Trump takes his fraud claims to the hotel’s ballroom – by phone

Giuliani, the leader of the legal fight for the Trump campaign, seemed to have drawn up a list of witnesses who made mostly anecdotal allegations that the counting of votes on election day was inadequate.

Trump, who he was reported earlier on Wednesday that he wanted to attend the hearing in person, he said through a speakerphone that he followed the procedure of the right-wing One America News Network.

“I really appreciate that they have been called upon,” Trump said, falsely stating that he “easily” won the second round, that the White House race was “cheated” and that the election result “should be reversed.”

Although Trump’s campaign showed no evidence of widespread voter fraud and lost a number of legal challenges to reverse election results in key booming states, the president nonetheless garnered praise for his personal lawyer on Wednesday.

“I would like to thank Rudy Giuliani for being brave about this. There were other lawyers who stepped back because they screamed at them, ”Trump said, adding that work done on behalf of the former New York mayor“ will be your coronation ”.

After Trump left the line, the crowd burst into applause and cheers again on behalf of the president – prompting one of the presidential Republican legislators to make a particularly bold prediction.

“I think what you just heard,” he said, “guarantees that in 100 years, this will be the most important public hearing ever held by the Senate committee.

Early Wednesday morning, a state court judge in Pennsylvania issued an order suspending further verification of election results across the country.

It didn’t seem immediately likely that Patricia McCullough, a judge at the Commonwealth Court, would influence Biden’s certification as the winner of the Pennsylvania presidential race on Tuesday. However, McCullough’s order suspended the certification of winners in other elections there.

The judge said no further steps were allowed in the president and vice presidential races to improve certification, but it is unclear whether further steps are needed beyond those announced by Prime Minister Kathy Boockvar and Prime Minister Tom Wolf on Tuesday.

McCullough’s order was in preparation for a hearing held on Friday against allegations made by Mike Kelly (R-Pa) MP, Republican congressional candidate Sean Parnell and other GOP voters that were violated by the postal voting process allowed by the Pennsylvania legislature last year. the constitution of the state.

A Wolf spokesman did not respond immediately to a request for comments on McCullough’s order or to the question of whether Wolf should take all steps to appoint Biden’s voters. However, Attorney General Josh Shapiro quickly appealed the judge’s decision.

“This order will not affect yesterday’s election of voters,” Shapiro said in a statement.

Roughly at the same time as the Gettysburg trial of electoral fraud, President-elect Joe Biden gave a markedly different speech from del Wilmington, in stark contrast to Trump’s unwillingness to agree.

“In the midst of the pandemic, more people voted this year than ever before in American history. It’s simply extraordinary, Biden said.

“In America, we hold full, fair and free elections and then respect the results,” he continued. “The people of this nation and the laws of the earth cannot stand by anything else.”

Josh Gerstein and Nick Niedzwiadek contributed to the report.