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Trump loses suit in Pennsylvania

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 11/29/20, 11:33 pm

President Donald Trump’s campaign requested the state throw out thousands of ballots due to allegations that officials restricted some poll watchers and unfairly let some voters cure their absentee ballots. But a panel from the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the campaign on Friday after U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann blocked the lawsuit last week. “Calling an election unfair does not make it so,” wrote Judge Stephanos Bibas, a Trump appointee. “Charges require specific allegations and then proof. We have neither here.”

What will Trump do next? His attorney, Jenna Ellis, tweeted that her legal team plans to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court. The campaign also plans to challenge the results in Wisconsin, where a recount on Sunday confirmed Biden won by about 20,600 votes. Trump said last week that if Joe Biden won the Electoral College vote in December, it would be a mistake, but he would leave office at the end of his term.

Dig deeper: Read Harvest Prude’s report on Biden’s planned Cabinet nominations.

Editor’s note: WORLD has updated this report since its initial posting.


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Kyle Ziemnick

Kyle is a WORLD Digital news reporter. He is a World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College graduate. Kyle resides in Purcellville, Va. Follow him on Twitter @kylezim25.

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  • TIM MILLER
    Posted: Mon, 11/30/2020 01:26 pm

    "Calling an election unfair does not make it so,” wrote Judge Stephanos Bibas, a Trump appointee. “Charges require specific allegations and then proof. We have neither here.”

    With this one statement, Bibas demolishes the Trump case for a stolen election. 

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    Cyborg3
    Posted: Mon, 11/30/2020 02:03 pm

    The judges don't want to overturn the election but there is plenty of evidence that there was gross fraud if you look at the affidavits provided by the president's legal team. The Republican poll watchers were ignored when they challenged ballots and they used COVID-19 as an excuse to prevent them from actually doing their job of examining the ballots and contesting them when they saw bad ballots. People in BLM and AntiFa shirts would get in their way so they couldn't see what the poll workers were doing. Intimidation was also used where a Chinese American was asked why she was there and called racist names. People were threatened to be thrown out of the building. All the time many discrepancies were found with the ballots and voting process. The judge only looked at it in a very narrow way without taking the total view into consideration. 

     

  • TIM MILLER
    Posted: Mon, 11/30/2020 03:25 pm

    Cyborg3, did any poll challengers/watchers raise these issues at the time with the Trump lawyers who were present at the scene of counting? 

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    Cyborg3
    Posted: Tue, 12/01/2020 02:27 am

    I know you got your information from the MSM but it is wrong. Here is one case. 

    Testimony of Braden Gaicobazzi

    10. The table was counting a stack of thirty-five ballots that all appeared to have the pink challenge stickers on them. None of these ballots appeared to be in the digital database of voters, so the people at the table were simply entering names and addresses into the computer with birthdate 1/1/1900. I personally was able to observe the 1/1/1900 birthdates on the computer. There were also addresses and names that I could not verify because I wasn’t allowed close enough to the table for long enough to compare anything. I told the table that I was challenging every one of these ballots. They laughed and said I can’t just do that. I then noticed that at least one of the ballots and envelopes was mismatched based on the numbers. I waited to see if the table checker (at I believe station 2) would catch this and he did not so I spoke up requested the ballot be reviewed/challenged. I could not see any political affiliation information on the ballot, including voting; just the numbers on the envelope and ballot.

    11. At some point another GOP volunteer went to grab a lawyer for me because a debate ensued over this. There weren’t nearly enough lawyers in the room to act on our behalf. When I would try to verify the names on the envelope or check the ballot number against the envelope number to ensure everything was okay, I was given the COVID runaround and separated from the table. I cannot tell you by whom because, throughout the day, I recall very few people at these tables were ever willing to give me their name or party affiliation or even their job title. Everyone else stonewalled and said I wasn’t allowed to talk to anyone at the table and that no one at those tables were required to tell me anything, often including the table supervisor and their managers.

    12. The table supervisor came over and began giving me the same speech and, while I was politely telling him I was just doing my job, another GOP staffer went to find a lawyer for me. In this time, the table swarmed with, I assume, Democrat operatives getting very close to me and yelling at me to back off 6 feet from him for COVID  and complaining about the way I was wearing the mask moving because I was being forced to talk to him too much. The supervisors and table had no problem with these people being close to the table and seemed to be familiar with one another, as though they were all on the same team. The antagonistic staffers invented any kind of reason to prevent me from doing my job and get me agitated. Finally, a lawyer showed up who told them I was allowed to do my job; like other tables, they simply argued with him as well.  Having missed several ballots due to the arguing, I stepped in for a moment to verify the next ballot number matched his envelope.

    13. The table supervisor, his supervisor, and several and several other operatives (none of them would give me their names or credentials) swarmed in and began intimidating me. I was separated from the table at one point by the supervisor’s supervisor and told to stand back. He stepped closer and closer to me as I backed further away to the other side of the table. I asked him what his name and job title was and he, along with the other intimidators, refused to give me any information. He made some kind of innuendo about ‘playing with’ him that made me uncomfortable and he told me something to the effect that he would either ‘kick my ass or kick me out’.

    14. In disbelief, I asked him if he was truly threatening me, because l was just doing my job. He repeated his mantra multiple times and called the cops over and had me forcibly removed. The police questioned nothing and I didn’t fight them at all and left peacefully....

     

    This intimidation was applied to all the poll watchers and nearly all mentioned it. Notice that they kept kicking out the Republicans who would really address the voter fraud. Also, there were not enough GOP lawyers some of whom were kicked out. 

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Tue, 12/01/2020 03:59 pm

    I read an article of a GOP observer who was present in Penn when non-official people came in with thumb drives in baggies and began downloading. He with another person who was a Dem witnessed it. Together they also witnessed a locked room where boxes of thousands of ballots were stacked up. Later all disappeared. (this GOP observer was standing before a podium reporting what he witnessed)

    I doubt it's the only place where that happened.

    Yes, you are correct. There is no evidence because it was a well orchestrated theft.

    Since they got away with it, we can expect more of the same in the FUTURE.

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