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Trump Appeals PA Vote Decision         11/23 06:18

   President Donald Trump is appealing a federal judge's dismissal of his 
campaign's effort to block the certification of votes in Pennsylvania.

   HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- President Donald Trump is appealing a federal 
judge's dismissal of his campaign's effort to block the certification of votes 
in Pennsylvania.

   The president and other plaintiffs filed notice of appeal to the 3rd U.S. 
Circuit Court of Appeals on Sunday, a day after the judge issued a scathing 
order shooting down claims of widespread irregularities with mail-in ballots.

   The case was always a long shot to stop President-elect Joe Biden's 
inauguration, but given Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes at stake, it was the 
campaign's best hope to affect the election results through the courts. Trump's 
personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, appeared in court for the first time in 
decades to argue the case this past week.

   U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Brann wrote in his order that Trump had 
asked the court to disenfranchise almost 7 million voters. In seeking such a 
"startling outcome," he said, a plaintiff could be expected to provide 
compelling legal arguments and "factual proof of rampant corruption" --- but 
"That has not happened."

   The campaign also filed a motion Sunday night asking for an expedited 
hearing Wednesday as they seek to amend the Pennsylvania lawsuit that Brann 
dismissed before the state certifies its election results next month.

 
 
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