President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani declared on Friday night that the campaign doesn’t need courts to change the outcome of the election, claiming that the constitution gives the sole power to the legislature to decide the winner regardless of how people voted.
Giuliani’s comments came during an appearance on Fox News after several states – including Arizona, Nevada, Wisconsin, and Michigan – rejected cases earlier in the day.
The latest court defeat came in Nevada, where Judge James Todd Russell ruled that he saw no clear or convincing proof to nullify the results of the election or to change the outcome in Trump’s favor.
“Contestants did not prove … that illegal votes were cast and counted that should have been rejected during the signature verification process, or legal votes were not counted that should have been accepted” in numbers that would have swayed the outcome of the election, the judge said.
In response, Giuliani accused the judge of unfairly changing the law.
“The reality is, the judge has completely changed the law, he’s created a fantasy out of the law,” he told host Sean Hannity.
“We can get a reverse, but he’s accomplished what he wants to accomplish. He’s delaying things. I’m sorry to say he’s a Democrat. And you can’t tell me he made this decision based on his legal knowledge unless he really didn’t go to law school,” he continued.
The former Mayor went on to explain that Trump’s legal team has sought to go straight to state legislatures rather than courts, because he “saw what the courts were doing, and I wanted to go around them so the facts could get out.”
“The simple fact is, we don’t need courts,” Giuliani declared. “The United States Constitution gives sole power to the state legislature to decide presidential elections.”