‘No merit’: Trump’s appeal over Pennsylvania race rejected by US appeals court

‘No merit’: Trump’s appeal over Pennsylvania race rejected by US appeals court

PHILADELPHIA — A federal appeals court in Philadelphia turned down President Donald Trump’s effort to challenge the election results in a case expected to reach the U.S. Supreme Court if Trump appeals.

The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals echoed a string of other courts in finding his campaign offered no evidence of any election fraud.

Instead, the court said “the campaign’s claims have no merit.” Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani called the election process fraudulent during oral arguments in a lower court last week, but offered no proof.

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Circuit Judge Stephanos Bibas, a Trump appointee, wrote Friday that “calling an election unfair does not make it so.”

The Associated Press Contributed to this article.