Legal experts quickly push back on Texas AG’s attempt to overturn election

Legal experts quickly push back on Texas AG’s attempt to overturn election

Under federal law, election disputes are supposed to be resolved by six days before the Electoral College meets, a deadline known as safe harbor, which is today. The electors officially cast their ballots for president on Monday.

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Paxton, who is under a federal bribery investigation, alleges Wisconsin “exploited” the coronavirus pandemic to ignore election rules, which affected the outcome of the Nov. 3 election.

“Think of the irony. We have a Texas Attorney General who is being investigated by the FBI for various improprieties … and he teams up with President Trump to try to take away the votes of the people of Wisconsin,” Gov. Tony Evers told reporters on Tuesday. “It’s irony but it’s not funny irony. It’s extraordinarily sad.”

Trump files suit to overturn his loss in Wisconsin

Trump files suit to overturn his loss in Wisconsin

Notably, Trump’s suit does not allege or provide evidence of widespread electoral fraud, as the president has repeatedly claimed on Twitter and elsewhere. Instead, the campaign is alleging that those roughly 221,000 ballots were cast in violation of state law.

When Trump narrowly carried the state in 2016, his campaign did not challenge practices like in-person absentee voting and clerks filling out missing witness information.

Trump, Still Claiming Victory, Says He Will Leave if Electors Choose Biden

Trump, Still Claiming Victory, Says He Will Leave if Electors Choose Biden

When asked whether he would leave office in January after the Electoral College cast its votes for Mr. Biden on Dec. 14 as expected, Mr. Trump replied: “Certainly I will. Certainly I will.”

Speaking in the Diplomatic Room of the White House after a Thanksgiving video conference with members of the American military, the president insisted that “shocking” new evidence about voting problems would surface before Inauguration Day. “It’s going to be a very hard thing to concede,” he said, “because we know that there was massive fraud.”

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In Wisconsin, the Trump campaign is trying to leverage the recount to ask the courts to throw out tens of thousands of votes. It is arguing that all absentee ballots that people cast in person, rather than by mail, should be tossed because they were supposed to be mailed. State officials dispute their interpretation of the law, and legal experts told The Post that courts would probably be reluctant to throw out so many votes otherwise cast in good faith.

‘Kraken’ attorney’s message for Trump fans: Make checks payable to Sidney Powell

‘Kraken’ attorney’s message for Trump fans: Make checks payable to Sidney Powell

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If Trump is so concerned about Election Integrity, why did his legal team distance itself from Sidney Powell?!

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Trump legal team shuns Sidney Powell as insiders and national security officials see no evidence supporting her voting machine claims

Trump legal team shuns Sidney Powell as insiders and national security officials see no evidence supporting her voting machine claims

Sources close to the president told the Washington Examiner neither the White House nor the Trump campaign have seen any of the evidence she claims to have related to assertions about voting machines switching millions of votes from President Trump to President-elect Joe Biden. They argued that her claims overshadowed what they see as legitimate concerns about the mail-in ballot process.

Dominion spokesman Michael Steel, who worked for Republicans in the past, rebutted claims on Sunday from Powell that Dominion voting machines were used to flip votes from Trump to Biden. According to Steel, Trump won the counties where their machines were used in Pennsylvania.

“They keep bringing in jurisdictions where we don’t even work. They keep talking about — they’re asking for recounts in Milwaukee, in Dane County, Wisconsin, or in Pennsylvania,” Steel said on Fox News. “In fact, in 14 counties where Dominion machines were used, the president won 52% of the vote.”