Eric Trump Claims PA Trump Victory, Giuliani Says Officials Are Preventing Observers From Doing Their Job

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Members of the Trump campaign held a press conference in Philadelphia Wednesday afternoon to announce a number of legal challenges that will be pursued in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin and possibly other states, and to describe the numerous ways they claim Democrats and election officials are attempting to fraudulently swing the vote to Biden.

Eric Trump detailed the “rampant corruption” hapening in Pennsylvania, and particularly in Philadelphia.

We’ve declared victory in Pennsylvania. We’re up by 400,000 votes with 86 percent of the precincts in. We have Republican votes still coming in from Trump country. The Democrats know that the only way they can win this election is to cheat in Pennsylvania. And we’ve seen it from Day One… we’ve found ballots in drainage ditches. They’re not letting our poll watchers watch the polls… There’s video after video of them passing out collateral material in polling sites all over Philadelphia.

Guys, this is fraud. This is absolute fraud. They’re trying to make a mockery of the election of this country.

Rudy Giuliani and former Florida AG Pam Bondi spoke about what’s happening with ballot counting/observing and the legal challenges that will be brought.

Giuliani said Philadelphia election officials are already breaking the law by not providing meaningful access to ballot counting observers:

We were supposed to be allowed by law to observe the counting of the ballots. Now, observe means, to any intelligent person, being able to look at. The way it’s interpreted by the Democrat crooked machine of Philadelphia is that the observers can be 20 or 30 feet away, never able to see the ballot itself, never able to see if it was properly postmarked, properly addressed, properly signed on the outside, all the things that often lead to disqualification of ballots or make it very easy to dump 50,000 totally fraudulent ballots because they’re not observed.

This went on for 20 hours. While all of you thought there was some kind of legitimate count going on here in Philadelphia, it was totally illegitimate. So we went back to court…

Not a single Republican has been able to look at any one of these mail ballots. They could be from Mars as far as we’re concerned, or they could be from the Democrat National Committee.

And it’s not just happening in Philadelphia, he stressed.

Let me also add that this isn’t happening just here. We have exactly the same lawsuit in Wisconsin, where exactly the same thing happened, except in Wisconsin mysteriously at…3 o’clock in the monring about 120,000 ballots appeared. We have no idea if they really are ballots. We have no idea if they’re signed, if they’re postmarked properly…

[There’s a] similar situation in Arizona, simlilar situation in Nevada, and a similar situation…in Michigan, in Detroit, Michigan. Again, let me be specific what it is. This whole new thing that never happened before in our country, these mail-in ballots…the law attaches to that the right for both parties to observe the ballot, the way we do with absentee ballots. A number of these are often challenged by the Democrat representative or the Republican representative. We never got a chance to look at a single one of them.

Giuliani referenced a Republican ballot watcher in attendance, saying he’d spent 20 hours attempting to observe ballot counting but hadn’t been able to look at a single one. Giuliani said that numerous state lawsuits would be filed, and perhaps a nationwide lawsuit to “expose the fraud.”