White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany told Fox & Friends Weekend on Saturday that she believes President Donald Trump will expose “systemic voter fraud” through the courts, “hopefully, up to the Supreme Court,” to win a second term in office.
“We have 234 affidavits in Michigan, of voters in one county saying this is what I observed. We have voters in Pennsylvania saying ‘I showed up to vote, was told I couldn’t cast my ballot because there is a mail-in ballot that was cast on my behalf that wasn’t cast by me,’” McEnany said, according to Fox News.
The press secretary characterized the evidence as “real systematic claims” that the 73 million people who voted for Trump deserve to have heard.
“Our justice system is where that will play, and that is something that the media cannot get in the way of,” she said, as Fox reported. “They can try to hide it, but the American people are smart. The 73 million people who showed up to vote for this president — the most-ever votes for a sitting president — they have a voice. We will be heard.”
“Making our voice heard”
McEnany also told Fox: “The Tea Party movement made their voice heard, the Trump movement is now making our voice heard, and, again, we don’t need the media by our side, we can do it without them.”
The press secretary’s allegations of voter fraud echo those of Trump’s legal team, who gave a press conference Thursday to outline allegations that they say, when rectified, will reveal that Trump won the White House race, despite the media’s declaration of a victory for Joe Biden.
Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani claimed that affidavits show thousands of ballots were dropped off in Detroit at 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday after Election Day, and some were put through voting machines three times.
Later in the presser, Trump campaign lawyer Sidney Powell alleged that machines from a company called Dominion Voting Systems were used to change votes from Trump to Biden through the use of an algorithm in as many as 30 states. Dominion, for its part, has denied the claims.
A difficult path
In the absence of overwhelming evidence that could lead to a change in the outcome of the election, analysts believe it’s unlikely that the Supreme Court would choose to hear a voter fraud case. And based on the evidence presented by his legal team so far, it seems Trump may have trouble meeting that bar.
Then again, Trump’s team could be sitting on a bombshell that they don’t want to give the media time to obscure before revealing in court. Giuliani said during the Thursday press conference that he couldn’t give out the specific affidavits and names of witnesses because they would be threatened, so a lot of their evidence may not come out unless and until the case is heard by a judge.
“I can’t give you all these affidavits,” he said, according to a transcript from Rev. “Because, if I do, these people will be harassed. They’ll be threatened. They may lose their job. They will lose their friends. We’ve lost lawyers in this case because they’ve been threatened. We’ve had lawyers that need protection. What’s going on in this country is horrible.”
In the meantime, McEnany has vowed that Trump will “continue fighting this,” according to Fox. “The federal courts are the path and, hopefully, up to the Supreme Court, ” she told Fox & Friends, “because voter fraud is real, and they seized on a pandemic and created an electoral epidemic — one that was inexcusable, a system that should never have happened.”