Trump Campaign Has Enough 'Provable, Illegal Ballots' to Overturn the Election, Giuliani Says

Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, is still embedded in the fight over the presidential election and along with witnesses, he said the Trump campaign's legal team has uncovered enough "provable, illegal ballots" to overturn the results of the election.

Democratic candidate Joe Biden was projected by national media outlets as the election's winner on November 7, but Trump hasn't given up his hopes of a second term. The president has yet to concede and his campaign pursued recounts in Georgia and Wisconsin, as well as, filing suits in Michigan and Pennsylvania.

At a press conference on Thursday, Giuliani said in Nevada, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Arizona, the campaign has "more than double the number of votes needed to overturn the election," with regard to "provable, illegal ballots." He added that they have 1,000 affidavits from citizens regarding instances of fraud and that they're "getting more every day."

"It's enough to overturn any election. It's disgraceful what happened," Giuliani said.

On Thursday, the Trump campaign withdrew its last remaining lawsuit in Michigan. The goal was to stop Wayne County from certifying its election results and the campaign claimed it dropped the lawsuit because they achieved "the relief we sought." However, the county already voted to move forward and certify its results on Tuesday.

Two GOP members of the board now are looking to rescind their votes to certify and William Hartmann, in a sworn affidavit, said, "he only agreed to certify based on the promise that a full and independent audit would take place."

"I would not have agreed to the certification but for the promise of an audit," Hartmann wrote.

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Supporters of President Donald Trump protest outside State Farm Arena as ballots continue to be counted inside on November 5 in Atlanta. On Thursday, Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani said they have enough "provable illegal" ballots to overturn the results of the election. Megan Varner/Getty

There is no legal mechanism for the board members to rescind their vote, Aneta Kiersnowski, a press secretary for Michigan's Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, told NBC News. Kiersnowski added that the next step is for the Board of State Canvassers to meet and certify the state's election totals.

The Trump campaign's options appear to be dwindling and a recount in Wisconsin, which is legally required to begin by November 21 and end on December 1, isn't enough to change the outcome of the election. On Wednesday, the campaign filed a petition for a recount in Dane and Milwaukee counties, which went for Biden by 181,000 and 183,000 votes respectively, according to results reported by Politico.

A recount in 2016 gave Trump 131 additional votes, well below the 20,000-vote lead Biden has on the president in 2020. Even if a recount finds Trump to be the winner of Wisconsin, the 10 electoral votes the state has isn't enough to give the president the 270 electoral votes needed to win. Trump currently has 232 votes.

Georgia's recount, according to Giuliani, isn't going to prove anything besides how many ballots were cast. He said it will "tell us nothing" because fraudulent ballots will be counted a second time.

However, the campaign is pursuing legal action in a state that has the ability to potentially change the outcome of the election—Pennsylvania. On Wednesday, the campaign filed a lawsuit arguing that the state legislature should be given the authority to assign its electoral votes. Republicans control both the House and the Senate, giving Trump increased chances of winning the state, which went for Biden by 1.2 points.

The Trump campaign has largely been unsuccessful in its election legal battle, so chances are slim that a court would side with the campaign and allow the state legislature to override the current results. Taking Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes away from Biden is Trump's only path to victory. The president would also need to win Georgia's 16 electoral college votes and be named the winner in Wisconsin's recount, thereby claiming the state's 10 votes.

Given that the acts of alleged fraud didn't occur on a small scale or in only one state and followed "almost exactly the same pattern," Giuliani suggested there was a plan in place. He said the information they collected would suggest to "any experienced investigator or prosecutor" that a "centralized place" had a plan to "execute these acts of voter fraud."

Along with the lawsuits that have already been filed, Giuliani said there's an impending lawsuit from the Trump campaign coming to Georgia, likely to Arizona and possibly Virginia.

"We cannot allow these crooks to steal an election from the American people," Giuliani said. "They elected Donald Trump. They didn't elect Joe Biden. Joe Biden is in the lead because of the fraudulent ballots."

Newsweek reached out to the Biden campaign for comment but did not receive a response in time for publication.