President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, said his team would “prove everything” and complained of “illegitimate voices” in at least five major swing states when he planned to file a lawsuit in Pennsylvania on Monday.
The former mayor of New York City also tried to portray President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the social media as a “selection” of the media that announced the results on election night and in the days that followed.
“Biden’s selection by the crooked media is based on illegitimate votes in PA, Mich, GA, Wisc, Nevada and others,” Giuliani tweeted on Sunday night. “We’re gonna prove it all.”
Similar vague and unsubstantiated allegations of allegedly “illegal” votes were made by the President’s personal lawyer at a press conference in Philadelphia over the weekend, where he revealed plans to file a lawsuit in Pennsylvania after the final count in favor of Biden.
In particular, he claimed that Republican election observers were unable to observe the opening and counting of the ballots, which were repeatedly the target of baseless claims by Trump re-election campaign voter fraudsters.
“As a friend of mine says, I don’t believe in conspiracies, but I don’t believe in coincidence either,” Giuliani told reporters on Saturday. “It’s kind of strange that all Republicans here were rejected, and all Republicans in Pittsburgh, and it’s about, about, only about the 700,000 votes that preceded President Trump two days ago that have disappeared.
The former mayor added that his team will be filing “a lawsuit” against the Pennsylvania election starting Monday, along with other lawsuits in other key states on the battlefield.
Washington Newsday has contacted Giuliani’s communications team for comments and further details on the proposed lawsuit. This article will be updated with each response.
President Trump’s personal attorney has promised to file a flood of lawsuits against the Pennsylvania election as the state convenes for President-elect Biden on Saturday – thus securing the Democratic ticket to the White House by getting him over the 270 votes of the electoral college needed to win the presidency.
The commander-in-chief had erroneously claimed victory in Pennsylvania a few days earlier when he held strong leadership before the postal ballots of state election workers were counted. In its current form, Biden won the state by a margin of more than 40,000 votes, with an estimated 98 percent of the votes counted.
Even if President Trump were to win the four states yet to be explained by the New York Times Tracker – Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina and Alaska – he would still not have the votes from the electoral college needed for a second term in the Oval Office.