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GOP election lawyer says no evidence to support Trump's claim about mail-in voting fraud

September 9, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 12: Benjamin Ginsberg, right, and Robert Bauer, co-chairs of The Presidential Commission on Election and Administration, prepare to testify before a Senate Rules and Administration Committee hearing in Russell Building titled "Bipartisan Support for Improving U.S. Elections: An Overview from the Presidential Commission on Election Administration." (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Benjamin Ginsberg, a top Republican election lawyer who has represented four Republican presidential candidates, slammed President Donald Trump's claims of widespread voter fraud in a new op-ed saying it lacks evidence and is "unsustainable."

(CNN)Benjamin Ginsberg, a top Republican election lawyer who has represented four Republican presidential candidates, slammed President Donald Trump's claims of widespread voter fraud in a new op-ed saying it lacks evidence and is "unsustainable. "

Ginsberg, a longtime lawyer who recently retired from the practice and co-chaired the 2013 Presidential Commission on Election Administration, wrote in The Washington Post on Tuesday that Trump's recent comments about widespread fraud in mail-in voting, which risks undermining confidence in the election, and urging voters to cast their ballots twice are "doubly wrong. "

"The president's actions -- urging his followers to commit an illegal act and seeking to undermine confidence in the credibility of election results -- are doubly wrong," he wrote, adding they place an obligation on Trump's campaign and the Republican Party to "reevaluate their position in the more than 40 voting cases they're involved in around the country. "

Ginsberg wrote, "The truth is that after decades of looking for illegal voting, there's no proof of widespread fraud," adding there are isolated incidents across both parties.

The President has also claimed, without evidence, that voting by mail would lead to widespread voter fraud and on Tuesday encouraged his supporters to act as poll watchers to prevent fraud at voting locations.

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