The media has called the 2020 presidential race, so what does that mean? We’re about to find out, as Donald Trump has taken numerous legal steps to continue his fight for a second term in the White House, this election is going to come down to the courts, not the networks.
There are still a number of states continuing to count their ballots, and the numbers are close enough in a number of those states to trigger automatic recounts.
As for the lawsuits the Trump campaign has filed, Fox News correspondent John Roberts broke it all down on Saturday night with Fox News host Shannon Bream. They kicked things off with the Grand Canyon State. “You mentioned Arizona, specifically Maricopa County. The Trump campaign has filed a lawsuit alleging that many in-person votes were rejected because people who came in to vote had accidentally overvoted, that is, voted accidentally for two people for the same office,” Bream said.
Roberts said that the lawsuit alleges that ballots were “rejected as opposed to [voters] being allowed to correct their ballots.
“In just the last hour, in Nevada, an election worker whose job was to process mail-in ballots says he witnessed irregularities in counting those ballots and was told by a supervisor, whom he names, to put through ballots he believed needed signature verification without that verification first being done,” Roberts continued. “He says he was also told to ignore discrepancies with addresses. That worker has sworn out an affidavit which has been sent to the Department of Justice here in Washington.”
Roberts then read a statement from the Trump campaign pointing to how serious the allegations could be: “The affidavit makes clear that we’re not dealing with oversights or sloppiness; this was intentional criminal conduct.”
Roberts also said there are still more lawsuits coming. “On top of that, the campaign is going to be filing new lawsuits in Pennsylvania on Monday. Rudy Giuliani says that he believes that there are 135,000 votes in Philadelphia County and about 300 and some odd thousand votes in Allegheny County that were put through without being inspected first,” Roberts continued. “And then there’s another new lawsuit that is going to be coming in Nevada probably Monday morning as well, which is separate from the affidavit from this election worker.”
Roberts also said that Trump feels he owes it to the more than 71 million people who voted for him to protect their legal vote. He also said that if, at the other end of the lawsuits, investigations and recounts indicate there is no clear path to a second term, “then the president will graciously concede and he will cooperate in an orderly transition of power.”