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Mon Sep 14, 2020, 05:06 PM

Biden assembles legal team ahead of divisive 2020 election

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Source: Independent Record

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden is assembling a team of top lawyers in anticipation of court challenges to the election process that could ultimately determine who wins the race for the White House.

Biden's presidential campaign says the legal war room will work to ensure that elections are properly administered and votes correctly counted. It will also seek to combat voter suppression at the polls, identify foreign interference and misinformation, and educate voters on the different methods available for casting ballots.

The effort, which the Biden campaign described as the largest election protection program in presidential campaign history, reflects the extent of the preparation underway for an already divisive presidential contest in November that could produce significant, perhaps even decisive, court cases over voter access and the legitimacy of mail ballots.

The campaign is also creating a special national litigation team involving hundreds of lawyers that will include as leaders Walter Dellinger, a solicitor general in the Clinton administration, and Donald Verrilli, a solicitor general under Obama. Democratic lawyer Marc Elias and a team of lawyers from his firm, Perkins Coie, will focus on protecting voter access and ensuring a fair and accurate vote count.

Read more: https://helenair.com/news/national/govt-and-politics/article_987ab9b1-eb14-5f94-99b2-f5effc8080c9.html



Announced today on Nicole Wallace's "Deadline Whitehouse," MSNBC.

Call the Election Protection hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE.

https://866ourvote.org

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 05:10 PM

1. Way to go Joe & Kamala!...

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 05:11 PM

2. Sure hope the courts that will hear the case about why all of a sudden counting votes is illegal

wont be rump judges.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 05:44 PM

4. We need to sweat over that problem, for sure.

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 05:14 PM

3. Good news and of course fodder for every nutjob Trumper conspiracist.

How much you wanna bet this is conflated into Qanon conspiracy within days.

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 05:47 PM

5. LOCKING

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https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142581582

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