PHILADELPHIA, Penn. — Despite the 2020 Presidential race being called for former Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday, President Donald Trump has not conceded and plans on challenging election results in court.
President Trump’s lawyer and former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani has hinted at plans to file lawsuits in several battleground states over the coming weeks, including in Michigan, claiming hundreds of thousands of votes are "in question," nationwide.
Giuliani appeared on Fox News Sunday morning, making claims of widespread voter fraud that he says affected the outcome of the election in several states including Pennsylvania and Michigan, though no concrete evidence was provided.
Joe Biden won both of those states, the latter by nearly 150,000 votes.
“It is not a coincidence that it happened in eight different Democrat states, which means there had to be an order from somewhere. So where do we have 'em? We have big numbers definitely in Michigan, not quite the numbers that we have in Pennsylvania, but enough to overturn the result there,” Giuliani said.
Giuliani says the campaign plans on filing lawsuits in those and several other states in the coming weeks.
“We got five states in which we have, the same three issues: not being allowed to look at the mail in ballots at all, people who have backdated who... Where we have backdated, uh, entry. So in other words, it was supposed to be in by close of business on the third. It actually says the fourth. They change it to the third. And then we have dead people voting. And we have people whose vote wasn't counted,” Giuliani added.
Here in Michigan, several of those claims have already been debunked by state officials, and there has been no proof of any widespread voter fraud thus far.
Fact check: Ballots of deceased voters are not counted. Get the facts at https://t.co/eEWWZqcFTe on other misinformation that is being spread about the 2020 general election. pic.twitter.com/wPihe08Wge— Michigan Department of State (@MichSoS) November 5, 2020
Guiliani claims more than half a million votes are in question and says the president will not concede the race.
Top Republicans are also asking for the legal process to play out before a winner is declared.
“At this point we've got numerous states that are very closely and vigorously contested from Pennsylvania to Georgia, to Arizona, to New Mexico, to Michigan, to Wisconsin. In all of those states, there are serious disputes about the vote totals and, and, and there's a legal process to resolve those disputes. So at this point, we should allow the rule of law to operate. We should allow the legal process to move forward. And when that process is concluded, which it will be a in a matter of weeks, we will know who prevailed in the elections." Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said.
Also in Michigan, the state’s Republican party is asking people to report "election irregularities."