According to the Department of Homeland Security, there is no evidence of voter fraud that would lead to the presidential election being overturned.
In fact, in a report last week they called it the ‘most secure’ election in American history.
That’s backed up by the 50 individual Secretaries of State, Republican and Democrat, who administer the election independently and have reported no fraud.
But Donald Trump, never a loser, is busy whipping up his supporters into believing some wild conspiracy theories about how Joe Biden won.
To make the attempted coup even wilder, Trump has enlisted his lawyer Rudy Giuliani to lead his effort.
And it’s become wackier than an SNL skit.
Today, speaking at a press conference with hair dye dripping down both sides of his face, Giuliani reiterated many conspiracy theories regarding alleged voter fraud in the 2020 election that he has cited before, before also quoting the movie My Cousin Vinny.
In the midst of working through the states in which he believes the Trump campaign can overturn the results of the election, Giuliani acted out one of the courtroom scenes from the 1992 movie.
He compared election observers being corralled away from the votes counts to a moment in the movie in which the eponymous character asks a witness in court how many fingers he is holding up, claiming that they could not see a thing.
Giuliani’s allegations mostly focused on mail-in ballots which he believes are wide open to fraud, and the logistics of counting votes.
He claimed to have hundreds of affidavits to back up his accusations.
“This is enough to overturn any election,” he said, adding that widespread fraud was carried out by “Democratic bosses” and that the Trump campaign still has “multiple pathways to victory”.
At one point he referred to president-elect Joe Biden as a “crook” and chastised the press for reporting that he has no evidence of fraud.
What the press has been reporting is the lack of evidence Giuliani has presented to judges in courtrooms.
He claimed that it was statistically impossible for Trump to have lost in Pennsylvania and claimed to have statisticians willing to testify as such.
But there were no statisticians there, and the reality is Biden has won the state by a wider margin than Trump did against Hillary Clinton four years ago.
Just yesterday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court rejected arguments by Trump that Republican election observers were improperly denied access to closely watch vote tallying in Philadelphia.
That decision will harm Trump’s related legal effort in federal court, where it is trying to block Pennsylvania from certifying its election results in coming weeks.
Those that have reviewed Trump’s affidavits filed in Michigan say that they contain vague suspicions with some specific allegations.
There is no evidence of widespread fraud.
Giuliani also said that they are about to file a major lawsuit in Georgia, which is about to finish its recount, confirming Biden won the state.
Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who had ordered a certified testing laboratory to conduct an audit of a random sample of Georgia’s machines, said that the probe was both complete and successful in ensuring that voting machines hadn’t been manipulated.
Giuliani’s comments were followed by wild allegations by attorney Sidney Powell concerning Dominion Voting Systems, the late president of Venezuela Hug Chavez, who died in 2013, communist money interfering with US elections, and a vast conspiracy of computerized vote-switching.
Trump has obsessively tweeted about Dominion since the election, prompting the company to release a statement refuting his attacks.
There’s no evidence of widespread fraud in the 2020 election, or of major problems with Dominion’s systems.
“There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised,” says a statement emailed to reporters Thursday by the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency, a federal agency that oversees U.S. election security. “The November 3rd election was the most secure in American history.”
Dominion Voting Systems said in a statement that it “denies claims about any vote switching or alleged software issues with our voting systems.”
After outlining an outlandish conspiracy theory regarding a scheme to decide the election through the system software, Powell concluded: “We are going to clean this mess up now. President Trump won by a landslide. We are going to prove it.”
But he didn’t win, and the wild conspiracies are only undermining our Republic.
Dan Wallach, a professor of computer science at Rice University and an expert on electronic voting system security, said: “If this class of attack was happening, the odds of it going undetected is quite low. So far, we have no evidence suggesting an abnormal number of spoiled ballots.”
Trump and Giuliani are running out of time to accomplish their coup.
Most states are rapidly approaching deadlines to certify the election results that will confirm Biden is president-elect.