The Trump campaign lost another battle on Friday when they tried to prove mass fraud in the election, which they had not been able to do so far. This time, the Third District Court of Appeals rejected the campaign’s request to refuse to certify Keystone State votes in Pennsylvania.
Stephanos Bibas, a judge appointed by Trump who wrote an opinion to the panel of three judges, said the campaign’s arguments were not merit. Pennsylvania confirmed its election results last week, and the federal government’s General Services Administration has allowed the formal transition process to take place.
“Free, fair elections are the lifeblood of our democracy. Allegations of injustice are serious. But calling elections unjust does not do so. The allegations require concrete allegations and then evidence. None of us here,” Bibas wrote in his opinion.
The Trump campaign specifically complained that the Secretary of State of Pennsylvania and some counties restricted pollsters and allowed voters to solve technical problems with postal votes. Bibas rejected these claims.
“This case is not about whether these allegations are true. Rather, the campaign has a very narrow appeal: if the district court abused its discretion when it did not allow the campaign to amend its complaint a second time. It did not,” he wrote. Bibas. “… Nor does the campaign deserve an instruction to revoke Pennsylvania’s certification of votes. The campaign’s claims have no merit. The number of ballots specifically challenged is far less than the roughly 81,000 votes difference. And it never claims fraud or votes cast by illegal voters. votes. ”
Jenna Ellis and Rudy Giuliani, a Trump campaign lawyer, responded to the decision on Twitter: “The Pennsylvania activist judicial machinery continues to cover up allegations of massive fraud. We are very grateful to have the opportunity to present open evidence and facts to the PF. to SCOTUS! “
Earlier this week, Mr Trump saidand again falsely claimed to have won Pennsylvania. The president made these remarks while convening a meeting organized by Republicans in 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 have tweeted this on Friday.
“Biden can only enter the White House as president if he can prove that his ridiculous ‘80,000,000 votes’ were not fraudulently or illegally obtained. If you see what happened in Detroit, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Milwaukee, a huge electoral fraud,” you got a big unsolvable problem! ”the president falsely said in his tweet.