Trump files appeal after Pennsylvania judge threw out campaign’s ‘stitched-together’ lawsuit

PRESIDENT Donald Trump's legal team has filed an appeal to a federal judge who threw out his campaign's lawsuit to block the certification of Pennsylvania's election results.

The appeal was filed on Sunday to the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, a day after US District Judge Matthew Brann dismissed the Trump campaign's request for an injunction that would stop votes from being certified in Pennsylvania.

The appeal is Trump's latest move in his long-winded battle to challenge the results of the 2020 election.

The president's campaign thanked Judge Brann for "helping us in our strategy to get expeditiously to the US Supreme Court" by throwing out his lawsuit.

But Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani shared a statement from thecampaign on Twitter that expressed disagreement and insinuated that their case would soon head to the Supreme Court.

"We are disappointed we did not at least get the opportunity to present our evidence at a hearing. Unfortunately the censorship continues," the statement reads.

"We hope that the Third Circuit will be as gracious as Judge Brann in deciding our appeal one way or the other as expeditiously as possible."

But Pennsylvania's Republican Senator Pat Toomey said in a statement on Twitter that Brann's decision meant Trump has "exhausted all plausible legal options to challenge the result."

He went on to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden on his victory.

"With today's decision by Judge Matthew Brann, a longtime conservative Republican who I know to be a fair and unbiased jurist, to dismiss the Trump campaign's lawsuit, President Trump has exhausted all plausible legal options to challenge the result of the presidential race in Pennsylvania," he said.

As Giuliani shared the Trump 2020 campaign's statement, the president seethed slammed Toomey on Twitter about a "witch-hunt."

"It’s all a continuation of the never ending Witch Hunt," Trump responded to a tweet from Fox News presenter Levin about a Wikipedia addition claiming the president is trying to "steal" Pennsylvania's electors.

"Judge Brann, who would not even allow us to present our case or evidence, is a product of Senator Pat 'no tariffs' Toomey of Pennsylvania, no friend of mine, and Obama – no wonder. 900,000 Fraudulent Votes!"

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