During the Rudy Giuliani press conference last Thursday. Trump lawyers claimed that Trump won the election “in a landslide.” The team, led by Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, promised to submit proof of massive fraud.
Giuliani said they found “more than double the number of votes needed to overturn the election.” In fact, the votes they found were “in terms of provable, illegal ballots.” Specifically, he said the fraud occurred in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nevada, and Arizona.
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Georgia and Pennsylvania
In Pennsylvania, Giuliani alleged that 682,770 ballots “were not inspected.” Therefore, they should void them. He accused the state of “two different standards. He called election officials for having what he termed as “cured” ballots. Giuliani also claimed voter fraud in Democrat-controlled “big cities. He said: “The number of voter fraud cases in Philadelphia could fill a library.”
Meanwhile, in Georgia, Giuliani said the recent recount will tell “nothing.” He said it won’t amount to anything as officials didn’t inspect voter signatures.
Also during the Rudy Giuliani press conference, lawyer Sidney Powel called out allegedly illegal actions. “This is stunning, heartbreaking, infuriating and the most unpatriotic act I can even imagine for people in this country to have participated in any way, shape, or form,” she said. “And I want the American public to know right now that we will not be intimidated.”
Powell ended by promising that “We are going to take this country back.” She added: “President Trump won by a landslide. We are going to prove it.”
Submitting the proof
Asked about proof, lawyer Jenna Ellis said that this event was the “opening statement.” She said they will present actual hard evidence in court instead of here.
Also, Ellis took the opportunity to call out the press. She referred to mainstream media as the “court of public opinion” and accused them as biased. “I would strike 99%” of the journalists if they were her jury,” she said, and “I would be allowed to because of the fake news coverage you provide.”
Rudy Giuliani Hair Dye and ‘My Cousin Vinny’
The Rudy Giuliani press conference featured some amusing side notes. One, while speaking at the podium, Giuliani’s face seemed to sweat a dark-colored liquid. At some point in the conference, his perspiration apparently mixed with his hair dye. This made his sweat darker, which became noticeable as it traveled on both sides of his face. Vanity Fair called the Rudy Giulian sweat scene “the least crazy part of his batshit press conference.”
Second, he asked the audience if they saw “My Cousin Vinny.” This referred to the 1992 cult classic starring Joe Pesci as a New Yorker. He described a scene where Pesci’s character asks a witness how many fingers he’s holding. The witness, who stood a hundred feet away, said he’s holding up four. Pesci was only holding up two. He compared that to election poll watchers. “These people were further away than ‘My Cousin Vinny’ was from the witness. They couldn’t see a thing,” he said.
Trump’s legal team filed lawsuits in some states. They also worked to stop election result certifications in others. While courts dismissed some lawsuits, they withdrew others, while some remain pending. In some cases, the campaign asked courts to throw out results from entire counties or states. On Wednesday the campaign bankrolled $3 million for a partial recount for Wisconsin. At the same time, they withdrew its lawsuit in Michigan.
Georgia’s recount certification is due Friday. So, Giuliani earlier filed suit in the state to block certification of the vote count. Meanwhile, Nevada should certify the results by Tuesday. The Wall Street Journal said Wednesday that did not find proof of widespread fraud. They wrote: “No evidence has emerged of widespread fraud, and several of Mr. Trump’s lawyers have told judges across the country that they don’t believe such fraud occurred,” the Journal said.
How does it end?
As state deadlines for certifications approach, we should expect more challenges coming in. While well-meaning, the pressure is on the Trump team to submit evidence to back up their claims. Otherwise, they will receive criticism for unnecessarily delaying the proceedings. Time is running out. Let’s hope the patience of the average American holds longer.
Watch this as Bloomberg Quicktake Now covers the news conference called by lawyer Rudy Giuliani and Trump Campaign Officials at the RNC headquarters:
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