Rudy Giuliani was brought “to lead”Elite strike forceLegal experts told NBC News, “Lawyers to guide President Donald Trump’s legal challenges in the 2020 election, but his efforts are based on” disinformation “and” an embarrassment “.
“It’s beyond an embarrassment,” attorney Glenn Kirschner said. “This is both really bad legislation and the worst possible motive behind it. It’s all in the name of reversing the will of the American voter.”
Election lawyer Matthew Sanderson compared Giuliani to James Baker, who led the legal effort of George W. Bush in the 2000 presidential election.
“It’s like Bush v. Gore, but replace James Baker with the editor of the Qion subredit,” he said. “It is not competent law. There are strategic errors, typographical errors – every kind of error you can make in a case.”
“It’s as useless as a litigation strategy I’ve ever seen,” Sanderson said.
On Monday, the campaign filed an appeal of a federal judge’s ruling dismissing the campaign’s lawsuit in Pennsylvania to challenge some mail-in votes.
The appeal complained to Judge Matthew Bran in the case, “The measure sought is misquoted. The campaign is not trying to remove 6.8 million expatriates,” as the judge wrote in his sharp verdict – and Giuliani admitted at a court hearing last week.
The appeal states that the campaign only wanted to separate some ballots that they believe may be defective – and then notes that one of the measures they are seeking is “an order that the 2020 President general The election results are flawed, which would allow the Pennsylvania General Assembly to select Pennsylvania electors “- in other words, incurring more than 6.8 million by rejecting their votes.”
Ballot papers filed at one point are referred to as “ballet” and the second filings of the campaign are referred to as “President Donald J. Trump” rather than the president on the first day.
Earlier filings – stating that the campaign was only part of Bran’s order, but then appealed to other parts of the order – caused confusion in the case from other defendants who said it was unfair and they understood Could not find out what exactly the campaign wanted.
It was also not the first such filing because Trump nominated Giuliani as his principal lawyer. Earlier in the same Pennsylvania case, Giuliani was trying to add his predecessors back to the argument, perhaps because they did not have evidence to back their claims. “The lawyers thought they were the losers,” Sanderson said.
Also on Monday, the campaign lost another lawsuit in Pennsylvania state court – the latest in a string of dozens of court losses in six swing states since the election, most of which were initiated by Giuliani’s predecessors.
“I don’t think any team of lawyers can save the case. The electoral lawsuit is not designed to overturn tens of thousands of votes. That’s just not what happens. But even with that caviet, this strategy is well done Has not been executed. ”Said Sanderson.
He said Giuliani was struggling with some legal conditions while appearing in his court last week, and his over-all claims about a large-scale nationwide voter fraud scheme are not helping his credibility. .
Myrna Perez, director of the Brennan Center’s Voting Rights and Elections Program, said Giuliani’s efforts are not intended to win court challenges – they are designed to stem Trump’s attacks on the democratic process.
“I think this is a strategy to try to kill the dog on their grounds by attacking minority voters in Democratic strongholds,” he said. “This is to cheapen the process of how we resolve our political differences peacefully, and cast doubt on the outcome of an election that does not have a winner.”
Perez said, “This is a democratic process, an attempt to impair our democratic processes. The legal campaign is replete with” unfounded allegations, insufficient evidence and outrageous claims “.
Some of those claims have apparently become too much for the president – he removed attorney Sidney Powell from his team over the weekend, as he suggested Republicans paid to fix the election in Georgia. That’s why the two seats that determine control of the US Senate are up for grabs in a runoff election in January.
Giuliani made similar claims to some of Powell’s people, but never accused any Republicans of wrongdoing.
A source familiar with Trump’s thinking told NBC News on Monday that the president was unhappy with Powell and Giuliani’s over-the-top performance at a press conference at Republican National Committee headquarters last week, where the two had baseless intrigues about the election Shared. The source added that Trump believes his team “consists of fools who feel bad about him.”
Perez called Giuliani a variety of conspiracy charges “the legal equivalent of shark jumping”.
“All of this is ultimately failing, but it’s still going to be harmful,” she said.
NBC News legal analyst, Kirschner, said, “I get angry when I hear Donald Trump’s lawyers and defenders saying, ‘You have every right to bring these cases up.’ In fact, no. You have full authority to bring a winning case. You do not have the right to file trivial matters for purposes other than winning a case, such as trying to undermine public confidence in elections. “