On Tuesday night, Ronna McDaniel, Chair of the Republican National Committee (RNC), told FOX News commentator Sean Hannity that she has 234 pages containing 500 sworn affidavits alleging 11,000 incidents of various types of voter fraud.
Briefly listing the allegations on Hannity's show, McDaniel said that a person in Wayne County, Michigan alleged that 60 percent of a batch of voter ballots had the same signature on them, that another affidavit claimed to have seen 35 ballots counted despite not being cast by registered voters, that 50 ballots were counted multiple times in a tabulation machine elsewhere, that one woman's dead son somehow voted in one election and that Democrats handed out documents on how to distract Republican vote challengers.
"It's been rigged from the beginning," McDaniel told Hannity, "rigged from the laws that were being passed in the name of COVID to create a porous election, rigged in the sense that they kicked Republicans out of poll watching and observing... and now you have a media that's rigging it again by saying we're not going to even listen to these stories."
"That's why the RNC is going to pursue this to the very end," McDaniel continued. "We can never let this happen again.... These men and women matter their voices will be heard."
McDaniel claimed that Republican-led "data teams" still need time to conduct their investigations into various allegations.
Newsweek contacted the RNC for comment.Chair of the Republican National Committee Ronna McDaniel stands on stage in an empty Mellon Auditorium while addressing the Republican National Convention at the Mellon Auditorium on August 24, 2020 in Washington, DC. The novel coronavirus pandemic has forced the Republican Party to move away from an in-person convention to a televised format, similar to the Democratic Party's convention a week earlier. Chip Somodevilla/Getty
McDaniel's appearance on Hannity's show follows various other Republican party members who have furthered yet-to-be-substantiated claims of voter fraud made by the re-election campaign of Republican President Donald Trump.
Trump's re-election campaign has filed lawsuits in several states alleging that thousands of votes were fraudulently included in final vote counts and should be thrown out. The legal challenges seek resolution before each state certifies its election results in December.
As of November 10, President-elect Joe Biden leads Trump by about 273,000 votes in six different states—Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin—which helped cement Biden's victory by 79 electoral votes.
In response to Barr's decision, Richard Pilger, the U.S. Department of Justice director of the Election Crimes Branch which oversees investigations into voter fraud, resigned mere hours later.
In a speech on Monday morning, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, "President Trump is 100 percent within his rights to look into allegations of irregularities and weigh his legal options."