The Trump campaign is taking its legal and potentially election-deciding fight to the United States Supreme Court.
After an Obama-appointed federal judge in Pennsylvania threw out Trump’s case alleging voter fraud, President Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani said the decision was helpful and that they would be appealing the decision.
“Today’s decision turns out to help us in our strategy to get expeditiously to the U.S. Supreme Court. Although we fully disagree with this opinion, we’re thankful to the Obama-appointed judge for making this anticipated decision quickly, rather than simply trying to run out the clock,” Giuliani and Senior Legal Adviser Jenna Ellis said in a press release.
Days after Election Day, as results were finalized, Democratic challenger Joe Biden was declared the winner. The Trump team, suspecting foul play, then launched a series of legal challenges in swing states like Wisconsin, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Arizona.
And they’re not giving up.
Giuliani specifically said he would be looking to get nearly 700,000 votes cast in the Keystone State to be tossed out.
“We will be seeking an expedited appeal to the Third Circuit. There is so much evidence that in Pennsylvania, Democrats eliminated our opportunity to present 50 witnesses and other evidence that election officials blatantly ignored Pennsylvania’s law denying independent review. This resulted in 682,777 ballots being cast illegally, wittingly, or unwittingly,” the legal counsel said. “This is just an extension of the Big Tech, Big Media, Corrupt Democrat censorship of damning facts the American public needs to know.”
Giuliani continued: “We are disappointed we did not at least get the opportunity to present our evidence at a hearing. Unfortunately, the censorship continues.”
“We hope that the Third Circuit will be as gracious as Judge Brann in deciding our appeal one way or the other as expeditiously as possible. This is another case that appears to be moving quickly to the United States Supreme Court,” he added.
BREAKING: A federal judge rules that Pennsylvania officials can certify election results currently showing Democrat Joe Biden winning the state by over 80,000 votes, dealing President Trump’s campaign another blow in its effort to invalidate the election. https://t.co/1R3GRZzo5Q
— The Associated Press (@AP) November 21, 2020
As Politico reports, U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann described Trump’s “strained legal arguments” as one “without merit,” “speculative,” and “unsupported by evidence.”
“In the United States of America, this cannot justify the disenfranchisement of a single voter, let alone all the voters of its sixth most populated state. Our people, laws, and institutions demand more,” he added.
The ruling is the latest rejection by federal and state court judges of Trump’s effort to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. And the judge’s stinging refutation of the campaign’s claims is yet another indication that Trump’s last-ditch effort to cling to power is slipping. Pennsylvania counties are due to certify their votes by Monday, leaving the final statewide certification in the hands of Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, a Democrat and a defendant in the lawsuit.
The decision comes just days after election boards in Georgia and Arizona certified their states’ results for Biden:
Georgia’s Republican governor and secretary of state certified a victory for Biden Friday, despite Trump’s objections. And a Republican-controlled board in Arizona’s largest county certified its results Friday evening and rejected any claims of fraud.