FEC Chairman: Trump campaign bringing ‘legitimate accusations’ of election fraud to court

Carrie Sheffield

The “massive amounts of affidavits that we see in these cases show that there was in fact fraud that took place,” said FEC Chairman Trey Trainor. “And the other side really needs to answer these questions.”

The Trump campaign is bringing “legitimate accusations” to court through affidavits of credible witnesses and other evidence used in its challenges to electoral outcomes in various states, Federal Election Commission Chairman Trey Trainor said.

Trainor said his review of evidence, including numerous affidavits claiming voter fraud and a sworn statement by a prominent mathematician flagging up to 100,000 Pennsylvania ballots, met the first level of legal scrutiny under what’s known as motion to dismiss or “Rule 12(b)(6)” of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which would dismiss less credible claims.

Noting the subsequent legal threshold beyond a “motion to dismiss” is the “summary judgment phase,” Trainor said that under this phase, the credibility of witnesses is presumed to be accurate, especially given the caliber of the testimonies Trainor has observed to date.

“When considering a motion for summary judgment, a judge will view all evidence in the light most favorable to the movant’s opponent,” explains Cornell University Law School’s Legal Information Institute website.

“What I would be concerned with, if I were on the other side of these election contests that are going on around the country, is that if you look at the level of evidence that has been provided by these affidavits — hundreds of affidavits that corroborate events that have happened on the ground — in a summary judgment phase of these cases, you have to take the evidence of the plaintiff as being true,” Trainor told “Just the News AM” television show Friday morning.

Sidney Powell with Lou Dobbs on massive theft of the 2020 Election (14 November 2020)

“The court has to take the evidence of the plaintiff as being true and see whether or not the other side can make a case against it,” added Trainor. “So, the massive amounts of affidavits that we see in these cases show that there was in fact fraud that took place. And the other side really needs to answer these questions.”

On Thursday the Trump campaign, led by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, presented what it called its “opening statement” in a press conference. Members of the campaign’s legal team reiterated that it would seek to protect the privacy of many of its sworn witnesses, waiting to sharing their identities with the court, to shield them from potential harassment.

With the Trump campaign’s lawsuits in targeted battleground states across the country in various phases of progress through the courts, Trainor said, “At the end of the day, what I would say is that these are legitimate accusations that are going to be tried in court.”

“And we need to let this legal process play out,” Trainor added, “so that we come to a valid conclusion to this election that everybody believes to be legitimate.”

In an interview with John Solomon on a Just the News election special, renowned legal scholar Alan Dershowitz said that Trump campaign legal challenges to 2020 presidential election results could rise to the Supreme Court, provided that plaintiffs demonstrate that sufficient numbers of votes were affected to influence outcomes in particular states.

Dershowitz also said it was an uphill battle for Trump to win the election, saying the constitutional questions raised by the possible lack of certifying election results in certain states have never been asked before in American history.

The national conservative legal group Amistad Project of the Thomas More Society on Friday announced that it will file federal and state lawsuits challenging the presidential election results in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Nevada, Georgia and Arizona. The Trump campaign is joining with the Amistad Project on the lawsuits on a case-by-case basis, Giuliani said.

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41 thoughts on “FEC Chairman: Trump campaign bringing ‘legitimate accusations’ of election fraud to court”

    1. Stone’s reaction to that same presser……seems he saw something similar to myself (and others?)….like a man pre-occupied with something more important on his mind….

      This Trump presser is very disturbing. He starts at around the 2 minute mark.
      UPDATE: I watched this several times full screen. First of all, Trump trolled them badly. He did not answer questions, which is what would be expected if he had a legit court case that was actually being heard. He only gave them one minute when they were expecting at least a half hour, he paid them zero respect and left

      He mentioned clearly the numbers 9, 48, and 30,000. He spent so much of that minute on numbers it appeared to be a secret message. Also, he looked concerned but not beaten. Something is up. The sense I got was that he just lit the fuse on a bomb. We’ll have to wait and see if one goes off.

      I have removed the previous comment. For the previous comment I only watched small screen, but at full screen you can clearly see Trump is not beaten and Pence is smirking and sort of trying to hide a smile. It is hard to tell what it all means.

      https://youtu.be/UZg2Kxllv9k?t=125

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      1. Just watched it twice. Just making an appearance to let everyone know he’s alive and well. No more to it. Some of the team’s legal tactics are emerging, with state legislatures–which, under the Constitution determine how the state’s electors will vote–in MI, PA and AZ holding public hearings with witnesses to vote fraud and election theft in their states. Stand by!

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        1. As far as I am concerned, this is our call to arms:

          Open letter to patriots everywhere
          LIVE FREE
          by Jon Rappoport

          Always bow to “smooth transitions.” When there is disagreement, swallow your bile, give in, make peace with tyranny. The pain will only last for a little while. Then you will reach a higher understanding.

          The authorities and their minions of the press have the final word. Our job is to fit ourselves into their scheme of things.

          WE must be flexible. THEY can be inflexible.

          If these rules seem backwards and upside down, that is OUR problem, not THEIRS.

          This is the position of our would-be masters.

          I realize your attention is focused on the election and vote-fraud right now. But I want to comment on the disaster we’re all facing these days:

          The COVID restrictions. Lockdowns—de facto in-house arrest. Limits on public gatherings. Economic devastation.

          Cutting to the bottom line: There is NO state of emergency that justifies sweeping away Americans’ basic freedoms. No war, natural or manmade disaster.

          NO emergency can override the meaning and spirit of the Constitution.

          There is a line that can’t be crossed for any reason. Otherwise, an official or legislature or court could, armed with an excuse, cancel the Constitution.

          That’s exactly what’s happened. COVID. It’s diabolically clever, because officials will say: “You can’t make a choice about how to live your life, because what you do affects other people. If you carry the virus and live out in the open, you’ll infect those around you. Therefore, you must obey the commands we lay down…”

          You must agree to in-house arrest, if a gangster governor deems it necessary. You can’t go to church. Your children can’t go to school. You have to shut down your business. You can’t earn a living. You need to go on the public dole.

          The infernal logic of this is inescapable, once you allow the crossing of the Constitutional line. Then, freedom is gone. The United States is gone.

          I’ve spent the past nine months proving that COVID is a medical and scientific fraud. There is no emergency or great danger. But even if there were, that bright line from freedom to slavery cannot be breached. Or we all go down.

          Instead, we have to rise up. We have to live life, work, move forward. WE HAVE TO OPEN UP THE ECONOMY OURSELVES, every which way we can, regardless of orders from governments—federal, state, or local.

          Protests? Yes. But more than that, we go back to work.

          All over this country, we stand on our natural and Constitutional freedoms. We don’t give in.

          Our government is based on the consent of the governed. WE decide. We aren’t property of the State. We aren’t products shaped by the State. We weren’t born to be medical patients all our lives.

          No one said this would be easy. We aren’t living in easy times. It does no good to park ourselves in a swamp of complaining about what should be and spin our wheels.

          Again: WE OPEN UP THE ECONOMY EVERY WHICH WAY WE CAN. We FIND a way. We barter and trade, if necessary. I’m told that, during the Depression of the 1930s, local citizens in America created 3000 currencies. Their own forms of money.

          It’s an option. There are many options, if people think and plan. Right now (and I receive reports), there are pockets all over the country where the economy is wide open. People are ignoring government mandates. And they’re not wearing masks or distancing.

          What about the political Left? They seem to want the COVID restrictions. They want to obey political dictates. They are willing to submit to governors’ edicts. They bow down and believe and accept the statements of public health officials as if they were written in stone.

          What was written in stone, with a war just past, was the Constitution. And that law of the land has remained visible, despite all attempts to erase it.

          “The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.” Thomas Paine, 1776.

          Should we be sidetracked and tricked and bedeviled now, by these politicians and their official experts, we will find ourselves in a new world not of our making; surely not a world matching our desires.

          Instead, we will be nothing more than units and numbers, organized to fit into slots, our labor harvested for purposes beyond our control, in a new normal no free human can tolerate.

          We are being told to walk on a road that leads to that place.

          As strong as the State seems, this is an illusion, because if enough of us refuse—millions of us—we will win. The State and its machinations will be exposed as just another tyranny, in a long line of tyrannies that fell and failed.

          Be free. Live free. If there is Rescue From Above, isn’t it possible the Rescue is waiting to see, first, whether we show the courage that signals we will use that help?

          Whether you believe the COVID operation was designed to wreak economic destruction, or whether the devastation was an offshoot managed and directed by lunatic politicians, the effect is the same—and the giant X painted across the Constitution is apparent to those who can see. We are living in a post-Constitutional America. That has been the case for a long time, but the violations are so egregious now, no one who is a patriot can look away without betraying his principles.

          We are in a tunnel. We are carrying the light. Around us are sheep and doomsayers and hostile actors. They have redefined freedom in Orwellian terms to mean obedience. They now see privation and isolation as consecrations to a new cause: allegiance to a phantom germ.

          That America could be brought down in such a preposterous way is evidence of how far this country has traveled from its origins. Its founding ideas.

          Our enemies want to destroy those ideas. They attack them from all sides. They say justice never existed here, and they will bring it about now.

          But all they know is destruction.

          We will outflank them if we have the will.

          So let us have the will.

          “There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.” John Adams, 1772.

          The night appears long, but we can end it.

          We are the cure.

          This is the war.

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  1. Trump approved the transition, it’s over. Because of “threats” at GSA. A real commander-in-chief sends law enforcement to deal with threats. A real leader does not cave. A real winner never gives an inch. Trump had 4 years to drain the swamp, did nothing. Now the swamp drowned him. No end to DACA, no FISA abuse prosecutions, no end to birthright citizenship, no “lock her up”, no “drain the swamp”. NO WALL. The GOP had the White House & Congress for 2 years, did nothing about Voter ID. Trump & the GOP: a national embarrassment.

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    1. Jack, You appear to be sincere but you grossly underestimate the man in the office now. Be patient. I predict (with great confidence) that he will be inaugurated (again) on 20 January 2021. He is practicing The Art of War.

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      1. Mr. Fetzer, thank you for responding. I’m an admirer and have followed you since Sandy Hook. Not a troll as devoted trumpanzee Will likes to call me. But not a blind Trump supporter like him either. I like to see results instead of promises. After 4 years of Trump we’ve seen no end to DACA, no FISA abuse prosecutions, no end to birthright citizenship, no “lock her up”, no “drain the swamp”, very little wall and NO VOTER ID.

        I was upset when Jeff Rense let you go, I’m sure he regrets it, maybe there’s a way for you too to patch things up? I also stopped watching Mike Bara and Dean Ryan after you left. By the way, what on earth do you think happened to Rebekah Roth?? She vanished into thin air, has she been killed?

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        1. Jack, Rense was an odd situation. Hosts have to pay to be on Rense. I had been paying for mine and that of a colleague and just didn’t have the resources. He became pissed when I explained we were leaving and responded very badly. No knowledge about RR, alas. Ryan has split from Bara, too.

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    1. But don’t let that fool you as to Trump’s resolve…he’s going full steam ahead!

      https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2020/11/24/trump-has-a-message-for-all-those-who-think-gsa-decision-means-hes-conceding-n2580574

      “What does GSA being allowed to preliminarily work with the Dems have to do with continuing to pursue our various cases on what will go down as the most corrupt election in American political history? We are moving full speed ahead,” he said, pointing to allegations of voter fraud.

      “Will never concede to fake ballots & ‘Dominion,'” the president added, though Dominion has disputed claims that vote switching took place on their machines as “physically impossible.”

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  2. Shiva has an easy assignment I plan to participate in, that’a emailing the town clerk and asking for list of voters, number of votes cast and by which method… in his Senate Race with Ed Markey, there was 4,118 more votes cast than registered voters. This is all over the country

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  3. Trump’s a crisis actor, like Alex Jones. Trump was a Marxist plant from the beginning, a Trojan Horse. Trump fired Sidney Powell, mind you, and now we know why. She tweeted this link exposing the connection between Dominion and Soros. Too much truth coming out. So Trump had to step in and protect Soros again. He’s conceding within the next weeks, as per Soros instructions. http://gnews.org/577635/

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    1. Trump is NOT a marxist plant. What total BS. Trump also did not fire Powell….she was never hired-on in the first place.

      Trump should declare a National Emergency and stop all election activity until the lawsuits concerning fraud are adjudicated.

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  4. Two issues.
    1. Sydney Powell [and Trump] have been threatened with lawsuits from Dominion for defamation and slander. She can slaughter them with Discovery. I believe this threat is a bluff.

    2. Politicians that tell Trump to accept defeat and step down ARE really telling Trump to accept CHEATING, FRAUD and DISHONESTY as a way of life in the USA. Many States are reporting that 200% to 300% of registered voters cast ‘ballots”….oh really, how can that be?

    These people who tell Trump to ”accept” defeat come directly from the bowels of hell.

    The USA is in the most dangerous place its been since its inception in 1776. As Thomas Jefferson said, “beware of domestic enemies, they’re far more dangerous than foreign enemies”.

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    1. I agree. Twitter is mainly for celebrities to communicate with their hoards of followers. The average person has no use for twitter…which is 99.999 % of people. I guess ppl use it because they think they’re important on the world stage.

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  5. The most recent from Powell this AM:

    I agree with the campaign’s statement that I am not part of the campaign’s legal team. I never signed a retainer agreement or sent the President or the campaign a bill for my expenses or fees.

    My intent has always been to expose all the fraud I could find and let the chips fall where they may–whether it be upon Republicans or Democrats.

    The evidence I’m compiling is overwhelming that this software tool was used to shift millions of votes from President Trump and other Republican candidates to Biden and other Democrat candidates. We are proceeding to prepare our lawsuit and plan to file it this week. It will be epic.

    We will not allow this great Republic to be stolen by communists from without and within or our votes altered or manipulated by foreign actors in Hong Kong, Iran, Venezuela, or Serbia, for example, who have neither regard for human life nor the people who are the engine of this exceptional country.

    #WeThePeople elected Donald Trump and other Republican candidates to restore the vision of America as a place of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

    You may assist this effort by making a non tax-deductible contribution to http://www.DefendingTheRepublic.org. #KrakenOnSteroids”

    Sidney Powell

    Found in this article:

    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/making-sense-news-about-sidney-powell

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  6. Dear Friends:

    I found another gem on elections from Dr. Shiva. He weighed in heavily on the Kung Flu and has great insight into the nuts and bolts of the election rigging. His story of running against Pocohontos in the Senate Race is pretty amazing. His slogan was only a real Indian can beat a fake Indian. What he ran up against was mind blowing… Secretary of State calling up Twitter to have him banned during an election. He represented himself in a first amendment case. He was kicking ass. Shiva was looking at a billion dollar win when the deck is so stacked against him. This is valuable information for Trump’s case.

    https://www.facebook.com/va.shiva.ayyadurai/videos/381423993098105

    If you have never represented yourself in a court case, it’s a rush. I did it and won when no one thought I had a chance. That judgment is only 25 % to the finish line. Then the really hard work begins. Collecting treble damages was one of the most gratifying moments in my life. I won my case on cross examination after the defendant perjured herself on every question I asked her. And she gave me all the proof in writing !

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  7. Check out the MI State Senator who lost to Witmer in the Gubner’s race… his account of being a poll watcher in Detroit. It will make your blood boil the insane things that were done like their entire computer system being connected to wifi and not ethernet. They might as well put a sign up outside the polling station saying “please hack me”. He mentioned boxes and boxes of the special military ballots that were never touched why Republicans were present …

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qE1HO71Dqms

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    1. The revelations of a poll watcher peel back the layers of the Detroit election hustle. I have never heard a better compilation… things no one is talking about like 2018 Michigan passed the election day voter registration act… what fools! You could bus in thousands of people from out of state and pay them to vote. It just goes on and on and on… there’s no way you could ever make heads or tails of this shit show… multiply similar shenanigans by 30 states and there is simply no way to square this election by any metric. Same link reposted https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qE1HO71Dqms

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    1. Will, I was concerned when FOX broadcast this about 30 minutes ago. So I reached out for clarification and it turns out this does not represent any change at all. She was never formally “part of the team” but an independent attorney pursuing related cases. So it appears to be a minor psyop to cause us concern. I am losing confident in FOX. Just out: https://www.infowars.com/posts/trump-legal-team-releases-statement-on-sidney-powell-as-fight-to-stop-the-steal-continues/

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      1. Thanks for that, Dr……it’s truly remarkable how they continue to twist the truth. As I said, they are really running scared. Fox is a lost cause…they have turned. The DS is pulling out all stops because they got caught with their pants down.

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        1. Pete Santilli’s take in regard to Sidney Powelll distancing herself from Trump is that there are national security issues involved, so as an independent litigator, she can address these issues since she is more or less outside the government guidelines.
          THAT makes more sense than other explanations i have heard.

          https://youtu.be/v_A2ZDib-tk?t=2794

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      1. With respect to Dr. Fetzer, I’ve been suspicious of Steele ever since he came around ginning up the satanic pedophilia thing, like his ‘ex’-intelligence pal, Ted Gunderson. Does everyone know Gunderson? A long time ago he started the whole satanic pedo bs with the McMartin pre-school psyop. He ruined those people’s lives. He started a national hysteria, much like covid, ignoring the unintended consequences of helicopter parenting and reporting unaccompanied children to social services.

        I think the motive of people like Steele and Gunderson is to lead people off the edge, and make all questioners look absurd. They reinforce the ‘conspiracy theory’ slander from the other side. One side says ‘how preposterous!’ while the other says ‘it’s worse than that!’ They are both working towards the same end – to discredit all non-official stories.

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    2. Thanks everyone for fielding this newest twist in the election drama. It seems likely that this is a legal maneuver. It’s revealing of our “thought leaders” when they jump on something like this and declare Treason! against one person or another, even if they are on the same side. It’s pretty easy to see the ole’ divide and conquer strategy once again. Like I said, this is a big winnow for our celebrity pundits. Watch them blow away like chaff.

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    3. Sydney Powell:

      “I agree with the campaign’s statement that I am not part of the campaign’s legal team. I never signed a retainer agreement or sent the President or the campaign a bill for my expenses or fees.

      “My intent has always been to expose all the fraud I could find and let the chips fall where they may–whether it be upon Republicans or Democrats.

      “The evidence I’m compiling is overwhelming that this software tool was used to shift millions of votes from President Trump and other Republican candidates to Biden and other Democrat candidates. We are proceeding to prepare our lawsuit and plan to file it this week. It will be epic.

      “We will not allow this great Republic to be stolen by communists from without and within or our votes altered or manipulated by foreign actors in Hong Kong, Iran, Venezuela, or Serbia, for example, who have neither regard for human life nor the people who are the engine of this exceptional country.

      “#WeThePeople elected Donald Trump and other Republican candidates to restore the vision of America as a place of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

      “You may assist this effort by making a non tax-deductible contribution to http://www.DefendingTheRepublic.org. #KrakenOnSteroids”

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  8. Notice the Vote Observers at the left of the recounting tables in Wisconsin.
    I wonder how they can see what’s happening upside down.
    Cheating with votes is a worldwide scourge.
    In strict Voting Australia, the Observers are allowed to stand directly behind the Tabulator’s chairs….so that they can actually READ the ballots and SEE the signatures.

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