Washington: Judges in Georgia and Michigan dismissed Donald Trump’s campaign lawsuits on Thursday, undercutting a campaign legal strategy to attack the integrity of the voting process in states where the result could mean the President’s defeat.
The rulings came as Democrat Joe Biden inched closer to the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the White House, while Trump and his campaign vowed for more legal action based on unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud.
On Thursday, the President launched into a litany of claims, without proof, about how Democrats were trying to unfairly deprive him of a second term.
“But we think there’ll be a lot of litigation because we can’t have an election stolen like this,” Trump said.
A Biden campaign lawyer, yesterday called the lawsuits meritless, more political strategy than legal.
“I want to emphasize that for their purposes these lawsuits don’t have to have merit. That’s not the purpose. … It is to create an opportunity for them to message falsely about what’s taking place in the electoral process,” lawyer Bob Bauer said, accusing the Trump campaign of “continually alleging irregularities, failures of the system and fraud without any basis,” as quoted by Moneycontrol.
Meanwhile, Biden, for his part, has said he expects to win the election, but he counseled patience on Thursday, saying: “Each ballot must be counted.”