US Election: Rudy Giuliani says courts decide elections, not TV networks

Rudy Giuliani speaks at a press conference on Sunday in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Rudy Giuliani speaks at a press conference on Sunday in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo credit: Getty

Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani is claiming voter fraud after Joe Biden was declared US President-elect on Sunday.

Giuliani was giving a press conference at 6am on Sunday (local time) when he was told Biden had won the presidential race after four days of ballot counting.

"Who was it called by?" Giuliani asked a reporter, who told him that "all" US television networks had made the calls.

"All the networks! Wow! All the networks!" Giuliani said sarcastically while raising his arms into the air.

"We have to forget about the law, judges don't count!

"Don't be ridiculous, networks don't get to decide elections. Courts do."

At the same press conference, Giuliani announced that lawsuits over mail-in ballots and the voting process were coming to Pennsylvania as soon as Monday.

Without offering any evidence, Giuliani alleged that the voting process, especially in Philadelphia, was rife with fraud.

"I'm not attacking the people of Philadelphia. I'm attacking a decrepit Democratic machine."

Trump has refused to concede to the election, claiming widespread voter fraud and election-rigging by the Democrats.

"Obviously [Trump's] not going to concede when at least 600,000 ballots are in question," Giuliani said at the press conference.

Giuliani accused Democrat leaders of conspiring to bar Republicans from monitoring the vote-counting process.

At the conference, Giuliani was joined by three poll watchers, who claimed they were prevented from monitoring the counting process.

He accused the Democrat Party of tampering with counting and keeping "the votes of dead people secret" - all baseless accusations. 

"Seems to me somebody from the Democratic National Committee sent out a note that said don't let the Republicans look at those mail-in ballots," Giuliani claimed.

While Trump was initially ahead in Pennsylvania, he lost after unprecedented numbers of mail-in ballots gave Biden the lead. 

Under state law, mail-in ballots are not allowed to be counted before election day.