|REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE|
11/20 UPDATE: ELECTION INTEGRITY
This fight is not over. President Trump continues to fight for us, and we will continue to fight for him. Democrats challenged the election results for two years and wasted millions of dollars to find no evidence of collusion or wrongdoing in 2016. The American people are entitled to an honest and transparent election and the President is entitled to have this process play out. Allowing these recounts and lawsuits to run their course will ensure that all Americans can be confident in the results of the election. The margins are slim and there are a number of irregularities that we must look into. As of 11/19, we have a combined 485 sworn declarations in five states – PA, GA, MI, NV, WI. Additionally, there have been over 13,500 incident reports filed in five states – PA, GA, MI, NV, WI – since Election Day. There are legal teams on the ground in PA, GA, MI, NV and WI to fight back against Democrat efforts to disenfranchise voters. How can I get involved? To support the President, you can: Visit GOP.com to donate. If you see signs of voter irregularities and fraud, please report them to http://djt45.co/stopfraud.
GEORGIA – All ballots were recounted by hand. Under Stacey Abrams’ guidance, Democrats in Georgia have been attacking the safeguards of our election processes, through lawsuits, for the last several years. We had close to 1,000 volunteers located throughout the state at every canvassing site. In the top 30 most populous Georgia counties, we had the legal maximum number of observers in place. The hand recount may be a good start but was not transparent and did not fully satisfy our concerns that initially prompted our hand count request due to a lack of training and directives. Through the hand recount process, multiple voting integrity issues were found, including over 2,600 previously unrecorded ballots in Floyd County, 2,700 in Fayette County, and nearly 300 in Walton County. The audit revealed to us what we already knew, there was widespread systematic administrative failures that resulted in the improper administration of the election which resulted in the improper administration of the audit.
MICHIGAN – There are multiple witness accounts of irregularities, incompetence, and unlawful vote counting. In Wayne County, Republican poll watchers were denied their legal right to monitor the election and purposely kept in the dark, both literally and figuratively, with election officials blocking windows and pad-locking doors. In a stunning 71% of Wayne County’s precincts, the number of people who signed the poll books didn’t equal the number of votes counted. Republican canvassers in Michigan were bullied and called names for not following the “mob rule” of the Democrat canvassers. The team has found roughly 1,700 abandoned properties in Wayne County. The RNC Data Department is matching abandoned property addresses that are linked to registered voters and checking to see if those voters showed up as voting absentee. After analyzing a small sample of deceased voters, it was determined that at least nine had cast an absentee ballot in this election.
To date, there have been over 3,100 incident reports filed. The MIGOP Save the Vote Hotline is continuing to receive incident reports and review which ones merit an affidavit. To date, our team has received more than 150 sworn declarations. In Antrim County, thousands of votes for President Trump were inaccurately counted for Joe Biden. On Friday, November 13, the Crawford County Canvass found 132 votes for President Trump that were not previously reported. The board of canvassers corrected the issue and sent the results to the Michigan Secretary of State. The Secretary of State website has not yet reflected this change on their website. On Monday, November 16, 10 Michigan Senators requested an independent audit of the November 3 Election, citing multiple irregularities. The GOP members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers, Monica Palmer and Bill Hartmann, signed affidavits looking to rescind their votes to certify. Palmer and Hartmann say they were bullied into certifying, citing slanderous attacks and their personal information being shared. They also say promise of a “comprehensive audit” of the November 3rd election made to them in order to certify “will not be fulfilled” by the Democrat Secretary of State.
NEVADA – There are a number of reports of irregularities that we are looking into. Clark County lowered the standard on the machine that verifies signatures, leaving voters vulnerable. One such victim was Jill Stokke, a 79-year-old legally blind Las Vegas woman who found out when she went to vote in person that a mail ballot had been illegally cast in her name and the signature verified, thus stealing her vote. A Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist worked with nine Clark County voters to cast a ballot with blatantly incorrect signatures. Eight of the nine votes were accepted and counted. There have been multiple verified instances of deceased Nevadans having a vote cast in their name, including Rosemarie Hartle, a 52-year-old Las Vegas woman who died of breast cancer in 2017. We have 150 volunteers and staff looking into 7,000 mail ballots cast in the general election that were returned as undeliverable in June’s all-mail primary election. Nevada’s electoral college candidates pledged to President Trump have filed an election contest under Nevada election code due to these substantial irregularities.
PENNSYLVANIA – The Trump Campaign and RNC are involved in several lawsuits and are working to ensure only valid absentee and provisional ballots are counted. In a huge victory for election integrity, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania sided with the Republican National Committee and Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. in the challenge to Secretary Boockvar’s unlawful extension of the deadline for some absentee voters to provide missing proof of identification. The court ruled that Secretary Boockvar “lacked the statutory authority” to unilaterally extend the deadline set by law and ordered that the segregated ballots should not be counted. We will continue to pursue every legal option available to us for President Trump to fairly win the presidential election in Pennsylvania and ensure that every legal vote is counted and every illegal or improper vote is not. The campaign is still pursuing a federal lawsuit that would not permit Secretary Boockvar to certify the election. Her mishandling and misjudgments have caused so many issues; she cannot be trusted to certify this election. On Sunday, November 15th, the Washington Post ran a complete mischaracterization of the Trump campaign’s litigation in Pennsylvania, erroneously claiming the campaign had dropped the claim of 682,479 ballots processed illegally and in secret. The Washington Post’s claim is categorically false. The Friday ruling by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in an unrelated case. The campaign strategically decided to restructure its lawsuit to rely on claims of violations of the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The claim that ballots were improperly processed and counted is still very much part of the suit. Paragraph 4 of the amended filing reads: “Allegheny and Philadelphia Counties alone received and processed 682,479 mail-in and absentee ballots without review by the political parties and candidates. These are unprecedented numbers in Pennsylvania’s elections history. Rather than engaging in an open and transparent process to give credibility to Pennsylvania’s brand-new voting system, the processes were hidden during the receipt, review, opening, and tabulation of those 682,479 votes.” See also paragraphs 132-150. References to the improperly counted ballots are repeated throughout the filing, with paragraph 150 specifically stating that all factual allegations in the preceding paragraphs are incorporated within the Equal Protection claim.
Issues in Pennsylvania include lack of transparency, observing in seven big Democrat counties, ballot curing in those counties, one set of rules for Democrats and one set for Republicans. Regardless of the absolute necessity of uniform standards across the state, there was one system for Democrat counties in Pennsylvania and another system for Republican counties. In seven Democrat counties, Democrat voters received text messages and emails — sometimes even sent by Democrat campaigns — warning them that their ballots would be canceled and how to resolve it in a timely manner. Republican voters, though, even some who verified in person that their vote had been cast, have records of receiving notifications of canceled ballots after the date to cure with no timely notification. Some voters, Democrats, were allowed to cure their ballots, but others, Republicans, were not, representing a possible equal protection violation. Illegal ballots were counted in some Democrat counties, but ballots of the same nature were not counted in Republican counties. This represents tens of thousands of improperly counted ballots in Pennsylvania. Philadelphia had 17 “early in person mail voting” locations throughout the city where people could register, request their mail ballot, and vote their mail ballot all in one transaction. None of these centers permitted poll watchers. The Trump campaign has no idea how many illegal votes were cast in these locations. In Philadelphia, the Sheriff reportedly refused to enforce the court order allowing lawful observers to enter. Pennsylvania Republican ballot count observers were in some cases 100 yards away from the counting process. Even a distance of 12 feet would make it impossible to properly observe. This lack of transparency and hindrance to observing the counting of 627,000 ballots is a huge problem.
WISCONSIN – The Trump campaign filed for a recount in 2 counties – Dane and Milwaukee. These are the locations of the worst irregularities, which raise serious concerns that need to be further examined. An unprecedented 243,000 Wisconsinites circumvented photo ID requirements by marking themselves as “indefinitely confined” ahead of November’s election – a majority of them newly declared this status this year. That throws the legality of these ballots into question. This includes 25,000 individuals who had little to no voting history prior to November. This was a staggering increase from the nearly 72,000 voters who indicated that they were indefinitely confined in 2019. This also arose after the Dane County clerk advised voters to illegally mark themselves as indefinitely confined due to the onset of coronavirus ahead of the April 7th primary. Wisconsinites deserve answers on whether or not these ballots were cast illegally. The Wisconsin Elections Commission directed Wisconsin municipal clerks to illegally alter incomplete absentee ballots contrary to Wisconsin law. Under Wisconsin law, incomplete absentee ballots may not be counted. In Wisconsin, we have received hundreds of incident reports following the November 3rd election, and dozens of sworn declarations.