Trump plans to hold mass rallies protesting election fraud as he fights in court, report
President Trump is still refusing to concede the 2020 presidential race and is allegedly planning on holding a series of rallies to protest voter fraud. He will brandish obituaries of people who reportedly voted for Biden according to media sources.
The media and the Biden campaign have projected and declared that Biden has won the presidency. This has been done despite the Trump legal team being in the middle of lawsuits to contest voter counts in numerous states. These cases will eventually wind up in front of the Supreme Court to be decided on their legal merits. Should Trump fail in this legal endeavor, Biden will be declared the next President of the United States.
On Sunday night, Axios reported that the Trump campaign was mobilizing its troops and readying for legal warfare.
“We want to make sure we have an adequate supply of manpower on the ground for man-to-man combat,” one adviser stated.
Trump is also putting together ‘a campaign-style media operation’. The media team will be headed by Tim Murtaugh, a former television reporter in Virginia who joined the Trump campaign in February 2019, and now serves as communications director.
One advisor said that Murtaugh’s group will issue “regular press briefings, releases on legal action and obviously things like talking points and booking people strategically on television.”
Georgia, Arizona, and Pennsylvania are among the states still being challenged by the Trump team. A number of legal challenges have already been dismissed in those states but not all of them.
Florida’s former congressman Doug Collins is leading recount efforts in Georgia employing more than 90 campaign staff.
Kory Langhofer, the counsel for Trump’s 2016 transition, is the lead attorney in Arizona overseeing legal battles in that state.
Ronald Hicks, a partner in the Pittsburgh office of the Porter Wright law firm and co-chair of the firm’s election law practice, is taking the lead in Pennsylvania asserting discrepancies in the election and voter fraud.
On Sunday night Philadelphia City Commissioner Al Schmidt, who is a Republican and whose office runs the vote count there, stated that they have received death threats as a result of the Trump campaign’s accusation of vote-rigging.
“From the inside looking out, it feels all very deranged,” he said.
“At the end of the day, we are counting eligible votes, cast by voters. The controversy surrounding it is something I don’t understand.”
“It’s people making accusations that we wouldn’t count those votes, or people are adding fraudulent votes, or – just, coming up with all sorts of crazy stuff.”
Trump’s legal team includes 2020 campaign manager Bill Stepien, lawyer Justin Clark, and senior advisers Jason Miller and David Bossie. Rudy Giuliani is also leading the charge in fighting to have every legal vote counted for President Trump.
Biden’s campaign is claiming to have assembled what it described as the largest election protection program in presidential campaign history, with a large team of attorneys ready to fight challenges.
Bob Bauer, who served as general counsel to the Obama campaigns of 2008 and 2012, has been deployed.
The campaign has also created a special national litigation team involving hundreds of lawyers that will include Walter Dellinger, a solicitor general in the Clinton administration, and Donald Verrilli, a solicitor general under Obama. Democratic lawyer Marc Elias and a team of lawyers from his firm, Perkins Coie, are focused on protecting voter access and ensuring a fair and accurate vote count according to the Biden campaign.
On Sunday night it was reported that the administrator of the General Services Administration, Emily Murphy, a Trump appointee who is in charge of federal buildings, was blocking the release of transition funds until the legal challenges have been resolved.
“An ascertainment has not yet been made,” Pamela Pennington, a spokeswoman for GSA, said in an email, “and its Administrator will continue to abide by, and fulfill, all requirements under the law.”