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Sat Mar 2, 2024, 07:26 AM Mar 2

Meet the Lawyer Trying to Keep Trump on the Ballot -- from Democracy Docket [View all]

Harmeet Dhillon tweeted: “Democrats are conspiring to commit the biggest election interference fraud in world history, right before our eyes, as government officials avert their eyes to the mockery of the constitution and our laws. This is a low point in American history.”

It’s a typical statement for Dhillon: defending Trump, bashing Democrats and alluding to a crime they’re committing that didn’t actually happen. The kind of statement her biggest client, Trump, would tweet. Lately, Dhillon’s been busy with Trump’s effort to remain on the ballot in the 2024 presidential race. The Dhillon Law Group is one of the law firms representing the former president in his legal fights in Maine and Colorado to remain on those state’s ballots.

Over the past few years, Dhillon — a conservative lawyer and the Republican national committeewoman from California — has become a fixture in Trump’s GOP, appearing on Fox News to rail against Democrats, cancel culture and the “woke” liberal agenda and representing the likes of Tucker Carlson, Andy Ngo and other far-right personalities in headline-seeking free speech lawsuits.

In 2022, Dhillon mounted a formidable campaign to replace Ronna McDaniel as the head of the RNC. Ultimately, she lost the race in a 111-51 vote, with allegations that a “whisper campaign” about her Sikh faith roiled her effort.

Dhillon and her namesake law firm she founded in 2006 has become one of the leading legal groups working to roll back voting rights across the country. In the past few years, Dhillon — or an attorney from her law firm — has been involved in at least 16 different lawsuits in Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Maine, Michigan, North Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C. challenging voting rights laws, redistricting, election processes, or Trump’s efforts to appear on the ballot in the 2024 election, according to our case database.

And, much like her biggest client, the lawyer who’s representing the former president and asserted herself as a legal crusader to roll back voting rights has her own sordid history of controversy. That includes promoting baseless conspiracy theories, connections to controversial right-wing groups like the Federalist Society and Turning Point USA and questionable financial dealings involving her nonprofit, the Center for American Liberty.


Having received the benefits of a democracy, this lawyer uses her degree to chip away at those same benefits for everyone else.
When the US Constitution's 15th Amendment gave African American men the right to vote in 1870, and the 19th Amendment ratified in 1920 gave American women the right to vote...
WTF is wrong with her and the rest of these anti-democracy lawyers?!
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