Rudy Giuliani admits he 'exaggerated a bit' while pushing claims of voter fraud in Detroit
President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani on Monday evening admitted to exaggerating allegations of widespread voter fraud in Detroit, Mich.
During an appearance on Lou Dobbs Tonight, Giuliani admitted that he "exaggerated a bit" when he falsely claimed the city of Detroit had more ballots than its number of registered voters. Despite admitting that he exaggerated, he is still encouraging people to review "statistical data" that supports his claims of "rampant" and "out of control" fraud.
"The city of Detroit probably had more voters than it had citizens," Giuliani said. "I'm exaggerating a bit, but all you have to do is look at statistical data and you can see that the fraud was rampant and out of control."
However, the state of Michigan has denied all allegations of widespread voter fraud.
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Giuliani's latest admission follows a string of false allegations of voter fraud in multiple states. The embattled attorney even claimed Detroit had an over-vote of approximately 400% despite having not evidence to support his claim.
"A hundred thousand ballots were brought in at 4:30 in the morning in Detroit in trucks that look like garbage trucks — in garbage pails actually," Giuliani said. "All those ballots were counted for Biden with no Republican inspectors around."
As Giuliani made his admission, the Michigan Supreme Court on Monday struck down the Trump campaign's appeal in its lawsuit filed against Detroit and Wayne County election officials. Two justices also urged the court to review the Trump campaign's claims of widespread voter fraud despite their lack of evidence to support the claims.
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