The Trump campaign lost another battle on Friday in an attempt to prove mass fraud in the election, which so far they have not been able to do. This time, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the campaign’s request for a restraining order to revoke Keystone State’s vote certification in Pennsylvania.
Judge Stephanos Bipas, who was appointed by Trump to comment to the three-judge panel, said the campaign’s arguments had no merit. Pennsylvania certified its election results last week, and the federal public services administration has allowed the formal transition process to take place.
“Free and fair elections are the lifeblood of our democracy. Unjust accusations are serious. But to say that an election is unjust does not mean that accusations require specific allegations and subsequent evidence. We have nothing,” Bipas wrote in his comment.
In particular, the Trump campaign in Pennsylvania’s Secretary of State and some districts banned polling observers and allowed voters to fix technical issues with mail-in ballots. Bipas denied those claims.
“This case is not about whether those claims are true. On the contrary, the campaign appeals on a very narrow basis: the district court misused its will in not allowing the campaign to amend its complaint a second time. It did not,” Bipas wrote. “… there is not even a restraining order to invalidate the certification of Pennsylvania’s votes. There is no merit to the campaign’s claim. This particularly low number of challenging ballots is less than the difference of about 81,000 votes. It never claims entitlement. Fraud or any ballots are registered by illegal voters.”
Trump campaign lawyers Jenna Ellis and Rudy Giuliani responded to this decision on Twitter: “The judicial machinery operating in Pennsylvania continues to cover up massive fraud allegations. We thank the PA for the opportunity to present evidence and facts to the state legislature. SCOTUS!”
Earlier this week, Mr Trump saidHe lied about winning Pennsylvania again. The president made the remarks while convening a meeting organized by Republicans in the state. On Thanksgiving Day, Mr. Trump said he would leave the White House if he won the election college vote next month, but he seemed to be back in a tweet on Friday.
“Biden can only enter the White House as president if he can prove that his ridiculous ’80, 000,000 votes’ were not obtained fraudulently or illegally. When you look at what happened in Detroit, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Milwaukee, massive voter fraud, he’s got a big problem unresolved issue ! ”The president lied in his tweet.