President Donald Trump’s long bid to reverse the election focuses on invalidating ballots cast in Philadelphia, Detroit, and other heavily democratic cities, an effort that if successful will reduce the number of black voters.
While the Trump campaign says it is targeting only the places most likely to be deceived, Democrats have criticized Democrats for trying to power the president. The President’s lawyers have not presented evidence of widespread fraud in court and have had little success with their legal challenges so far.
“The goal of the American-American community is not subtle,” Bob Bauer, legal adviser to President-Elect Joe Biden’s campaign, said Friday. “I think it’s quite remarkable how shameless it is. It’s very, very disturbing.”
A senior advisor to the Trump campaign, Katrina Pierson, said it aims to protect the vote of every legal voter, including black voters, by defending the integrity of the election. He said that the most irregularities are in the most populous and majority-Democrat areas.
“Democrats have used and abused the Black vote for their own political gains for decades, and their behavior from this cycle proves that nothing has changed.” He said that Trump received more support from the black community in total votes than any candidate in the modern history of the Republican Party.
Trump’s focus on cities with large black populations depends on the fact that his re-election was largely lost in locations outside the battlefield’s urban centers. In suburban counties in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, Biden improved his margin of victory by nearly 6 percentage points compared to Hillary Clinton or a combined 361,000 votes in 2016.
In urban counties with a population of over 1 million, relative to Clinton, Biden’s margin increased by just 1.6 points, or 193,000 votes.
In Pennsylvania, the most contested state, the lone suburban electorate was enough to flip the state to Biden. There were no urban voters alone.
But Trump and his allies are not countering the election results in the suburbs. The racial accent of their fight is most evident in Detroit, a city of 79% blacks.
On Tuesday, two Republican members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers initially refused to certify that 3 election results based on votes in Detroit were questionable. Republican Chair of the Board Monica Palmer said during the debate that she would be open to validating the vote in “communities other than Detroit” according to the Detroit Free Press.
Lonnie Scott, executive director of liberal advocacy group Progress Michigan, noted that areas with anomalies such as Livonia would be included, where the population is predominantly white.
The Reverend Wendell Anthony, who is of African-origin Americans, said, “You have removed a black city from a county and the only people who are at fault or at issue are the cities of Detroit.” The head of the Detroit branch of the NAACP told the board after the deadlock over the certification. “You should be ashamed. You should be ashamed.”
Both Republicans reversed their positions after criticism and agreed to ratify the election, then tried to regain their votes after a president named Palmer.
Michigan’s Secretary of State Jokelin Benson, a Democrat, said in an interview on MSNBC that the board’s first vote was an attempt to dismiss black voters based on “mere clerical errors”, not widespread evidence of fraud.
“We’re still steaming all over in Michigan with the certification of votes,” Benson said. “We are certainly not going to allow any partisan effort to make African-American voters stand that way.”
After losing or withdrawing a string of lawsuits that countered his defeat in several states, Trump persuaded Republican-led state legislatures to woo voters and give enough electoral college votes to re-elect voters Lea appears to be legally suspicious and unjustified.
He met with GOP leaders of the Michigan state legislature at the White House on Friday. But after the meeting, Michigan Senate Chief Leader Mike Shirke and House Speaker Lee Chatfield said they had yet to see any reason to change the election result.
“We have not yet been informed of any information that would change the election result in Michigan,” he said in a joint statement. “We will follow the law and follow the general process regarding Michigan voters.”
Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, who has seized on a legal effort to challenge the election results, has repeatedly portrayed Philadelphia, Detroit and other cities as corrupt political machines with a history of campaign electoral fraud. Trying to invalidate the votes being run. He has said without evidence that there was a national conspiracy rigged in the election, with Democrats picking up 10 cities where they can “control workers” and law enforcement.
“During a 90-minute press conference with Trump, he said he was involved in an effort to reverse the election,” Giuliani said Thursday during a press conference in Washington.
“They didn’t do it in Republican places,” he said. “They didn’t take it out where the law is respected.”
Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, described the allegations as disrespectful to black people living in cities.
“They are not only targeting black voters, but they are also taking out black election officials and black pollsters and suggesting that they do not have the ability to run elections, as every other community has done.”
Trump trailed Biden by about 156,000 votes in Michigan and by about 81,000 in Pennsylvania, requiring him to invalidate several thousands of ballots.
Many lawsuits seeking invalidation of votes were filed not by the Trump campaign but with sympathy, and those who have not been rejected or withdrawn have little chance of success, the Voting Rights and Elections Program Director Mrun Perez said. The Brennan Center, a non-judicial law and policy institute.
Perez said, “There is no evidence of these cases and there are purely legal principles, and I think the only conclusion that can be reached is that they are trying to target areas with largely minority populations.” Huh.”
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