Giuliani: Trump Team Will Use ‘Different Strategy,’ Focus on Voting Machines

December 20, 2020 Updated: December 20, 2020

President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani said the president’s legal team plans to shift its strategy to focus more on voting machines that were used during the Nov. 3 general election to prove claims of fraud in the results.

Giuliani, the president’s personal attorney who has spearheaded the team’s efforts, spoke on Steve Bannon’s “War Room” podcast about the change in strategy.

“We met pretty much on and off all day yesterday, and starting this morning, there’s a completely different strategy,” Giuliani told Bannon, who was one of Trump’s 2016 campaign managers and a White House strategist.

“The strategy is going to focus a great deal on some evidence we have about some of these machines that could throw off these states in a matter of maybe a one- or two-day audit,” he said.

The Trump team, he added, wants to audit voting machines in Pennsylvania, Arizona, Georgia, and Michigan.

“I think we can get these accomplished despite the resistance and the cover-up of the Republican governors, the guy in Arizona and the guy in Georgia—if we had their cooperation, we could have it ended by Monday,” Giuliani told Bannon. “I’m tired of dealing with them. We just push them aside, and I think over the weekend, you’ll see different strategies being employed.” Giuliani appeared to be referring to Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey.

Both Kemp and Ducey have denied the campaign’s election fraud allegations in their respective states. Over the weekend, the Georgia governor said he received “death threats” in recent days. “We have the ‘no crying in politics rule’ in the Kemp house. But this is stuff that, if I said it, I would be taken to the woodshed and would never see the light of day,” Kemp told news outlets.

When pressed further on the show, Giuliani suggested the voting machines needed to be audited.

“They don’t contain medical information,” Giuliani said of the machines. “They don’t contain illegal information. We don’t get to see who you vote for. It’s public information; [it] doesn’t even belong to you. The only reason you would be resisting our examining those machines is because you know you did something crooked.”

The manufacturer of some voting machines used in the election, Dominion Voting Systems, has denied that its machines can switch votes.

“Dominion is not and has never been a front for communists,” CEO John Poulos told a Michigan state legislative hearing last week. “It has no ties to Hugo Chavez, the late dictator of Venezuela. We have never been involved in Venezuelan elections. Its machines have never been used in Venezuela.”

Poulos also reiterated that the machines can’t change votes from one candidate to another, although a group that performed a forensic audit of Dominion machines in Michigan’s Antrim County suggested otherwise in a Dec. 14 report.

Dominion, via a law firm, also sent a letter to lawyer Sidney Powell to retract comments she made about the company in press conferences and media appearances, suggesting that the firm may sue her for defamation. Powell didn’t immediately respond to a request by The Epoch Times for comment.