Man, staying in power is just not easy, when the people you expected to come through for you just don’t come through — because they think they have to follow the law, stupid things like that. The Pennsylvania ruling dismissing Donald Trump’s election fraud case which Rudy Giuliani immediately appealed last week, just lost on appeal. And one of the judges hearing the case, a 2017 Trump appointee, minced no words about how meritless the case was.
“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.”
Gee, you mean you have to say what actually happened and then prove that it happened that way? Like, with evidence and stuff? No wonder Donald can’t win. All he knows is that it’s not fair that he lost and somebody’s supposed to do something about that! Right now!!
Here’s a link to the entire opinion. The judge points out that this is not a fraud case, according to Rudy Giuliani. Giuliani merely says that poll watchers were “restricted” and voters allowed to fix technical errors in ballots. But he does not allege fraud. Trump, on the other hand, screams “massive” and “fraud” from the roof tops. Interesting how Rudy tells Trump one thing and then files another in court, isn’t it?
How much more of this before Trump loses his bluster and just gives up? Anybody?
Here is the unanimous, 21-page opinion by the Third Circuit rejecting the Trump campaign's appeal in the Pennsylvania case, written by (Trump appointee) Judge Bibas:https://t.co/A42SfodIox
— Steve Vladeck (@steve_vladeck) November 27, 2020