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World Trump's Pennsylvania lawsuit rejected on appeal

01:50  28 november  2020
01:50  28 november  2020 Source:   bbc.com

Trump campaign demands 1.5 million votes get tossed in Pennsylvania

  Trump campaign demands 1.5 million votes get tossed in Pennsylvania Donald Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani is overseeing a federal suit where the Trump campaign wants to throw out the Pennsylvania results and have the legislature name electors.The suit, the third amended version filed in federal court, asserts that 'a substantial portion of the approximately 1.5 million absentee and mail votes' in certain counties 'should not have been counted' and that the 'vast majority of them' favored Biden,  'thus resulting in returns indicating Biden won Pennsylvania.

The Trump campaign filed the Pennsylvania case earlier this month, saying that county election officials had treated mail-in ballots On appeal , the campaign said it was focusing on the "narrow" question of whether Brann improperly refused to allow it to amend its lawsuit a second time.

A US federal appeals court has firmly rejected the Trump campaign' s attempt to block President-elect Joe Biden from being declared winner of Pennsylvania . The Trump campaign has filed a slew of lawsuits alleging voter fraud in several states, but with little success.

A US federal appeals court has firmly rejected the Trump campaign's attempt to block President-elect Joe Biden from being declared winner of Pennsylvania.

The panel of three judges deemed the case was without merit, saying the Trump campaign had not made specific allegations or provided proof.

The ruling is another major setback for President Trump in his attempts to overturn the 3 November election.

On Thursday he said he would give way if Mr Biden was declared the winner.

But on Friday he again made unfounded allegations of "massive voter fraud", tweeting: "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."

GOP Group Files Pennsylvania Lawsuit to Invalidate State's Mail-in Ballots—All of Them

  GOP Group Files Pennsylvania Lawsuit to Invalidate State's Mail-in Ballots—All of Them The lawsuit attempts to throw out over 2.5 million mail-in ballots cast in the state.The lawsuit is a challenge to Act 77, which was signed by Governor Tom Wolf last year and passed through a GOP-controlled legislature (the Associated Press reported that only two "no" votes were from Republican members). The legislation provided Pennsylvanians the option to vote by mail up to 50 days before an election without providing an excuse, as was previously required for voters using absentee ballots. It also eliminated straight-party ticket voting and moved voter registration dates closer to Election Day.

The Trump 2020 campaign' s legal team suffered another blow in court on Friday, as a federal appeals court in Philadelphia rejected the attorneys' effort to contest the results of the presidential election in Pennsylvania . Judge Stephanos Bibas wrote on behalf of the three-judge panel that reviewed the

A federal appeals court on Friday rejected an attempt from President Donald Trump ' s reelection campaign to keep alive its effort to undo the result of Pennsylvania 's presidential election. A three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit wrote in a blistering opinion that the

What did the appeals court rule?

The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals had been asked to consider a lower court's decision to dismiss the Trump campaign's attempts to invalidate millions of mail-in votes in Pennsylvania.

The lower court ruling had paved the way for the battleground state to certify Joe Biden's win, giving him 20 vital electoral college votes and effectively the presidency.

In giving the appeal court's opinion, Judge Stephanos Bibas wrote: "Free, fair elections are the lifeblood of our democracy. Charges of unfairness are serious. But calling an election unfair does not make it so."

"Charges require specific allegations and then proof. We have neither here," wrote Judge Bibas, who was nominated by Trump.

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Following the ruling, Trump campaign lawyer Jenna Ellis wrote: "On to SCOTUS!" referring to the Supreme Court.

Trump Campaign, Rebuffed by District Judge, Says Taking Pennsylvania Mail-In Ballots Case to Supreme Court

  Trump Campaign, Rebuffed by District Judge, Says Taking Pennsylvania Mail-In Ballots Case to Supreme Court In a scathing opinion, District Judge Matthew W. Brann on Saturday said the Trump campaign submitted "strained legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations."District Judge Matthew W. Brann on Saturday night granted the state's request to dismiss the lawsuit alleging that GOP voters were illegally handicapped because counties in the state allowed voters to amend errors on mail-in ballots. In a scathing 37-page opinion, Brann wrote that the Trump campaign attempted to throw out a large number of votes using "strained legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations.

The Trump campaign sued, and a state appeals court said the observers were not given enough access. It said Pennsylvania law requires only that observers must be allowed “in the room” where ballots are counted but does not set a minimum distance between them and the counting tables.

A federal appeals court rejected a request by President Trump ' s campaign to block Joe Biden from being declared winner of Pennsylvania , dealing another significant Ruling was a blow to President Donald Trump ' s attempt to overturn election. Biden won popular vote in Pennsylvania , which gave

The Trump campaign has filed a slew of lawsuits alleging voter fraud in several states, but with little success.

Mr Biden is projected to defeat President Trump 306 to 232 in the US electoral college, which determines who becomes president - far above the 270 he needs to win.

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Time is running out as states have until 8 December to resolve election disputes before the Electoral College meets on 14 December to formally declare the victor.

President Trump's refusal to concede has upended the process that normally follows a US election.

However it is not a requirement for Mr Trump to concede in order for Mr Biden to be sworn in as the 46th US president.

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Pennsylvania AG and Lt. Gov Blast Trump, 'Fake' GOP Election Hearing: 'Devoid of Reality' .
In a tweet, Pennsylvania's Attorney General Josh Shapiro wrote, "The sitting president's remarks today were devoid of reality. The election is over. Pennsylvania has certified results & declared Joe Biden the winner of our Commonwealth."In a tweet, Pennsylvania's Attorney General Josh Shapiro wrote, "The sitting president's remarks today were devoid of reality. The election is over. Pennsylvania has certified results & declared Joe Biden the winner of our Commonwealth.

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