As we reported over the weekend, the chairman of the Federal Election Commission, Trey Trainor, said that President Donald Trump’s campaign is bringing “legitimate accusation” of vote fraud to federal courts.
“What I would be concerned with, if I were on the other side of these election contests that are going on around the country, is that if you look at the level of evidence that has been provided by these affidavits — hundreds of affidavits that corroborate events that have happened on the ground — in a summary judgment phase of these cases, you have to take the evidence of the plaintiff as being true,” Trainor told Just The News on Friday.
“The court has to take the evidence of the plaintiff as being true and see whether or not the other side can make a case against it,” added Trainor. “So, the massive amounts of affidavits that we see in these cases show that there was in fact fraud that took place. And the other side really needs to answer these questions.”
Of course, they must answer them: But will they?
It’s looking more like they will.
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.
The Third Circuit’s order says the Trump campaign has until 4 p.m. local time on Monday to file a legal brief in support of its argument for overturning Brann’s ruling. Secretary of State Kathy
Boockvar has until 4 p.m. Tuesday to file the state’s rebuttal.