Update (1400ET): Well that escalated quickly. In a length and detailed press briefing, the Trump campaign legal team detailed allegations and evidence surrounding claims widespread election fraud responsible for stealing hundreds of thousands of votes from Donald Trump.
As Sharyl Attkisson reports, Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani alleged the evidence shows Trump was elected in a "landslide."
"This is real. It is not made up. There is nobody here that is engaged in fantasies...I can prove to you that he won Pennsylvania by 150,000 votes...The people who did this have committed one of the worst crimes that I've ever seen or heard."
- Rudy Giuliani
Among other matters, they discussed sworn affidavits filed in court.
During the presser, Giuliani also said there is a pattern in the voting data that suggests “a plan from a centralized place” to commit voter fraud in Democrat-run cities. Giuliani also said the Trump campaign will likely bring a lawsuit to Arizona.
They also said they have testimony from an insider who they say unearthed provable fraud regarding voting machines and software used in multiple states.
They describe a process of vote switching as well as "trashing" Trump votes through a simple drag and click process.
Additionally, they say this election involved a manipulation of the ballot count in a foreign country.
"This is a massive, coordinated, well-funded effort to deprive we the people of the United States of our fundamental right under the U.S. Constitution to preserve this Constitution republic we all cherish."
- Sidney Powell
And they describe multiple incidents where the number of votes cast far exceeded the population of the public in that county, including children.
Democrats deny there is any evidence of "widespread fraud." They and the news media have broadly called the election for Joe Biden and urged President Trump to concede.
Surprise, surprise, not everyone was buying what Giuliani and Powell were selling.
“You are watching the last gasp of this legal effort by the president,” Wendy Weiser, director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, told ABC News.
“This has been a flailing legal effort that hasn’t raised any real issues from the get-go. We all knew how this movie would end. If I was writing the screenplay I would end it here.”
Below you can watch the entire news conference and hear the claims of evidence to make up your own mind as to what you think about it.
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As we detailed ahead of the press briefing, with many questioning where this going next, though JPM's Michael Cembalest admits there is still a chance, President Trump's legal team is holding a press briefing to outline their strategy.
In one post in a stream of tweets, Trump said the legal team will give an “important news conference today” and that they will explain their plans for a “very clear and viable path to victory”.
“Pieces are very nicely falling into place,” the president tweeted.
By one count, Trump campaign legal efforts to overturn election results or force recounts have been successful just once and suffered 26 defeats... so for the 70 million-plus Trump voters, we hope that Giuliani has a trick or two up his sleeve.