President Donald Trump
Carlos Barria | Reuters
The Federal Court of Appeal on Friday rejected an attempt by President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign to keep alive his efforts to undo the outcome of the Pennsylvania presidential election.
The three-judge panel of the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals wrote in an outrageous opinion that the Trump campaign’s “allegations have no merit.”
The appellate court’s decision upheld a federal judge’s decision a week earlier that denied the Trump campaign’s request to ban the Keystone state in proof that elected president Joe Biden had won his election.
The court’s opinion represents a recent court loss for Trump, who refused to let the election into Biden and falsely claims he won the race. On Wednesday, Trump said emphatically, “We need to reverse the election.”
Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, argued on behalf of the Trump campaign in a case brought by U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Brann in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Giuliani led the Trump campaign indictment in public court and disseminated evidence of widespread voter fraud that he claimed overturned the election results.
But the appellate court noted in its 21-page opinion that when he appeared before Brann in court, Giuliani said the campaign “does not allege fraud” in the case.
“Calling elections unfair doesn’t do that,” the opinion reads. “The awards require concrete allegations and then evidence. He’s not here either.”
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