first_img“If those ballots couldn’t change the election to make any difference to how Pennsylvania will be decided, then he doesn’t have a claim he can bring,” Deborah Hellman, a University of Virginia law professor told Bloomberg. In fact, even if he prevailed in the latest ridiculous case in federal court, in which he’s trying to get the whole of Pennsylvania’s vote tossed and with it Biden’s 20 electoral votes, he’d also have to find a way to scrabble together wins in last least one and possibly two of the other close states. “The prospects that a legal challenge in court could reverse the outcome in a way that would produce a Trump victory get harder and harder if it’s not just one state that he has to flip,” said Steven Huefner, deputy director of an election-law program at Ohio State University. “A challenge in a single state is a long shot. Then he’s got three long shots, or something, that he has to make all in succession.”This one is a Rudy Giuliani brain child, and he says they might try to do similar challenges of huge numbers of ballot in Michigan and Wisconsin. Maybe because Trump doesn’t want to pay for recounts. He can stiff his lawyers, but the states have to have the money up front to do recounts. The cases are simply groundless. “A court would not set aside the results of an election, or particular votes, based on violations of laws concerning observation of the counting process,” Michael Morley, an assistant law professor at Florida State University, told Bloomberg. He’s worked on election litigation in Florida. He knows. “Courts will not disturb election results based on unproven generalized claims about the theoretical possibility of fraud.”- Advertisement – Like in Arizona, where the Trump campaign’s allegations that voters were allowed to “overvote” on ballots and should be disqualified but weren’t in Maricopa County. There were 155,860 votes cast in Maricopa on Election Day, and of all of those, there were 180 potential overvotes on the presidential line, according to the county’s attorney, Thomas Liddy. One hundred and eighty votes. Trump is suing over 180 ballots. Biden is ahead in the state by more than 14,700 votes. Yeah, that’s a nuisance suit.There is a danger, however in the case that the U.S. Supreme Court has already meddled in. On Monday, a group of 10 Republican state attorneys general filed an amicus brief to support Pennsylvania Republicans efforts to the the court say that they—not their state’s Supreme Court—have supremacy in determining election laws. They argue that the state Supreme Court did not have the authority to extend the mail-in ballot deadline. This is playing a long game, to say a Republican legislature has ultimate say on election laws, over the state’s supreme court. That opens the possibility of Republican legislatures to further erode voting rights without the check of state supreme courts. They’re looking well beyond Trump, and the U.S. Supreme Court has given them that opening. – Advertisement –last_img

How we know Trump’s election claims a fraud? They don’t contest enough votes to change the outcome

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