State results are key to winning a presidential election. The head of state is not elected directly by the people, but by electors who cast their votes according to the results in their state. According to calculations by the US media, the Democrat Biden has 306 electorates behind him, he needs 270 for the presidential election. Trump has 232 electorates. Pennsylvania is a particularly valuable state with 20 voters, Georgia has 16 votes, and Wisconsin 10.
In Pennsylvania, the Trump side, under the direction of his longtime personal lawyer and confidante Giuliani, is calling in a lawsuit, which has been revised for the second time, not to confirm the election result in the state at all. Instead, the local parliament – in which Republicans have a majority – should appoint the electorate. The goal: These elected voters should not vote for the winner Biden on December 14, but for the defeated Trump. In this way, Trump would secure the support of 20 voters who, according to the election results, are not entitled to him.
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Trump has been claiming since election day on November 3rd that his victory was stolen by fraud. Giuliani and other Trump lawyers renewed these allegations on Thursday. “There was a plan from a central location to carry out these various acts of electoral fraud that was specifically focused on large cities,” claimed Giuliani. Trump had announced the press conference on Twitter with the words that his lawyers would show a “very clear and feasible path to victory” there.
Solid evidence of electoral fraud on a large scale was again not provided. Trump’s legal advisor Jenna Ellis accused the media, which repeatedly criticized this, of not knowing that the evidence would take time. Like Trump, his lawyers continued to spread rumors that the software used in the vote counting for Trump attributed votes cast to challenger Biden. The Trump camp also allegedly denounces fake ballot papers from postal votes. Trump’s lawyers have now claimed, without evidence, that the elections were influenced by Venezuela, Cuba and China.
Lawyers in various states have already suffered more than two dozen defeats. But you keep trying. Giuliani said, “We are limited in what we can do. We are not the FBI, we are not the government.” Had he been in the government, “many people would probably have been arrested”.
The New York Times correspondent for the White House, Maggie Haberman, wrote on Twitter: “Some Trump advisors – none of whom speak publicly – say this press conference and what Giuliani is doing is dangerous. They are waiting to that the president recognizes this, but he has not yet done so.