Sunday, 22 November 2020

Trump campaign THANKS Obama-appointed judge who rejected their bid to overturn Pennsylvania's result, called Rudy 'unhinged' and compared their lawsuit to 'Frankenstein's Monster', because he 'helped get their case to the Supreme Court'

 A federal judge issued a scathing order Saturday dismissing the Trump campaign's futile effort to block the certification of votes in Pennsylvania, shooting down claims of widespread irregularities with mail-in ballots.

The case was always a long shot to stop President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, but it was President Donald Trump´s best hope to affect the election results through the courts, mostly because of the number of electoral votes, 20, at stake in Pennsylvania. His personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, stepped into a courtroom for the first time in decades to argue the case this past week.

US District Court Judge Matthew Brann wrote in his order that Trump had asked the court to disenfranchise almost 7 million voters.

'One might expect that when seeking such a startling outcome, a plaintiff would come formidably armed with compelling legal arguments and factual proof of rampant corruption,' Brann wrote, so much that the court would have no option but to stop the certification even though it would impact so many people. 

'That has not happened.' 

The Trump campaign responded by issuing a statement blasting the 'Obama-appointed judge' while vowing to fight on all the way to the Supreme Court. 

'Today’s decision turns out to help us in our strategy to get expeditiously to the US Supreme Court,' Trump campaign attorneys Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis wrote in their statement.  

Pennsylvania officials can certify election results that currently show Democrat Joe Biden winning the state by more than 80,000 votes, a federal judge ruled Saturday, dealing President Donald Trump´s campaign another blow in its effort to invalidate the election

Pennsylvania officials can certify election results that currently show Democrat Joe Biden winning the state by more than 80,000 votes, a federal judge ruled Saturday, dealing President Donald Trump´s campaign another blow in its effort to invalidate the election

US Middle District Judge Matthew Brann
Rudy Giuliani

US Middle District Judge Matthew Brann (left) ridiculed legal claims put forward by Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani (right). Brann was appointed to the bench by then-President Barack Obama in 2012

The motion to dismiss the case was granted with prejudice, which means the Trump campaign cannot refile

The motion to dismiss the case was granted with prejudice, which means the Trump campaign cannot refile

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