President Donald Trump has launched a strange “hearing” on voter fraud organized by Rudy Giuliani and Republicans in Pennsylvania on Thursday – as part of an attempt to overthrow a state-certified election result.
After resigning from the personal appearance, Trump called Jenna Ellis, a campaign lawyer, who was held to the microphone while the Gettysburg hotel room cheered.
“We need to reverse the election because there is no doubt that we have all the evidence, we have all the convincing statements, we just need a judge to listen properly,” Trump said after weeks of not presenting evidence of mass fraud in court. “The evidence is pouring in now as we speak.”
Giuliani, who had previously admitted in a failed lawsuit with a Pennsylvania judge that the campaign did not allege massive fraud, again heard the hearing as a practice to uncover massive frauds.
He compiled witnesses, including an unlicensed attorney in Pennsylvania, a statistician who said he was not good at math, and other, for the first time, polling volunteers, local bureaucrats, and voters who appear to be legal proceedings. events presented without evidence.
One woman, who said she was a Democrat and volunteered as a minority observer, complained about a dispute over the submission of one woman’s postal ballot. He said someone threatened to slap him.
An elderly woman complained that she had voted for Trump, but when she printed out her vote, she could not see her name.
Asked by state lawmakers whether there are whistleblowers who were involved in the fraud, Giuliani replied, “I think it is. I need to check this, but I think I get a little confused sometimes in the states, but I think there are three who need a subpoena to defend themselves for testimony. ”
“Listening” to the hotel room does not change the election result as Joe Biden won by 80,555 votes.
In a raging phone call to the Oval Office, Trump reiterated his vague claims that the whole election had been deceived, that all swing states had been won and that Pennsylvania Republican pollsters were being treated as “dogs.” (In fact, the limitations of COVID-19 meant that all observers could not be closer than 25 meters to the counters – the Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld that decision.)
“These elections were lost to the Democrats, there were cheats, there were fraudulent elections, they flooded the market, they flooded everyone with ballots, and I just want to thank everyone for being there,” Trump said. “This is a very important moment in the history of our country.”
Giuliani said he wanted to investigate a special prosecutor over the people conducting the elections.
“I think it’s more than enough to tell you that the numbers in this election don’t come together,” he said. “It’s easy to figure out what the right number is, excluding illegal votes. From honest votes, the winner of the election changes. “
Matthew Brann, a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Pennsylvania, threw out the Pennsylvania lawsuit on the Trump campaign last week, noting that it tried to “separate it from nearly seven million voters” without providing evidence of fraud.
Brann regretted that after making such bold allegations about corruption in the voting process, the legal team had only “submitted tense legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations”.
Like Giuliani, Pennsylvania state Republicans complained during Thursday’s performance that they had heard about strange things, or that voters had approached them for strange things – but openly admitted that they had no idea what it meant.
Representative Mike Jones ran into some election results he thought were suspicious, such as Trump outperforming some of those who voted below the local republic vote in the personal vote, but the same candidates were beaten in postal ballots, sometimes tens of thousands.
“It doesn’t prove anything,” he said, describing the results as a “head scratcher”.