Federal appeals court rejects Trump campaign election fraud lawsuit
The court rejected his campaign's appeal of a federal lawsuit filed in Pennsylvania that challenged the outcome of the 2020 election in a blistering opinion.
A federal appeals court dismissed a Trump campaign lawsuit Friday; the Trump legal team signaled the challenge could go to the Supreme Court. Since the election, the Trump campaign has repeatedly alleged widespread fraud in the 2002 election. In court, his lawyers say the opposite. Two days before he leaves the Justice Department, Attorney General William Barr offered his sharpest rebuke to date of President Donald Trump's baseless allegations surrounding the election result, rejecting Trump's efforts to act on the conspiracy theories the President has embraced to explain his loss to President-elect Joe Biden.
Barr rejected the call for a special counsel to investigate claims of election fraud, while adding he saw "no basis" for the federal government to seize voting machines, a legally dubious step some of Trump's allies have proposed in recent days. By a 4-3 vote, the Wisconsin Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit filed by the Trump campaign, which sought to invalidate mail ballots it claimed were improperly included during the canvas in Milwaukee and Dane counties. Aired on 12/03/2020.