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U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill attend a Veterans Day observance in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., November 11, 2020. Image Credit: Reuters

Washington: Officials in the battleground state of Pennsylvania on Thursday asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought by US President Donald Trump’s campaign seeking to prevent the state from certifying its presidential election results.

In a court filing in the US District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, lawyers for the Pennsylvania secretary of state and seven counties of the state said the case should be tossed.

President-elect Joe Biden won the majority of the vote in all seven of Pennsylvania’s counties and is up more than 53,000 votes in the state.