Officials prepare for a potential recount after certifying Milwaukee County's election results
Nov 18 2020
More than 2.6 million mail-in ballots were reported received by counties, and there has been no report by state or county election officials or a prosecutor of fraud or any other problem with the accuracy of the count.
Kirkland & Ellis's lawyer on the matter apologized to Kerns and told her that the attorney who left the voice mail doesn't work on the Pennsylvania case, but she said in her filing that's "not good enough".
Rather than calling hundreds of thousands of ballots into question, the revised suit instead claims Trump was harmed because counties allowed voters to fix errors on their mail ballots.
A hearing on the Trump campaign's federal lawsuit seeking to prevent Pennsylvania officials from certifying the vote results remains on track for Tuesday after a judge quickly denied the campaign's new lawyer's request for a delay.
The lawsuit was similar to others filed across the country by allies of Trump in the wake of Election Day.
Trump, she said, had spread the racist birther lie that "had put my family in danger" - but she was determined to follow the protocols of respect, cooperation, and support that former President George W. Bush and his family adopted after President Barack Obama was elected. Trump has refused to concede.
Even if it succeeds, the revised Pennsylvania suit, which faces a hearing Tuesday on the state's motion to dismiss, may not challenge enough ballots to flip a state that Biden is now carrying by more than 68,000 votes.
There is no evidence of widespread fraud in the 2020 election. The president's campaign's lawsuit claims counties' inconsistent practices violated constitutional rights of due process and equal protection under the law and resulted in the "unlawful dilution or debasement" of properly cast votes. "We may have policy disagreements, but, look, if the Biden-Harris ticket is determined to be the victor - obviously, things look that way now - we'll have a very professional transition from the National Security Council".
The Wisconsin Elections Commission said on Monday that a statewide vote recount would cost an estimated $7.9 million, money that President Donald Trump's campaign would have to pay in advance should it request one.
The state elections commission, which is also allowed to charge for recount costs, estimated its expenses at $30,000.
Recounts are not automatic under Wisconsin law.
"They would have absolutely no impact on the total count or on Joe Biden's win over Donald Trump".
The Associated Press on November 7 called the presidential contest for Biden after determining that the remaining ballots left to be counted in Pennsylvania would not allow Trump to catch up. Assuming the last county canvass isn't filed until Tuesday as expected, Trump would then have until 5 p.m. on Wednesday to request the recount. A 2016 presidential recount in Wisconsin netted Trump just 131 additional votes.
The campaign has identified no specific irregularities in Wisconsin.