Donald Trump’s personal lawyer has promised we will all be “shocked” when affidavits surrounding ‘fraudulent’ ballots in states key to Joe Biden’s victory are released tomorrow.
Trump has continued to claim votes in the 2020 election were fraudulent, a claim his allies have echoed, yet there is no evidence provided to substantiate these allegations.
Voting officials from both political parties have stated publicly that the election went well and international observers confirmed there were no serious irregularities.
However, Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani has said the court documents being released tomorrow will prove the current president won the crucial states of Pennsylvania and Michigan.
“Today the @realDonaldTrump campaign sued to invalidate hundreds of thousands of fraudulent ballots in the Western District of Michigan,” Giuliani tweeted.
“First PA (Pennsylvania), then Michigan will go to Trump. Affidavits will be published tomorrow. You will be shocked.”
According to the Associated Press, Biden beat Trump in Pennsylvania by 0.7 per cent, though his win was more decisive in Michigan, with Biden claiming 50.6 per cent of the vote to Trump’s 47.9 per cent.
Today the @realDonaldTrump campaign sued to invalidate hundreds of thousands of fraudulent ballots in the Western District of Michigan.
First PA, then Michigan will go to Trump.
Affidavits will be published tomorrow.
You will be shocked.
— Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) November 11, 2020
Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany appeared on Fox News holding up what she claimed was over 200 pages of affidavits from Michigan, a day after the network cut away from her briefing.
McEnany said the affidavits will prove 60 per cent of ballots in Wayne County have the same signature and 35 ballots were counted but had no voter record among other things.
It’s not clear if the affidavits McEnany presented are the same Giuliani was referring to in his tweet.
The issues Trump’s campaign and its allies have pointed to are typical in every election: problems with signatures, secrecy envelopes and postal marks on mail-in ballots, as well as the potential for a small number of ballots miscast or lost.
With Democrat Joe Biden leading Trump by wide margins in key battleground states, none of those issues would have any impact on the outcome of the election.
Majority of Americans agree Biden won, despite claims
As of Tuesday night (local time) one week after the election, President-elect Joe Biden had received over five million more votes than Trump.
Biden has 290 votes in the electoral college to Trump’s 214, however The Associated Press has not yet determined the winner in Alaska, Georgia or North Carolina.
After Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 election, Trump has refused to concede and continued to insist there was incidents of election, prompting Twitter to step in and make it clear on necessary tweets the claims had been disputed.
Trump has sought to discredit the integrity of the election and argued without evidence that the results will be overturned.
He primed his supporters to doubt the integrity of the election long before Election Day, particularly around mail-in ballots, which were used more widely amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Nearly 80 per cent of Americans, including more than half of all Republicans, recognise president-elect Biden as the winner of the November 3 election, according to a national poll.
The Reuters/Ipsos national opinion survey, which ran from Saturday afternoon to Tuesday, found 79 per cent of US adults believe Biden won the White House.
Another 13 per cent said the election has not yet been decided, 3 per cent said Trump won and 5 per cent said they do not know.
The results were somewhat split along party lines: about six in 10 Republicans and almost every Democrat said Biden won.
By refusing to concede, Trump has blocked the incoming president from receiving intelligence briefings and withheld federal funding intended to help facilitate the transfer of power.
With Reuters and Associated Press
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