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Trump Campaign’s Pennsylvania Lawsuit Fails Again, Court Says Claims ‘Have No Merit’

11/27/2020 9:15:00 PM

“The Campaign cannot win this lawsuit,” an appeals court judge appointed by Trump said in the ruling.

ToplineA federal appeals court rejected the Trump campaign’s lawsuit contesting Pennsylvania’s election results Friday, saying the campaign’s arguments are “light on facts” and “have no merit,” marking the second time the courts have resoundly rejected the Trump campaign’s central lawsuit in its legal battle challenging Joe Biden’s victory.

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Rudolph Giuliani, attorney for President Donald Trump, conducts a news conference at the Republican... [+]National Committee on November 19, 2020. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty ImagesKey FactsThe Trump campaign, led by attorney Rudy Giuliani, sued Pennsylvania in a bid to throw out its presidential election results, alleging the state had acted unlawfully because some counties allowed voters to fix their mail-in ballots if they had deficiencies, but other counties did not.

After a federal district courtthe case, the Trump campaign asked an appeals court to allow the campaign to amend its original lawsuit and issue an injunction blocking Pennsylvania’s election results from being certified while the case was playing out.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit threw out the case in a scathingruling, saying the Trump campaign “had to plead plausible facts, not just conclusory allegations” and “do more than just allege conclusions” for their case to succeed.“The Campaign cannot win this lawsuit,” the court noted in its opinion, saying that the campaign’s legal arguments are weak and “cannot succeed.”

The court emphasized that the Trump campaign did not actually allege fraud or provide any evidence of voter fraud in the lawsuit—despite the Trump campaign’s allegations of voter fraud outside of court—and noted “there is no clear evidence of massive absentee-ballot fraud or forgery.”

The number of mail-in ballots affected by the claims in the Trump campaign’s lawsuit is “far smaller” than Biden’s margin of victory, the court notes, and the Trump campaign’s argument that all the election results should be invalidated is “grossly disproportionate” to their actual legal claims.

Crucial Quote“Free, fair elections are the lifeblood of our democracy. Charges of unfairness are serious. But calling an election unfair does not make it so,” U.S. Circuit Judge Stephanos Bibas, who was appointed by President Donald Trump, wrote in the court’s ruling. “Charges require specific allegations and then proof. We have neither here.”

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Chief Critic“The activist judicial machinery in Pennsylvania continues to cover up the allegations of massive fraud,” Trump campaign legal adviser Jenna Ellis said onTwitterFriday about the ruling, though the campaign’s complaint does not make any allegations of voter fraud and Giuliani said in court the case was “not a fraud case.” Ellis added the Trump campaign would appeal the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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