3rd Circuit Court of Appeals Grants Review of Trump Campaign PA Suit


The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has granted the Trump campaign’s request for an expedited review of its election case in Pennsylvania.

The order posted by Jenna Ellis, legal adviser to President Donald Trump’s campaign, stipulates that the brief must be filed by 4 p.m. on Monday.

Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar then will be required to file a response Tuesday at the same time.

The notice adds that the court will advise the parties if an oral argument will then be required.

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The grant of appeal came following a Saturday ruling by U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann that dismissed the Trump campaign case.

The Associated Press reported that Brann — who was appointed by then-President Barack Obama in 2012 while Trump’s opponent, Joe Biden, was vice president — wrote in his opinion the campaign’s legal team was seeking to disenfranchise almost 7 million voters.

“One might expect that when seeking such a startling outcome, a plaintiff would come formidably armed with compelling legal arguments and factual proof of rampant corruption,” Brann wrote in his ruling. “That has not happened.”

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Trump attorney Marc Scaringi disagreed with the finding.

“First, I have tremendous respect and personal regard for Judge Brann. Second, however, contrary to the Judge’s opinion, the Trump campaign is/was not asking, ‘this Court to disenfranchise almost seven million voters’ (i.e. all 6.8 million Pennsylvania voters),” he tweeted Saturday.

“In fact, my co-counsel, Rudy Giuliani, explained to the Judge and on the record, ‘We are NOT asking the Court to invalidate 6.8 million votes, only those votes cast without poll watchers being able to observe and those that were illegally cured.’ (my notes from oral argument),” Scaringi added.

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Currently, 80,845 votes separate Trump and Biden in Pennsylvania.

Biden’s nearly 3.5 million votes in the Keystone State tops Obama’s 2012 tally by over a half a million votes, though the population of Pennsylvania has stayed essentially the same.

Trump also outperformed Obama by nearly 400,000 votes.

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 3,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
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