As the final votes of the 2020 elections are counted, a professor of law has weighed in on Donald Trump’s many lawsuit threats…
And he has given a very interesting insight into what will actually happen if he attempts to sue his way to victory.
But first, let’s take a look at what has happened during the last twenty-four-hours…
And according to the Independent, polls showed that Biden and his vice presidential nominee, Kamala Harris, lead the way, being favored amongst 66% of voters.
And the first results of the 2020 election rapidly began flooding in.
It was quickly confirmed that Trump won in a number of states, including Indiana, Kentucky, and Alabama, while Biden won over the West Coast states, such as California, Washington, and Oregon.
Trump called a win with 51.3% of the vote, while Biden had 47.8%.
“We knew this was going to go long, but who knew we would go into maybe tomorrow morning, maybe even longer!” Biden said.
“But we feel good about where we are. I’m here to tell you tonight we believe we’re on track to win this election.”
It was quickly deleted from the social media platform.
Trump wins the crucial seat, earning him 38 electoral points.
In a speech, he expressed a worry that ballots would be found at “4 o’clock in the morning” which he didn’t think should be counted.
He followed up his wish to close voting by suggesting he would be taking the matter to the Supreme Court.
Trump said: “As far as I am concerned, we have already won.”
The state has previously only ever backed 1 other Democratic candidate in the last 72 years, so this is a huge event for Biden and his party tonight.
Surpassing Clinton’s 65,853,625 with 65,881,145 votes.
Andahl died of COVID-19 last month aged fifty-five, but the election results in North Dakota showed the Bismarck-area district going to both him and Dave Nehring.
After rising to prominence following his surprise primary win earlier this year, Cawthorn has defeated Democrat Moe Davis in the state’s eleventh Congressional District, which occupies most of Western North Carolina.
Reacting to his victory, Cawthorn tweeted, “Cry more, lib.”
After revealing that he voted for himself, it turns out the rapper actually garnered quite a few supports.
Though of course, it’s not enough to see him in the White House.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, both Democrats, criticized President Donald Trump after he claimed victory (early) in the 2020 presidential race even though they have not been officially called yet.
And given the circumstances, it could be much longer until the final result is in.
The presidential candidate has now reportedly received more votes than either candidate did back in 2016.
Donald Trump continues election night rant on Twitter.
The president continued where he left off, writing:
“Last night I was leading, often solidly, in many key States, in almost all instances Democrat run & controlled. Then, one by one, they started to magically disappear as surprise ballot dumps were counted. VERY STRANGE, and the “pollsters” got it completely & historically wrong!”
Making his stance on the matter very clear.
“We believe we are in a clear path to victory by this afternoon, we expect that the vice president will have leads in states that put him over 270 electoral votes today. The vice president will garner more votes than any presidential candidate in history, and we’re still counting. He has won over 50% of the popular vote. We are on track to win in Michigan by more than Donald Trump did in 2016. To win in Wisconsin by more than Trump did in 2016. To win in Pennsylvania by more than Trump did in 2016. And we flipped one of his states, Arizona.”
Good, because next in the timeline is the Trump campaign announcing that they will be filing a lawsuit to “halt counting” in Michigan.
“President Trump’s campaign has not been provided with meaningful access to numerous counting locations to observe the opening of ballots and the counting process, as guaranteed by Michigan law. We have filed suit today in the Michigan Court of Claims to halt counting until meaningful access has been granted,” his campaign manager said in a statement.
“We also demand to review those ballots which were opened and counted while we did not have meaningful access. President Trump is committed to ensuring that all legal votes are counted in Michigan and everywhere else.”
And he has given his own professional opinion as to what will actually happen if the lawsuits go ahead.
Justin Levitt, a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, told ProPublica:
“A lawsuit without provable facts showing a statutory or constitutional violation is just a tweet with a filing fee.”
With District Judge Timothy Savage saying repeatedly:
“I don’t understand how the integrity of the election was affected.”
“They’ve actually demanded facts and haven’t been ruling on all-caps claims of fraud or suppression,” Levitt said. “They haven’t confused public relations with the predicate for litigation, and I would expect that to continue.”
This is a developing story, and updates will be posted accordingly.