“Free, fair elections are the lifeblood of our democracy,” wrote Pennsylvania Third Circuit Judge Stephanos Bibas in the opinion rejecting the Trump campaigns election suit appeal from the three judge panel, which every media outlet is quick to characterize as a REPUBLICAN APPOINTED panel.
They might note that two of the three were appointed by George W. Bush. Not exactly Trump judges, unlike the third member, who in fact IS a Trump appointee.
Nevertheless, Trump legal team’s Jenna Ellis, along with Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, released a joint statement condemning the “activist judicial machinery” of the state.
Still, the court’s ruling was absolutely brutal. “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,” it reads. And that’s true, the campaign did not in fact allege fraud.
He said the word FAIR several times and we always hear about “free and fair elections,” but they sure seem to think that fairness is not a sufficient basis for a court case, so I don’t know.
But we’ll see what happens next.
Mark Levin adds: