President Donald Trump’s legal team held a news conference on Thursday to discuss its challenge to the results of the presidential election. Attorney Rudy Giuliani outlined several key allegations. While national media outlets are saying no evidence was presented, Giuliani referenced hundreds of affidavits signed by witnesses, poll workers, and election officials. Watch the press conference below.
The Trump campaign’s lawyers include not only Giuliani but also respected attorney Sidney Powell who served as an Assistant United States Attorney for 10 years and She is now practicing in the Second, Fourth, Fifth, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Federal Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court. Powell also consults in federal appeals and litigation involving complex class actions and selected “white-collar” defendants, including the $3 billion national class action against Fibreboard Corporation; real estate transactions, employment law, asbestos injuries, environmental issues, oil and gas matters, contract claims, patent, trademark, copyright, attorney sanctions, civil rights actions, and a wide variety of civil issues. Powell has served as lead counsel in more than 500 appeals in the Fifth Circuit, which have resulted in more than 180 published opinions. Ms. Powell is an elected member of the American Law Institute and a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers for which she served in 2001-2002 as President. She is also a past president of the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit.
Trump is also represented by Lin Wood who most recently won several high-profile settlements against the Washington Post and CNN. He is perhaps most notably known for his representation of Richard Jewell who was wrongly accused of the Atlanta Olympic bombing. Wood’s resume in winning civil cases against media outlets and mega corporations is so long we link to it HERE.
Current allegations made by the Trump Campaign:
- Observers were prevented from watching mail-in ballots being opened. Giuliani said that many mail-in ballots were opened without observers being able to check that they were properly signed, a key protection against fraud.
- Unequal application of the law in Democratic counties. In Pennsylvania, whose state supreme court created new, relaxed voting rules before the election, Giuliani alleged that absentee voters in Democratic counties were allowed to “cure” defects in their ballots, while voters in Republican counties, which obeyed the state law as written, were not.
- Voters arrived at the polls to discover other people had voted for them. Giuliani said that many provisional ballots cast in Pittsburgh were submitted by people who showed up to vote in person, only to be told that they already had voted.
- Election officials were told not to look for defects in ballots and to backdate ballots. Giuliani cited an affidavit from an official who swore she was told not to exclude absentee ballots for defect, and to backdate ballots so they would not appear to have been received after Election Day, to avoid a Supreme Court order to sequester those ballots.
- Ballots casting votes for Joe Biden and no other candidates were run several times through machines. Giuliani said that 60 witnesses in Michigan would attest to ballots being “produced” quickly and counted twice or thrice.
- Absentee ballots were accepted in Wisconsin without being applied for first. Giuliani noted that Wisconsin state law is stricter regarding absentee ballots than most other states are, yet alleged that 60,000 absentee ballots were counted in the Milwaukee area and 40,000 in the Madison area, without having been applied for properly by the voters who cast them.
- There were “overvotes,” with some precincts allegedly recording more voters than residents, among other problems. Giuliani said there was an unusually large number of overvotes in precincts in Michigan and in Wisconsin, which he alleged was the reason that Republicans on the Wayne County Board of Canvassers had refused to certify the results there this week.
- Voting machines and software are owned by companies with ties to the Venezuelan regime and to left-wing donor George Soros. The legal team alleged that there were statistical anomalies, such as huge batches of votes for Biden, that could not be explained except as manipulation
- The Constitution provides a process for electing a president if the vote is corrupted. Jenna Ellis argued that the media, had usurped the power to declare the winner of the election.
–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice