Trump Cancels Press Conference on Election Fraud Claims

Ex-President Donald Trump has reversed his decision to hold a press conference next week where he intended to present purported new proof of fraudulent activities in the 2020 Georgia election. This change of plans was based on counsel’s advice.

Since the 2020 election, state representatives have found no substantial evidence supporting Trump’s claims of extensive fraud. GOP representatives in Georgia, a state where Trump’s defeat to President Joe Biden was validated three times, have consistently affirmed the authenticity of the election results.

On his online platform, Trump posted, “Instead of publicizing the Report about Georgia’s 2020 Presidential Election on Monday, my attorneys advise that we present this evidence — which I consider to be Undeniable and Overpowering — of Election Misconduct in official legal documents as we challenge this unfortunate indictment.” He further noted, “Consequently, there’s no need for the press meet.”

Previously, Trump declared his intention for the press event soon after a grand jury decided to indict him and several others over purported plans to illegitimately reverse the 2020 election outcomes. Trump had emphasized that during this “significant press meeting” at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf resort, he’d reveal an “almost finalized” report, insisting that this report should lead to all charges against him and others being dismissed.

Both federal and state election overseers, including Trump’s former attorney general, have consistently asserted the absence of any genuine proof that would question the election’s legitimacy. Multiple courts, including those with Trump-appointed judges, have dismissed his allegations.

Georgia, which is central to his recent accusations, conducted three post-election reviews, all of which reaffirmed his loss.

Trump’s close associates have often encouraged him to prioritize his future plans over his constant refutations about the 2020 results. A federal judge, handling the election conspiracy charges against Trump, recently advised him to be cautious about his public declarations concerning the ongoing inquiry, especially as he contemplates another presidential run.

The judge emphasized that any further “provocative” remarks about the case could expedite the trial process to ensure the unbiasedness of potential witnesses and jurors, stating, “I’m committed to maintaining the case’s integrity.”

Trump’s incessant allegations about Georgia’s election outcomes have garnered criticism from the state’s GOP Governor, Brian Kemp. After Trump’s attempts to sway him to reverse the state’s results, Kemp countered on X (previously Twitter), “No credible evidence has emerged in nearly three years suggesting the Georgia 2020 election was compromised.”

Former Vice President Mike Pence, who faced Trump’s pressures to single-handedly reverse the 2020 results and is now contesting Trump for the GOP nomination, concurred, saying, “The Georgia election was fair, and I had no authority to change the outcome on January 6th.”