In an interview on Fox News’ “The Story with Martha MacCallum,” White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany explained that the Trump campaign was filing lawsuits to “shed light” on alleged irregularities in the 2020 election.
“When you look at the overall number of mail-in ballots in this country that are rejected nationwide, it is 1 percent. That is the average, that’s what it was in 2016.” McEnany said. “And the data we are getting out of some of these states like Pennsylvania and Michigan, is the rejection rate was .4 percent, .6 percent much lower than that.”
“So we want to take a look and say hey, what went on here? Where you counting votes that didn’t have signatures? We have affidavits and we want answers and we certainly think the vote totals could change.” She continued.
“The president is still fighting for a second term here and this litigation will shed some light and pull back the curtain to some of the things that were going on….”
“I would say there certainly were software issues when you look at what happened on two counties in Michigan, and it’s important we look at that and we have transparency and have observers who get a look at that and that’s mentioned in our lawsuit.” McEnany added. “But the real argument that we are making here and I encourage everyone to go look at the complaints that we filed in Pennsylvania and in Michigan and they are simply saying let’s put a pause, let’s look at this, let’s make sure that a voter and a Republican county was able to cure their ballot in the same way a voter in Democrat county was.”
“Let’s ask why were Republican poll watchers kept a football field away in some instances while 620,000 votes were tabulated in Philadelphia.” She said. “Let’s get to the bottom of this in a factual way, in a truthful way and be very careful on the information we are putting forward, which is what we’ve done. And I think if people read our lawsuit, they will understand what we were doing is just asking for transparency and we have to ask why Democrats aren’t willing to provide that for us at this moment.”