In a major blow to US President Donald Trump’s legal team, a US Federal Court has rejected the campaign’s latest effort to challenge the poll results. Trump’s lawyers said they would appeal to the Supreme Court despite the judges’ assessment that their “claims have no merit”.
“Free, fair elections are the lifeblood of our democracy. 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,” 3rd Circuit Judge Stephanos Bibas, a Trump appointee, observed for the three-judge panel.
This was the latest setback for Trump Campaign Team in more than two dozen court defeats around the United States who have alleged “vote fraud”. Trump, while agreeing to move out of White House if the Electoral College certifies Biden’s victory, persists in arguing that Biden’s clear victory is invalid.
Incidentally, Pennsylvania officials had announced on Tuesday that they had certified their vote count for President-elect Joe Biden, who defeated Trump by more than 80,000 votes in the state.