During a rally in Georgia, Vice President Mike Pence encouraged President Trump voters to continue their efforts to expose fraud in the Nov. 3 election.
“I can tell you, as our election contests continue, here in Georgia and in courts across the country, I’ll make you a promise,” Pence told a crowd in Gainesville on Nov. 20. “We’re gonna keep fighting until every legal vote is counted,” he continued as supporters chanted “four more years.”
He added, “We’re gonna keep fighting until every illegal vote is thrown out.”
The campaign rally also served to support the re-election of Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue.
The runoff in Georgia will be on Jan. 21, 2021.
Pence added, “[The Senate majority] could be the last line of defense for all that we’ve done to defend this nation, revive our economy, and preserve the God-given liberties that we hold dear.”
The Trump campaign legal team has stated on several occasions that election fraud occurred in Georgia.
Last week, attorney Sidney Powell detailed a lawsuit filed in Georgia by attorney Lin Wood—who works closely with President Trump’s legal team—includes a “stunning, detailed affidavit” from a whistleblower.
The whistleblower said he witnessed Venezuelan officials working with the election software company Smartmatic to rig elections in that country.
He said Dominion Voting Systems uses software that incorporates much of the Smartmatic system.
Legal team leader Rudy Giuliani opposed the vote recount in Georgia, warning that it did not mean much because the workers in charge did not correctly analyze the ballots.
“Whatever the count in Georgia today [Thursday, Nov. 19], is totally ridiculous. They’re counting the same fraudulent ballots one more time,” said Giuliani, hours before Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced the result of the recount, which, predictably, showed Biden ahead of Trump by 12,000 votes.
At a press conference Thursday in Washington, the president’s legal team said it collected enough evidence to deduce that there was “centralized” fraud in the Nov. 3 election to prevent the president’s re-election.
The legal team accused the Democratic Party of stealing ballots, preventing Republican observers from participating in the count, and changing computer results through algorithms.
“In the city of Atlanta, Republicans were not allowed to watch the absentee mail-in ballot process,” Giuliani said.
“We have numerous double voters, we have numerous out-of-state voters, and we have specific evidence of intimidation and changes of vote.
That will all be in the lawsuit that comes out tomorrow,” he explained.
President Trump himself also expressed his views on the allegations of fraud in Georgia, “Almost ZERO ballots rejected in Georgia this election. In years past, close to 4 percent. Not possible,” the president said on Twitter.
Almost ZERO ballots rejected in Georgia this election. In years past, close to 4%. Not possible. Must have signature check on envelopes now. Very easy to do. Dems fighting because they got caught. Far more votes than needed for flip. Republicans must get tough! @BrianKempGA
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2020
Republican Gov. Brian Kemp said that state law required him to certify the results, but that his certification “paves the way for the Trump campaign to pursue other legal options and a separate recount if they choose.” The Republican legal team will likely follow that path.