Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, became the subject of mockery online after his participation in a Thursday, November 19, press conference alleging voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election.
The attorney’s first faux pas that caught the attention of viewers was a dark drizzle sliding down the side of his face. Some viewers speculated Giuliani’s hair dye was dripping.
There was another moment that also got some attention on the internet: At one point during the press conference, Giuliani blew his nose into a handkerchief. Then, while attorney Sidney Powell spoke to the media, Giuliani wiped the handkerchief on his mouth and then all over his face. You can watch the video here:
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— Tim Hogan (@timjhogan) November 19, 2020
Giuliani’s son, Andrew, announced the day after the press conference that he had tested positive for COVID-19. It’s not known whether Rudy Giuliani has been tested for COVID-19. Andrew Giuliani attended the press conference on November 19 with his dad.
The election has been called in favor of now-President-elect Joe Biden, who leads Trump in both the popular vote and electoral votes. Trump has refused to concede and has launched a series of unsuccessful legal battles throughout the country, an attempt to call the results of the election into question.
At Thursday’s press conference, Powell alleged that an algorithm was purposely planted in voting machines to subtract votes from Trump and give them to Biden, but she didn’t provide proof. The voting machine company has denied the allegations, and Fox News host Tucker Carlson revealed on TV that when he asked Powell for proof, she angrily told him to stop talking to her.
Legislators in Michigan say they haven’t seen evidence of voter fraud that would overturn Biden’s lead there, according to USA Today. Giuliani said he has affidavits but did not offer evidence proving widespread fraud capable of overturning the election results.
Here’s what you need to know:
Giuliani Alleged Widespread Voter Fraud That Hasn’t Been Proven
During the press conference, Giuliani said he was representing the Trump campaign and President Trump.
“The best way to describe this is when we began our representation of the president, we were set with a very anomalous set of results. The president was ahead on election night,” he said.
He said the campaign has statisticians who say “that it’s almost statistically impossible for Trump to have lost Pennsylvania in the time frame it happened.”
He said witnesses have come forward. “It’s not a singular voter fraud in one state. This pattern repeats itself in a number of states,” Giuliani claimed.
He alleged that the patterns would “suggest there was a plan from a centralized place to execute these various acts of voter fraud. Specifically focused on big cities controlled by Democrats and particularly focused on big cities that have a long history of corruption.” He cited Philadelphia and Detroit, but did not present evidence of a centralized scheme to engage in widespread voter fraud.
The accusations have not been backed up with evidence documenting widespread fraud.
Giuliani Focused on Absentee Ballot Questions
Giuliani launched into a political attack, saying Biden won areas “controlled by Democrats, which means they can get away with anything they want to do.”
He claimed that “mail ballots are particularly prone to fraud,” and claimed there are affidavits raising concerns.
He claimed that some ballots were allowed to be cured in only some areas of the state, disadvantaging Trump.
Giuliani also alleged that “people were told not to ask for identification.”
In Wisconsin, he claimed absentee voters don’t always have applications that can be reviewed.
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