During the hearings into alleged vote fraud, President Trump’s team keeps presenting sworn affidavits and first-hand witness testimony describing major irregularities, only to be asked repeatedly, “But where is your EVIDENCE?” They must feel like the interviewer in “Spinal Tap” futilely trying to explain to the dense rock star why putting “11” on his amp’s volume knob doesn’t make it louder. (“These go to 11!”)
But Thursday at a hearing in Georgia, Rudy Giuliani showed previously unseen security camera footage of ballot counters in Fulton County, Georgia. It was taken late on Election night, after poll workers were told to leave (we were originally told that it was due to a water main bursting in the room with the ballots, but it turned out to be just a small leak in an adjacent area that didn’t even require a plumber’s visit to fix.) The video shows that during that time, four people stayed behind and continued counting votes with no supervision. The video shows them apparently reaching under tables, pulling out four suitcases full of ballots that were separate from the others, and feeding them through machines that can count up to 3,000 ballots an hour.
The person in charge of Fulton County elections didn’t show up to the hearing to explain what we were seeing. The footage convinced Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp to call for a signature audit of the ballots.
There are also reports that the Trump team brought 20 binders full of evidence for a hearing today in Nevada.
As for the “no evidence” mantra, to quote another popular media cliché, “that claim is disputed.” Here’s what columnist and attorney Kurt Schlichter writes about sworn affidavits. They “constitute evidence. Relevant evidence is anything that ‘has any tendency to make a fact more or less probable than it would be without the evidence.’ Federal Rules of Evidence, Rule 401. Now, you may not like the evidence. You may think it is insufficient or unpersuasive or just wrong. So? Evidence is challenged on these grounds in every single trial there is – that’s why you have trials. But it is evidence nonetheless.”