It’s not over in Pennsylvania yet!
The Third Circuit Court of Appeals in PA just granted the Trump campaign’s request for an expedited review of a lower court’s decision.
The court’s decision comes after a U.S. District Court Judge in Pennsylvania dismissed the Trump campaign’s original lawsuit that tried to stop the certification of the election.
There’s still hope in Pennsylvania folks, let’s see how this plays out.
— Matt O'Donnell (@matt_odonnell) November 23, 2020
BBG: Pennsylvania Republicans sue to block certification of election results
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) November 23, 2020
Fox News broke the story and had these details to offer:
The Third Circuit Court of Appeals granted the Trump campaign’s request for an expedited review of a lower court’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit over voting in Pennsylvania.
Trump campaign attorney Jenna Ellis tweeted the news with an image of the court record Monday morning.
The appeal comes after U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Brann in Pennsylvania threw out the campaign’s lawsuit, which sought an injunction that would stop the certification of the election in Pennsylvania. Most counties in the state are expected to certify their results on Monday.
The Trump campaign argued that the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection under the law was violated by the state when counties took different measures to inform voters of technical issues that arose with the unprecedented number of mail-in ballots.
🚨NEW: Third Circuit Court of Appeals grants expedited review for Team Trump’s appeal from Pennsylvania. pic.twitter.com/LKJDnPGRSn
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) November 23, 2020
Trump's election lawsuit leads to 3rd Circuit grant for expedited reviewhttps://t.co/icObLuCblR
— David Fegan (@DCfegan) November 23, 2020
The New York Post added to the story too:
President Trump’s legal team has filed paperwork to appeal a federal judge’s ruling that struck down the campaign’s attempt to stop votes being certified in Pennsylvania.
Attorneys for the Trump campaign filed a notice of appeal to the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Sunday — a day before Pennsylvania’s 67 counties were set to certify their results and send them to state officials.
Judge Matthew Brann dismissed the campaign’s lawsuit Saturday.
In his ruling, Brann said that he “has no authority to take away the right to vote of even a single person, let alone millions of citizens.”
Pennsylvania has not certified its election results yet so the state is still up in the air.
With its 20 electoral votes, Trump is surely not going to throw in the towel anytime soon.