Fraud Check: What the Trump Legal Filings Say about the 2020 Election Procedures


Below please find an outline summary plus a link to full-text filings concerning the Trump campaign’s legal challenges to the vote tallies in several states.

Trump v. Boockvar et al. (PA Election Officials), complaint filed in U.S. District Court, November 9, 2020

  • COUNT I: Fourteenth Amendments U.S. Const. Art. I § 4, cl. 1; Art. II, § 1, cl. 2; Amend. XIV, 42 U.S.C. § 1983 Denial of Due Process On The Right to Vote Invalid Enactment of Regulations Affecting Observation and Monitoring of the Election
  • COUNT II: Fourteenth Amendment U.S. Const. Amend. XIV, 42 U.S.C. § 1983 Denial of Equal Protection Invalid Enactment of Regulations Affecting Observation and Monitoring of the Election
  • COUNT III: U.S. Const. Art. I, §4, cl. 1 & Art. II, § 1, cl. 2 Violation of the Electors & Elections Clauses
  • COUNT IV: Fourteenth Amendment U.S. Const. Amend. XIV, 42 U.S.C. § 1983 Denial of Equal Protection Disparate Treatment of Absentee/Mail-In Voters Among Different Counties
  • COUNT V: U.S. Const. Art. I, §4, & Art. II, § 1 Violation of the Electors & Elections Clauses
  • COUNT VI: Fourteenth Amendment Equal Protection Clause U.S. Const. Amend. XIV, 42 U.S.C. § 1983 Denial of Due Process Disparate Treatment of Absentee/Mail-In Voters Among Different Counties
  • COUNT VII: U.S. Const. Art. I, §4, & Art. II, § 1 Violation of the Electors & Elections Clauses

Trump v. Benson et al. (MI Election Officials), complaint filed in U.S. District Court, November 11, 2020

  • COUNT I: Secretary of State Benson and Wayne County violated the Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution and the corollary clause of Michigan’s Constitution.
  • COUNT II: Secretary of State Bensonand Wayne County violated the rights of these Michigan voters under the federal Elections and Electors Clauses.
  • COUNT III: Secretary of State Benson and Wayne County violated Michigan’s Election Code.

(Additional sources are forthcoming.)

 

Dr. Ryan C. MacPherson is the founding president of Into Your Hands LLC and the author of several books, including Rediscovering the American Republic (2 vols.) and Debating Evolution before Darwinism. He lives with his wife Marie and their homeschooled children in Mankato, Minnesota, where he teaches American history, history of science, and bioethics at Bethany Lutheran College. He also serves as President of the Hausvater Project, which mentors Christian parents. For more information, visit www.ryancmacpherson.com.

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