U.S. federal appeals court rejects Trump campaign's Pennsylvania election case
By Tom Hals (Reuters) - A U.S. federal appeals court on Friday rejected a request by U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign to block President-elect Joe Biden from being declared the winner of the battleground state of Pennsylvania.
By Tom Hals
(Reuters) - A U.S. federal appeals court on Friday rejected a request by U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign to block President-elect Joe Biden from being declared the winner of the battleground state of Pennsylvania.
The ruling is yet another significant setback in Trump's long-shot bid to overturn the results of the Nov. 3 election.
"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 could still be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
(Reporting by Makini Brice in Washington; Editing by Noeleen Walder and Chizu Nomiyama)
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