Faced with the possibility of losing by narrow margin in several Contested jurisdictions, President Donald Trump could find himself in the alternative of asking the Supreme Court to discard votes in two or more states to prevent Joe Biden from assuming the presidency.
It is a very different situation than in the disputed presidential election of 2000, which was effectively resolved by the Supreme Court. In that case the showdown was over Florida votes, with a recount in opposition to trying to stop the initial count.
The campaign of Trump and the Republicans They are already filing lawsuits in several states, although most are on a smaller scale and affect few votes.
The judges in Georgia and Michigan they quickly dismissed the campaign’s demands on Thursday, undermining a strategy to attack the integrity of the voting process in states where the outcome could be adverse to the president.
Meanwhile, Biden was slowly approaching 270 votes in the Electoral College, the minimum necessary to reach the White House.
Trump and his campaign promised more demands, with unfounded allegations of electoral fraud.
In a speech Thursday in the White House conference room, the president recited a litany of allegations, without presenting evidence, that Democrats were trying to unlawfully deprive him of a second term. “But we think there will be a lot of litigation because we cannot allow an election to be stolen this way,” Trump said, ‘and hinted that the final decision could be left to the Supreme Court.
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Biden has said he anticipates his triumph, but advised be patient and said “every vote should count.”
A lawyer for Biden’s campaign said the lawsuits lacked merit, following a more political than legal strategy. “I want to emphasize that for their purposes these lawsuits do not need to have merit, that is not what they seek … what they seek is to send false messages about what happens in the electoral process,” said attorney Bob Bauer. He accused the Trump campaign of “constantly denouncing irregularities, system failures and fraud without any foundation.”