(PresidentialHill.com)- When the research firm the 2020 Trump campaign hired to prove election fraud was unable to find any evidence that Trump was the rightful winner, the former president buried the firm’s findings, according to a report in the Washington Post.
The Trump campaign hired the Berkeley Research Group to review the election results from six states to find voting irregularities and fraud to present to the public and in court. The researchers examined voting machine malfunctions, instances of dead people casting ballots, and any other evidence that would help Trump prove that he won in 2020, according to sources who spoke to the Washington Post.
The review was conducted in the weeks following the November 2020 election and completed well before the January 6, 2021 “Stop the Steal” rally.
According to one source, the researchers looked at things like address changes, ballot harvesting, possible tampering of voting machines, non-citizens voting, and votes cast from mail-in ballots sent to vacant addresses. Additionally, the researchers looked for anomalies in voter turnout or birth dates.
In the end, the findings were not what the Trump campaign was hoping for.
While they did find some evidence of anomalies, none of what the researchers found would have been significant enough to change the outcome of the 2020 election.
The researchers also found that many of the claims made by Trump and his allies were not supported by the evidence, including claims about rigged voting machines and dead people voting in large numbers.
With the review complete, Berkeley Research Group briefed Trump and his team on the findings during a conference call in December 2020.
According to the Post, the call grew contentious as Trump, along with former chief of staff Mark Meadows, disputed the findings.
Failing to arrive at the conclusion Trump wanted, the group’s findings were never publicly disclosed or presented in court.