White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany doubled down on claims of voter fraud in Michigan on Wednesday night as she presented further details on the 234 pages of affidavits she first revealed yesterday.
McEnany appeared on Hannity on Fox News for the second night in a row as she alleged that one the testimonials claims to have seen ballots that were cast for President Trump being switched to Joe Biden.
She also alleged that there was evidence of racial abuse toward black Trump supporters in precinct in Wayne County, Michigan, where Detroit is located, as well as an Asian-American man receiving five minutes of ethnic abuse.
The press secretary added that the Trump campaign will present more affidavits from other states tomorrow, including some from Pennsylvania and others from different parts of Michigan where she claims that ‘120-year-old voters’ cast a ballot.
The claims have not been verified and the election security agency at the Department of Homeland Security has already described the 120-year-old voters as a clinical error.
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White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany doubled down on claims of voter fraud in Michigan in a Fox News appearance on Wednesday night as she presented further details on the 234 pages of affidavits filed in a lawsuit in the state by the Trump campaign
The affidavits consist of 234 pages of ‘evidence’ released by the Trump campaign and submitted to federal court in Michigan. They were first brandished by McEnany on Fox News on Tuesday then filed in full Wednesday.
It is a central plank in her boss Trump’s attempt to overturn the result of the election in Michigan, where he is 148,645 votes behind.
‘One of the things that stood out to me today was a pattern and practice in harassment against poll workers,’ McEnany said of the pages on Wednesday night.
‘Of course, you’re legally obligated to send a Republican poll challenger to observe the vote and what I read was entirely disturbing.
‘One affidavit from a young women who said she observed ballots from a wrong precinct be duplicated in the correct precinct and then the old ballots sent back. When she began to ask questions, she was told to leave the room, she was called a bigot, she was called the c word as the poll watcher covered her name tag,’ McEnany claimed.
She stated that another involved a ‘woman who said that she heard at 11.43 pm an election official [sic] says that tonight, this is our house.’
She claimed that minute later, the same election official started to use racial slurs against black Donald Trump supporters.
McEnany said the woman claims she believes there were votes there that were for Donald Trump but changed to vote for Biden.
‘Finally, another instance of racial slurs used against an individual,’ McEnany continued.
‘He was a man of Chinese descent and he was literally told, “why are you here, you’re not American”. When he said, “I am American,” he preceded to endure five minutes of racial and ethnic slurs.
‘This is in one precinct, in one county, in Wayne County, Michigan.’
McEnany appeared on Hannity for the second night in a row
She told the popular Fox Host that more affidavits would be released tomorrow
McEnany alleged that there were more affidavits to come from Pennsylvania showing the ‘disturbing practices where in Democrat counties you were able to fix your ballot whereas the same advantages were not given to Republican counties’.
NEVADA POLL WORKER CLAIMS SHE ALSO SAW VOTER FRAUD
An anonymous whistleblower claimed to Fox News host Laura Ingraham that she too witnessed voter fraud in Clark County, Vegas, which was one of the most watched counties in the country when it came to the election. But where she claimed she witnessed it was redacted.
The poll worker appeared in silhouette with her voice disguised on the show.
She claims she saw white envelopes being passed around and ripped open near a ‘Biden-Harris van.’ She claimed she saw people there marking ballots.
‘As I got closer, I thought ‘those are ballots’. I walked by four or five times. On the next time I walked by, they were putting them in envelopes.
‘They were putting them in a white and pink envelope,’ she said. They were apparently using the vans as a surface to mark the ballots.
Ingraham said: ‘But you didn’t say anything?’
‘I kind of gave them a wide berth. We were told not to interact with people out there.’
The woman says five or people then formed a ‘human wall’ to block her view of what they were doing. ‘One of them looks at me and the while line moves as I walk by them and it scares me.’
But she did not apparently report it to any supervisor.
She has signed an affidavit and given it to the Trump campaign testifying about what she claims she saw.
But the campaign has not released it except for a page which was shown on screen on Fox News.
‘There’s another affidavit in the Michigan pile that came out that shows 46 ballot numbers that were written down, and this is how specific, the numbers of the individual ballots that he documents that there was no voter record attached but there was a birth date attached and that birth date was January 1, 1900.
‘120 years old,’ McEnany tells Hannity astounded.
Yet these claims have already been shown to be baseless.
The election security agency at the Department of Homeland Security says states have strong safeguards to detect illegal voting under the names of the deceased, including signature matching and death records.
Rumors that people 120 years and older voted in the election ‘are actually innocuous clerical errors or the result of intended data practices,’ such as someone typing ‘1/1/1900’ into a database as a placeholder item, the agency said.
On Wednesday, McEnany said that the litigation in Pennsylvania and Michigan has now been filed but that there could be wait longer to submit in the likes of Wisconsin and Georgia where recounts will take place.
The sworn statement in the Trump campaign lawsuit alleging vote fraud include complaints about military ballots going for Biden despite one GOP poll watcher saying he thought those who serve are ‘conservative.’
The same poll-watcher also said under oath that he believed independent poll watchers were in fact left-wing radicals.
Among the the things that tipped off the GOP poll watcher: the independents said they wanted to work in Brooklyn or expressed sympathy with protesters who declared an autonomous zone in Seattle.
‘As a final note, I did find it odd that, throughout the day/night, I saw a few dozen military ballots be counted,’ according to one affidavit accompanying the suit.
‘Although I cannot provide specific numbers or names, I can estimate that at least 80% of the military ballots I saw were straight ticket democrat or simply had Joe Biden’s name filled in on them. I had always been told that military personnel tended to be more conservative, so this stuck out to me as the day went on,’ GOP poll watcher Braden Giacobazzi wrote.
The files as released in the court documents include repeated complaints that poll watchers were not allowed close enough to see ballots, because of the six-foot social distancing rules.
They include claims that workers at the polls were hostile to Republicans, and reveal that many of the GOP’s poll watchers saw an appeal on Facebook to come to the count to ‘challenge’ ballots.
One said that he had 10 minutes training.
Braden Giacobazzi, a GOP poll watcher from Michigan, swore in an affidavit that he thought military personnel ‘tended to be more conservative’ but noticed military ballots going Joe Biden’s way. He is a tango dancer and engineer
What he said: This is Braden Giacobazzi, a GOP poll watcher from Michigan’s affidavit
Watching: Jacqueline Zaplitny, who was captured by a photographer in Detroit in the early hours of Wednesday 4, claimed she never went closer than six feet to workers. She recorded that a supervisor gestured at her to stand back and also said there was ‘a man of intimidating size with a BLM shirt on.’
Other affidavits include complaints about poll staff wearing ‘BLM and Biden’ clothing.
One says that vehicles with out of state license plates delivered people who were ‘brought in the DNC to control ballot counting activities.’
There are claims of actual irregularities in the files, including lack of signature verification and ballots being counted more than once.
Poll watchers were a frequent source of complaint. Election rules provide for observers from each party and independents, and there are repeated complaints from GOP observers that they were kept too far from the action.
Giacobazzi in particular wasn’t satisfied that the independents were truly independent.
‘I talked with several of these ‘independent’ lawyers/law students at length in casual, friendly conversation and, based upon their answers to basic questions about the news, it was evident that EVERY single one of the lawyers/law students that I talked to was ideologically far-left, supported things like CHAZ/CHOP in Seattle and condoning the crime skyrocketing around the country or wanting to work in Brooklyn because they support ‘progressive’ changes to law to ‘not prosecute rioters,’ etc.’ according to an affidavit.
The suit includes multiple affidavits complaining about the count in Wayne County, which includes Detroit. Here Election workers process a ballot final stretch of absentee ballot counting at the Detroit Department of Elections Central Counting Board of Voting absentee ballot counting center at TCF Center, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 in Detroit, MI
President-elect Joe Biden won Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin by more than 200,000 votes. A Trump lawsuit features affidavits describing complaints from GOP poll watchers
Although Brooklyn has developed a national reputation as a hipster enclave, it is a diverse borough of New York. New York state has nearly 3 million registered Republicans. Independents recently surpassed registered Republicans there, NY1 reported, with Democrats still the dominant force to the tune of about 6 million.
A Braden Giacobazzi also gave a negative review to an area Checkers restaurant in Lincoln Park, Michigan.
‘Always very slow. But the soft serve and food here is good as far as fast food goes and the staff is friendly But oh so slow.’ A LinkedIn page identifies Giacobazzi as an engineer at Ford Motor Company.
‘Yet, they all claimed to be independent. Anyway, every time a GOP staffer was removed from the room, most of the entire room would erupt in cheers and laughter and oftentimes derogatory insults as GOP Challengers were walked out by police,’ the person wrote.
Another person alleged ‘collaboration’ with city poll workers.
‘Poll workers would cheer, jeer and clap when poll challengers were escorted out of TCF Center. There seemed to be collaboration between democratic poll challengers and the City of Detroit poll workers.’
Affidavits by GOP poll watchers were included in a Trump campaign lawsuit in Michigan
One GOP poll watchers says independent observers wanted to work in Brooklyn
One GOP poll watchers says independent observers wanted to work in Brooklyn
Another said Democratic volunteers were ‘aggressive’ and accused the GOP poll watchers of being part of a ‘cult’ for supporting Trump.
Another, Alexandra Seely, claimed she was called a ‘bigot’ and a ‘c***’ But the person who said it was unclear.
‘She covered her name tag,’ Seely wrote. She also swore there were ‘backpacks and suitcases that were saran-wrapped’ in the back of the counting room.
‘I had a man scream in my face to back up and be 6 ft away when I already was or he’d throw me out,’ she wrote in her hand-written affidavit.
Jacqueline Zaplitny complained that there was a ‘man of intimidating size with a BLM shirt on.’
And she was photographed close to election workers by the Associated Press but in her affidavit said that a supervisor had gestured at her to stand further back so she could only ‘observe closely for only a couple of minutes.’
The suit comes as President Donald Trump continues to say he will ‘win’ the election and attacks the election he lost as rigged and filled with fraud.
One poll watcher claimed to have been called a ‘bigot’ and a ‘c***,’ but said the person who said it had their name tag covered
Trump on Wednesday lashed out at a Republican election commissioner in Philadelphia who had denied claims of fraud, calling him a ‘RINO’ who was being ‘used’ by the media. ‘He refuses to look at a mountain of corruption & dishonesty. We win!’ Trump wrote.
However, his team has not had much success in getting judges to accept claims of fraud in states where Joe Biden won or is leading. Many of the Trump camp’s complaints amount to individual charges which, even if true, would not be sufficient to throw out the thousands of votes where Biden is ahead.
Biden’s collective lead in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania has grown to a total of 218,000 – compared to Trump’s 2016 leads of less than 80,000.
A New York Times canvass of top election officials in every state failed to turn up accusations of fraud.
The challenges in court have suffered setbacks too.
During a Pennsylvania court hearing this week on one of the many election lawsuits brought by President Donald Trump, a judge asked a campaign lawyer whether he had found any signs of fraud found among the 592 ballots challenged.
The answer was no.
‘Accusing people of fraud is a pretty big step,’ said the lawyer, Jonathan Goldstein. ‘We’re all just trying to get an election done.’
Trump has not been so cautious, insisting without evidence that the election was stolen from him even when election officials nationwide from both parties say there has been no conspiracy.
On Wednesday, Trump took aim at Philadelphia, the Democratic stronghold that helped push President-elect Joe Biden over the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the race.
The president accused a local Republican election official Al Schmidt, of ignoring ‘a mountain of corruption & dishonesty.’ Twitter added a label that said the election fraud claim is disputed.
Trump loyalists have filed at least 15 legal challenges in Pennsylvania alone in an effort to reclaim the state’s 20 electoral votes. There is action, too, in Georgia, Arizona, Nevada and Michigan.
In court, his lawyers must walk a precarious line between advocating for their client and upholding their professional oath.
Legal ethicists and pro-democracy activists have questioned the participation of lawyers in this quest, as Trump clings to power and President-elect Joe Biden rolls out his agenda.
‘This may be an attempt to appease the ego in chief, but there are real world consequences for real people that come out of that,’ said Loyola Law School professor Justin Levitt, a former Justice Department elections official. ‘The attempt to soothe the president´s ego is not a victimless crime.