President TrumpDonald John Trump Trump campaign files re-count in Georgia GOP senator praises Biden, says Trump should accept results FDA grants emergency approval to coronavirus antibody treatment given to Trump MORE in a late-night tweet, a Pennsylvania federal judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by his campaign calling for an end to the vote certification process in the key battlefield state.
“This is all a continuation of the never-ending witch hunt,” Trump tweeted. “Judge Brann, who wouldn’t even allow us to present our case or our evidence, is a product of Sen. Pat ‘No Tariffs’ Toomey of Pennsylvania, none of my friends, and Obama – No wonder.”
“CALL TO!” the president added in a subsequent tweet.
…. CALL TO!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 22, 2020
Judge Matthew Brann ruled on Saturday that the Trump campaign’s case alleging that mailed ballots in Keystone state were treated differently from those made in person was “without merit” and dismissed it.
“In the United States of America, that cannot justify denying the right to vote of just one voter, let alone all voters in its sixth most populous state. Our people, our laws and our institutions demand more. “, wrote Brann.
On polling day, early returns showed Trump a sizable lead among voters in person, a tally that was slowly reduced and ultimately overtaken by the president-elect. Joe bidenJoe BidenTrump calls for recount in Georgia GOP Senator congratulates Biden, says Trump should accept results Judge dismisses Camp Trump’s trial in Pennsylvania in scathing decision MORE once the ballots have arrived and have been counted.
In the weeks after the presidential election, the Trump campaign raised legal challenges in Pennsylvania and other battlefield states, Biden went from red to blue with limited success. In Pennsylvania, Biden leads Trump, who did not concede the election, by more than 80,000 votes.
His. Pat ToomeyPatrick (Pat) Joseph Toomey Court of Appeals declares NSA bulk telephone data collection illegal Dunford steps down as chair of coronavirus watch group GOP senators are pushing for swift and partial reopening of the PLUS economy (R-Pa.) Congratulated Biden on his victory after Brann’s decision was announced, a move separating him from fellow Republicans who either questioned the integrity of the presidential election or neglected to recognize Biden like the winner.
“With today’s decision by Judge Matthew Brann, a longtime conservative Republican whom I know to be a fair and impartial lawyer, to dismiss the Trump campaign trial, President Trump has exhausted all plausible legal options for contest the outcome of the presidential race in Pennsylvania, ”the senator said in a statement.
Trump’s lawyers have indicated that they plan to take the Pennsylvania case to the Third Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Reuters reported.
‘The witch hunt’ is a phrase Trump used to describe the former special advocate Robert muellerRobert (Bob) Mueller’s ToobinCNN warns McCabe is in a ‘perilous state’ with emboldened Trump CNN anchor tearing Trump apart on Stone while bringing up the Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting Hill’s 12:30 p.m. report: Fallout from the New Hampshire MORERussia’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and the indictment brought against him by Democrats late last year.
The Trump campaign maintains that it has evidence of widespread electoral fraud in several states, but has had several challenges dismissed in court.