Between direct accusations against Joe Biden and cinematographic references, Rudy Giuliani delivered Thursday to a rambling defense of Donald Trump who says, without concrete evidence, that the US presidential election was rigged by the Democratic camp.
During a press conference lasting nearly two hours, sometimes with surreal passages, the president’s personal lawyer spoke of counting machines that would have “exchange»The votes for Trump in votes for the former vice-president of Barack Obama, of multiple votes or of deceased persons, of Republican observers prevented from supervising the operations. He even referred to the 1992 film “My Cousin Vinny” which chronicles the trial of two men wrongly accused of murder, attempting to emulate the New York accent of its lead actor Joe Pesci.
Rudy Giuliani, whose court campaign to strike down some votes has so far failed, has read some of the 220 sworn statements concerning fraud in the counting of postal votes, including in Pennsylvania and Michigan, Key states won by Joe Biden. “What emerged very quickly is that there was no electoral fraud in a single state, the trend is repeated in several states”, he asserted, suggesting “A centralized plan” of the Democratic Party to focus on “Large cities controlled by Democrats and those with a long history of corruption”.
The New York native took on rival Philadelphia, Pa., Claiming voters in neighboring New Jersey were able to vote without being screened. These accusations of massive fraud were however denied by the US cybersecurity and security agency, according to which the presidential election of November 3 was “The safest in the history of the United States“.
This press conference was “The most dangerous” and “Surely the craziest” of American history, reacted on Twitter the former director of the agency, Chris Krebs, sacked Tuesday by Donald Trump, who refuses to acknowledge his defeat. Because Rudy Giuliani went further by directly accusing Joe Biden of being at the origin of these frauds. This is “An organized scheme that comes directly from the Democratic Party and it comes from the candidate”, he said. “That’s why maybe he didn’t need to go out and campaign”, he explained, as Joe Biden led a largely virtual campaign because of the coronavirus pandemic. “He must have known what they were doing”, he said.
The former mayor of New York has also again attacked the Canadian company Dominion whose electoral software used in Michigan would have, according to him, erased or reallocated to his rival millions of votes intended for the president. He notably accused Dominion of being owned by another IT company, Smartmatic, which is said to have links with the Venezuelan socialist regime and billionaire George Soros, a regular target of followers of conspiracy theories. Both companies have rejected his claims. He also attacked the national press which reportedly “A scandalous iron curtain of censorship” by ignoring or discrediting accusations of fraud.
“You are lying to the American people when you say there is no proof”, he replied to a journalist who noted that several complaints had already been rejected by the courts. “My God, what must we do so that you give the people the truth”, he said as, under the heat of the spotlight, the dark dye of her hair dripped down her temples.