By Jessica Easthope
A panel of legislators listened to President Donald Trump’s campaign attorney, Rudy Giuliani, lay out election fraud he says took place not only in Arizona, but in other battleground states.
“This election was the subject of a conspiracy that goes back before the election, that was hatched by the crooked leaders of the Democratic party,” said Giuliani.
“It’s not just Arizona that has been conned,” he continued, “the people of Arizona taken advantage of and their right to vote taken away from them. It’s the people of Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia and Nevada that we know of.”
On Monday Nov. 30, Giuliani called in an expert to testify that the Dominion manufactured ballot machines people cast their votes on could have been subject to hacking or manipulation.
‘The voting systems in the U.S. and Arizona by Dominion and other machines were built to be manipulated,” testified cybersecurity expert Colonel Phil Waldron. “They’ve been used in elections around the world with questionable results, and we believe those same questionable results are present in this election.”
He wasn’t the only one who testified. For nearly 11 hours, many others explained why they too thought Arizona’s elections were possibly compromised. But a representative for Dominion said any manipulation of votes and such widespread fraud would have been impossible.
“If any electronic interference had taken place, the tally reported electronically would not match the printed ballots,” said Michael Steele, a company representative.
Joe Biden ended up carrying Arizona by just over 10,000 votes, or three tenths of one percent of the vote, with 11 electoral votes up for grabs. Giuliani says the American people have been robbed of their rights, urging the state to throw out the results of the election.
“If your right to vote has been taken away so is mine,” he said. “We have an illegitimate election.”
On Dec. 1, Attorney General Bill Barr said the Justice department has not uncovered evidence of widespread voter fraud that would change the outcome of the election.
Meanwhile, in Arizona, Joe Biden won by more than one tenth of one percent, which according to state law doesn’t justify an automatic recount. In addition to being declared the winner in Arizona, Monday was also the first day projected winner Joe Biden was given access to president trump’s daily intelligence brief.