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.

Arizona

Court: UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA

Lawsuit: Decertification challenge

Plaintiff: Tyler Bowyer et al.

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Court: Arizona Supreme Court

Lawsuit: Request to block certification

Plaintiff: Kelli Ward

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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

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Georgia.

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

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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.

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Michigan

Court: UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION

Lawsuit: To decertify the state’s election results.

Plaintiff: King

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Nevada

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’.

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Pennsylvania

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

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Wisconsin

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

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Court: Supreme court of Wisconsin.

Lawsuit: To annul Wisconsin’s electors and to have them chosen by the legislature.

Brought by: Wisconsin Voters Alliance

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In this instance, there was a dissenting opinion in a 4–3 verdict: