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Trump's lawyer Giuliani promises to challenge Pennsylvania election results

Source : 112 Ukraine

Giuliani said Trump's headquarters were deprived of the opportunity to observe the counting of votes, a similar situation was in other states
17:19, 8 November 2020

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In comments laced with vague and unfounded allegations of voter fraud in Pennsylvania, Giuliani, speaking in Philadelphia, alleged that the Trump campaign was deprived of the ability to watch the ballots being processed. And he said the campaign would make similar allegations in other states that could lead to a “massive nation-wide lawsuit.”

“We were deprived of the right to inspect if a single one of those ballots is legitimate,” Giuliani said. “That is unheard of, it’s illegal, it’s unconstitutional, and we will be bringing an action challenging that.”

The Trump campaign has now brought multiple similar charges into court since Election Day – in Michigan, Nevada, and Pennsylvania - and all but one of the cases has been rejected. In Pennsylvania, a state judge ordered election officials to allow observers to move closer to poll workers, but a federal judge refused to halt the count based on the claims.

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In several of the cases, judges have used strikingly similar language to criticize Trump campaign attorneys for bringing the cases without sufficient evidence.

The senior attorney for Biden said he has yet to see legal action he considers capable of impacting the outcome of the election.

Giuliani alleged that Trump campaign representatives were not close enough to see if ballots had errors or irregularities. But for days, Trump campaign officials have not been able to explain what remedy they could expect should a court agree that they were not given sufficient access to watch the poll workers open mail-in ballot envelopes and inspect them to make sure signatures match, dates are accurate, and the secrecy envelope is used properly.

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