Trump's legal team claims vote fraud, but courts found none

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Posted at 7:40 PM, Nov 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-22 22:40:55-05

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign has filed plenty of lawsuits in six states as he tries to upend an election he lost to Democrat Joe Biden.

The strategy may have played well in front of TV cameras, but it's proved a disaster in court, where judges uniformly have rejected claims of vote fraud.

The latest case ended Saturday, when a federal judge in Pennsylvania said Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani presented only “speculative accusations” and no proof of rampant corruption in the vote.

After a hand recount of nearly 5 million votes in Georgia, Biden maintained a 12,000-vote lead over Trump. The conclusion of the recount means that Biden is the projected winner of the state and its 16 Electoral College votes, according to the Associated Press.

Georgia's audit is required by a new state law and wasn’t in response to any suspected problems with the state’s results or an official recount request. The Trump team has requested a recount of votes following the audit.

A law school professor says the suits threaten the future of elections because so many Americans believe the claims being made by Trump's team.