The campaign of President Donald Trump and the offensive of the litigation and investigation led by allies have not come close to proving that a polymorphic fault would question his loss to President-elect Biden.
The movement has filed at least 17 lawsuits in state and federal courts. Most people have made similar claims, but have not proven to have an impact on any voting, including allegations that Trump election observers did not have the access rights they sought or that mailed votes were fraudulent voting.
Below, the Associated Press examines the efforts of the Republicans in six states that Biden has won or is leading to win votes:
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The office of Secretary of State Katie Hobbs called Trump’s lawsuit a repackaged version of a challenge that was rejected for using Sharpies Complete election day voting in Metropolitan Phoenix.
Next: The judge will hear the case on Thursday.
Claim: Two Republican senators from Georgia demanded to resign. They said, “There have been too many failures in the Georgia elections this year.” But their statement did not specify the failures they experienced other than “bad management and lack of transparency.”
Although the Associated Press did not announce the campaign, Biden led Trump with more than 14,000 votes out of nearly 5 million votes in the state. Since 1992, Democrats have not won votes from Georgia Electoral College.
Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger rejected the demands of Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler. They faced a decision that would determine control of the U.S. Senate. December’s tiebreaker vote and denied that there are widespread problems.On Wednesday, he announced an audit of the results of the presidential election This will trigger a complete hand count.
Next up: The Secretary of State stated that the process is scheduled to begin this weekend. He expects it will continue until November 20, the certification deadline.
Claim: The latest lawsuit for the Trump campaign was announced on Tuesday night, saying that “illegal and unqualified votes were counted,” but no evidence was provided.
The lawsuit includes the opinion pollers’ assertions that their challenges were ignored or they were not allowed to approach the voting points. Some people say that they have seen some obvious double counting of votes. Others said they saw signs of political prejudice, including pollsters turning their eyes when they voted for Trump. Several people pointed out in the affidavit that they saw pollsters or Democratic observers wearing masks or clothes to support the “black life issue”, which means that they oppose Trump for this reason.
There is no evidence that someone miscounted votes due to political motives.
Next step: The latest case has not yet scheduled a hearing. The injunctions sought in the other two lawsuits were rejected. Another case is under trial.
Claim: On Sunday, two Trump campaign officials stood in front of a group of chanting protesters and there was no evidence that there were thousands of fraudulent ballots, including those representing the dead and those who are no longer residents of Nevada. vote.
The election security agency of the Department of Homeland Security says states have strong safeguards to discover the names of the deceased for illegal voting, including signature matching and death records. There are rumors that people over the age of 120 vote in elections “actually as a result of harmless clerical errors or expected data practices”, such as someone typing “1/1/1900” in the database as a placeholder.
Trump campaign settled a lawsuit The Nevada Supreme Court has stated that it has reached an agreement with Clark County, including Las Vegas, to add more observers to ballot processing facilities.
Clark County officials said they had forwarded two ballots in the name of dead voters to the Nevada Secretary of State, who declined to comment on the ongoing investigation.
Next step: The litigation challenging the use of optical scanners to count votes and verify signatures is still ongoing.
Claim: In Pennsylvania alone, just before Election Day, Trump’s loyal supporters raised at least 15 legal challenges in Pennsylvania. The two pending cases involved a state Supreme Court decision before the general election that allowed mailed ballots to be calculated whether they were mailed before election day and arrived three days later.
The state estimated that there were approximately 10,000 mailed votes. Biden currently leads with about 50,000 votes.
On Monday, Trump’s campaign sued to stop certification The election results in Pennsylvania claimed that Republican votes were “illegally diluted by invalid votes.” The lawsuit itself does not contain any evidence of voter fraud. It only spreads some allegations. For example, an election worker in Chester County changed the “excessive vote” by changing the vote marked for Trump to another candidate. Voting” ballot.
Next step: Arrange a court hearing in at least one pending case, and file early in other cases. Trump won a victory: The state court ruled that his campaign observers must be allowed to get closer to the actual vote count.
the state of Wisconsin
Claim: Republican states did not provide any evidence Any problem will affect the overall result of the election.
Instead, the purpose of these efforts seems to be to cast doubt on the election results among Trump supporters before the possible recount. A Republican suggested that it is unlikely that the results will be completely shelved.
The questions they asked included the clerk filling in the address on the absent ballot envelope, and a county’s vote counting error, which was quickly corrected. The state’s top election official, Meagan Wolfe, has repeatedly stated that there are no issues with reporting the election to her office and no complaints alleging any violations.
But Republican Speaker Robin Voss has ordered an investigation into the election results. Republican Rep. Joe Sanfilippo, appointed to the committee to oversee the investigation, said: “If the investigation shows that these actions have affected the results of the election, we need to declare past elections invalid, hold new elections, or ask our electors to be university representatives. We used votes to correct the injustice.”
According to state law, the legislature controlled by the Republican Party has no role in voters, and these voters must vote for the winner of the Wisconsin general election in accordance with the certification of the state election commission. The committee is chaired by a Democrat, and Democratic Governor Tony Evers must sign the election committee to prove who is the winner.
Next step: Trump is expected to request a recount as soon as possible, most likely in accordance with state regulations on November 18.
Associated Press reporter Scott Bauer in Madison, Wisconsin; Kate Brumback in Atlanta; Ben Fox in Washington; Ken Ritter in Las Vegas; Jacques Billeaud in Phoenix and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Mark Scolforo contributed to this report.