Weeks after President-elect Joe Biden defeated outgoing President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, the Trump campaign's legal team—led by Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis—is still working to overturn the results.
The pair participated in a hearing on Wednesday in Georgia, which went blue for the first time in decades this year. Georgia certified these results two weeks ago.
Giuliani and Ellis repeated baseless claims that widespread voter fraud tipped the election to Biden, propping up witnesses who alleged the same.
As the hearing was underway, Giuliani falsely tweeted that the election was "PROVEN TO BE A FRAUD."
ELECTION IN GEORGIA IS NOW PROVEN TO BE A FRAUD.
— Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) December 3, 2020
The former New York City Mayor's claim was likely alluding to surveillance video, presented at the hearing, of poll workers at a Fulton County, GA election facility. The video shows the workers pull suitcases from under a table and collecting papers from them.
Trump supporters painted the surveillance video as a bombshell, saying the workers were counting hidden ballots after poll osbervers had left for the night.
The state's Voting System Implementation Manager, Gabriel Sterling, debunked the false claim.
Giuliani's lie comes just days after Sterling admonished the President and his enablers after Trump supporters made death threats to election officials and poll workers.
Sterling also said:
"Mr. President, it looks like you likely lost the state of Georgia."
Sterling's assessment was further confirmed as Georgia recently released the results of its third recount, which Biden won yet again.
Georgia recount will be certified today by @GaSecofState
Here are the numbers which appear to be final.
Joe Biden wins Georgia by 11,779 votes after third count. pic.twitter.com/98lnJ9ykhu
— Brendan Keefe (@BrendanKeefe) December 4, 2020
Trump and his legal team continue to dispute the results in Georgia and across the nation, claiming that the state's recounts were insufficient.
But Trump's critics aren't buying Giuliani's lies about widespread election fraud in Georgia.
FWIW, All caps headlines don't make lies true https://t.co/wdIF2Yznyp
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) December 3, 2020
Is it proven where it needs to be, or just in an ALL-CAPS RANT on Twitter? This is the question. pic.twitter.com/wBETiP8qKL
— WSS Memorial Gardens (@WSS_Memorial) December 3, 2020
By what? Your ridiculous all caps tweet? Change your meds or somethng. Get some fucking help. You're really bottoming out here.
— Black Francis (@MrBlackFrancis) December 4, 2020
Sir, this is an Arby's
— Rich Swinton 🇺🇸 (@RicoSuaveJD) December 3, 2020
Meanwhile, the President's supporters falsely believe the erroneous video presents cause to throw out the entire election and to punish those who haven't bent to the Trump campaign's lies about widespread fraud.
This claim is disputed by wanna-be tyrants and other members of the #TaxationFundsTheCorrupt crew, their friends and families, ICYMI. https://t.co/CAOPkoXHC2
— DPB (@iwill4freedom) December 4, 2020
Hey @BrianKempGA hey @GaSecofState you are CRIMINALS. https://t.co/fm8PruCgey
— Marmot Sugar (@MarmotSugar) December 4, 2020
Rudy just typed in all caps, "ELECTION IN GEORGIA IS NOW PROVEN TO BE A FRAUD."
All of the evidence is leaking out bluntly and directly. We are watching a movie, Patriots. Rise up. 🙏
— 𝓙𝓸𝓱𝓷 𝓡𝓮𝓮𝓼𝓮 🦊 (𝔻𝕣𝕒𝕘𝕠𝕟 𝕊𝕝𝕒𝕪𝕖𝕣) (@TrumperWavin) December 3, 2020
Twitter you LIE! Twitter you are the FRAUD! Twitter, we the people will NOT FORGET what you have done! TREASON https://t.co/yTrLwfQRy8
— JD Paladin (@jd_paladin) December 4, 2020
Even if Georgia's election results were thrown out—which they almost certainly won't be—it wouldn't be enough for Trump to reach the 270 electoral votes needed to take the White House.