US federal appeals court rejects Trump campaign’s Pennsylvania election case

President Donald Trump.

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A US federal appeals court on Friday rejected a request by President Donald Trump’s marketing campaign to dam President-elect Joe Biden from being declared the winner of the battleground state of Pennsylvania.

The ruling is yet one more vital setback in Trump’s long-shot bid to overturn the outcomes of the three November election.

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“Free, fair elections are the lifeblood of our democracy. Charges of unfairness are serious. But calling an election unfair does not make it so,” wrote Stephanos Bibas on behalf of a three-judge panel. “Charges require specific allegations and then proof. We have neither here. “

The case might nonetheless be appealed to the US Supreme Court.

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