The Trump campaign is moving from state to state in an attempt to undo the victory of President-elect Joe Biden. Set up a series of increasingly savage legal maneuvers, without credible pretensions, which face astronomical probabilities and have little precedent.
Lawsuits in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Arizona are now attempting to advance a handful of charges and legal theories, some based on vague and unsupported allegations of fraud, or complaints of access to the processing of minor ballots , in order to prevent state officials from certifying the popular vote results, which are currently all in favor of Biden.
“While the Trump campaign has made its legal arguments, it hasn’t really produced any stronger facts or legal theory than it started out,” said election lawyer and CNN analyst Rick Hasen.
President Trump’s campaign strategy increasingly appears to be to cast enough doubt on the vote count so that he can find judges to prevent states from certifying his voters’ choices, according to election experts, including longtime Republican lawyer turned CNN analyst Ben Ginsberg.
The Electoral College does not officially select the president until December 14, with a deadline of December 8.
If that worked, in theory, it could pave the way for state legislatures – especially ruling Republicans in Michigan and Pennsylvania – to argue that they should make their own choice for their constituency list, offering to Trump a victory that runs counter to Biden’s victory. in more than one state. But it couldn’t come close to giving Trump election victory without a lot of help.
Liberal and Conservative legal experts say the theoretical approach Trump appears to be trying is extremely unlikely. Even longtime GOP strategist Karl Rove wrote in the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday night that Biden’s victory would not be undone.
“To win, Mr. Trump must prove systemic fraud, with illegal votes in the tens of thousands. There is no evidence of this so far. Unless some emerge quickly, the president’s chances in court will drop precipitously when states begin to certify results, ”wrote Rove, long considered a mastermind of political maneuvering under President George W. Bush.
Lawyers for the Biden campaign have called the scene of the Trump campaign lawsuits, and nothing more.
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