Fact check: Unraveling five conspiracies of voters in the Texas AG election case

The Supreme Court has already made a separate request to block the certification of Pennsylvania’s election results, which CNN legal expert Steve Vladeck said was a sign that the court does not want to get involved in election facilities.

The Texas submission contains numerous false claims of voter fraud, most of which are repeatedly put forward by President Donald Trump and his allies. Here’s a look at some of the claims.

The documentation cites the evidence of ‘mysterious late-night dumping of thousands of ballot papers at table centers’ as an example of the alleged ‘rampant lawlessness’ that was present during the election process.

Facts first: There is nothing inherently suspicious or mysterious about the large number of votes report late at night or even after election day.
Votes from ballots were often reported later on election day and thereafter because they could not be counted ahead of time in many states, including Michigan and Pennsylvania. And in several of the lawsuits after which the order was set out, the judges found that the testimony testified that they saw that literal subjects were unfounded by late at night and no evidence of fraud.

Voice Viewers

According to the documentation, the video shows that “poll viewers are blocked from entering counting centers – even if they have a court order to enter.”

Facts first: There is no evidence supports allegations that voice guards were locked out of the process. There were sometimes cases where voting workers did not understand the rules, but mostly registered voting guards were allowed at polling stations.
Many of the Trump campaigns’ previous attacks on voters were focused on swing states like Pennsylvania. It is possible that the case refers to one incident in Philadelphia in which a viewer registered for another area and another section was initially not allowed to a polling station due to confusion over city rules. Even in this case, the claim of the case would be misleading because the voting movement ultimately granted access.

Bags of ballot papers

The documentation states that there is a video of ‘suitcases full of ballot papers being pulled out from under the tables after the voters were told to leave.’

Facts first: The assignment probably refers to viral video recordings of a place where the ballot is counted in Fulton County, Georgia. After a review of the footage, government officials and provincial officials determined that the events in the video were part of the normal process, not fraud. Although observers were not present at the time captured in the video, there was no announcement that they had to leave. According to Fulton County Chief Electoral Officer Richard Barron. According to election officials, the items pulled under the table were bins, not suitcases.
Gabriel Sterling, the Management System for the Implementation of the Systems for the Secretary of State in Georgia announced in a tweet Early Friday morning, state investigators concluded that the video showed ‘normal processing of ballots’.

“Nothing we have learned from the independent monitor or our investigation has suggested that any improper ballots have been scanned,” the Secretary of State said in a statement to CNN.

At a Fulton County Electoral Council meeting on Dec. 4 as to why the trash was under the tablecloth and gave the impression of something to hide, Barron replied that: ‘They put the ballot boxes under their workspace because it the most suitable place is to place. those things. “
“There is no reason to hide anything,” he added. “It’s just the way the workspace is laid out.”
“The president’s team is deliberately misleading the public about what happened on election night at State Farm Arena,” Sterling said. tweeted Friday afternoon. “They also had the whole video and ignored the truth.”

Michigan “wrong”

The command also indicates that an “error” occurred in Michigan, implying that Dominion voting machines may have been faulty.

“In Michigan, which also used the same Dominion voting system,” the directive says, “on November 4, 2020, Michigan election officials admitted that an alleged ‘mistake’ caused 6,000 votes that President Trump was mistaken for Democratic candidate Biden. . “

Facts first: There was no technical error. According to state election officials, it was a human error and the issue was rectified and never affected the official votes.

According to a statement from the State Department of Michigan, an error occurred during the unofficial vote tabulation when a provincial clerk did not update the voting machine software, causing voices not to be combined properly “when the clerk -report official results. “

“The software did not cause an incorrect allocation of votes; it was due to human error by users,” the statement said.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs also wrote that if the error is not rectified quickly, there are separate measures to review and verify the unofficial results, including by a dual group of recruiters.

Ballot papers by post

The section entitled “Facts” states in the short statement: “Absence and voting are the most important opportunity to cast illegal votes”, and indicates that the expansion of voting during the election played a role has in creating a massive opportunity. for fraud. “

The insinuation – that the ballot papers are potentially full of fraud – is one of the most important themes touched on during the trial.

Facts first: Electoral experts have tell CNN has repeatedly said that the ballot papers are a safe form of voting and are not subject to widespread fraud. There were no reports from state election officials of any party about the widespread voter fraud as a result of ballot papers.

On November 12, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency issued a statement calling this year’s election ‘the safest in US history’.

On November 17, Trump fired CISA director Chris Krebs, who continually dismissed allegations of widespread post-election fraud. In his tweet announcing Krebs’ removal, Trump falsely claimed that Krebs had made “extremely inaccurate” allegations about the safety of the 2020 election.