Trump’s lawyers challenge results in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin


President Trump’s legal team brought forward allegations at a press conference Thursday of widespread voter fraud that they say could flip the election results, reversing presumptive President-elect Joseph R. Biden’s electoral path to the White House.

In a lengthy press conference in Washington, D.C., the president’s lawyers claimed there are enough ballots disputed in six states that could reverse the election — either through absentee balloting or by a flawed software system.

Specifically, Rudolph W. Giuliani, the president’s personal attorney, detailed the numbers of conflicted mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin either through litigation or recount efforts.

“We more than double the number of votes needed to overturn the election in terms of provable illegal ballots,” Mr. Giuliani said. “This was a disgraceful thing that was done to this country.”

In Michigan, the Trump campaign claims a truck pulled into a counting center in Detroit at 4:30 a.m. with only “Biden” ballots. They estimate about 50,000 of those were triple-counted.

“These ballots were produced very quickly, very swiftly,” Mr. Giuliani said.

Mr. Trump trails Mr. Biden in the state by about 155,606 votes.

The campaign is also contesting roughly 40,000 ballots in Madison, Wisconsin, where they said absentee ballots were counted that did not have proper applications, which is dictated under state law. The president is behind in Wisconsin by roughly 20,608 votes.

In Pennsylvania, the campaign has charged in federal court that roughly 670,000 ballots were counted without having GOP poll observers review them. They also say Democratic counties allowed voters to correct mail-in ballots, while GOP counties did not, creating a constitutional crisis.

The president currently lags behind Mr. Biden in the keystone state by 82,606 votes.

The president’s legal team also took issue with Dominion Voting Systems’ voting machines that were used in about two dozen states.

Sydney Powell, an attorney for the president working with Mr. Giuliani, claimed an algorithm is believed to have been used to diminish Mr. Trump’s votes while elevating Mr. Biden’s count. She said the legal team has mathematical evidence in a number of states of Mr. Trump’s votes being trashed.

“The machines were easily accessible to hackers,” she told reporters. “A full-scale criminal investigation needs to be taken immediately.”

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