White House Legal Team Decries Alleged Election Fraud, Projects Trump as Winner

Headline Roundup November 20th, 2020

President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani and former federal prosecutor Sidney Powell led a press conference Thursday, claiming to have proof of a mass conspiracy to elect Joe Biden and manipulate the 2020 presidential election results against Trump. Trump's legal team described him as the election's winner on Thursday; Joe Biden is widely projected to be elected the next president, and there's currently no public evidence of the decisive voter fraud claimed by Trump, Giuliani and others.

The conference was covered by outlets on all sides, but particularly left- and center-rated outlets, many of which framed Giuliani's behavior during the event as bizarre. Most left- and center-rated coverage also focused on debunking purportedly inaccurate claims made by Giuliani and others. Right-rated coverage differed. Some reports painted the conference in a neutral light and didn't move to discount the legal team's claims; other voices, such as Fox News' Tucker Carlson, condemned voter fraud while calling on Trump's lawyers to present hard evidence of the election-deciding manipulation they say took place.

White House Legal Team Decries Alleged Election Fraud, Projects Trump as Winner

From the Right
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Members of President Donald Trump’s legal team claimed to the American public at a press conference held Thursday that Trump won the election “in a landslide,” if it had not been for alleged fraudulent votes and other shady dealings. They also promised they would “prove it.”

Former New York City Mayor and lawyer to the president, Rudy Giuliani, said that in states including Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nevada, and Arizona, the legal team has found “more than double the number of votes needed to overturn the election, in terms of...

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From the Left
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OPINION

What a hot mess.

Rudy Giuliani sweated so much during a press conference Thursday that streaks of what appeared to be dark hair dye streamed down his cheeks, making for a bizarre juxtaposition as the ex-mayor insisted without evidence that Democrats stole the election from President Trump.

Giuliani, who’s spearheading the Trump campaign’s bumbling legal battle to overturn Joe Biden’s election, did not appear to notice the black liquid dripping down from his sideburns, though he kept dabbing pearls of sweat from his face with a napkin.

It’s unclear what...

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From the Center
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The Trump campaign’s effort to change the outcome of the presidential election increasingly is moving from a legal setting to the court of public opinion, where the campaign continues to sow doubt about the contest's integrity and hopes to win over public officials with a role in certifying the results.

The shift in focus coincides with the appointment of Rudy Giuliani to head the campaign’s legal effort. The former New York mayor's strategy reportedly entails a longshot bid to pressure Republican lawmakers in key battleground states to approve pro-Trump electors...

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