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Jenna Ellis still optimistic about Trump’s path to victory

President Trump’s legal adviser, Jenna Ellis, reports that both Pennsylvania and Arizona appear to be poised to disallow vote certification due to election fraud and will ensure the state legislators award the electoral votes to the true winner. In her opinion, the winner is Donald Trump not Joe Biden.

A federal appeals court in Philadelphia roundly rejected the campaign’s latest effort to challenge the election results in Pennsylvania, which have been certified.

In fact, Pennsylvania officials had announced Tuesday that they had certified their vote count for President-elect Joe Biden, who allegedly defeated Trump by more than 80,000 votes in the state. Nationally, Biden and running mate Kamala Harris garnered nearly 80 million votes, a record in U.S. presidential elections. A dubious feat for a compromised candidate who rarely campaigned. In fact, when Biden did appear in public, the toughest question the press asked of him was about his socks.

Trump’s lawyers vowed to appeal to the Supreme Court despite the judges’ assessment that the “campaign’s claims have no merit.” No court has allowed for an evidentiary hearing so Ellis says the Trump team is taking their evidence to the state lawmakers.

Trump perhaps hopes a Supreme Court he helped steer toward a conservative 6-3 majority would be more open to his pleas, especially since the high court upheld Pennsylvania’s decision to accept mail-in ballots through Nov. 6 by only a 4-4 vote last month. Since then, Trump nominee Amy Coney Barrett has joined the court.

“The activist judicial machinery in Pennsylvania continues to cover up the allegations of massive fraud,” Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis tweeted after Friday’s ruling. “On to SCOTUS!”

Three days after the election, SCOTUS Justice Samuel Alito ordered all counties with n Pennsylvania to keep separate any ballots that came in after Nov. 3 and instructed state officials to explain why the court should not step in.

Many, if not all counties, were already complying with his demands.

The order came in response to a state GOP filing earlier in the day which urged once again that the court overturn a ruling by Pennsylvania’s highest court that allowed counties to count ballots received up until 5 p.m. Eastern time Friday — as long as they had been postmarked by Election Day.

The justices had declined an earlier push seeking their intervention, but noted at the time that they might be open to considering the issue down the road.

It’s unclear just how many ballots statewide might be cast into question should the court intervene in the case.