On Tuesday night, Ronna McDaniel, the chair of the Republican National Committee (RNC), told FOX News commentator Sean Hannity that she has 234 pages of 500 affidavits claiming 11,000 incidents of various types of election fraud.
In a brief listing of the allegations on Hannity’s show, McDaniel said that one person in Wayne County, Michigan, claimed that 60 percent of a stack of ballots had the same signature that another affidavit claimed to have seen 35 ballots counted, even though they were not cast by registered voters, that 50 ballots were counted multiple times in a tabulating machine elsewhere, that the dead son of a woman somehow voted in an election, and that Democrats handed out documents on how to distract Republican challengers.
“It was falsified from the beginning,” McDaniel told Hannity, “falsified from the laws passed in COVID’s name to create a porous election, falsified in the sense that they threw Republicans out of election observation and polling observation… and now you have a medium that is manipulating it again by saying that “we’re not even going to listen to these stories”.
“That’s why the RNC will follow this to the end,” McDaniel continued. “We cannot let this happen again…. These men and women are important, their voices will be heard.”
McDaniel claimed that the Republican-led “data teams” still need time to conduct their investigations into the various allegations.
Washington Newsday contacted the RNC to comment.
McDaniel’s appearance on the Hannity Show follows several other Republican party members who supported allegations of election fraud in the Republican President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, which are yet to be substantiated.
Trump’s re-election campaign has filed lawsuits in several states alleging that thousands of votes were fraudulently included in the final vote count and should be discarded. The lawsuits are seeking a resolution before each state confirms its election results in December.
On November 10, President-elect Joe Biden Trump led with approximately 273,000 votes in six different states-Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin-which helped cement Biden’s victory with 79 votes.
On Monday, Attorney General William Barr allowed federal prosecutors to investigate any allegations of election fraud. The leaders of the Democratic Congress parties criticized his decision as unfounded and corrupt.
In response to Barr’s decision, Richard Pilger, the director of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Voter Crime Division, which oversees the investigation of election fraud, resigned just hours later.
In a speech Monday morning, the majority leader of the Republican Senate majority, Mitch McConnell, said: “President Trump is 100 percent within his rights to investigate allegations of irregularities and weigh his legal options”.