A Trump campaign attorney conceded in court on Thursday morning that he tried to enter hundreds of dodgy form-filed affidavits into evidence, even though their own investigation found that a subset of the sworn statements that they received were filled with lies and “spam.”
... Trump campaign’s lawyer Kory Langhofer, who explained the automated process that reflected their post-election evidence hunt. It included an online form whose reliability Langhofer claimed was boosted by the fact that it included a CAPTCHA, which weeded out the bots. The attorneys then visited the complainants’ homes. The Trump campaign said it excluded the submissions of those who swore to lies, but they included the ones they could not prove were lying into evidence.
It would seem that Trump's lawyer did not print out the affidavits and then have each affiant sign it under penalty of perjury, because if he had done that then he wouldn't have needed to mention CAPTCHAs at all. So were the things the lawyer was trying to submit really affidavits? Were they intended to be some weird form of exhibit rather than testimony? Hearsay admitted under a hearsay exception?