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The Democrats have a lot of nerve. While they are busy announcing that Trump will not leave the White House if he loses the election (just another way he’s baited them), the Democrats are going all out to make sure that nothing gets in the way of a Democrat victory. But the Republicans are not sitting by quietly while the Democrats run all over them: they are fighting aggressively to make sure that the election is a fair one.
What are the Democrats doing to ensure a fair election?
Various groups and citizens across the country, meanwhile, are seeking via lawsuits to push back the mail-in voting deadlines set by state governments, arguing that existing deadlines are too stringent and will result in the effective disenfranchisement of voters who don’t submit their ballots early enough.
Several lawsuits have been brought or supported by groups associated with notable Democrat politicians.
Among them are a series of three suits brought by the National Redistricting Foundation, a litigation group associated with the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, a political action committee headed by former Obama Administration Attorney General Eric Holder.
For a description of the suits, you can go here.
The Democrats seem to think that the longer they can drag out receiving and counting mail-in ballots, the better chance their candidate has to win. Otherwise, they would urge citizens to ask for their ballots well in advance of November 3 and meet deadlines that would ensure their ballots are received in plenty of time.
The lawsuits are piling up :
As of August 31, there have been at least 245 coronavirus election cases filed in 45 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, according to Justin Levitt, a professor at Loyola Law School, who has been tracking the disputes that seek to shape the election rules. He says he started counting the cases a few months ago.
But the Republicans have rallied their supporters and are not taking these lawsuits lying down. The Trump campaign is sending a detailed questionnaire to election officials to track the mail-in ballot process. Here are a couple of examples:
More than 1,800 municipal clerks in Wisconsin received a document in recent weeks that state officials said looked at first glance like a public records request, but that was actually a document from the Trump Victory team seeking data, according to Reid Magney, spokesman for the Wisconsin Elections Commission.
And in Georgia, county officials received a 59-question document from the President’s reelection team that probed how that state’s mail-in system will be structured at every level. One question on the list, obtained by CNN, even asked if there’s a way to tell if a ballot was sent by a Democrat or Republican.
The Wisconsin questionnaire, a copy of which was obtained by CNN, raises questions about whether remote voting processes are trustworthy.
The Trump campaign has earmarked $20 million for litigation, and they’re trying to enlist 50,000 volunteers to monitor polling places. And they are determined, no matter how many lawsuits and how long it takes, to end up with fair results:
‘Democrats have filed one crazy lawsuit after another in 18 states across the country, working to undermine the integrity of our election,’ Matthew Morgan, Trump 2020 general counsel, said in a statement to CBS News. ‘They believe they can sue their way to victory and there’s no telling what other shenanigans Democrats will pull once polling locations are open. Republicans will be ready to make sure the polls are being run correctly, securely, and transparently as we work to deliver the free and fair election Americans deserve.’
I despise lawsuits. But I also believe in a fair fight.
The Trump campaign is ready for a fight.Published in