Citing witness affidavits, Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell argued that voter fraud was rampant in several Democrat strongholds and that President Donald Trump, not Joe Biden, won the election if illegal votes are thrown out.
“I know crimes, I can smell them. But I don’t have to smell this – I can prove it to you 18 different ways,” Giuliani, a former federal prosecutor before he served as mayor of New York City, told reporters on Thursday.
What I’m describing to you is massive fraud.
He spoke of 682,770 mail-in ballots that witnesses swear were not properly inspected in Pennsylvania. There was also a worker in Detroit, Michigan who reported rampant illegal behavior – including backdating of mail-in ballots – in a sworn affidavit, he said.
Last but not least, some votes were allegedly processed multiple times, and there were precincts that recorded anywhere from 150 percent to 350 percent of voter turnout, which is “clear circumstantial evidence” of fraud, according to Giuliani.
The precinct discrepancy was cited by Republican election officials in Wayne County, Michigan in their refusal to certify the results – only to have them change their mind on Wednesday, and then again on Thursday, saying they were coerced into certification by threats against them and their families.
In multiple places where Trump led on election night but Biden surged ahead thanks to mail-in ballots counted later, Republican observers were not allowed to be present when the envelopes were opened, thereby making it impossible to verify their validity, Giuliani argued. In Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, Democrats who sent in flawed ballots were given a chance to “cure” them, but Republicans were not, he added.
In Wisconsin, he said the campaign found some 100,000 absentee ballots that weren’t actually requested in Democrat-heavy Madison and Milwaukee, which would be against state law.
Sidney Powell, best known for representing Trump’s former aide General Michael Flynn, claimed that Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic software were involved in deleting Trump votes and “injecting” votes for Biden, alleging that they processed votes in Germany and Spain and that they were linked to Venezuela, Cuba and China.