Last Updated on November 23, 2020
The U.S. District Court Judge who tossed out a Trump campaign lawsuit to stop Pennsylvania’s vote certification process is an Obama-Biden Administration appointee.
Matthew Brann, who was appointed to the U.S. District Court in 2012, struck down the lawsuit Saturday, which hinges largely on the assertion that Pennsylvania’s election process violated the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause via mail-in mayhem, severe cases of outright election fraud, and massive canvassing efforts in which election officials tracked down Biden voters to make corrections to their ballots and ensure they were counted.
“This cannot justify the disenfranchisement of a single voter, let alone all the voters of [the United States’] sixth most populated state,” Brann wrote in his 37-page opinion on the case.
While the political left and members of corporate media celebrated Brann’s decision, with one publication reporting that the Obama-appointed judge had ‘disemboweled’ Team Trump’s legal argument, attorneys Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis said in a joint statement that they welcome the decision, which brings them one step closer to a Supreme Court fight.
“Today’s decision turns out to help us in our strategy to get expeditiously to the U.S. Supreme Court. Although we fully disagree with this opinion, we’re thankful to the Obama-appointed judge for making this anticipated decision quickly rather than simply trying to run out the clock.”
Statement for @TeamTrump on Pennsylvania ruling. pic.twitter.com/Oedzlav8aW
— Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) November 22, 2020
Team Trump vowed to appeal Brann’s decision, and by Sunday afternoon they had done just that, filing paperwork with the Third Circuit’s Court of Appeals.