On Friday, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals rejected President Donald Trump’s request for an emergency injunction to overturn the certification of Pennsylvania’s election results, saying his campaign’s challenge of a U.S. district court’s decision had “no merit.”
The Washington Post reports:
The court’s sharply worded opinion was written by Judge Stephanos Bibas, who was appointed to the court by Trump.
“Charges of unfairness are serious. But calling an election unfair does not make it so. Charges require specific allegations and then proof. We have neither here,” Bibas wrote.
Trump’s campaign appealed after a district court last weekend dismissed its federal lawsuit against Pennsylvania election authorities and rejected its request to revise the suit.
Bibas wrote that the Trump campaign “never claims fraud or that any votes were cast by illegal voters,” adding that granting Trump’s request to toss the election results would be “grossly disproportionate.”
Trump campaign legal adviser Jenna Ellis tweeted after the decision that the campaign would appeal to the Supreme Court.
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