We’re about to enter a new phase of the 2020 election cycle that is as unique and un-charted as the entire campaign has been. The talk ends Monday, the polls open Tuesday, and it’s essentially a foregone conclusion the tabulation of the votes is going to take some time.
As ugly and contentious as things have been so far, we haven’t seen anything yet. The real war is about to start, and on the front lines will be some of the most powerful lawyers and law firms in the U.S. And these law hawks aren’t going to hold back in firing their cannons. Late Tuesday night is when things are going to get intense. President Trump’s campaign is calling its legal team “Lawyers for Trump,” a coalition formed to “protect the integrity” of the election.
Heading it up are Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, along with Harmeet Dhillon, a Republican Party committeewoman from California,s and Former Deputy White House Counsel for Ethics Policy Stefan Passantino. The Trump campaign is even calling on retired attorneys and law students to volunteer their time to help the cause.
Matthew Morgan is the general counsel for the Trump campaign, and he told Fox News that “Democrats are working to shred election integrity measures one state at a time, and there’s no question they’ll continue their shenanigans from now to November and beyond. The Trump campaign is fighting to ensure every valid ballot across America counts – once.”
The Biden team’s lawyers will focus state-by-state on protecting voter access to the polls and a “fair and accurate vote count.” Their “election protection” campaign includes a powerful roster of attorneys, including former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and hundreds of other lawyers.
Both sides are preparing to handle a contested election and giving their side the best chance to come out of it victorious.