As I’m sure you’ve noticed, Trump’s efforts to somehow overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election are not going according to plan.
For whatever God awful reason that I don’t have the word count to dive into, a whole heck of a lot of people are still supporting this idea of Donald’s — Making claims that the election was rigged, the votes in favor of Joe Biden were fraudulent, and standing strong in the idea that some litigation or lawsuit or court filing is going to come through and save the day for Trump and themselves.
But the fact of the matter is, there is nothing there for these people to prove their theories with. Literally, they don’t have a single leg to stand on. Not so much as a toe. And it seems one guy found that out the hard way.
According to a report from Business Insider, venture capitalist Fred Eshelman is suing the pro-Trump, Houston-based “monitoring organization,” True the Vote Inc., in an effort to reclaim a staggering $2.5 million donation he gave to the organization to help find evidence of voter fraud in the 2020 US presidential election.
The lawsuit says that Eshelman forked out $2 million to True the Vote on November 5th, just two days after the election, before the winner had even been called.
Bloomberg first reported the lawsuit and revealed that Eshelman sent an additional $500,000 to the organization a week later, long after every reputable news outlet had called the election in favor of now president-elect Joe Biden.
The lawsuit alleges that Eshelman “regularly and repeatedly” asked for updates on how True the Vote was using his large donation and that he requested “specific and actionable updates” regarding the organization’s “purported investigation, litigation, and communication efforts in key states.” However, he claimed that he was “consistently met with vague responses, platitudes, and empty promises of follow-up that never occurred.”
Eshelman’s lawsuit accused the pro-Trump group of breach of contract as well as “conversion,” a legal concept alleging the misuse of someone’s property.
According to the lawsuit, the organization offered to refund $1 million, provided that Eshelman didn’t sue them.
Long story short, Trump the Vote didn’t pony up with a single thing that Eshelman thought his money was going to, with the group going so far as to actually drop several lawsuits regarding the election in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
Maybe don’t donate millions to ignorant “causes” and that wouldn’t happen.
You can read the full report here.
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