Biden assembles hundreds of lawyers for Election Day battle


Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is prepared to unleash hundreds of lawyers to fight over how the November election is decided.

The Biden campaign has one of the largest legal teams in history, including two former solicitors general, to oversee vote counting in various states this November, according to the New York Times. Democratic legal powerhouses such as Marc Elias and attorneys from Perkins Coie will be on the sidelines ready to sue should they perceive any potential mistreatment.

“We can and will hold a free and fair election this fall and be able to trust the results,” said Dana Remus, Biden's general counsel.

Former Attorney General Eric Holder is also on Biden's legal team and will help coordinate future litigation. Lawsuits have already been filed in a number of states by liberal groups over ballot access and mail-in voting.

President Trump and the Justice Department have repeatedly warned against potential dangers associated with mass mail-in voting, which many states have quickly implemented due to concerns about spreading the coronavirus.

“Mail ballots, they cheat,” Trump said in August. “Mail ballots are very dangerous for this country because of cheaters. They go collect them. They are fraudulent in many cases. They have to vote. They should have voter ID, by the way.”

The organizing of legal teams is reminiscent of the 2000 election when then-candidates George W. Bush and Al Gore filed lawsuits over the recounting of ballots in Florida. The infamous Bush v. Gore Supreme Court decision handed Bush a victory in the state and gave him the Electoral College votes necessary to win the presidency.