President Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani aggressively made the case for the Trump campaign's legal challenge of the 2020 election results, alleging in a fiery news conference that there was a "centralized" plan to carry out voter fraud around the country. But yet the media seems to be ignoring all of it - for clarity, please watch the entire video below - the case is laid out plain and simple and very convincing.
This is a different approach to what the campaign has recently taken in court, where they have primarily focused on the validity of ballots and counts without asserting fraud. While Giuliani did not present any direct evidence of a massive fraud scheme, he asserted that this is the "logical conclusion" reached as a result of incidents he said took place in several states.
"What I’m describing to you is a massive fraud," Giuliani spoke at the Capitol Hill news conference with other members of Trump's legal team, who repeatedly lashed out at the news media and accused them of treating their efforts unfairly.
At one point, Giuliani repeatedly blasted one reporter: "You're lying."
His descriptions largely entailed recitations of allegations put forth in several lawsuits that the Trump campaign has filed. The Trump campaign is contesting calls that Joe Biden is the projected winner in the contest.
The former New York City mayor spoke about incidents in Pennsylvania where Republican poll watchers claimed they were not allowed to observe the counting process because they were kept too far away. A judge had ruled in their favor and ordered that they be permitted six feet away from the counting at a center in Philadelphia, but that was overturned after officials appealed.
Giuliani also claimed that while Pennsylvania does not allow absentee voters to fix any errors with their ballots, some were given that opportunity but apparently not those from Republican areas.
He cited sworn affidavits from cases in Pennsylvania and Michigan from poll workers who spoke about instructions from supervisors. One claimed that workers in Pennsylvania were instructed to assign ballots without names to random people, resulting in thousands of people in Pittsburgh showing up to the polls to find that votes had been cast in their names.
Another affidavit said that a supervisor in Michigan instructed workers to change the dates on absentee ballots to show that they arrived earlier than they had.
Giuliani added that approximately 100,000 absentee ballots in Wisconsin should have been deemed invalid because there were no applications for them.
“If you count the lawful votes, Trump won Wisconsin," Giuliani said.
Trump campaign legal adviser Jenna Ellis explained the lack of new evidence at the news conference to support their allegations by claiming this was merely an "opening statement," and that more evidence would be forthcoming.
Giuliani pushed back against a reporter who claimed he and his team were taking their time rolling out their cases.
“We’re not going to drag it out. I mean it’s ridiculous for you to say we’re dragging it out," Giuliani said, noting that Al Gore took more time in the legal battle over the 2000 election.
He also said that more lawsuits could be coming from around the country.