Republican attorney Benjamin Ginsberg, an expert in election law who played a key role in the 2000 Florida recount, testified on June 13 as the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack presented its findings to the public.
Ginsberg weighed in to explain how former President Donald Trump’s campaign strategy defied the normal process for post-election litigation. He also noted that Trump’s first problem was that the 2020 election really was not close, and that recounts could not have changed the outcome.
Ginsberg said Trump’s campaign had dozens of opportunities to legally challenge the election results, despite its complaint that it did not have its day in court.
“About half of those cases … were dismissed at the procedural stage,” he said. In cases that were not immediately dismissed, “in no instance did a court find that the charges of fraud were real,” he added.
Ginsberg said post-election reviews in the six battleground states, including the ‘somewhat farcical’ Cyber Ninja’s case in Arizona, found no credible evidence of fraud.
The hearing was the second of several planned by the Jan. 6 committee that focused on how Trump actively spread false information about the 2020 election outcome – what has become known as the “big lie” – in the run up to the Jan. 6 insurrection. In the year since its creation, the committee has conducted more than 1,000 interviews, seeking critical information and documents from people witness to, or involved in, the violence that day.
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