After facing many setbacks in court, the Trump campaign legal team is now ramping up its efforts to prevent states in key battleground states from certifying their results of Nov. 3rd, taking a different approach based on “logical conclusion” reached as a result of incidents that took places.
“This is not a single voter fraud in one state,” Giuliani said during a 90-minute presser from the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C. “This pattern repeats itself in a number of states, almost exactly the same pattern, which to any experienced investigator prosecutor would suggest that there was a plan from a centralized place to execute these various acts of voter fraud.”
Giuliani alleged that the president was a victim of a scheme by dozens of Democratic county election officials from Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and other major cities that contributed to Biden getting more votes, despite the fact Trump had improved over his 2016 performance in some of those traditionally Democratic areas.
“There was a plan to execute voter fraud in big cities run by Democrats, particularly ones with histories of corruption,” Giuliani said. “This was not an individual idea of 10 or 12 Democrat bosses. This was a plan. You would have to be a fool not to realize that.”
Giuliani and attorney Sidney Powell, who represented former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn, emphasized clearly their goal was to overturn the results in several states Biden is leading or has been projected as the winner.
The lawyers dubbed the Elite Strike Force didn’t show the details of the evidence they had for reporters viewing, holding up sworn affidavits of poll watchers that backed up allegations of election wrongdoing. America’s mayor said he had “a hundred more” of affidavits, but is guarding them from public view due to some witnesses wanting to remain anonymous out of fear of being harassed.
They also informed reporters that more lawsuits would be coming in states like Arizona and potentially New Mexico, where Trump trails Biden by nearly 100,000 votes. Giuliani also raised a challenge that might come in Virginia, where Biden leads by almost 500,000 votes, saying they believe they could overcome that deficit.
Giuliani read from an affidavit filed in a Michigan case from Jessy Jacob, who alleged that Detroit employees coached voters to cast ballots for Biden with election supervisors instructing her to predate and alter ballots at the city’s absentee ballot-counting headquarters. Michigan Judge Timothy Kenny wrote in a state court order that Ms. Jacob’s allegations were serious but asserted “behavior with no date, location, frequency or names of employees” and ascribed “sinister motive” to election officials’ directives.
Campaign legal adviser Jenna Ellis told a reporter their question was “fundamentally flawed” when asked if Joe Biden knew or order the claims of voter fraud.
“Your question is fundamentally flawed when you’re asking ‘where’s the evidence?’” Ellis said. “You clearly don’t understand the legal process. What we have asked for in the court is to not have the certification of false results and to say hold on a minute we have evidence that we will present to the court. We haven’t had the opportunity to present that to the court. We’re giving you an overview, and a preview of what we’ve discovered. But no court yet have we had that opportunity. That is what we have given you today because the American people deserve to know what we have uncovered in the last couple of weeks. Remember, this is such a short time frame.”
She added, “For those of you who are here in this room or have maybe tuned out in other networks, clearly you’ve never been court reporters. Trials take time, putting on evidence takes time. This is basically an opening statement so the American people can understand what the networks have been hiding.”
Powell aired accusations of foreign interference in the election, claiming the Denver-based company Dominino, the voting machines used in many jurisdictions across the United States were using technology developed by Hugo Chavez, who died in 2013. She cited how votes were being manipulated during its tabulation count to flip votes from Trump to favor Biden.
“What we are really dealing with here and uncovering more by the day is the massive influence of communist money through Venezuela, Cuba, and likely China in the interference with our elections here in the United States,” Powell said. “The Dominion Voting Systems, the Smartmatic technology software, and the software that goes in other computerized voting systems here as well, not just Dominion, were created in Venezuela at the direction of Hugo Chavez to make sure he never lost an election after one constitutional referendum came out the way he did not want it to come out,”
“Talking about some massive straight lines up in the vote tallies in the middle of the night after they’ve supposedly stopped counting, and that’s when the Dominion operators went in and injected votes and changed the whole system,” Powell added.
Dominion has repeatedly rejected accusations about vote switching and software issues, pushing back on the claims as the “latest flood of absurdities” that is “deeply concerning.”
“The latest flood of absurdities is deeply concerning, not just for Dominion but also for our dedicated state and local partners and the electoral process on whole,” the voting software company said in a statement following the press conference. “Dominion is plainly a non-partisan American company with no ties to Venezuela or Cuba. Vote counts are conducted by county and state election officials, not by Dominion, or any other election technology company—our systems support tabulation by those officials alone.”
The former lawyer for Flynn hasn’t appeared in court on behalf of the campaign litigation efforts, only airing her findings on certain FOX shows. However, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson said on his Thursday-evening show that his team had reached out to Powell asking for evidence to back up her claims. Carlson told viewers he admires Powell and takes her seriously. But Powell angrily told his team to stop contacting her, he said, adding his show asked for evidence to back up her claims and they got none.
President Trump invited two Michigan legislative leaders after the incident that occurred earlier this week in Wayne County when two Republican members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers who refused to certify the election in 43 jurisdictions citing irregularities surrounding vote counts in Detroit reversed course after an online swarm of harassment from participants swarmed the zoom meeting with outrages claims of racism.
Both members; Monica Palmer and William Hartmann changed their votes on certification to “yes” but earlier Thursday morning called for their votes to be rescinded. In an affidavit signed late Wednesday, the two GOP board members said their votes were under pressure and false pretenses of promises to comprehensive and independent audit of Wayne County.
“Late in the evening, I was enticed to agree to certify based on the promise that a full and independent audit would take place,” Hartmann said in his affidavit. “I would not have agreed to the certification but for the promise of an audit.”
A spokeswoman for the Bureau of Elections said there is “no legal mechanism” for board members to rescind their votes.
“It means absolutely nothing,” Jonathan Kinloch, a Democratic member of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers said, adding he believes the affidavits are a ploy to be used in an existing or future lawsuit.
“Their job is done, and the next step in the process is for the Board of State Canvassers to meet and certify. We had a definite deadline of 14 days to certify, and they knew that. This is now out of our purview,” he added.
Fox News broadcasted the whole 90 minutes of the press conference, while other major news networks barely even showed their viewers what was going on while decrying the President, who has kept a low profile since Election Day and his campaign efforts seeking litigation.