Fox News cut away from a Trump Campaign press conference Monday afternoon, after White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany accused Democrats of “welcoming fraud and welcoming illegal voting.”
McEnany, General Counsel for the Trump campaign Matt Morgan, and RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel were briefing reporters about new litigation in Michigan and Pennsylvania and to give an overview of the post-Election Day landscape.
“There is only one party in America that opposes voter I.D., one party in America that opposes verifying signatures, citizenship, residency, eligibility,” McEnany told reporters at the start of the news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C. “There is only one party in America trying to keep observers out of the count room. And that party my friends is the Democrat party.”
She continued: “You don’t take these positions because you want an honest election. You don’t oppose an audit of the vote because you want an accurate count. You don’t oppose our effort at sunlight and transparency because you have nothing to hide. You take these positions because you are welcoming fraud and you are welcoming illegal voting.”
Fox News Host Neil Cavuto cut away from the feed while McEnany was still speaking, saying that he couldn’t “in good countenance” continue to air the press conference.
Cavuto: “Whoa, whoa, whoa. I just think we have to be very clear: she’s charging the other side as welcoming fraud and illegal voting, unless she has more details to back that up, I can’t in good countenance continue to show you this.”
“Maybe they do have something to back that up, but that’s an explosive charge to make that the other side is effectively rigging and cheating,” the host added.
Fox News cuts out of McEnany
Cavuto: "Whoa, whoa, whoa. I just think we have to be very clear: she's charging the other side as welcoming fraud and illegal voting, unless she has more details to back that up, I can't in good countenance continue to show you this." pic.twitter.com/0koLBJasl9
— Lis Power (@LisPower1) November 9, 2020
McDaniel later pointed out that a staggering 131 sworn affidavits alleging election irregularities have been submitted by poll watchers in Michigan.
Matt Morgan announced a new lawsuit that was filed against PA Secretary Kathy Boockvar and the Boards of Elections of the following seven counties: Allegheny, Centre, Chester, Delaware, Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Northampton.
The lawsuit alleges that Pennsylvania created and implemented an illegal “two-tiered” voting system for the 2020 General Election.
Pennsylvania’s “two-track” system resulted in voters being held to different standards depending on how they chose to exercise their right to vote. In-person voters had to sign voter registrations, have those signatures checked against voter rolls, vote in a polling place monitored by statutorily-authorized poll observers, and have their votes counted in a transparent and verifiable open and observed manner.
The state’s mail-in voting, which nearly 2.65 million votes were cast through, lacked all of the hallmarks of transparency and verifiability that were present for in-person voters, including not adequately verifying the voter’s identity, permitting ballots received up to three days after the election to be counted without any evidence of timely mailings, such as a postmark, and denying sufficient monitoring over the reviewing and counting of mail-in ballots.
We believe this two-tracked system results in two Constitutional violations: 1) Equal Protection Clause violation, and 2) Elections and Electors Clauses violation.
“Voters in Pennsylvania were held to different standards simply based on how they chose to cast their ballot, and we believe this two-tiered election system resulted in potentially fraudulent votes being counted without proper verification or oversight, as well as many voters being disenfranchised simply for casting their votes in-person,” said Morgan. “We will not stop fighting for transparency and integrity in our electoral process and ensuring all Americans can trust in the results of a free and fair election.”
When it was her turn to speak, McDaniel brought up the large number of reports the campaign has already seen regarding election shenanigans in contested states.
“There are thousands of reports of poll watchers being intimidated and unable to do their jobs and of 4:00 p.m. this afternoon, 131 affidavits have been completed just in Michigan with over 2,800 incident reports that have been submitted to us since Election Day,” McDaniel said.
The RNC chairwoman challenged reporters to read the “deeply alarming” affidavits from poll watchers in Michigan “who feel like they were denied transparency and saw wrongdoing in Detroit.”
“We should all be alarmed by this no matter where you are on the political spectrum,” she added. “Elections workers were wearing Biden tee shirts and applauding when our poll workers were kicked out,” she said.
“Of the few ballots that Democrat election workers did allow us to challenge, our observers say those ballots were then moved back into the regular pile after our poll watchers were intimidated and pushed from the process,” McDaniel continued.
McDaniel encouraged reporters to interview some of the poll workers so they can hear their stories for themselves.
“Talk to these people. Do not dismiss out of hand that there were voting irregularities. Go research it,” she said.
She referenced a whistleblower who works for the city of Detroit and worked at a polling location for three weeks before the election. The whistleblower, Jesse Jacobs, submitted an affidavit in a lawsuit brought by the Great Lakes Justice Center Monday, alleging that she was ordered to backdate late ballots to indicate that the arrived on Nov. 2nd or 3rd.
“This city of Detroit employee directly observed on a daily basis other city of Detroit election workers and employees coaching voters to vote for Joe Biden and the Democrat party,” McDaniels said. “If you have an election worker being told to backdate ballots, that’s a problem! McDaniel exclaimed.
“We’re going to pursue all of this,” she added.