Trump Testifies in PA: Results Must Be Overturned Because Democrats Cheated
President calls in to Pennsylvania hearing, urges supporters to keep fighting
President Donald Trump gave a remote testimony on fraud during the 2020 presidential race, telling the hearing in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania that the results must be overturned because Democrats cheated.
The president was meant to travel to attend the hearing in person on Wednesday but was forced to cancel at the last minute.
White House reporters were preparing to make the journey to the historic town when they suddenly got word that the trip was off.
Just minutes earlier, another member of Trump's legal team, Boris Epshteyn, revealed he had tested positive for COVID-19, meaning the president had to cancel his travel plans.
Speaking via phone call, Trump told the hearing that officials "have to turn over the results."
“It would be easy for me to say, ‘Oh let’s worry about four years from now.’ No," he asserted.
"This election was lost by the Democrats, they cheated," President Trump told the hearing.
"It was a fraudulent election.”
The president phoned in to the public hearing on the 2020 election held by Pennsylvania state Republicans at a hotel in Gettysburg.
Several witnesses publicly attested to voter irregularities and opportunities for fraud during the voting and counting process, particularly surrounding mail-in ballots, according to Breitbart.
The president cited the hundreds of signed affidavits gathered by the campaign, describing it as evidence that proved the election was fraudulent.
He noted that Republican poll watchers were barred from witnessing the actual vote counting process, forced into pens, and treated aggressively by poll workers.
“If you were a Republican poll watcher. you were treated like a dog,” Trump said.
"What happened here, this is not the United States of America,” he added.
The president also cited claims from people who tried to vote but were told that a mail-in ballot had already been sent in their names.
He said that the obvious irregularities in the process proved that Democrats got sloppy with their attempts.
“They just stepped on the gas and they got caught,” Trump said.
"Just like they got caught spying on my campaign."
He noted that the sudden jumps in votes tallied for Biden in the late night and early morning were also suspect.
“Very weird things happened, but they’re not weird to professionals, and they’re not weird to Dominion and other people that operate machines,” Trump said.
The president said that people were getting multiple ballots sent to their homes and that dead people were “requesting ballots.”
“The whole world is watching the United States of America, and we can’t let them get away with it,” Trump said.
He accused judges of acting cowardly by failing to take up the cases in various places amid widespread threats against anyone contesting the election.
“We have to turn the election over, because there’s no doubt,” Trump said.
“We have all the evidence, we have all the affidavits, we have everything, all we need is to have some judge listen to it properly without having a political opinion or having another kind of a problem.”
The president praised former Mayor Rudy Giuliani for continuing to fight the case, while other lawyers backed down.
“This is going to be your crowning achievement because you are saving our country,” Trump concluded.