Linda A. Kerns

PA Bar #84495

E-mail Linda (215) 731-1400

Voter suppression lawsuits Linda A. Kerns worked on

Name Filed On Court Finalized Result
Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. v. Bucks County BOE 11/09/20 State Yes Trump Lost
Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. v. Boockvar (Dem Counties Challenge) 11/09/20 Federal Yes Trump Lost
In re: Canvass of Absentee and Mail-In Ballots (Philadelphia County) 11/05/20 State Yes Trump Lost
In re: Canvassing Observation 11/03/20 State Yes Trump Lost

People are saying

"Voters, not lawyers, choose the President. Ballots, not briefs, decide elections." - Judge Stephanos Bibas

"And the Campaign's charges are selective. Though Pennsylvanians cast 2.6 million mail-in ballots, the Campaign challenges 1.5 million of them. It cherry-picks votes cast in 'Democratic-heavy counties' but not 'those in Republican-heavy counties.'" - Judge Stephanos Bibas

"'Upon information and belief' is a lawyerly way of saying that the Campaign does not know that something is a fact but just suspects it or has heard it." - Judge Stephanos Bibas

"The Campaign's claims have no merit. . . And it never claims fraud or that votes were cast by illegal voters. Plus, tossing out millions of mail-in ballots would be drastic and unprecedented, disenfranchising a huge swath of the electorate and upsetting all down-ballot races too." - Judge Stephanos Bibas

"Free, fair elections are the lifeblood of our democracy. Charges of unfairness are serious. But calling an election unfair does not make it so. Charges require specific allegations and proof. We have neither here." - Judge Stephanos Bibas

"Importantly, the Court must point out that there are absolutely no allegations of any fraud, impropriety, misconduct, or undue influence, that anyone voted who was not eligible to vote, or that the secrecy of the ballots cast was jeopardized." - Judge Renee Cohn Jubelirer

". . . [The Trump campaign] does not allege, and there is no evidence, that the electors who cast these [mail-in] votes were ineligible to vote, that votes were cast by or on the behalf of a deceased elector, or that votes were cast by someone other than the elector." - Judge Renee Cohn Jubelirer

"Even assuming that they can establish that their right to vote has been denied, which they cannot, Plaintiffs seek to remedy the denial of their votes by invalidating the votes of millions of others. . . . This is simply not how the Constitution works." - Judge Matthew W. Brann

"Plaintiffs' only remaining claim alleges a violation of equal protection. This claim, like Frankenstein's Monster, has been haphazardly stitched together from two distinct theories in an attempt to avoid controlling precedent." - Judge Matthew W. Brann

"In the United States of America, this [lack of legal arguments and proof] cannot justify the disenfranchisement of a single voter, let alone all the voters of its sixth most populated state. Our people, laws, and institutions demand more." - Judge Matthew W. Brann

"One might expect that when seeking such a startling outcome [disenfranchising almost seven million voters], a plaintiff would come formidably armed with compelling legal arguments and factual proof of rampant corruption . . .. That has not happened." - Judge Matthew W. Brann

"Petitioners do not allege that there is any evidence of fraud, misconduct, impropriety, or any undue influence committed with respect to the challenged ballots." - Judge Robert O. Baldi

"At no time did Petitioners present evidence [that any of the challenged ballots were submitted by someone not qualified or entitled to vote in this election]." - Judge Robert O. Baldi

". . . [T]he parties specifically stipulated . . . that there exists no evidence of any fraud, misconduct, or any impropriety with respect to the challenged ballots." - Judge Robert O. Baldi

Court: "[Y]ou are not alleging fraud or irregularity as the basis, . . . is that correct?" Linda Kerns: "I'm alleging that these ballots were not filled out correctly." - Hearing Before PA State Court

Court: "[W]ould you agree with me that you are not proceeding based on allegations of fraud or misconduct. . ." Linda Kerns: "I am not proceeding on those allegations." - Hearing Before PA State Court