Donald Trump’s legal team announced on Saturday that they intend to take their election fraud challenge all the way up to the Supreme Court.
After a federal judge in Pennsylvania dismissed a Trump campaign lawsuit challenging the results of the state’s presidential election, the Trump team doubled down and began the process of filing a Third Circuit court appeal.
Trump team attorneys Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis issued a joint statement explaining the rationale on Saturday:
Today’s decision turns out to help us in our strategy to get expeditiously to the U.S. Supreme Court. Although we fully disagree with this opinion, we’re thankful to the Obama-appointed judge for making this anticipated decision quickly, rather than simply trying to run out the clock.
Guiliani and Ellis alleged in the initial lawsuit that 682,777 ballots in Pennsylvania were cast illegally and requested an opportunity to present their evidence in a court of law.
U.S. Middle District Judge Matthew Brann rebuked the Trump team’s initial challenge, accusing them of attempting to “disenfranchise almost seven million voters” before summarily dismissing the case.
The Trump team’s challenge of the questionable methods and results of several states’ elections has been met with extreme amounts of resistance as even the GOP begins clamoring for Trump to give in and accept defeat.
However, Ellis and Giuliani remain firm in their pursuit of justice and appear to be gunning to take the case all the way up to the highest court in the nation.