The recent hiring of hundreds of lawyers and two former solicitors general by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s campaign is a wake-up call and shows that they are preparing for a tough battle over the election results.
Donald Verrilli Jr. and Walter Dellinger are the two former solicitors general, who will oversee the campaign’s “special litigation” unit, which will focus on voting issues across the country, according to the New York Post.
The Democrats also hired hundreds of lawyers, many with ties to the Democratic law firm Perkins Coie, to head up operations arising from the large influx of votes, particularly mail-in ballots that are the most controversial.
The Democrats’ goal is the White House on Nov. 3, and they claim if President Trump doesn’t win “legally” then they will not accept his re-election either.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a Democrat, recommended Biden not give in if the count is close.
“Joe Biden should not concede under any circumstances because I think this is going to drag out,” Clinton said, according to Politico.
President Trump and his campaign consider the many risks involved in voting by mail, and this form of voting would be a threat to the integrity of the presidential election.
“The 2020 Election will be totally rigged if Mail-In Voting is allowed to take place, & everyone knows it. So much time is taken talking about foreign influence, but the same people won’t even discuss Mail-In election corruption,” Trump wrote in a tweet. “Look at Patterson, N.J. 20% of the vote was corrupted!” Trump tweeted on July 26, among dozens of other warnings about the same risk.
The 2020 Election will be totally rigged if Mail-In Voting is allowed to take place, & everyone knows it. So much time is taken talking about foreign influence, but the same people won’t even discuss Mail-In election corruption. Look at Patterson, N.J. 20% of vote was corrupted!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2020
In mentioning the Patterson, New Jersey case, Trump was alluding to the fact that Superior Court Judge Ernest M. Caposela ordered a new vote in November to resolve the race for the City Council seat.
For Caposela, the election held in May had been irreversibly tainted and “not a fair, free, and complete expression of voter intent,” according to The Wall Street Journal.
It should be remembered that voting by mail is not regulated nationally in the United States, each state has the autonomy to set the rules and these are confusing in many of them, which would lead to irregularities.
Thus, it is to be expected that a scenario will arise in which the intervention of lawyers and legal instances will play a preponderant role after Nov. 3, apparently even if the results are conclusive.