Pennsylvania Appeals Court Rejects Trump’s Election Case | TODAY
The court rejects the lawsuit of the Trump headquarters by the results of the Pennsylvania vote
Trump’s headquarters announced an appeal
Donald Trump’s campaign headquarters said Sunday it is appealing Saturday’s court order rejecting Trump’s campaign to reverse Joe Biden’s Pennsylvania election victory.
After his defeat in Pennsylvania, some of Republican President Donald Trump’s party members are increasingly urging him to abandon attempts to challenge the presidential election results and admit defeat to Democrat Joe Biden..
After Biden was declared the winner two weeks ago, Trump has filed a large number of lawsuits and launched a pressure campaign to prevent states from certifying the election results..
Attempts to disrupt certification failed in courts of Georgia, Michigan and Arizona.
On Saturday, a federal judge, Republican Matthew Brann, appointed by former President Barack Obama, dismissed a similar suit in Pennsylvania, saying it was “stretched, groundless legal arguments and speculative accusations.”.
For Trump to have any hope of staying in the White House, he needs to eliminate the 81,000 vote advantage that Biden has in Pennsylvania. State will begin certification of results on Monday.
Trump’s lawyers have promised to quickly file an appeal, but the other side’s lawyers say he has no time.
“This should drive the final nail in the coffin of any further attempts by President Trump to use federal courts to rewrite the 2020 election results,” said Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law President Kristen Clarke.
Some Republican lawmakers have begun to publicly disagree with Trump’s position.
Senator Pat Toomey said the court ruling denied Trump any chance of winning Pennsylvania and urged the president to admit defeat.
House Republican Leadership Member Liz Cheney previously called on Trump to respect the “sanctity of the electoral process” if he loses in court.
In the November 3 election, Biden received 6 million more votes than Trump. He also won a majority of 306 votes in the 538-member electoral college, which determines who will take the oath of office at the January 20 inauguration..
Biden has been preparing to take office in recent weeks, although the Trump administration has denied him funding and access..
Trump needs to somehow undo election results in at least three major states to stay in office..
A recount in Georgia confirmed Biden’s victory, and officials certified the result on Friday. Trump’s headquarters said on Saturday that it will demand a new recount.
In Wisconsin, electoral officials criticized Trump volunteers for slowing down a partial recount that is not expected to reverse Biden’s victory.
With recounts and lawsuits nearing completion, Trump urges Republican-led state legislatures to roll back the election and declare him the winner..
“I hope the courts and / or legislatures will find the courage to do what needs to be done to preserve the integrity of our elections and the United States of America itself,” he tweeted after the Pennsylvania court ruling..