Trump’s campaign legal arguments “shredded in every court to be stupid enough to enter”: Governor Pennsylvania


Democratic Governor Pennsylvania Governor John Fetterman said he hoped President Donald Trump and Republicans would appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court against their unfounded allegations of widespread voter fraud, stating that their arguments would be “shredded” in every court.

Efforts by Trump and Republicans to overthrow the election results in Pennsylvania were again rejected on Friday by the Third District Court of Appeals in Philadelphia and the state Supreme Court on Saturday. In the appellate court case, appointed judge Stephanos Bibas Trump expressed severe reprimand for the campaign lawsuit. “The awards require concrete allegations and then evidence. He’s not here either,” he wrote.

“If the Trump campaign doesn’t stop the loss, the Cleveland Browns will sue them for trademark infringement,” Fetterman told CNN Saturday night, mocking the president’s court failures.

Despite dozens of lawsuits filed in several battlefield states, the campaign did not provide evidence of widespread fraud – almost all of the judges were dismissed.

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Pennsylvania Lt. Gen. John Fetterman will give an introduction to Governor Tom Wolf on January 15, 2019, at the inaugural ceremony in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
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“I hope they do [appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court]”Fetterman said.” I hope they do and clean their watches there as well, as here in Pennsylvania, ”he said.

Fetterman has rejected efforts by some Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers to pass a resolution to dispute the election results. He pointed out that the proposal had minimal support and would lead nowhere.

“They do not claim in court that fraud has taken place,” the deputy governor pointed out. “It’s so funny. When they’re really forced to produce evidence – they avoid it.”

According to Fetterman, the legal arguments of the Trump campaign are “fragmented into every court where they are stupid enough to enter.”

Newsweek reached for a comment on the Trump campaign but received no immediate response.

President-elect Joe Biden was declared the winner of the election just over three weeks after Fox News, the Associated Press and other television networks called Pennsylvania and Nevada the Democratic Challenger. This exceeded Biden’s 270 voter voting threshold to be the winner of the Electoral College. However, Trump refused to admit, claiming – without evidence – that Biden’s victory was the result of widespread fraud.

Democratic and Republican election officials have repressed these baseless accusations. But the Trump campaign has raised a litany of failed legal challenges as the president tries to undermine the integrity of the election results.

Even the president’s close allies and friends strongly criticized his legal team. Last Sunday, Chris Christie, the former governor of New Jersey, the Republican who helped Trump prepare for the September debate against Biden, told ABC News that the president’s legal team had become “nationally embarrassed”. On the same day, Geraldo Rivera, a friend of Trump’s great correspondent for Fox News, described the campaign’s legal claims as “from the other side of the moon.”