President Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani on Sunday insisted that the presidential election would be “overturned,” claiming he had “evidence” that “corrupt machines” had deleted millions of votes for Trump — but couldn’t share it.
In an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” the ex-Big Apple mayor, who was recently tapped to lead Trump’s post-election legal fight after his predecessor contracted COVID-19, claimed that the president had actually won the key swing states that were called for Joe Biden.
“In every one of those states, we have more than enough illegal ballots already documented to overturn the result in that state,” Giuliani said, erroneously claiming that the mail vote was invalid because Republicans hadn’t been allowed to observe the count.
“They didn’t allow Republicans in those key places to observe the mail vote. That makes the mail vote completely invalid,” he told anchor Maria Bartiromo.
Trump’s re-election campaign has filed a flurry of lawsuits contesting the vote count in battleground states, but some of those cases have already been rejected by judges who ruled their claims of fraud were unfounded or “hearsay.”
A recount would also have to overcome Biden’s commanding, 65,000-vote advantage in Pennsylvania or 146,000-ballot lead in Michigan, for example, to undo the election result.
Trump’s legal team threw in the towel on an Arizona lawsuit Friday, acknowledging that they wouldn’t overtake Biden in the Grand Canyon State.
Nonetheless, Giuliani claimed that the campaign had enough affidavits from witnesses who reportedly saw fraud to void hundreds of thousands of votes for the former veep.
“We already have enough affidavits from people who were pushed out from being able to observe, so in each one of those states that he lost narrowly, he won those states probably by 2, 3 percent,” he told Bartiromo.
Trump and his allies have continued pushing claims of widespread fraud. The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency, the federal agency that oversees US election security, said the election was “the most secure in American history.”