Trump campaign appeals Pennsylvania election defeat
- 23 November 2020
U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign on Sunday appealed part of a ruling that clears the way for the battleground state of Pennsylvania to certify Democratic President-elect Joe Biden as the winner of the Nov. 3 election, APA reports quoting Reuters.
In a court filing, the campaign asked the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals to review a decision by U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann.
The campaign filed a suit earlier this month, asking Brann to halt the state from certifying the results.
Brann’s ruling, issued on Saturday, described the case as based on “strained legal arguments” and “speculative accusations.”
In a court filing, the Trump campaign said it was focusing its appeal on the “narrow” question of whether Brann improperly refused to let them amend their lawsuit a second time.
For Trump to have any hope of overturning the election, he needs to reverse the outcome in Pennsylvania, which is expected to certify its election results on Monday.