In the wake of alleged voting irregularities in the 2020 presidential election, a major legal battle has ensued. The campaign for President Donald Trump has claimed votes were improperly counted or illegally cast in several battleground states. Below is a compilation of stories (most recent first) and links dealing with the legal battle -- the outcome of which will determine the next president of the United States.
Last updated 12/14/2020
Conservatives: State legislatures need to man up (December 14, 2020)
In the continuing battle for election integrity, a coalition of conservative groups is calling on state legislatures in key battleground states to appoint their own set of electors in accordance with the Constitution.
Epoch Times: Dominion software intentionally designed to influence election results, says forensics report (December 14, 2020)
A forensic audit of Dominion Voting Systems machines and software in Michigan showed that they were designed to create fraud and influence election results, a data firm said Monday. "The system intentionally generates an enormously high number of ballot errors. The electronic ballots are then transferred for adjudication. The intentional errors lead to bulk adjudication of ballots with no oversight, no transparency, and no audit trail. This leads to voter or election fraud."
Supreme Court rejects Texas challenge of election results (December 11, 2020)
The Supreme Court on Friday threw out a complaint filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton that directly attacked four other states that Joe Biden won: Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
GOP rep: Lawsuit not about this election - it's about America's future (December 10, 2020)
A "landslide" of Republicans in the U.S. House are expected to join the growing number of states that are backing what President Donald Trump calls the election challenge lawsuit that "everyone has been waiting for."
Trump: Texas lawsuit 'the one everyone has been waiting for' (December 9, 2020)
In a lawsuit brought before the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday, Texas AG Ken Paxton alleges that Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin exploited the COVID-19 pandemic to justify ignoring election laws, leading to a flood of ballots being dumped into the counting systems without safeguards. The filing alleges those states unlawfully enacted last-minute changes that were not approved by state legislatures, thereby circumventing the U.S. Constitution.
Newsmax: Trump campaign files lawsuit in Georgia to overturn result (December 4, 2020)
President Donald Trump has filed suit in Georgia claiming the election process was filled with “significant systemic misconduct, fraud and other irregularities” resulting in “many thousands of illegal votes” being cast and counted.
Bombshell video shows unsupervised counting of hidden ballots in Georgia (December 4, 2020)
Video surveillance footage released yesterday by the Trump campaign appears to show ballots being counted in Fulton County, Georgia, on election night with no poll watchers or vote challengers present.
Trump gets help from GOP rep: I will block certification (December 3, 2020)
Accusations of vote fraud continue to pile up thanks to witnesses coming forward and describing wrongdoing, and now some Republican lawmakers are siding with President Trump despite some in their own party who have moved on.
Fox News: Whistleblowers claiming USPS threw out, backdated ballots before election (December 2, 2020)
A conservative law firm says that several whistleblowers from the U.S. Postal Service have come forward, alleging that thousands of ballots in some states were backdated, tampered with, or tossed out ahead of the 2020 election, to the disservice of President Trump, despite the DOJ announcing Tuesday that, to date, it had found no proof of widespread voter fraud.
AG Barr tells AP no fraud found as eyewitnesses describe it (December 1, 2020)
The U.S. attorney general said Tuesday the FBI has failed to uncover evidence of election fraud, a statement that comes at the same time Americans are testifying they witnessed blatant fraud firsthand.
American Thinker: The 'smartest man in the room' has joined Sidney Powell's team (November 28, 2020)
Dr. Navid Kershavarz-Nia's name may not mean a lot to you, but it's one of the weightiest names in the world when it comes to sniffing out cyber-security problems. For example, he says Hammer and Scorecard is real, not a hoax (as Democrats allege), and both are used to manipulate election outcomes.
Two state rulings leave door open for GOP legal challenges (November 25, 2020)
Citing a hearing scheduled for the day after Thanksgiving, a Pennsylvania judge has ordered the state to halt the certification of the Nov. 3 General Election.
Fox News: Obama faults Hispanic evangelicals for supporting Trump (November 24, 2020)
Former President Barack Obama took a shot Wednesday at some Hispanics who voted for President Donald Trump, saying they did not care about his "racist" remarks because of their alignment on social views.
Trump cooperates with transition but vows 'will prevail' (November 24, 2020)
Joe Biden is moving closer to occupying the White House after Michigan and Pennsylvania certified their elections, and after President Trump ordered a federal agency to cooperate on a transition, but all three indicators of a coming Biden administration have been downplayed, too.
Newsmax: Trump attorney says team will prove case 'within next two weeks' in court (November 20, 2020)
Trump campaign attorney Sidney Powell Friday claimed her team will be able to prove, in court, all of their claims concerning the election "within the next two weeks," as "we have more than enough evidence now."
Trump attorneys tell public: We can prove election was stolen (November 19, 2020)
A trio of campaign attorneys representing President Donald Trump accused his left-wing enemies of conducting a devious but clumsy effort to steal the election -- and they promised to prove it in a courtroom.
GOP canvassers again oppose certifying Detroit-area votes (November 19, 2020)
Two Michigan Republicans who initially blocked certification of election results for the county that includes Detroit now say they want to rescind their certification. Monica Palmer and William Hartmann, the two Republican canvassers in Wayne County, said in a statement issued late Wednesday that they only voted to certify the results after “hours of sustained pressure" and after getting promises that their concerns about the election would be investigated.
GOP sounding alarm, crying foul in GA recount (November 18, 2020)
A prominent tea party activist is making a bombshell accusation in Georgia, scene of an almost-finished ballot recount: The updated recount numbers are not being submitted to the Georgia Secretary of State.
No question an election mess in PA but will it reach Supremes? (November 18, 2020)
A veteran of conservative politics says the Trump campaign should keep fighting to expose election fraud and says the battleground state of Pennsylvania is an example of such a uphill fight.
Trump campaign pays $3M for recount of 2 Wisconsin counties (November 18, 2020)
President Donald Trump's campaign has paid $3 million for a recount of two heavily Democratic Wisconsin counties (Milwaukee and Dane), saying Wednesday that they were the site of the “worst irregularities.” Trump paid for the recounts overnight Tuesday and planned to submit the required paperwork to trigger the recount on Wednesday.
Cox Media Group: A second GA county has found missing votes (November 17, 2020)
The Georgia Secretary of State’s Office says another county has found missing votes during their audit of the ballots in the presidential race.
Penn. Supreme Court: Observers were allowed 'in the room' (November 17, 2020)
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the Trump campaign’s claim that Philadelphia violated state election law in the way it handled observers at a city ballot counting center.
'Amazing blunder' in GA recount finds 2,600 votes (November 17, 2020)
A recount in Georgia’s presidential race found more than 2,600 ballots in Floyd County that hadn’t originally been tallied, likely helping President Donald Trump reduce his 14,000-vote deficit to Joe Biden.
CNN pundit calls out hypocrisy over Stacey Abrams vs. Trump (November 17, 2020)
CNN’s Mary Katharine Ham appeared to irk her colleagues on Saturday by pointing out the hypocrisy between how ex-Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams was covered when she refused to concede, compared to the way President Trump’s voter fraud claims have been treated.
Due time for due process (November 17, 2020)
An election observer says this is the time to exercise social patience while an attorney representing President Trump in his challenge of the election results says she has so much evidence of massive voter fraud coming in that she can't process it all.
Fox News: GA recount finds 2,600 uncounted ballots in one county (November 16, 2020)
More than 2,600 ballots in Georgia’s Floyd County that have not been tallied were recently found during a recount in the state for the 2020 presidential election, according to reports.
Townhall: Was election software rigged? Member of Trump's legal team lays out findings of president's team (November 15, 2020)
Sidney Powell, of President Trump's legal team, tells "Sunday Morning Futures" that "the evidence is coming in so fast [that she] can't even process it all." (includes video of 10-minute interview)
Newsmax: Trump campaign drops Arizona lawsuit (November 13, 2020)
President Donald Trump’s campaign has dropped its lawsuit challenging ballots in Arizona after it became clear that Joe Biden will win the state even if the suit was successful.
US appeals court rejects effort to block late ballots in PA (November 13, 2020)
A federal appeals court in Philadelphia on Friday rejected an effort led by a Republican congressional candidate to block about 9,300 ballots that arrived after Election Day. The ruling involves the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision to accept mail-in ballots that arrived by Friday, Nov. 6, three days after the close of polling places.
State AGs pushing back, say Penn's highest court violated Constitution (November 12, 2020)
Ten state attorneys general have filed a brief at the U.S. Supreme Court, asking justices to look into and reverse a decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. "We stepped in because basically the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has violated the U.S. Constitution," Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry says. "It's pretty simple."
Fox News: Pennsylvania court says sec'y of state lacked authority to change deadline 2 days before Election Day (November 12, 2020)
A Pennsylvania judge ruled in favor of the Trump campaign Thursday, ordering that the state may not count ballots where the voters needed to provide proof of identification and failed to do so by Nov. 9.
Media goes to war with Trump advisor over math (November 12, 2020)
A prominent Trump campaign advisor, armed with voting numbers and a whiteboard, claims he is bringing the receipts about vote fraud but skeptics are pushing back and say there is no conspiracy afoot.
Dems dismiss them but affidavits mean something to courts (November 11, 2020)
The Trump campaign claims it has obtained a stack of signed affidavits from witnesses alleging voter fraud, and a former prosecutor says such legal evidence should not be dismissed out of hand as politics.
AP: GA announces hand recount of presidential ballots (November 11, 2020)
ATLANTA (November 11, 2020) — Georgia election officials have announced an audit of presidential election results that will trigger a full hand recount.
Fox doesn't cut away this time: Nevada poll worker says she witnessed fraud, signs affidavit (November 11, 2020)
Voter fraud was allegedly committed in Nevada during the early voting period, according to a Clark County poll worker who told Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” what she witnessed in an exclusive interview Tuesday night.
Epoch Times: Data shows thousands of PA absentee ballots were returned same day (November 11, 2020)
More than 20,000 absentee ballots in Pennsylvania have impossible return dates and another more than 80,000 have return dates that raise questions, according to a researcher’s analysis of the state’s voter database.
PJ Media: GOP presented evidence of voter fraud at Monday press conference but media demands more (November 10, 2020)
During a press conference Monday, GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel presented evidence of alleged voter fraud in Michigan that Republicans think could have tipped the scales for Joe Biden.
Media counting legal losses but Trump keeps fighting (November 10, 2020)
“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.
AG William Barr tells DOJ to probe election fraud claims (November 9, 2020)
Attorney General William Barr has authorized federal prosecutors across the U.S. to pursue “substantial allegations” of voting irregularities before the 2020 presidential election is certified. Barr’s action comes days after Democrat Joe Biden claimed to have defeated President Donald Trump without validating the results, and raises the prospect that Trump will use the Justice Department to try to challenge the outcome. It gives prosecutors the ability to go around longstanding Justice Department policy before the election is certified.
"... Almost every critical aspect of Pennsylvania's November 3, 2020 General Election was effectively shrouded in secrecy ..."
Trump camp suing Pennsylvania over election results (November 9, 2020)
"We're going to file a lawsuit today," Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani told The Todd Starnes Show. "The lawsuit today is going to involve all of Pennsylvania and produce evidence that Pennsylvania was a complete and absolute disaster." According to Giuliani, the amount of fraud in Pennsylvania is "overwhelming." (See sidebar)
Prediction: Divided country not likely to be unified anytime soon (November 9, 2020)
On Friday (Nov. 6), the Republican National Committee announced it was dispatching legal teams to states where there have been reports of ballot irregularities and intimidation of Trump poll watchers. According to news reports today, the president's legal team is expected to sue Pennsylvania over its handling of the election – and his campaign has requested recounts in Georgia, Wisconsin, and Arizona. Accusations of irregularities have also been levied against Michigan and Nevada.