President Trump’s campaign on Sunday filed a notice of appeal after a federal judge dismissed Trump’s attempt to block the certification of votes in Pennsylvania.
Attorneys for the president’s campaign, including Rudy Giuliani, submitted an appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, following Judge Matthew Brann’s scathing ruling Saturday rejecting Trump’s case.
Brann, a judge for the U.S. Middle District of Pennsylvania, issued an order permitting Pennsylvania to move forward with certifying its election results and dismissing Trump’s lawsuit that alleged, without evidence, widespread voter fraud.
Brann said the Trump campaign presented “strained legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations” that were “unsupported by evidence.”
“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,” Brann wrote in the order.
The president criticized Brann in a tweet late Saturday, vowing to appeal the decision to allow certification to move forward.
“It’s all a continuation of the never ending Witch Hunt,” Trump tweeted. “Judge Brann, who would not even allow us to present our case or evidence, is a product of Senator Pat ‘No Tariffs’ Toomey of Pennsylvania, no friend of mine, & Obama – No wonder.”
“WILL APPEAL!” Trump said in another tweet.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 22, 2020