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Trump campaign attorney Rudy Giuliani in Gettysburg

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Reprinted with permission from Alternet

President Donald Trump's reelection campaign has suffered yet another legal setback, with the Third Circuit Court of Appeals rejecting one of its lawsuits in Pennsylvania challenging the 2020 election results.

The Third Circuit was emphatic in its decision, saying, "free, fair elections are the lifeblood of our democracy. Charges of unfairness are serious. But calling an election unfair does not make it so. Charges require specific allegations and then proof. We have neither here."

Trump's campaign and attorney Rudy Giuliani have claimed, without evidence, that widespread voter fraud was committed in Pennsylvania. But the Third Circuit Court of Appeals clearly saw no merit in Team Trump's arguments.

Reuters' Brad Heath, reporting on the ruling, tweeted:


Here is some more legal analysis of the Third Circuit's decision:




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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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