Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said on Tuesday, April 13, that former President Trump’s 2020 November election fraud allegations never fully caught attention from courts.
He said that courts rejected several lawsuits under the cause of inadequate standing, and they never evaluated the merits of the allegations.
“The one thing I think is untrue is that the courts fully heard this,” Paul claimed at an event hosted by the Heritage Foundation. According to him, courts were “hesitant” to intervene with election outcomes.
The 2020 election scandal has uncovered critical weak points that compromise reliable voter results. Paul believes that it is important to determine whether officials, such as the secretary of state, can interfere with election laws out of state legislatures’ control.
According to Washington Examiner, officials from several states have altered election laws using the excuse of guaranteeing voter health safety during the raging Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Virus or COVID-19 pandemic before the November presidential election. The employment of mail-in balloting, advertised as reducing risks for CCP Virus exposure, has provided multiple loopholes for voter result manipulation, including the extension of deadlines for mail-in ballots.
Paul suggests the passage of new laws to prevent officials from altering election law without the notice of state legislators.
“It should be one person, one vote at a time,” the Kentucky Republican emphasized.
In February, Reuters reported that state and federal judges had declined more than 50 lawsuits of alleged electoral fraud and other irregularities from Trump and his allies, mostly due to a lack of standing.
“The Republicans did not provide evidence to back up their assertions—just speculation, rumors or hearsay,” judges ruled over Trump’s lawsuits during November last year, according to Washington Post.
However, as time rolls by, election watchdog groups and several organizations have been able to extract solid evidence that courts cannot continue to use the excuse of “no evidence.”
In March, Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog organization, was able to identify thousands of nonresidential address absentee votes in Georgia, which by the state’s rule would be considered illegitimate. The group has filed a lawsuit against the Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger for absentee ballot process mishandling in 2020.
That same month, a federal judge decided to reinstate a voting fraud lawsuit in Michigan, which the county clerk first declined. A settlement conference for the lawsuit is due to transpire on May 11.
In early April, Pennsylvania and Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) reached a legal settlement to remove roughly 21,000 names of dead people from its voter registration rolls. The watchdog group screened out the dead voter registrations just one month before the November election in 2020.
“This marks an important victory for the integrity of elections in Pennsylvania,” the group said. “The Commonwealth’s failure to remove deceased registrants created a vast opportunity for voter fraud and abuse. It is important to not have dead voters active on the rolls for 5, 10, or even 20 years. This settlement fixes that.”
“The idea that it took any time at all to settle this issue is a horrible commentary on the state election authorities involved. We should not have to depend on public interest organizations to spend their time and resources litigating this kind of issue, but it is fortunate that we have them to do it. A victory for election integrity is a victory for every voter and every candidate and for our Democracy,” said Attorney David Schoen about PILF’s lawsuit victory.