The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has granted the Trump campaign’s request for an expedited review of the Pennyslvania lower court’s decision to dismiss their lawsuit over voting irregularities in the state. Jenna Ellis, Trump Campaign attorney posted the news in a tweet.
The U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Brann threw out the campaign’s lawsuit saying,
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, such that this Court would have no option but to regrettably grant the proposed injunctive relief despite the impact it would have on such a large group of citizens. That has not happened,” Brann added. “Instead, this Court has been presented with strained legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations, unpled in the operative complaint and unsupported by evidence.
Trump campaign attorney’s were undetered and immediately filed an appeal to the higher Third Circuit court.
The Trump campaign argued that equal protection under the law, which is guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, was violated by the state when counties used varying measures when allowing voters to cure ‘defects’ in their mail-in ballots. They implored the Third Circuit to send the matter back to the lower court,
to promptly decide it on the merits and proceed expeditiously to a hearing to enjoin certifying the results of the Presidential Election.
According to Fox News, the Third Circuit’s order states that the Trump campaign has until 4 p.m. local time on Monday to file a brief in support of its argument for overturning Judge Brann’s decision. The Third Circuit court has yet to announce whether they will hear oral arguments in the appeal.