IIn the dispute over the outcome of the election in the United States, President Donald Trump’s team has announced an appeal to the Supreme Court. On Friday, a federal appeals court dismissed the team’s motion related to the Pennsylvania vote. “Specific allegations and evidence” would have been necessary, it was said to justify. Further objections are hopeless.
Judge Stephanos Bibas also emphasized: “Free, fair elections are the lifeblood of our democracy. Accusations of unfairness are grave. But calling a choice unfair doesn’t make it that. Allegations require specific information and then evidence. We don’t have any of that here. ”And further:“ Voters, not lawyers, elect the president. Ballots, not briefs, decide elections. ”He described the fact that Trump’s team had demanded that the state of Pennsylvania stop the certification of its election results as breathtaking.
The Trump attorney Jenna Ellis, however, accused the judiciary in the state on Twitter of wanting to cover up allegations of massive election fraud. “On to SCOTUS!” She wrote in English on behalf of her colleague Rudy Giuliani, referring to the abbreviation for the Supreme Court of America. It was initially unclear whether he would accept the case.
The objection was made last week by Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani. For five hours he talked about widespread fraud in Pennsylvania without providing a single evidence. The American district judge Matthew Brann stated in the lower court that the complaint, which was riddled with errors, was “arbitrarily patched up like Frankenstein’s monster”. He did not allow Giuliani to mend it.
The appeals court said that decision was justified. The three members have been appointed by Republican presidents. On Thursday the Pennsylvanian electoral authority certified the election result, according to which Democrat Joe Biden received more than 80,000 votes more than Trump.
Trump hopes that the Supreme Court will intervene as it did in 2000. At that time, the constitutional judges stopped a recount in Florida, which meant that George W. Bush won the election. With new appointments at the Supreme Court during Trump’s tenure, there is a nominal conservative majority there. But even if the 20 electorate in Pennsylvania were ultimately awarded Trump, he could not catch up with the Democrats Biden: According to the data provider Edison Research, he is in the lead with a total of 306 to 232 voters.
All 50 states in America must have their election results certified by December 14th. That is the day when the Electoral College, Electoral College, comes together and votes for Biden or Trump according to the election results in the individual states. All challenges and appeals against the elections must be resolved by December 8th. According to the results available, Biden committed the majority of the electorate to himself.