The Trump campaign on Monday claimed that state legislatures in Pennsylvania, Arizona and Michigan would hold public hearings on the 2020 presidential election, however, officials in those key states have disputed any such hearings taking place.
The Trump campaign said that the first “hearing” will be held by the Pennsylvania state Senate on Wednesday in Gettysburg, Pa., and will feature testimony from witnesses “who have filed affidavits attesting to 2020 election fraud.”
The “hearing” Wednesday will also feature a presentation from former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who serves as President Trump’s personal attorney and is leading the campaign’s legal challenges surrounding the election.
But the Pennsylvania Senate Majority tweeted Monday evening, referring to this as an “informational meeting on 2020 election issues,” not a hearing.
Meanwhile, the Trump camapign claimed that next Monday, Nov. 30, the Arizona legislature would also hold a hearing, followed by one in the Michigan legislature on Dec. 1.
But an Arizona GOP official told Fox News on Monday that the Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives “has not authorized any such hearing.”
And in Michigan, a key GOP lawmaker told The Detroit News that a hearing will not occur. Instead, the official told the outlet that there were discussions about having Giuliani testify.
“We’ve just determined that logistically it’s not something we’re going to be able to do,” Michigan state House Oversight Committee Chairman Matt Hall, a Republican, told The Detroit News, adding that the Trump campaign has been invited to submit written testimony.
The announcement on Tuesday comes after Pennsylvania and Michigan certified the results of the 2020 race this week in favor of President-elect Joe Biden.
“It’s in everyone’s interest to have a full vetting of election irregularities and fraud,” Giuliani said in a statement Tuesday. “And the only way to do this is with public hearings, complete with witnesses, videos, pictures and other evidence of illegalities from the November 3rd election.”
“There were serious irregularities, we have proof of fraud in a number of states, and it is important for all Americans to have faith in our electoral process,” Trump campaign senior legal adviser Jenna Ellis said in a statement. “All we have wanted from the outset is to count every legal vote and discount every illegal vote.”
Fox News’ Kristin Fisher, Peter Doocy and The Associated Press contributed to this report.