The Trump campaign lost another battle on Friday in its attempt to prove mass election fraud, which it has so far been unable to do. This time, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals denied the campaign’s request for an injunction in Pennsylvania to overturn Keystone state’s certification of its votes.
Trump-appointed judge Stephanos Bibas, who wrote the opinion for the three-judge panel, said the campaign’s arguments had no merit. Pennsylvania certified its election results last week and the federal General Service Administration cleared the formal transition process.
“Free and fair elections are the cornerstone of our democracy. Charges of unfairness are serious. But calling an election unfair doesn’t make it so. Charges require specific allegations and then evidence. have neither here, ”Bibas wrote in his opinion.
Specifically, the Trump campaign objected that the Secretary of State in Pennsylvania and some counties were restricting poll observers and allowing voters to resolve technical issues with mail-in ballots. Bibas rejected these claims.
“This case is not about whether those claims are true. On the contrary, the campaign is appealing on a very narrow ground: whether the district court abused its discretion by not allowing the campaign to modify its complaint a second time. . This is not the case, ”Bibas wrote. “… The campaign also does not deserve an injunction to overturn Pennsylvania’s certification of its votes. The campaign’s claims are baseless. The number of ballots it specifically challenges is well below the margin of victory. of about 81,000 votes. And she never claims fraud or that votes were cast by illegal voters. ”
Trump campaign lawyers Jenna Ellis and Rudy Giuliani reacted to the ruling on Twitter: “The activist justice system in Pennsylvania continues to cover up the allegations of massive fraud. We are very grateful for the opportunity to present evidence and the facts to the PA. state legislature. TO SCOTUS! “
Earlier this week, Mr. Trump saidand again falsely claimed he had won Pennsylvania. The president made the remarks when calling a meeting hosted by Republicans across the state. On Thanksgiving Day, Mr Trump said he would leave the White House if Mr Biden won the Electoral College vote next month, but he appeared to return to the point in a tweet on Friday.
“Biden can only enter the White House as president if he can prove that his ridiculous ‘80,000,000 votes’ were not obtained fraudulently or illegally. When you see what happened in Detroit, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Milwaukee, massive voter fraud, it has intractable problem! “the president falsely said in his tweet.