from one of the cases.
“We’ve committed to the court to fulfill our obligations as required to ensure transition to substitute counsel and so as not to cause material adverse effect on the client’s interest,” Porter Wright said. “We will have no further comment.”
Porter Wright is one of two law firms
While the filing stated that Trump consented to the withdrawal, a campaign spokesman blamed “cancel culture” for Porter Wright’s exit.
“Leftist mobs descended upon some of the lawyers representing the President’s campaign and they buckled,” said
A hearing on the state’s motion to dismiss the suit in federal court in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, is scheduled for Tuesday.
Another attorney who doesn’t work for Porter Wright will remain on the Williamsport case, according to the filing. The suit claims the state’s election results are suspect because the campaign wasn’t given adequate access to observe the vote-counting in Democratic-leaning counties.
Porter Wright has also been representing the campaign in a case heading to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court similarly challenging vote tallies based on poll observers’ access to the counting process. It additionally filed several county-level challenges seeking to disqualify ballots it claimed were defective. It’s unclear if Porter Wright also intends to withdraw from those representations.
The firm’s work for the campaign was led by
(Updates with comment from Porter Wright.)
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