Biden Camp Gearing Up For Post-Election Legal Battle With Trump Over Race Results

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden delivers remarks about health care at Beech Woods Recreation Center on October 16, 2020 in Southfield, Michigan. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
November 2, 2020 8:41 a.m.

Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s campaign is gathering donation funds in preparation for a court battle with President Donald Trump over the outcome of Tuesday’s election.

Politico reported on Monday that campaign staffers recently told donors on the Biden’s Lawyers Committee in a call that Biden needed funds specifically aimed at fighting the legal challenge that Trump has vowed to bring on immediately after Election Day.

One of the lawyers who participated in the call, Joe Cotchett, emphasized in an interview with Politico that potential post-election suits “are going to cost money.”

“Some of it is pro bono legal work,” he said. “But there are the filing fees, the service fees. You need money for all of that.”

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There was another call last week in which lawyers helping the former vice president’s campaign told donors that the expected court battle would need “a fundraising apparatus like never before,” according to Politico.

Biden campaign press secretary TJ Ducklo said that “we can leave no doubt on Tuesday that Joe Biden will be the 46th President of the United States” if “Americans continue to show up in overwhelming numbers to make their voices heard.”

“We have also assembled the largest voter protection team in presidential campaign history to ensure every vote is counted,” he said in a statement. “We are prepared for all scenarios, and part of being prepared means having the resources necessary to continue the fight.”

On Sunday, Trump baldly admitted that he and his legal team would contest the election results as soon as Tuesday night.

“We’re going to go in the night of, as soon as that election is over, we’re going in with our lawyers,” he said.

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