“It is telling that despite proclaiming to this court that they were prepared to present hundreds of affidavits and extensive evidence of misconduct, no such evidence can be found anywhere in what is now plaintiffs’ second motion for preliminary injunction,” lawyers for the DNC said in a filing Friday evening in federal court in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
U.S. District Judge
The Trump campaign’s request “threatens to throw into limbo the results of the 2020 Presidential Election for the entire country,” the DNC said. “The court should reject plaintiffs’ extraordinary and drastic request, and grant defendants’ motions to dismiss.”
Giuliani and other lawyers for the campaign have claimed that the voting procedures in Pennsylvania’s most populous counties were part of a coordinated nationwide Democratic conspiracy to steal the election with millions of fake ballots, corrupt voting machine software and “communist money” from Venezuela and Cuba. No evidence of such a scheme has been provided.
The Trump campaign’s motion “does not even try” to meet the legal standard for an injunction, Pennsylvania Attorney General
Pennsylvania argues the campaign’s claim of a constitutional Equal Protection violation is doomed to fail because it doesn’t allege that state election officials engaged in discrimination when they allegedly failed to enforce state voting laws uniformly in every county. Trump claims some counties improperly allowed voters to fix minor errors on their mail-in ballots before Election Day.
In Friday’s filing, Boockvar blasted Giuliani’s Thursday motion for the injunction, which argued that Pennsylvania should be ordered to quickly hand over thousands of ballot envelopes for a statistical analysis of errors.
“This simple exercise will determine whether plaintiffs can prove their case -- i.e., that sufficient illegal ballots were counted that changed the election result,” Giuliani said in the filing. “If so, the court should set aside these votes and declare Trump the winner.”
(Updates with filing by Democratic National Committee.)
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