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An attempt by Trump’s campaign to block President-elect Joe Biden from being declared the winner in Pennsylvania was rejected by a federal appeals court.
The three-judge panel found the case unfounded, saying Trump’s campaign did not make specific allegations or provide evidence.
The decision is another major failure for Donald Trump in his attempts to cancel the November 3 election.
On November 26, President Trump said he would back down if Joe Biden was declared the winner.
The next day, however, he again made baseless allegations of “massive voter fraud,” he wrote on Twitter: “Biden can enter the White House as president only if he can prove that his ridiculous ‘80,000,000 votes’ were not obtained fraudulently or illegally.”
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The Third District Court of Appeals was asked to consider the lower court’s decision to reject attempts by Trump’s campaign to invalidate millions of votes by mail in Pennsylvania.
The lower court’s decision had paved the way for the state on the battlefield to attest to Joe Biden’s victory by giving him 20 vital votes to the Electoral College and, in effect, the presidency.
Giving the opinion of the Court of Appeal, Judge Stefanos Bibas wrote: “Free, fair elections are the lifeblood of our democracy. The accusations of injustice are serious. But declaring elections unfair does not. “
“The charges require specific allegations and then evidence. We don’t have either here. “ wrote Judge Bibas, who was nominated by President Trump.
Following the ruling, Trump’s campaign lawyer Jenna Ellis wrote: “Forward to SCOTUS!”
The Trump campaign has filed numerous lawsuits alleging voter fraud in several countries, but with little success.
Joe Biden is expected to defeat President Trump 306 to 232 in the US Electoral College, which determines who becomes president – well over the 270 he needs to win.
Time is running out, as states have until December 8th to resolve election disputes, before the Electoral College meets on December 14th to officially announce the winner.
Donald Trump’s refusal to step down hastened the process that usually follows US elections.
However, it is not a requirement for Donald Trump to step down so that Joe Biden can be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States.