Things have not been looking great lately for the current 45th President of the United States. Donald Trump trailed during the entire election in electoral votes. The only way he actually stood a fighting chance, was if he was able to clutch the win in Pennsylvania. That win would have given him a 20 point boost, keeping him in the race.
Shockingly to Trump only, Biden began to take the lead in PA. After increasing his lead by more than 5%, PA projected Joe Biden as the winner. This of course did not make Trump or his followers happy. Trump immediately started to file lawsuits in PA as well as other states, in an attempt to block the votes from counting.
A federal judge in Pennsylvania on Saturday dismissed a lawsuit by President Donald Trump’s campaign that attempted to block that state’s certification of millions of voters, which is expected to confirm a win for President-elect Joe Biden there.
Trump has lost or withdrawn more than 30 lawsuits in an effort to overturn Joe Biden’s victory, which is determined by the electoral college. President-elect Joe Biden and his Vice President-elect, Kamala Harris, the first African American and South Asian American, and the first woman to hold the 2nd highest power in office.
Trump has been making A LOT of accusations of voter fraud without any compelling evidence or proof. Trump lives on social media, Twitter in particular. He tweeted every day about being cheated, fraud, and demanding recounts. Twitter censored the President’s tweets and marked them as FAKE NEWS. Donnie, we want to see the RECEIPTS!
U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann, in his written decision, said that the campaign’s lawyers, led by Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, failed to present “compelling legal arguments and factual proof of rampant corruption” in their unprecedented bid to invalidate millions of ballots.
“Instead, this Court has been presented with strained legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations, unpled in the operative complaint and unsupported by the evidence,” Brann fumed.
“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.”
The Trump campaign had claimed that voters in Pennsylvania were denied their constitutional right to equal protection under the law by the fact that some counties in the state, but not all, permitted voters who had mailed in their ballots to “cure” problems with those ballots by casting a provisional ballot.
The former New York City mayor Giuliani and Jenna Ellis, Trump’s campaign lawyer, said they would seek an expedited appeal of Brann’s decision at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.
They even insinuated that the judge cheated them for Biden.
“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 Ellis said in a statement.
Brann who was nominated by the 44th President Barack Obama in 2012, is known to be a “longtime conservative Republican whom I know to be a fair and unbiased jurist”, said U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa.
Biden campaign spokesman Michael Gwin said, “Yet another court has rejected Trump and Giuliani’s baseless claims of voter fraud and their appalling assault on our democracy.”
“The judge’s ruling couldn’t be clearer: our people, laws, and institutions demand more — and our country will not tolerate Trump’s attempt to reverse the results of an election that he decisively lost,” Gwin said.