The Trump campaign is moving from state to state in an attempt to undo President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. A series of increasingly ferocious legal maneuvers with no credible claims, faced with astronomical adversity and with few precedents.
Court trials in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Arizona are now attempting to advance a range of allegations and legal theories, based in part on vague and unsupported allegations of fraud or complaints about access to minor ballot papers, to prevent state officials from confirming the referendum results that are everyone is currently speaking for Biden.
“Since the Trump campaign has put forward its legal arguments, they have not presented any facts or legal theories that are stronger than at the beginning,” said election lawyer and CNN analyst Rick Hasen.
President Trump’s campaign strategy seems increasingly to be to cast enough doubts about the number of votes that judges can be found to prevent states from confirming the choice made by their constituents, according to election experts, including longtime Republican attorney and CNN Analyst Ben Ginsberg.
The electoral college does not officially elect the president until December 14th, with an important deadline of December 8th.
If that works in theory, it could pave the way for lawmakers – particularly the ruling Republicans in Michigan and Pennsylvania – to argue they should make their own election for their electoral college board and present Trump with a victory that goes against Biden’s victory more than one state. But it couldn’t come close to bringing Trump election victory without much help.
Both liberal and conservative legal experts say the theoretical approach Trump appears to be trying to be extremely unlikely. Even longtime GOP strategist Karl Rove wrote in the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday evening that Biden’s victory would not be canceled.
“To win, Mr. Trump must demonstrate systemic fraud involving illegal votes by the tens of thousands. So far there is no evidence. If some don’t show up quickly, the president’s chances in court will drop dramatically as states begin to certify results.” wrote Rove, who has long been considered a thought leader in political maneuvers during the presidency of George W. Bush.
Biden campaign lawyers have labeled the Trump campaign theater a trial and nothing else.
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