As Donald Trump’s “elite strike force” legal team and their allies lose one case after another — over 35 at last count — they’re not just losing, their baseless claims are being laughed out of court as one judge after another shreds Trump and his allies’ debunked arguments.
From a conservative judge in Pennsylvania dismissing a Trump lawsuit as having “no merit” and being “without evidence” to a Michigan judge calling claims from Trump allies “not credible,” the Trump team’s legal efforts are facing backlash from judges “to a degree rarely seen.”
Judges across the country are demolishing Trump and Giuliani’s conspiracy theories.
Washington Post: “Trump lawyers suffer embarrassing rebukes from judges over
voter fraud claims”
New York Times: “Mr. Trump’s campaign keeps getting routed in case after case. Challenges keep getting tossed out by exasperated judges. Entire legal teams have quit en masse. Claims better suited to random Twitter feeds (or the president’s) have been laughed out of court after court.”
Associated Press: “The strategy may have played well in front of television cameras and on talk radio to Trump’s supporters. But it has proved a disaster in court, where judges uniformly rejected their claims of vote fraud and found the campaign’s legal work amateurish.”
ABC News: “In court hearings and opinions around the country, judges are voicing similar frustrations with the Trump campaign’s legal filings to a degree rarely seen in venues where political rhetoric is generally unwelcome, experts and courthouse veterans said.”
A conservative federal judge in Pennsylvania threw out another Trump lawsuit on Saturday, saying it was “not how the Constitution works.”
Associated Press: “In blistering ruling, judge throws out Trump suit in Pa.”
Washington Post: “The judge’s decision, which he explained in a scathing 37-page opinion, was a thorough rebuke of the president’s sole attempt to challenge the statewide result in Pennsylvania.”
Philadelphia Inquirer: “‘Not how the Constitution works’: Federal judge tosses Trump suit seeking to disrupt Pa. election results”
In case after case, judges, even ones appointed by Donald Trump, have roundly and pointedly rejected Trump’s claims and lawsuits.
Washington Post: “Under sharp questioning from Judge Paul S. Diamond, however, they conceded that Trump in fact had ‘a nonzero number of people in the room,’ leaving Diamond audibly exasperated. ‘I’m sorry, then what’s your problem?’ asked Diamond, who was appointed to the federal bench by President George W. Bush.”
ABC News: “In dismissing the Bucks County lawsuit, Judge Robert O. Baldi said it would be ‘an injustice to disenfranchise these voters’ based on the technical errors with the ballots. Baldi noted repeatedly that the Trump team ‘specifically stipulated’ that ‘there exists no evidence of any fraud, misconduct, or any impropriety with respect to the challenged ballots.’”
ABC News: “Even those dissenting were not partial to the Trump campaign’s argument. In his dissenting opinion, Chief Justice Thomas G. Saylor wrote that the campaign’s request to cancel large numbers of ballots “based on isolated procedural irregularities” was ‘misguided.’ ‘I fail to see that there is any real issue,’ Saylor wrote.”
WWMT: “While the lawsuit claimed election officials should block certification of election results from Wayne County, Stephens cited a lack of evidence to support the claim. ‘The Trump campaign’s lawsuit demonstrates either a failed attempt by plaintiffs to cobble together a legitimate claim, or their clear lack of understanding of Michigan’s election laws,’ Stephens said.”
KNAU: “Judge Daniel Kiley refused Trump’s allegations, saying he agreed with election officials that the public, quote, ‘has a right to know how flimsy [the] Plaintiffs’ evidence actually is.”
ABC News: “When Republican lawyers in Nevada complained their observers were not close enough if they could not hear everything poll workers were saying, U.S. District Judge Andrew Gordon pushed back. ‘At what point does this get ridiculous?’ the exasperated judge, an appointee of President Barack Obama, asked before ruling against the Republicans.”
MLive.com: “Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Timothy Kenny ruled claims that Wayne County and Detroit election officials purposely cheated the system to swing the election for Joe Biden are ‘not credible’ and denied a request to stop Michigan’s election results from being certified on Friday.”
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