Prominent conservatives release report refuting Trump election claims
“There is absolutely no evidence of fraud in the 2020 presidential election on the scale necessary to alter the outcome in any state, let alone the nation as a whole. In fact, there is no there was no fraud that changed the outcome, even in a single constituency,” the report said.
The report is signed by retired Federal Court of Appeals Justices Thomas B. Griffith, J. Michael Luttig and Michael W. McConnell, former Solicitor General Theodore B. Olson, former US Sens. John Danforth and Gordon H. Smith, longtime Republican attorney Benjamin. L. Ginsberg and veteran Republican congressional chief of staff David Hoppe. Several of them are longtime critics of Trump.
“Even now, twenty months after the election, a period in which Trump supporters have strenuously scoured every nook and cranny to find evidence that the election was stolen, they stand empty. Claims are being made, trumpeted in sympathetic media and accepted as true by many patriotic Americans. But upon objective examination, they have failed every time,” the report said.
The report warns that it is “wrong and bad for our country for people to spread baseless claims that President Biden’s election was not legitimate.”
He did a detailed review of every case brought by Trump and his supporters in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Trump and his supporters have alleged fraud, irregularities and procedural flaws in their court challenges.
Trump and his allies have lost nearly all of the more than 60 cases they have challenged the 2020 election results, the report notes. Twenty were dismissed before a hearing on the merits, 14 were dropped by Trump and his supporters, and 30 included a hearing on the merits, he found.
The conservative group argued that Trump and his supporters had “an obligation to acknowledge that the election debate is over.”
“Questions of the legality of elections must be resolved dispassionately in the courts, not by rallies and demonstrations – and more emphatically, not by applying political pressure and threats to induce Congress to ignore its constitutional duty and the electoral result for which the people voted, and which the legal proceedings of the affected states had reviewed and confirmed,” the report said.
The group urged “other conservatives to stop obsessing over the results of the 2020 election and instead focus on presenting candidates and ideas that offer a positive vision to overcome our current difficulties and bring more peace. , prosperity and freedom to our nation”.