The three-judge panel of the Third District Court of Appeal rejected the Trump campaign, led by Rudy Giuliani, to amend a previously dismissed lawsuit.
“The campaign never claims that any vote was cast fraudulently or by an illegal voter,” the judges wrote. “He never claims that any of the defendants treated the Trump campaign or his votes worse than the Biden campaign or his votes. Called some form of discrimination, however, that does not do so. The second amended complaint still suffers from these fundamental errors, so the amendment authorization would have been in vain. “
The president and some of his allies are questioning the legitimacy of the 2020 elections, declaring without evidence that there was fraud, and wanted to use legal battles to overthrow the results in key states.
The judges rejected the president’s motion that Pennsylvania revoke the ballot paper.
“The campaign’s claims have no merit. The number of ballot papers it specifically distributes is far less than the roughly 81,000 votes difference. And it never claims to be fraud or that illegal voters cast their votes. Plus, it throws out millions of letters “the ballot papers would be drastic and unprecedented, they would select a huge constituency and overturn all ballot papers. This remedy would be grossly disproportionate to the procedural challenges raised,” the judges wrote.
Brann compared it to “Frankenstein’s monster … randomly linked” and, in a complaint full of “forced legal arguments and speculative accusations,” tricked a request for the disenfranchisement of nearly seven million voters.
The appellate court referred to the Trump campaign’s repeated attempts to change the lawsuit and praised Brann’s case.
“We commend the district court for its prompt and fair, patient handling of the lawsuit,” the board wrote.
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