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Judges across the country cast doubt on voter fraud claims pushed by Republicans and Trump campaign

October 12, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

I voted stickers sit on a table during a presidential primary election at the Journey Church in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on April 7, 2020. - Americans in Wisconsin began casting ballots Tuesday in a controversial presidential primary held despite a state-wide stay-at-home order and concern that the election could expose thousands of voters and poll workers to the coronavirus. Democratic officials had sought to postpone the election but were overruled by the top state court, and the US Supreme Court stepped in to bar an extension of voting by mail that would have allowed more people to cast ballots without going to polling stations. Both courts have conservative majorities. (Photo by KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI / AFP) (Photo by KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

Judges across the country are rejecting arguments made by President Donald Trump's campaign and Republican leaders claiming voter fraud.

Washington (CNN)Judges across the country are rejecting arguments made by President Donald Trump's campaign and Republican leaders claiming voter fraud.

"This case requires the Court to separate fact from fiction," Christensen wrote in late September, adding, "Central to some of the (Trump campaign's) claims is the contention that the upcoming election, both nationally and in Montana, will fall prey to widespread voter fraud.

A federal judge blocked an order from Ohio's secretary of state that aimed to limit the number of ballot drop boxes to one per county and claimed this was an effort to reduce voter fraud.

The Trump campaign and Republican groups jointly asked the court to overturn a state order allowing the election to be conducted primarily through voting by mail.

A federal judge in Nevada dismissed a lawsuit by Trump's campaign claiming increased mail-in ballots would lead to voter fraud as a "speculative and 'generalized grievance. ' "

The campaign alleged without evidence that a new law ordering mail-in ballots to be sent to all registered voters for the upcoming election, regardless of whether they had been requested, would lead to increased voter fraud and would disproportionately affect GOP voters by confusing them, creating a disincentive to vote.

A federal judge last month rejected the Cook County Republican Party's claim that the state's expanded vote-by-mail program would result in fraud.

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