‘It’s all noise’: The reality behind Trump’s legal fight

November 10, 2020 ☼ trumpliesshenaniganselection-2020

Source: POLITICO - Link

Before the election, Republicans bragged about an army of lawyers from three major firms lined up to quickly challenge election results in the presidential election.

But now that the big moment has arrived, that army — and those major firms — have not been too visible.

Behind the scenes, much of the legal work has been handled by small conservative firms. And publicly, President Donald Trump has relied on his staunchest political allies — some of whom aren’t even lawyers — to explain why states should toss out ballots or invalidate the results altogether.

There’s a reason for that.

As with everything Trump, the messaging has served as more a base-pleasing political play and less as an attempt to make a logical legal argument to the country, according to Republicans familiar with the plan. The goal is to not only undermine the legitimacy of Joe Biden’s win, but to also rile up supporters for the runoff fight in Georgia that will determine which party controls the Senate next year. It also serves to sow doubt about the integrity of U.S. elections now and in the future, benefiting Trump’s I-never-lose posture.