Weekend Reads US Presidential: new legal setback for Trump in Pennsylvania

11:05  28 november  2020
11:05  28 november  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

In the News: How far will Donald Trump go to overturn the presidential results?

 In the News: How far will Donald Trump go to overturn the presidential results? © REUTERS / CARLOS BARRIA Donald Trump invited Michigan Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield and Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey to the White House this Friday. "While the legal steps taken by the president's team are rejected one after the other by the courts, Donald Trump is now intervening directly to persuade elected Republican officials to cancel Joe Biden's victory", denounces the Washington Post .

As Donald Trump continues to accuse Democrats behind Joe Biden of trying to “steal” the presidential election, he celebrated a “big legal ” win in his It remains to be seen how this “big legal win” will benefit Trump , but it does ensure that it could be even longer before people know who has won the

Donald Trump 's campaign team says it has filed lawsuits in Pennsylvania , Michigan and now Georgia, laying the groundwork for contesting the outcome in undecided battleground states that could determine whether the US President gets another four years in the White House.

Le président américain Donald Trump. © REUTERS - ERIN SCOTT 摄影 US President Donald Trump.

Legal setbacks are piling up for Donald Trump's lawyers, who still try unsuccessfully to challenge the presidential results in court. On Saturday, November 28, a final scathing setback came from a Pennsylvania court of appeal that dismissed Joe Biden’s claim to overturn Joe Biden’s victory in that key state.

With our correspondent in San Francisco, Eric De Salve

In a 21-page document, the Pennsylvania Third Circuit Court of Appeal does not mince words to challenge Donald Trump's lawyers who are asking for the cancellation of the certification of Joe Biden's victory in this key state in the name of massive frauds which they are unable to prove.

United States: Trump's complaint rejected in Pennsylvania

 United States: Trump's complaint rejected in Pennsylvania © REUTERS - CARLOS BARRIA The complaints filed by Donald Trump's camp were dismissed in the state of Pennsylvania. It’s a move that could mark the end of the day for Donald Trump in Pennsylvania, the sixth most populous state in the United States. This Saturday, November 21, a federal judge firmly rejected the allegations of electoral fraud presented by lawyers for Donald Trump in this state, which he won in 2016.

President Donald Trump 's campaign has sued Pennsylvania elections officials over mail balloting. But legal experts say the case is baseless. USA TODAY. President Donald Trump 's campaign launched its broadest challenge yet to the results of the election that appears destined to push him from office

Supporters of US President Trump protest the results of the presidential election at the Pennsylvania State Capital on Nov 7 In new blow to Trump , US court rejects Pennsylvania election case. In another setback for the Trump campaign, a federal appeals court has rejected a request to block

“It is the voters, not the lawyers who choose the president. Saying that an election is irregular is not enough to make it illegal, writes the court. The charges must relate to specific elements and evidence. We have neither, ”hammer the judges, adding that“ free and fair elections are the lifeblood of our democracy ”.

"Legal Frankenstein"

In reaction, Jenna Ellis, one of Donald Trump's lawyers, promises to go to the Supreme Court, not hesitating to denounce on Twitter "the mechanics of judicial activists in Pennsylvania" . However, it is difficult to pass the three judges author of this unanimous decision for leftist activists. All three were appointed by Republican presidents, one of them by Donald Trump himself in 2017.

This appeal followed a first rejection by a judge who had qualified the request of the Trump camp as "Legal Frankenstein Gathering Unfounded Arguments". In total, more than 30 of the president’s complaints have already been dismissed. None succeeded.

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