President Donald Trump‘s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, traveled to Georgia on Thursday to present surveillance footage to a Senate Judiciary subcommittee that purportedly shows evidence of election fraud in the state.
The video was from the State Farm Arena, Georgia’s largest voting center.
According to CBS, the clip allegedly shows people taking out at least four boxes of ballots from underneath a table and then counting them while there’s no election supervisor present.
Jacki Pick, a volunteer attorney in Georgia who presented the evidence to the state Senate, said: ‘The same person that stayed behind, the person that cleared the place out under the pretense that we are going to stop counting is the person who put the table there at 8.22 in the morning. I saw four suitcases come out from underneath the table.’
During the presentation, Giuliani claimed that in total there were ‘231,188 ballots together with no return record at all and you were able 134,000 of those, but you kept 96,600 votes where there was no return record for them’.
‘What would that suggest?’ Giulani asked. ‘Phantom votes,’ he said.
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President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani (pictured), traveled to Georgia on Thursday to present surveillance footage to a Senate Judiciary subcommittee that purportedly shows evidence of election fraud in the state
Jacki Pick, a volunteer attorney in Georgia who presented the evidence to the state Senate, said four suitcases come out from underneath a table at the site while there was no election supervisor present
The video is the first time the president’s legal team presented evidence regarding election fraud.
According to CBS, there are an estimated 6,000 ballots in each box, which if accurate would amount to about 24,000 potential votes.
Biden beat Trump by just over 12,500 votes in Georgia, with Biden receiving nearly twice as many of the record number of absentee ballots as the Republican president, according to the secretary of state’s office.
During the presentation, there was at least one lawmaker who questioned the validity of the video.
‘The question is since this has been debunked repeatedly what evidence can you give to us that counters what our elections officials have presented us with only an hour ago?’ the lawmaker said.
Pick responded: ‘You just saw it, your officials need to watch the video.’
Giuliani also introduced witnesses to verify the alleged fraud with each claiming to have signed a sworn affidavit.
On Tuesday, a top Georgia elections official lashed out at the rhetoric surrounding the election and the threats of violence that have resulted and specifically called on Trump to rein in his supporters.
During the presentation, Giuliani (pictured Thursday) claimed that in total there were ‘231,188 ballots together with no return record at all and you were able 134,000 of those, but you kept 96,600 votes where there was no return record for them’
During the presentation, there was at least one lawmaker who questioned the validity of the video, asking ‘what evidence can you give to us that counters what our elections officials have presented us with only an hour ago?’
Gabriel Sterling is a Republican who oversaw the implementation of the state’s new voting system.
During a routine news conference at the state Capitol to provide an update on the recount of the presidential race requested by Trump, Sterling admonished the president and Georgia’s two US senators, who are both locked in tight runoff races against Democrats and have called on GOP Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to resign over claims that he mishandled the election.
‘Mr President, you have not condemned these actions or this language. Senators, you have not condemned this language or these actions,’ Sterling said.
‘This has to stop. We need you to step up, and if you’re going to take a position of leadership, show some.’
Trump, though, didn’t take the upbraiding to heart, reiterating unproven claims of fraud relating to mail-in ballots in a tweet late Tuesday that replied to an Atlanta TV journalist who tweeted about Sterling’s denunciation.
‘Rigged Election,’ Trump tweeted. ‘Show signatures and envelopes. Expose the massive voter fraud in Georgia. What is Secretary of State and Brian Kemp afraid of. They know what we’ll find!!!’
Kemp on Thursday told The Ingraham Angle that state law gives the secretary of state power to audit or adjust election procedures when necessary.
He claimed that he ‘called early on’ for Raffensperger to do a signature audit.
‘Obviously, the secretary of state, per the laws and the [state] Constitution would have to order that and he has not done that.’
‘I think it should be done,’ Kemp added.
People have been driving in caravans past Raffensperger’s home, have come onto his property and have sent sexualized threats to his wife’s cellphone, said Sterling.
Gov Brian Kemp on Thursday said state law gives the secretary of state power to audit or adjust election procedures when necessary. He claimed that he’s urged GOP Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to do a ‘signature audit’
State officials have called on Raffensperger (pictured) to resign over claims that he mishandled the election
Raffensperger and Sterling both have police stationed outside their homes, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has said it’s investigating possible threats against officials to determine their credibility.
Sterling said his anger boiled over when he learned that a contractor with Dominion Voting Systems helping with the recount effort in suburban Gwinnett County received death threats after someone shot video of him transferring a report to a county computer and falsely said the young man was manipulating election data.
‘There’s a noose out there with his name on it. That’s not right,’ Sterling said, adding that the contractor didn’t seek the spotlight by taking a high-profile position like Sterling or run for office like Raffensperger. ‘This kid took a job. He just took a job.’
Trump last week called Raffensperger an ‘enemy of the people,’ Sterling noted, adding, ‘That helped open the floodgates to this kind of crap.’
Sterling urged the president to step up and tell his supporters not to commit acts of violence. ‘Someone’s going to get hurt. Someone’s going to get shot. Someone’s going to get killed,’ Sterling said.
Trump campaign spokesperson Tim Murtaugh said in a statement Tuesday evening, ‘No one should engage in threats or violence, and if that has happened, we condemn that fully.’
The campaigns for Republican US Sens David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler both issued statements Tuesday evening condemning violence but also criticizing election officials, according to news outlets.
‘Like many officials, as someone who has been the subject of threats, of course Senator Loeffler condemns violence of any kind. How ridiculous to even suggest otherwise,’ Loeffler campaign spokesman Stephen Lawson said.
‘We also condemn inaction and lack of accountability in our election system process — and won’t apologize for calling it out.’