President Donald Trump’s campaign with White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany held a chaotic press conference on Monday where they claimed the election was “not over” and attacked “partisan” election officials, but offered no new evidence of the fraud they allege.
The crowded and heated case was the latest by Trump’s forces to allege fraud that resulted in scraps with the media – including one in Philadelphia where the first witnesses denounced by Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, were found to be a convicted child sex offender.
The campaign staged the event to assert its rights as lawyers filed a 105-page double-spaced lawsuit in a Pennsylvania court, arguing to reject more than 600,000 votes.
The plaintiffs were the Campaign, former Pennsylvania State Representative Lawrence Roberts, who is a 78-year-old former cosmetologist, and Lancaster County elector David John Henry.
On Monday’s presser, it was McEnany, who was there in personal time from her job as a taxpayer-funded employee, as well as Republican National Committee leader Ronna McDaniel laying out the allegations and answering only a few questions. .
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany spoke at a chaotic press conference where she accused Democrats of trying to “tip the scales” on the election. She misstated the name of the county where Philadelphia is located and did not provide evidence of fraud
“What we have seen across the country are Democratic officials systematically trying to make a final spin around the Constitution to tip the balance of the election in their favor,” said McEnany, who also did the lesson to reporters, telling them to ask election officials questions when they interviewed her.
“Isn’t the president just a sore loser? a reporter asked after McEnany abruptly ended the event, which was held at RNC headquarters in Washington.
“Our tellers were placed behind barricades in a huge room. They were several feet away from the counting process. And actually when you look at all the tables, several hundred feet are actually tables in the back. They were completely in the dark, ”she said.
“What are the Democrats in Pennsylvania hiding,” she asked.
RNC President Ronna McDaniel also spoke. Officials did not respond to shouted questions about whether Trump was a ‘sore loser’
Trump campaign general counsel Matthew Morgan was also in attendance. He referred to the Pennsylvania lawsuit filed on Monday, which did not appear to contain evidence from the first witness of Rudy Giuliani, who turned out to be a convicted child sex offender.
Daryl Brooks, who was Rudy Giuliani’s first witness at a press conference alleging electoral fraud in Pennsylvania, is a convicted child sex offender.
McEnany claimed there were no observers in Philadelphia
Trump campaign attorney general Matt Morgan said Trump allies filed a lawsuit in Pennsylvania, the site of Giuliani’s weekend presser where the first witness Giuliani brought in was revealed to have served a sentence in prison for exposing himself to two girls aged 7 and 11.
“The elections are not over,” Morgan said.
McDaniel complained that the observers were “intimidated and left out of the process.”
But the group refused to provide evidence when journalists asked. When asked if she knew the votes were cast fraudulently, McEnany replied, “What we’re asking here is patience… We hear these reports. We see them come in. We control them.
McDaniel claimed they asked a whistleblower who was an election worker to overturn the ballots.
She dismissed a question about a “conspiracy” that saw House Republicans win as Trump lost key battlegrounds. “There is no conspiracy there,” she replied.
“There were 682,479 ballots counted in Philadelphia, Allegheny County, which observers were not allowed to view. “It’s the job of the media to ask the question why. All we ask is truth, transparency, and sunlight here. That’s all we ask and, unfortunately, we ask the questions that many of you should, ”she said.
Philadelphia is not in Allegheny County.
Trump’s team did not provide evidence that there were no polling observers, claiming at other times that observers who were present did not have good enough sight or access. The plaintiffs have acknowledged this in a court dispute in Pennsylvania. Members of the media who were present inside the counting facilities identified and observed the poll observers, which is required by law.
Officials only answered two questions before abruptly ending the event.
The backdrop to the press conference was President Trump’s insistence that he “win” the election and prevail on the battlefields. TV stations have previously called out President-elect Joe Biden.
“Wisconsin looks great. Requires a little time statutorily. It will happen soon! Trump tweeted on Monday. Biden leads there with more than 20,000 votes. He leads by more than 40,000 votes in Pennsylvania.
Foreign officials have already started calling Biden to congratulate him. Former Republican President George W. Bush also praised Biden and called him president-elect, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whose wife sits in Trump’s cabinet, is calling for the legal process to go through. takes place.
According to the lawsuit, which appoints the secretary of state for Pennsylvania and county electoral councils, “Allegheny and Philadelphia counties alone received and processed 682,479 mail and mail ballots without review by the political parties and candidates.
But the costume appears to confirm that there were in fact observers present. He states that “Allegheny and Pennsylvania counties have conducted the survey and tabulation in the halls of the convention center and put observers away from the action.”
He accuses Democratic-led counties of engaging in pre-solicitation activities “by examining ballots received in the mail for deficiencies, such as lack of internal secrecy envelope or lack of signature of the voter on the outer envelope of the declaration ”.
Under the law of the state in dispute prior to the election, postal votes had to be placed in a special security pouch and then placed in a second envelope to be counted. Election officials are sometimes allowed to help voters “cure” their ballots by contacting them to prevent their vote from being destroyed.