Following the conclusion of the press conference to discuss possible evidence, held by former Mayor of New York and attorney Rudy Giuliani and colleagues at the RNC headquarters in Washington D.C. on Thursday, Fox News White House correspondent Kristin Fisher took it upon herself to immediately downplay pretty much everything Giuliani said.
Well, that was certainly a colorful news conference, but it was light on facts. So much of what he said was simply not true or has already been thrown out in court. He opened by making this really bold and baseless claim that a lot of this alleged inside voter fraud he is referring to all came from one centralized place. He called it a nationwide conspiracy, and yet he failed to provide any hard evidence to back up that one specific claim, especially when it cuts to the core of the democratic process.
But Fisher wasn't done. She brought up the topic of Michigan certifying the results of the election in Wayne County, but Fisher neglected an important part of the story.
"Moving on to Michigan, where the Trump campaign dropped final federal lawsuit just this morning after two Republican canvassers in Wayne County now say they want to rescind their votes to certify the election," Fisher said. "Giuliani said they dropped the lawsuit because the state did de-certify, but that is not true. The results were certified in Michigan on Tuesday, and Biden won."
The part that Fisher conveniently left out was reported on earlier in the day on Thursday by, ironically, the left-leaning Slate:
The two Republicans on the four-member Wayne County Board of Canvassers, chairwoman Monica Palmer and William Hartmann, now say they were pressured into certifying the county’s results and believe that Democrats have reneged on what they say was an agreement to audit the votes in Detroit. As a consequence, they now want to decertify the results in one of the most populous counties in the country.
Not only that, but an affidavit quotes Palmer as clearly stating the vote should be decertified.
"I rescind my prior vote,” Palmer’s affidavit reads, according to Slate. “I fully believe the Wayne County vote should not be certified."
Fisher still wasn't done.
Now up on that stage with Giuliani was a big poster with the headline ‘Multiple paths to victory,’ but Giuliani never credibly explained a single path, let alone multiple ones. The fact remains that the Trump campaign has yet to provide — at least in court — hard evidence of voter fraud and irregularities widespread enough to overturn the outcome of the election and to effectively challenge President-Elect Joe Biden’s stance as the president-elect.
If the media, politicians and people in general could learn to exercise a little patience and understand how legal proceedings work, they'd stick with their typical narrative of waiting for due process to play out.
For video of Fisher's segment, watch below: