President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign announced Tuesday that the state legislatures in Pennsylvania, Arizona and Michigan will hold public hearings on the election beginning Wednesday.
Trump was expected to attend the event but White House officials confirmed to the Daily Caller Wednesday morning that the president would not be in attendance, noting it had not been added to the president’s schedule in the first place and was still subject to change.
The Pennsylvania State Senate will hold the first hearing Wednesday, according to a statement from the campaign. Each senator will give a five-minute opening statement followed by testimony from witnesses who have filed affidavits alleging voter fraud in the state. Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani is slated to make a presentation during the hearing Wednesday as well, according to the press release.
“It’s in everyone’s interest to have a full vetting of election irregularities and fraud,” Trump’s personal attorney and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said in a statement. “And the only way to do this is with public hearings, complete with witnesses, videos, pictures and other evidence of illegalities from the November 3rd election.”
The Pennsylvania GOP called the event an “informational meeting” in a tweet.
Wednesday @ 12:30 p.m., the #PASenate Majority Policy Committee, chaired by @SenatorArgall, will hold an informational meeting on 2020 election issues. Members will meet in Gettysburg and remotely. Streamed live @ https://t.co/zAbhab5wbs. pic.twitter.com/w4l679nFGI
— PA Senate GOP (@PASenateGOP) November 24, 2020
Arizona’s legislature will hold a hearing Monday, followed by Michigan legislature’s hearing to be held on Dec. 1. (RELATED: ‘Enough To Overturn Any Election’ – Trump Campaign Holds Press Conference Laying Out Their Evidence Of Voter Fraud)
The campaign said that “state legislatures are uniquely qualified and positioned to hold hearings on election irregularities and fraud before electors are chosen,” citing Article 2, Section 1.2 of the Constitution which says state legislatures can choose electors.
The announcement comes hours after Pennsylvania certified the election results.
Michigan certified the results Monday.
The Trump campaign has fallen short of proving the alleged voter fraud, with a federal judge dismissing the campaign’s lawsuit Saturday claiming it was meritless.
However, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals granted the campaigns request Monday for an expedited review of the lower court’s decision.
????NEW: Third Circuit Court of Appeals grants expedited review for Team Trump’s appeal from Pennsylvania. pic.twitter.com/LKJDnPGRSn
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) November 23, 2020