President Donald Trump brought up a new conspiracy to try to oust states that claimed President-elect Joe Biden. This time he made a debunked claim that a software company "deleted" nearly 3 million Trump votes across the country.
Trump, who previously tweeted about legal action to prevent states trying to certify Biden from certifying their results, tagged the conservative pro-Trump network OANN and its Washington correspondent Chanel Rion.
& # 39; REPORT: DOMINION DELETED 2.7 MILLION TRUMP VOTES NATIONWIDE. DATA ANALYSIS FIND 221,000 PENNSYLVANIA VOTES THAT WERE TURNED TO BIDEN BY PRESIDENT TRUMP. 941,000 TRUMP VOTES DELETED. STATES THAT USING DOMINION VOTING SYSTEMS HAVE SWITCHED 435,000 VOTES FROM TRUMP TO BID, ”says the all-caps letter.
President Trump made the allegation of election fraud, which Twitter labeled "controversial" after he said the voting software "deleted" millions of Trump ballots and "switched" thousands of Trump to President-elect Joe Biden
Trump appeared to be referring to a report on the network that "electoral systems across the country have cast millions of votes for President Trump."
The report focused on unsubstantiated claims that Dominion Voting Systems machines were responsible for the disruptions that sparked the Biden election in Michigan and Georgia.
Biden built a clear lead in Michigan and Georgia with 14,000 votes. The state hand-counts the ballot papers.
In the report cited by Trump, 221,000 votes were also "switched" from Trump to Biden, Pennsylvania.
According to a New York Times report on the prosecution, Dominion software was only used in two of the five counties in Michigan and Georgia that had problems, and in each case there was a detailed explanation of what happened. In all cases, software did not affect the number of votes. & # 39;
President Trump made a "controversial" allegation of election fraud by re-tweeting a conspiracy theory about voting machines that dropped 2.7 million Trump votes
Trump cited a report by the conservative Trump-loyalist OAN network
A Republican Secretary of State from Michigan pushed back on Internet conspiracy theories
Officials are working on ballot papers at the Gwinnett County Voter Registration and Election headquarters on Friday, November 6, 2020 in Lawrenceville, Atlanta. Biden leads Georgia with 14,000 votes
In Michigan, Tina Barton, the Republican clerk in Rochester Hills, pushed back against Internet conspiracy theories after machines accidentally double counted votes, which hurt Republicans in a result that was then corrected.
"As a Republican, I am concerned that this is being deliberately misrepresented in order to undermine the electoral process," she said, making a statement both in writing and on video. "This was an isolated bug that was quickly fixed."
The Secretary of State in Antrim County, Michigan called it user error that was quickly identified and fixed.
Gwinnett County, Georgia officials made a detailed statement regarding "Batches of postal voting added to election night totals without a full decision being made."
The problem with the machines arose when employees discovered earlier in the day that 3,200 batches would not be enforced as the software was showing the decision pending even though it was finalized. Ballot papers are scanned in batches and must stay together even if only one needs to be checked. & # 39;
The decision-making process begins when a ballot paper cannot be scanned by a machine. A committee made up of electoral staff and representatives from both parties then decides on the vote.
The backdrop to Trump's recent claim that millions of votes have been lost is based on a legal strategy that has already wavered several times. Biden has already garnered enough votes for the electoral college and is a leader in Arizona and Georgia at the same time.
An early witness who alleged fraud was a convicted sex offender. A Michigan postman who said he overheard a conversation about retroactive ballots later admitted in an interview with the IG bureau that "I haven't heard the full story – my mind probably added the rest."
Trump has found support among Senate Republicans, despite two senior Republicans now saying President-elect Joe Biden should start receiving top-notch security intelligence.