Alan Dershowitz Says Evidence Suggests 2020 Election 'Wasn't Stolen' from Trump

Former Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz said evidence suggests the 2020 presidential election wasn't "stolen" and that the results were correct.

Dershowitz, who was part of former President Donald Trump's legal team during his first impeachment in 2020, told Fox News' Sean Hannity on Thursday that it appeared the outcome of the last election was right.

Trump and many of his allies have maintained that the 2020 election was stolen from him through mass voter fraud and other irregularities, though these claims have been consistently rejected by the courts.

Dershowitz told Hannity the presidential election may not have been perfect, but he argued that previous elections also had problems.

"Number one, there has never been a perfect election," Dershowitz said.

"JFK's election wasn't perfect, George Bush's election wasn't perfect, and the current election wasn't perfect."

"Number two, the evidence seems to strongly suggest that it wasn't stolen and that the outcome was right," he added.

In November 2020, Dershowitz told Fox News that Trump had "constitutional paths" to pursue challenges to the election results, but warned that the Trump team might not succeed. Ultimately, legal challenges aimed at reversing President Joe Biden's victory weren't successful, with many being dismissed by judges.

Dershowitz said on November 22 that once the Electoral College had cast their votes, there was no likely path to reversing the results of the elections. The electors met on December 14 and the Electoral College votes were certified by Congress on January 6, 2021.

"Once the electors are certified, and once they cast their vote I can't see any legal route to undoing that, even if they were to find fraud later on," Dershowitz said at the time. "There's certainly nothing in the Constitution about that."

Some Republicans have pursued claims of voter fraud in the election, with the GOP-led Arizona state senate ordering a controversial audit of ballots in Maricopa County. Republicans in other state legislatures have proposed or introduced a spate of new voting restrictions, most prominently in Georgia and Texas.

Trump has continued to argue in public statements that the 2020 election suffered from voter fraud. At a Save America Rally in Ohio on June 26, he called alleged voter fraud "the biggest threat of all."

"There is no more dire threat today than the crisis on our southern border, other than our elections," Trump said. "That's probably the biggest threat of all, is how that happened in the election. It's a disgrace. We'll be talking about that. Unless you'd rather not have me talk about it."

Newsweek has asked Alan Dershowitz and former President Trump's office for comment.

Dershowitz Speaks at Trump's First Impeachment Trial
In this screenshot taken from a Senate Television webcast, legal counsel for President Donald Trump, Alan Dershowitz, speaks during impeachment proceedings in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol on January 27, 2020, in Washington, DC. Dershowitz said on Thursday that the evidence suggested the 2020 election outcome was right. Senate Television/Getty Images