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Trump legal team protests results

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 11/09/20, 05:34 pm

President Donald Trump will challenge the election outcome in Philadelphia, his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani said at a weekend news conference. Votes in that city helped Joe Biden pull ahead in Pennsylvania. Ten GOP state attorneys general on Monday filed a brief with the Supreme Court supporting the Trump campaign’s legal challenge to counting mail-in ballots arriving up to three days after the election in the state. In Michigan, an appeals court on Monday told the Trump campaign to submit more paperwork in its case over vote counting there.

Are any other challenges pending? The president’s lawyers on Saturday sued to inspect ballots in and around Phoenix, claiming election officials mishandled them. Georgia officials reiterated on Monday they would fully investigate any concerns about counts in their state. The Trump campaign also submitted an affidavit to the Justice Department from a Nevada election worker alleging potential voter fraud, Fox News reported. The president is expected to ask for recounts in Georgia and Wisconsin, as well.

Dig deeper: Read Harvest Prude’s report in The Stew on Trump’s performance with Latino voters.

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Kyle Ziemnick

Kyle is a WORLD Digital news reporter. He is a World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College graduate. Kyle resides in Purcellville, Va. Follow him on Twitter @kylezim25.

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  • JerryM
    Posted: Mon, 11/09/2020 05:56 pm

    Is the Trump team "protesting" "results" or litigating the electoral process? Even "contesting" rather than "protesting" would have been a better choice of word.  

    The implicit message from World seems consistent with MSM messaging: Trump is acting like a sore loser and the election is officially over.   

    Why don't you report this from Newt Gingrich: “This Is Not Over. The Media Don’t Decide Elections.”?

    C'mon World!

    Posted: Mon, 11/09/2020 09:32 pm

    Yes, I agree that "contesting" is a more accurate term. In addition to Fox News reporting one instance of voter fraud, The Epoch Times details the issues in all seven states under scrutiny: Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia, Nevada, and Arizona.

    Posted: Tue, 11/10/2020 12:41 pm

    The Trump team is protesting results. He is acting like a sore loser. If he gets what he's asking for from the courts, he still will not have won. His campaign is broke and trying to fundraise, so they have to keep a campaign going to make money off low-information voters. 

    Trump supporters stood in front of where my ballot was being counted in Detroit and chanted, "Stop the count." 

    They're not trying to protect the integrity of the election; instead, they're actively trying to suppress the vote.

  • JerryM
    Posted: Tue, 11/10/2020 06:06 pm


    I suggest you read the article Hannah shared.  I would also encourage a read of this article:  Apart from Fox, which is covering fraud investigations, despite its declaration of Biden as the winner, I suspect it will be difficult to find much if any coverage in legacy media which will likely continue the suppression work we witnessed concerning his son's emails.

    Bottom line: There are serious and credible allegations, including evidence, any credible democracy should want investigated.  Above all, apart from this work, I encourage much prayer.

    Posted: Wed, 11/11/2020 02:30 pm

    Jerry, I checked out both articles. I'd be interested in some objective reporting on the election fraud you think is occuring, but this is not it. I doubt that anybody in Republican leadership or Trump's campaign -- not even Trump's legal team -- thinks they're going to be able to overturn the election. They're throwing spaghetti at the wall because the campaign is broke and they still need money.