PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Rudy Giuliani spoke in front of a federal judge in Williamsport, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, arguing all votes in the state should be tossed.
Giuliani was a late addition to President Donald Trump’s legal team in this case, after other lawyers withdrew hours before the hearing.
The Trump campaign claims Democratic-majority counties in Pennsylvania improperly allowed voters to correct errors on ballot envelopes before Election Day, while Republican-majority counties did not. They say this violates the Equal Protection Clause.
While Giuliani boasted claims of widespread voter fraud across the nation — even bringing up Jimmy Carter and 1960s-Chicago under Mayor Richard Daley — the crux of his argument centered on poll watchers being kept at a distance in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and other majority-Democratic cities.
Attorneys for Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar called Giuliani’s argument “disgraceful,” noting that even if there was any evidence for his claims, it’s not a federal case.
For example, state officials say the Pennsylvania residents who are suing Boockvar because their county didn’t give them a chance to fix their ballot envelopes should sue their county, not the Pennsylvania Department of State.