White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany appeared on Fox News to present 234 pages of affidavits she claimed were proof that election fraud took place, as she listed new cases the Trump campaign alleges to have uncovered.
Her appearance on Hannity came a day after the network cut away from McEnany as she spoke in a ‘personal capacity’, claiming that they could not air her claims of fraud as they were unsubstantiated.
Yet she was given free reign on Tuesday night, listing a number of allegations as both she and RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel vowed that they would continue to contest the election result until the end.
McDaniel revealed that they have now received word of 11,000 incidents of fraud from witnesses and have compiled 500 affidavits from these witnesses so far, as they work slowly to verify their claims.
Yet their claims of new evidence came just minutes after former RNC Chair Reince Priebus warned Hannity that if the GOP is to continue fighting for appeal, they must use logic by not trying to contest a small number of ballots in places where their loss was much greater.
Despite broadcasting the claims of fraud from Trump-loyal Republicans over the past few days, Fox has announce Joe Biden as winner, along with the other major networks.
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White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany claimed to be holding 234 pages of affidavits from Michigan on Fox News on Tuesday as she reiterated claims of voter fraud
Absentee early voting at Wayne County where she claims the fraud was discovered
WATCH: @kayleighmcenany runs through the shocking allegations of voter irregularities revealed in 234 pages of signed and sworn affidavits.
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McEnany had with her the 234 pages of affidavits she said came from Wayne County, Michigan, and brandished them as proof on several occasions while berating the media she accused of ignoring the reports.
‘We keep hearing the drum beat of where is the evidence but right here 234 pages of sworn affidavits, from real people, real allegations, signed with notaries,’ she said.
‘In one county, Wayne County, Michigan, in one batch of ballots, 60 percent had the same signatures, 35 had no voter record but were counted anyway, 50 ballots were run multiple times through a machine.
‘One woman said her son was deceased but still voted,’ she added.
‘This is one county where our poll watchers were threatened with racial harassment, pushed out of the way, and Democratic challengers were handing out documents saying how to distract GOP challengers.’
‘The president wants justice for the 72million plus forgotten men and women of this country,’ McEnany concluded.
The Trump campaign filed a lawsuit in Michigan on Monday claiming that their poll watchers and ‘challengers’ said they could not get close enough to see what was happening.
The federal judge has not yet given an indication on what their action will be on the suit but it comes after the campaign filed a similar lawsuit with the same claims that was quickly dismissed.
Last Wednesday, the campaign filed a lawsuit to halt the vote count in the state saying the poll watchers were denied ‘meaningful access’ to the counting of ballots or surveillance video of the ballot drop boxes.
Yet, the case was dismissed by Thursday with the judge ruling there was no legal basis or evidence.
McDaniel reiterated the claims that poll workers in Michigan were being pushed out of the room, stating that it would now make it hard for Republicans to know what happened to the votes once they left.
She alleged that some mail-in ballots in Detroit were being brought in in the middle of the night so none of the process could be observed, despite the judge already making a ruling that there was not evidence of this.
‘How do we remedy this? If you have nothing to hide, why are you kicking out people out?’ she questioned.
McEnany brandished the papers on multiple occasions during the segment
She also accused the election of being ‘rigged’ from the beginning and that the media were now contributing.
‘Laws being passed in the name of COVID to create a porous election,’ she accused.
‘They kicked Republicans out of it and now the media is rigging it again by saying they won’t listen to these stories, not going to validate the 11,000 incident reports, 500 affidavits about this states, testifying under oath they were disenfranchised from this election.
‘It is stealing,’ she continued, ‘when you validate a vote that shouldn’t be in, it’s stealing from a person.’
Yet she urged Trump supporters to be patient, as it was a ‘long process’ and ‘canvassing is not yet done’.
She was echoing the words of her predecessor Priebus who moments before had said that it would be next week before most states finished their canvassing for evidence of any irregularities or mistakes in the vote count.
He explained that the canvas would remove any votes that should not have been included from a recount before a winner is declared but that each party has the right to appeal votes being included if they believe they were fraudulent.
RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel backed up the claims and said they would contest until the end
As McEnany spoke, President Trump was on a Twitter rampage over the fraud claims
Yet he warned that there must be a large number of votes involved, or at least enough to swing the election, if it was to be taken as far as the Supreme Court.
‘You can bring every single vote that matters and every one of your complaints and appeal each to the court of appeal,’ he said.
‘Where things do get dicey is can I bring a complaint the to Supreme Court that alleges ten votes and the court is looking at it and you lost by 19,000, they’re not going to take it. It’s important at some point, fraud has to meet a certain point to bring to the Supreme Court.’
Trump and his campaign have yet to present no substantial evidence of abuse and as of Tuesday evening, had filed no new cases today.
They have already filed cases in Pennsylvania and Michigan which claim poll watchers could not get close enough to see counting fully, after initially complaining they were not allowed in at all then admitting they were.
But neither allege abuse on a scale which would lead to overturning the almost 50,000 lead Joe Biden has in Pennsylvania and the 150,000 he has in Michigan. Ballot counting abuse has not been alleged in court anywhere else.
As McEnany and McDaniels made their claims on Hannity, the president was on a Twitter rampage, retweeting reports of fraud and claiming that ‘people will not accept this rigged election’.
Their appearance also came after McEnany had been cut off by Fox for stating that Republican wanted ‘every legal vote to be counted, and every illegal vote to be discarded’.
‘Whoa, whoa, whoa – I just think we have to be very clear. She’s charging the other side as welcoming fraud and welcoming illegal voting. Unless she has more details to back that up, I can’t in good countenance continue to show you this,’ said host Neil Cavuto and he cut away from her press briefing.
‘I want to make sure that maybe they do have something to back that up, but that’s an explosive charge to make, that the other side is effectively rigging and cheating. If she does bring proof of that, of course we’ll take you back. So far she has started saying, right at the outset – ‘welcoming fraud, welcoming illegal voting’. Not so fast.’
The move infuriated Trump, coming from the network that was considered an ally.
Yet it increasingly frustrated the president during the election count by calling the likes of Arizona for his rival Biden before other networks.
Also on Monday, another Fox host was caught live, exasperated that the fraud claims were being aired when the network has declared Biden the winner.
‘What? What is happening?’ Sandra Smith said. ‘We’ve called it’.
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On Monday the Trump campaign filed their big shot at overturning all mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania, claiming that Democratic and Republican counties did not administer them in the same way; instances of fraud; and that poll watchers could not see them being counted.
The case faces an uphill struggle. The Supreme Court has already allowed mail-in ballots to be issued in Pennsylvania, and the claim of poll watchers not seeing them being counted had failed before when a Trump lawyer last Friday agreed that a ‘non-zero number’ of Republicans had observed the count in Philadelphia.
The new suit provided no actual evidence of fraud. It did include a claim by an Erie mailman that he had heard his supervisors talking about illegally backdating ballots; he was said to have recanted that claim when questioned by U.S. Postal Inspectors.
Trump’s campaign last Wednesday filed a motion to intervene in a case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court challenging a decision from the state’s highest court that allowed election officials to count mail-in ballots postmarked by Tuesday’s Election Day that were delivered through Friday.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito on Friday night ordered county election boards in the state to separate mail-in ballots received after 8 p.m. EST on Election Day.
Pennsylvania election officials have said those ballots were already being separated.
The justices previously ruled there was not enough time to decide the merits of the case before Election Day but indicated they might revisit it afterwards.
Alito, joined by fellow conservative Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch, said in a written opinion that there was a ‘strong likelihood’ the Pennsylvania court’s decision violated the U.S. Constitution.
Pennsylvania’s Secretary of the Commonwealth Kathy Boockvar has said late-arriving ballots are a tiny proportion of the overall vote in the state.
Rudy Giuliani unveiled a ‘witness’ to his claims – a Republican poll watcher – on Saturday but the man, Daryl Brooks, has not been included in any legal papers. He was previously convicted of exposing himself to underage girls.
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Trump’s campaign said on Saturday it had sued in Arizona, alleging that the state’s most populous county incorrectly rejected votes cast on Election Day by some voters.
The lawsuit, filed in state Superior Court in Maricopa County, said poll workers told some voters to press a button after a machine had detected an ‘overvote.’
The campaign said that decision disregarded voters’ choices in those races, and the lawsuit suggested those votes could prove ‘determinative’ in the outcome of the presidential race.
It is a modification of an earlier suit which was submitted and then withdrawn claiming that Trump voters were given sharpies to mark their ballots and claiming this made them more prone to error. The ‘sharpie-gate’ claims have n basis in fact, Arizona’s secretary of state says.
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A voter, a member of the media and two candidate campaigns sued Nevada’s secretary of state and other officials to prevent the use of a signature-verification system in populous Clark County and to provide public access to vote counting.
A federal judge rejected the request on Friday, saying there was no evidence the county was doing anything unlawful.
No new suits have been lodged so far.
Trump campaign officials have also claimed evidence that non-residents have voted but have not sued.
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The Trump campaign on Wednesday filed a lawsuit in state court in Chatham County that alleged late-arriving ballots were improperly mingled with valid ballots, and asked a judge to order late-arriving ballots be separated and not be counted.
The case was dismissed on Thursday. No new suits have been filed. The state is going to a recount.
The two Republican senators, Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, called for the GOP Secretary of State to quit claiming there were election irregularities Monday. They offered no evidence and he scoffed: ‘That’s not going to happen.’
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On Monday Trump filed a federal case claiming
One witness – possibly misgendered by the Trump lawyers – claimed that they had been told by another person that mysterious ballots arrived late on vehicles with out of state plates and all were for Biden; that they had seen voters coached to vote for Biden; and that they were told to process ballots without any checks.
It also included poll watchers and ‘challengers’ who said they could not get close enough to see what was happening.
A federal judge has yet to issue any response on when and how it will be looked into.
Trump’s campaign last Wednesday filed a lawsuit in Michigan to halt the vote count in the state. The lawsuit alleged that campaign poll watchers were denied ‘meaningful access’ to counting of ballots, plus access to surveillance video footage of ballot drop boxes.
On Thursday, Michigan Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens dismissed the case, saying there was no legal basis or evidence to halt the vote and grant requests.
U.S. POSTAL SERVICE
The U.S. Postal Service said about 1,700 ballots had been identified in Pennsylvania at processing facilities during two sweeps on Thursday and were being delivered to election officials, according to a court filing early Friday.
The Postal Service said 1,076 ballots, had been found at its Philadelphia Processing and Distribution Center. About 300 were found at the Pittsburgh processing center, 266 at a Lehigh Valley facility and others at other Pennsylvania processing centers.
U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan in Washington is overseeing a lawsuit by Vote Forward, the NAACP, and Latino community advocates.
Sullivan on Thursday ordered twice-daily sweeps at Postal Service facilities serving states with extended ballot receipt deadlines.
The judge plans to hold a status conference on Monday.