Claims of fraud in the US election: the court cases dismissed on evidence.
Trump supporters claim that all the election-related court actions were rejected ‘for standing’, without evidence being considered. This is not true. Whilst standing was a big factor, lack of merit in Trump’s claims was mentioned by many judges as well. So let’s confirm this.
My approach was simple: I looked up some judgements and looked up the word ‘merit’ in them. Then I put in screenshots in context, and added a few other screenshots that talked about merit without mentioning the word itself, or that mentioned other issues of factual relevance.
Court: UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA
Lawsuit: Decertification challenge
Plaintiff: Tyler Bowyer et al.
Court: Arizona Supreme Court
Lawsuit: Request to block certification
Plaintiff: Kelli Ward
Court: SUPERIOR COURT OF ARIZONA, MARICOPA COUNTY
Lawsuit: A request to redo the hand recount using a different batch of ballots
Plaintiff: ARIZONA REPUBLICAN PARTY
Court: Superior court of Chatham County, State of Georgia
Lawsuit: Plaintiff claimed absentee ballot counting in Chatham county included votes cast after deadline.
Plaintiff: Trump Campaign, Georgia Republicans
Court: UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA ATLANTA DIVISION
Lawsuit: To remove absentee ballots for Georgia from the election.
Plaintiff: Lin Wood, Trump lawyer.
Court: UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION
Lawsuit: To decertify the state’s election results.
Court: Nevada District Court, appealed to Nevada Supreme Court
Lawsuit: Plaintiffs seek to annul the Nevada election and send no electors, claiming in particular that around 42,000 people voted twice for Biden.
Plaintiff: Local activists, claiming to be ‘candidates for presidential electors’.
Court: UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE THIRD CIRCUIT
Lawsuit: ‘A repackaging of various claims about the Pennsylvania election without alleging fraud’. For instance, questions of ballot curation and of observers’ access to the count. ‘An injunction to prevent the certified vote totals from taking effect.’
Plaintiff: DONALD J. TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT, INC.; LAWRENCE ROBERTS; DAVID JOHN HENRY
Court: Federal district court, Eastern District of Wisonsin
Lawsuit: Donald Trump challenged Wisconsin’s absentee voting procedures and seeking to overrule result on those grounds.
Brought by: Donald Trump
Court: Supreme court of Wisconsin.
Lawsuit: To annul Wisconsin’s electors and to have them chosen by the legislature.
Brought by: Wisconsin Voters Alliance
In this instance, there was a dissenting opinion in a 4–3 verdict: