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.

Reuters November 28, 2020 00:12:02 IST
U.S. federal appeals court rejects Trump campaign's Pennsylvania election case

US federal appeals court rejects Trump campaigns 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.

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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