State judges in Arizona and Pennsylvania and a federal judge in Georgia rejected election-related lawsuits Thursday from Republicans and the Trump campaign.www.cnn.com
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Sunday that the president’s legal team is “a national embarrassment” for continuing its attempts to question the election results without presenting evidence of voter fraud.
President Donald Trump’s team has seen its defense against the integrity of the 2020 election unravel, as states officially certify vote counts and judges dismiss lawsuits.
“If you’ve got the evidence of fraud, present it,” Christie said on "This Week" on ABC. “Quite frankly, the conduct of the president’s legal team has been a national embarrassment.”
Christie, who served as the U.S. attorney for New Jersey under the George W. Bush administration, was a contender for attorney general in the Trump administration.
Trump's legal team, which features Rudy Giuliani, was chastised in a ruling Saturday on Pennsylvania election processes by U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann, who said of their claims: "This is simply not how the Constitution works.” In a lengthy news conference Friday, Giuliani — a former New York mayor and also a former U.S. attorney — and his fellow campaign attorneys offered an incoherent collection of conspiracy theories, unsupported by evidence or detail.
Christie noted that the president’s legal team alleges fraud outside the courtroom but “when they go inside the courtroom, they don't plead fraud, and they don't argue fraud.”
“I have been a supporter of the president's,” Christie said. “I voted for him twice, but elections have consequences, and we cannot continue to act as if something happened here that didn't happen.
"You have an obligation to present the evidence. The evidence has not been presented, and you must conclude, as Tucker Carlson even concluded the other night, that if you are unwilling to come forward and present the evidence, it must mean the evidence doesn't exist.”
1. 欢迎转贴，必须要先读懂一些法律、选举的术语再转，比如涉及什么是 absentee ballots,
provisional ballots, reprint ballots；
3. 区别非司法性质的 challenges，例如申请 WI 重新验票是 WI 在差距 <1% 的情况下本来就允许的；
一楼贴被法官 dismissed / denied 的各种花式 lawsuits，会持续更新
Nov. 4: President Trump's campaign filed the lawsuit against the Chatham County Board of Elections Wednesday evening, alleging that 53 absentee ballots that poll observers said were not part of an original batch of ballots. County elections officials testified that all 53 ballots had been received on time.
A judge in Georgia on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit from the Trump campaign over the state's handling of absentee ballots just hours after it was filed in Chatham County court.thehill.com
Nov. 19: U.S. District Court Judge Steven Grimberg, a Trump nominee, ruled against conservative attorney Lin Wood, a Trump ally, in his lawsuit against Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger seeking to prevent the election results from being certified by the Friday deadline.
A federal judge in Atlanta on Thursday rejected a lawsuit contesting the election results in Georgia, where President-elect Joe Biden leads President Trump. The plaintiff in the lawsuit was L. Lin Wood, a defamation attorney and conservative activist whose clients have included 1996 Atlanta Olympicwww.wsj.com
Nov. 5: The Trump camp asked that Benson order local election officials to allow challengers to “meaningfully participate and oversee” the voting and counting process. Judge Cynthia Stephens said that while Benson is responsible for overseeing the election process in Michigan, she would not be able to provide the relief the Trump campaign is seeking, as the counting process is largely completed, and “no basis to find that there is a substantial likelihood of success on the merits.”
A Michigan judge ruled against Trump Campaign lawyers on Thursday afternoon, finding the relief the Trump team is seeking is ultimately unavailable through Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson.www.foxnews.com
Nov. 13: Wayne County Circuit Chief Judge Timothy M. Kenny rejected Republicans’ requests to delay the certification of election results in Detroit, saying he saw no convincing evidence of election fraud at a center for counting absentee ballots. The judge also said that the allegations of misconduct, made by GOP poll watchers and one Detroit election official, were “not credible.”
A Michigan state judge has rejected an attempt by two poll challengers to block the certification of a Joe Biden win in Detroit, which helped carry his victory in the state. The judge also denied the request for an audit of the election.www.cnn.com
Oct. 19 (选前) 首席大法官 John Roberts 4-4 维持宾州法院原判，邮寄选票只要 11月3号 8pm 前寄出、11月6号 5pm 前寄到都有效。收录在这里的原因是，基于不追溯既往的原则，这个裁决不可能简单地让 Barrett 大法官参与就 5-4 改判。The Supreme Court justices split 4-4 on Oct. 19 over a Republican plea to undo a state court order and force elections officials to ignore absentee ballots received after Election Day, Nov. 3. The tie vote left the Pennsylvania court order in effect and allows mailed ballots to be counted if they are received by Nov. 6. Chief Justice John Roberts and his three liberal colleagues voted to leave the court order in place.
WASHINGTON (AP) — With Amy Coney Barrett expected to join the Supreme Court as early as next week, the court's action in a Pennsylvania voting case has heightened fears among Democrats about the...apnews.com
Nov. 5: A federal judge denied an emergency request from U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign on Thursday to stop ballot counting in Philadelphia so long as Republican observers were not present.
A federal judge denied an emergency request from U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign on Thursday to stop ballot counting in Philadelphia so long as Republican observers were not present.www.reuters.com
Nov. 13: Two judges in Pennsylvania tossed a half dozen court cases the Trump campaign had brought to invalidate thousands of votes around Philadelphia. In total, the Trump campaign had sought to throw out almost 9,000 absentee ballots because their outer envelopes lack names, dates or addresses or some combination of the three that voters could have filled out.
Two judges in Pennsylvania on Friday tossed a half dozen court cases the Trump campaign had brought to invalidate thousands of votes around Philadelphia, where voters carried President-elect Joe Biden to a clear win in the battleground state.www.cnn.com
Nov. 19: Two more Pennsylvania legal challenges by President Donald Trump's campaign appear to have failed, insuring that more than 2,700 ballots that had been contested over technicalities would, in fact, be counted.
It would be "an injustice to disenfranchise these voters," the judge said.abcnews.go.com
Nov. 21: U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, dismissed a lawsuit filed by President Donald Trump’s campaign that sought to invalidate millions of mail-in votes and block the certification of Pennsylvania’s election results.
'Not how the Constitution works:' Federal judge dismisses Trump bid to stop Pennsylvania vote certification“In the United States of America, this cannot justify the disenfranchisement of a single voter, let alone all the voters of its sixth most populated state," the judge wrote.www.nbcnews.com
Nov. 19: A judge has rejected the Arizona Republican Party’s bid to postpone the certification of election results in Maricopa County and dismissed the party’s legal challenge that sought to redo a hand-count audit of ballots.
PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has rejected the Arizona Republican Party’s bid to postpone the certification of election results in Maricopa County and dismissed the party’s legal challenge that sought a new audit of a sampling of ballots. Judge John Hannah issued the ruling Thursday with little...apnews.com
Nov. 20: A Nevada district judge denied a request brought by a conservative activist to halt the certification of the state's election results.
A Nevada district judge on Friday denied a request brought by a conservative activist to halt the certification next week of the state's election results that show President-elect Joe Biden leading in Nevada by more than 33,000 votes.www.cnn.com