Conservative Republicans publish 72-page rebuke of Donald Trump's Big Lie

Conservative Republicans publish 72-page rebuke of Donald Trump's Big Lie
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A group of prominent conservatives has compiled a report pushing back against former President Donald Trump's claims suggesting the 2020 presidential election was stolen. Although Trump and his allies filed lawsuits in several states, the group is breaking down why those lawsuits were ultimately tossed out.

In the 72-page report, the group offered a breakdown of Trump's massive legal battle which spanned six battleground states including Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

"As part of his post-election attempts to retain the presidency, Donald Trump and his supporters filed 64 cases containing 187 counts in the six key battleground states, in addition to utilizing some of the recount and contest procedures available to them under state law," they wrote. "The former president maintains to this day that the 2020 election was stolen and the results fraudulent."

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They also explained the purpose of the report and why the truth needs to be publicized as they also detailed how they came to their conclusion. "This Report takes a hard look at the very serious charges made by Trump and his supporters. The consequences of a president and a major party candidate making such charges are monumental," they wrote.

"For this Report, we examined every count of every case brought in these six battleground states. We include both a narrative for each state and an accompanying Addendum listing each case and its disposition. We conclude that Donald Trump and his supporters had their day in court and failed to produce substantive evidence to make their case."

Their review of the court cases and complaints lodged by Trump and his allies ultimately led to the group noticing a disturbing pattern of actions which they detailed in the report.

"After reviewing the evidence presented in each court case and the post-election reviews with this lens, certain patterns emerge," they wrote. "Most obvious is that the former president’s rhetoric—before, during, and after the election—was not supported by the legal cases he tried to make or any evidence he introduced. Cases and reviews in the six battleground states included similar charges and similar dismissals by federal and state courts."

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While they did note that such illegitimacies would prove that the United States' election system would be in dire need of improvements, they also highlighted the consequences of Trump making such tall accusations without substantial evidence. "If true, our electoral system is in desperate need of repair. If not true, that must be said because such false charges corrode our democracy and leave a significant share of the population doubting the legitimacy of our system, seriously weakening the country."

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