Media counting legal losses but Trump keeps fighting

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
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'I Voted' sticker“WE WILL WIN!” President Trump predicted in an all-caps tweet Tuesday morning, a claim that is certainly uncertain one week after Election Day, but prominent names are backing the President’s legal fight to count legal votes in battleground states.

Speaking on Monday on the floor of the U.S. Senate, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reminded Democrats that Joe Biden has not won the election --- not when at least two states may be undergoing a recount and President Trump is challenging election results in five battleground states.

“The core principle here is not complicated,” McConnell lectured. “In the United States of America, all legal ballots must be counted, any illegal ballots must not be counted. The process should be transparent or observable by all sides and the courts are here to work through concerns.”

Affidavits: Election worker, observer saw fraud in Detroit

Here are some of the latest election fraud stories from across the country compiled by OneNewsNow: 

*Zachary Larsen, an attorney and GOP poll watcher in Detroit, has filed an affidavit alleging he witnessed voter fraud. It can be read here.

Larsen is also a former assistant attorney general for Michigan.

*Jessy Jacob, a Detroit elections worker, alleges in an affidavit he was instructed to ‘adjust’ mailing date on ballots and witnessed voter ‘coaching’

*Sen. Lindsey Graham says he has ‘information’ about nursing home vote harvesting scheme in Pennsylvania

*Nevada: County received mail-in ballot from woman who died in 2017

*Georgia GOP official: Fulton Co. officials made observers leave, kept counting ballots in secret

*Lincoln Project, the anti-Trump group started by former Republicans, urges its Twitter followers to punish two Pennsylvania attorneys helping Trump. 

The longtime senator, who himself handily won re-election on Election Day, also reminded seething Democrats he was in no mood to hear “lectures” from the same people who  spent “four years refusing to accept the validity of the last election and who insinuated that this one would be illegitimate too if they lost again — only if they lost.”

Trump and Mitch McConnellEchoing those words, Janet Porter of Faith2Action tells OneNewsNow that Joe Biden is not the winner just because the media has declared him so.

“It is ultimately going to be made through the electoral process as it makes its way through the courts. This will be decided by the Supreme Court,” she says. “And here's the great news: There are now five justices on the Supreme Court who swore to uphold the constitution and actually meant it."

Pennsylvania: A key legal battleground

The Hill and other media outlets reported Monday that President Trump’s campaign has filed a new federal lawsuit in Pennsylvania that alleges the state implemented an illegal “two-tiered” voting system in which voters were held to different standards depending on whether they voted in person or submitted a mail-in ballot.

After reviewing the 110-page lawsuit, PJ media writer Tyler O'Neil suggests in a Nov. 10 story the Trump campaign has at least 10 reasons to question the election. Those allegations include failing to safeguard absentee and mail-in ballots; ignoring a state court ruling on "naked" ballots with no envelope; and keeping poll watchers from observing the counts, among other allegations.

With its 20 electoral votes and reputation for vote fraud in Philly, Pennsylvania has become a key post-election battleground for the Trump campaign. It didn’t help that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court stands accused of ignoring the state’s election law that states mail-in ballots must be received by a county board of elections by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

The state’s highest court “went rogue” in a ruling that ignored the state law, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey told the “Today” show.

“They have no authority to do that,” he told the NBC program. “And they extended the period of time over which ballots can arrive beyond the deadline. That's outrageous, frankly."

Regarding the Trump campaign’s lawsuit, which can be viewed here, the state’s Democratic attorney general called the lawsuit “meritless” and media outlets are reporting the Trump has lost court filings so far in Georgia, Michigan, and Nevada.  

It is also true, however, that Justice Samuel Alito ordered Pennsylvania late last wake to separate those late-arriving mail-in ballots from other ballots. That order amounted to a half-win for GOP officials who were attempting to stop the counting of those ballots --- which reportedly number about 4,000 --- entirely.

Reacting to the Trump campaign’s numerous lawsuits, Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel predicts the legal fight will continue for weeks, not days.

“We’re far from having this election determined,” he tells OneNewsNow. “A lot of moving parts. A lot of litigation. And a lot of vote counting is still necessary.”

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