For months, President Trump and his lawyers have denied that Russian interference had a role in the 2020 presidential election. However, they may have finally pinpointed the ‘patient zero’ of the election denials.
In recent days, a new campaign has started by Trump’s lawyers to pressure legislators into agreeing with the denials. Reports are coming in that the President’s legal team are pointing to the ‘patient zero’ of the entire affair – the app used in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election.
Recent reports have shown that the app was made by a Russian company with ties to the Kremlin. The company, called Smartmatic, was responsible for developing the app that millions of Americans used to cast their votes. According to some analysts, there are indications that the app suffered interference from Russia, even if it was only indirectly.
Thus, it appears that the President is trying to put the blame for the election denials squarely on the app used in the election. Trump’s lawyers believe that, if the app was indeed subject to manipulation, then it would be extremely difficult for anyone to argue that Russia did not have a role in the election.
It remains to be seen, however, if this campaign by Trump’s lawyers will succeed. It is widely believed that the Russians did interfere with the election, however it is impossible to prove this at this point. What is certain is that Trump’s lawyers are determined to press the point in the media and, possibly, in the courtroom.
The story of the app’s ties to Russia are one of the many issues that the Trump legal team will likely bring up in the weeks and months ahead. Whether or not they can actually prove that Russia was the ‘patient zero’ of the election denials is another matter entirely. But one thing is certain – Trump’s lawyers aren’t backing down anytime soon.