Earlier today, the Trump Campaign's legal team held a press conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters to give an overview of their ongoing litigation. The press conference featured Trump attorneys Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, and Jenna Ellis. It focused on alleged problems in major cities across several states.
The problems included:
- Observers being prevented from viewing the ballot counting process.
- Alleged unequal application of state election laws to different counties.
- Allegations by election workers that their superiors told them to ignore ballot deficiencies.
- General failure to follow protocol regarding provisional and mail-in ballots.
The campaign's attorneys also noted the threats that Republicans have received as a result of their willingness to speak up about issues, including threats to Republican members of the Wayne County Canvassing Board and Republican attorneys.
This is just some of the hate Republican canvassers in Wayne County received for trying to ensure an accurate count.— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) November 19, 2020
When you have 71% of precincts whose counts do not match, that’s a legitimate concern, not a justification for disgusting attacks like these. pic.twitter.com/NN16vSIoVd
...While Biden called for unity and healing, he has said nothing about the campaign against Trump lawyers and their clients. No law firms or lawyers have publicly withdrawn their support for the Lincoln Project. The silence speaks loudly to our loss of civility and decency.— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) November 19, 2020
Unsurprisingly, the media is already scoffing at the evidence revealed at the press conference. As Amber Athey wrote for The Spectator:
The media has been claiming since the election ended that President Trump’s claims of voter fraud are ‘baseless’ and ‘without evidence’. That just is not true. The President’s lawyer gave examples of it during today’s press conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington DC...
Giuliani did in fact present evidence of voter fraud today but many people simply didn’t want to hear it. He cited multiple Americans, one by name, who have signed sworn affidavits stating that they witness[ed] some type of fraud, whether it was pro-Trump ballots being thrown out without cause, ballots being backdated to before the election, poll workers being told not to ask voters for identification, and more.
As Giuliani helpfully pointed out, affidavits are considered ‘evidence’ in a court case. Whether you agree or disagree with them is a different question. And it’s reasonable that not all of the people who signed their names would be willing to go public. If you want to hear more of the evidence that was presented, just watch the first hour or so of the press conference.
The Trump Campaign should be given the opportunity to have their day in court. Regardless of the outcome, the American people deserve increased transparency in our elections moving forward. That is the only way to ensure confidence in what is supposed to be an open, fair, and honest system.