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Trump Campaign Lawyers Allege Massive Plot to Subvert Election, Offering No Proof

HeadlineNov 20, 2020

In Washington, D.C., lawyers for President Trump’s reelection campaign said Thursday they’ve uncovered a vast conspiracy to subvert the will of U.S. voters by manufacturing votes for Joe Biden. Trump attorney and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani led Thursday’s press conference, which was held in the lobby of the Republican National Committee’s headquarters on Capitol Hill. 

Rudy Giuliani: “I can prove to you that he [Trump] won Pennsylvania by 300,000 votes. I can prove to you that he won Michigan by probably 50,000 votes.”

Giuliani offered no proof of his claims. As he spoke, he began sweating profusely, causing dark liquid to stream down both sides of his face in an apparent cosmetic malfunction. Trump campaign attorney Sidney Powell described a vast conspiracy to fix the election involving George Soros, Hillary Clinton, antifa, China, Cuba and former Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, who died in 2013. Powell has called for legislatures in swing states to disregard the popular vote in order to appoint Trump supporters to the Electoral College.

Christopher Krebs, the top U.S. election security official fired by Trump this week for failing to support conspiracy theories, tweeted, “That press conference was the most dangerous 1hr 45 minutes of television in American history. And possibly the craziest.”

On Thursday, Nebraska Republican Senator Ben Sasse blasted the Trump campaign’s efforts, writing, “Rudy and his buddies should not pressure electors to ignore their certification obligations under the statute. We are a nation of laws, not tweets.” Republican Senator Mitt Romney of Utah added, “It is difficult to imagine a worse, more undemocratic action by a sitting American President.”

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