Trump and his conspiratorial supporters have been eagerly awaiting the completion of the troubled review of Maricopa County’s results, Arizona, but regardless of their final report, it will have no impact on the 2020 election results as the election has already been confirmed. Trump reiterated his election lies at a Saturday night rally in Ohio, but last week’s blows have underscored the reality that their chances to run in the 2020 election are tightening.
“Our clear conclusion is that citizens should trust that the results represent the true results of the ballots cast by the people of Michigan,” said the committee, chaired by the Republican Senate Sen. Ed McBroom, in its report. “The Committee strongly recommends that citizens use a critical eye and ear to those who have been shown to have spread false theories for their own benefit.”
Then, on Thursday in Georgia, a judge dismissed most of a lawsuit alleging fraudulent postal ballot papers were cast in last year’s elections in Fulton County, the state’s largest county – a blow to the offer of the Pro-Trump plaintiffs conduct a personal examination of nearly 150,000 postal ballot papers using high-powered microscopes.
The judge dismissed seven of the nine claims in the lawsuit against Fulton County officials, only allowing plaintiffs’ request for digital images of the ballots to proceed under state open record law. Biden won the state by 12,000 votes, and Georgia officials have already checked the 2020 results three times, including a hand count.
“Last year I told President Trump and others who urged Big Lie to” stand up or shut up. “It’s been six months and no evidence of wrongdoing has been presented. Enough is enough – this whole circus must come to an end, “said Robb Pitts, chairman of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, in a statement.
On the same day, Giuliani, who had been Trump’s personal attorney and one of Trump’s closest allies in spreading lies about the 2020 election, was suspended from practicing law by an appeals court in New York state which found he was “proven to be false and misleading statements ”. about the 2020 elections.
In a disciplinary ruling, the court concluded that “there is undisputed evidence” that Giuliani, the former Manhattan attorney, “in his capacity as an attorney for earlier demonstrably false and misleading statements to courts, Legislators and the public has passed on President Donald J. Trump and the Trump campaign in connection with Trump’s failed 2020 re-election efforts. “
Giuliani’s behavior “immediately jeopardizes the public interest and justifies a temporary suspension of the legal profession,” the court wrote.
Trump has railed against the actions that challenge his lies about the 2020 elections. He attacked his political opponents on Saturday in front of a crowd in Ohio that chanted “Trump won” and made statements last week that were torn by more falsehoods.
Targeting Michigan’s McBroom and Senate Republican Leader Mike Shirkey, he included the phone numbers of both senators in a statement that said, “Call these two senators now and make them the right thing to do or vote them the hell out of office! ”
In another statement, he complained about the Georgia Department of Justice complaint: “It should be the other way around! VOICE of the AMERICAN PEOPLE in Georgia. ”
Regarding Giuliani, he said: “Can you believe New York’s Rudy Giuliani, a great American patriot, is trying to revoke his lawyer license for fighting a proven fraudulent election?”
Completion of the Arizona audit
Another important moment could come when the results of the so-called scrutiny ordained by the state Senate Republicans and conducted by Cyber Ninjas – a Florida-based company with no experience scrutinizing elections, led by a board chairman who spread Trump’s lies about voter fraud – posted on social media.
The exam Twitter account tweeted Friday night that “the paper exam and counting is done today.” And the individual handcount, which related to two races, the 2020 presidential and 2020 Senate competition, was completed days ago, according to Randy Pullen, the Arizona spokesman for the exam.
However, the Arizona Senate Republicans have not indicated when their report will be released.
“Everyone is eagerly awaiting the result!” Trump said in a statement on Wednesday.
However, that was another falsehood.
Trump’s most ardent supporters await the report on the results of the audit – which will likely be delivered first to the Republicans in the state Senate, who will then decide how to publish it.
However, election conductors and auditors and process observers in Arizona have repeatedly said that the methods used by cyber ninjas are profoundly flawed and could easily introduce errors into their final balance sheets. These issues have resulted in the results of the audit being used by Trump’s supporters as a propaganda tool rather than a document taken seriously outside of the “Stop the Steal” movement – a rally accepted by Trump and his supporters.
US Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, a Democrat running for governor, has kept a list of issues observed by observers on the floor of the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix.
Recent updates include: “Unsafe Cybersecurity Practices” Used by Cyber Ninjas; incorrectly placed ballot papers; and examiners write directly on the original Maricopa County ballot box labels, which state in Hobbs’ document that “the agreement is violated and the reliability and integrity of all county records are in question”.
Department of Justice targets law in Georgia
The litigation and trials are just one front of the ongoing battle for the 2020 election. In Republican-led states, including Florida, Georgia and Iowa, GOP lawmakers and governors have already passed new laws that will make voting difficult. Republican lawmakers in Michigan, Arizona, Texas and other states are also promoting restrictive voting measures.
President Joe Biden’s Department of Justice announced on Friday that it would sue the state of Georgia over its new restrictive electoral law.
State law introduces new requirements for identifying voters for postal votes, empowers state officials to run local election boards, restricts the use of ballot boxes, and makes it a crime to approach voters in line to give them food and water to give.
Republicans had deemed the move necessary to build confidence in the post-2020 election and Trump’s repeated and unsubstantiated allegations of fraud, but state Democrats have labeled the new law voter suppression and with Jim-Crow’s electoral laws Era compared.
“These legislative moves came at a time when Georgia’s black population was growing, and after a historic election that saw record turnouts across the state, particularly postal voting, which black voters are now more likely to use than white voters , “Said Kristen Clarke, director of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, at a news conference. “Our complaint challenges several provisions of SB 202 because they were adopted with the intention of denying or curtailing equal access to the political process for black citizens.”
Georgia’s Republican Governor Brian Kemp made a defiant statement in response to the ministry’s announcement, calling the lawsuit “born of the lies and misinformation that the Biden administration pushed against Georgia’s electoral integrity law from the outset.”
Kemp accused the government of “arming the US Department of Justice to carry out its far-left agenda, which undermines the integrity of the elections and strengthens the supremacy of the federal government in our democracy.”