The Lincoln Project Braced to Take On Trump in Potential Election Lawsuits – Newsweek

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The Lincoln Project is braced to wade into potential election-related lawsuits launched by President Donald Trump and his team should such legal battles arise.

Trump recently bemoaned decisions to allow certain states to count late-arriving mail-in ballots and suggested he might launch legal action over how they are being tabulated.

Branding the potential delay to results as a “terrible thing,” he said: “Now, I don’t know if that’s going to be changed, because we’re going to go in the night of—as soon as that election is over, we’re going in with our lawyers.”

The president has previously criticized a potential wait for results due to late ballots and insisted the election “should end” on November 3, not potentially “weeks later.”

“I think it’s terrible when we can’t know the results of an election the night of the election in a modern-day age of computers,” he said previously.

An ad from the anti-Trump group The Lincoln Project launched Monday criticized the potential for mail-in ballots not all being counted if Trump “gets his way.”

In regards to potential legal clashes over such election-related issues, the group has since said it is prepared to get involved should it deem it necessary.

“We have a team of attorneys and election experts ready to assist and intervene when and if necessary,” Ryan Wiggins, senior communications adviser for The Lincoln Project, told Newsweek on Election Day.

Newsweek has contacted the Trump campaign for comment.

Should The Lincoln Project get involved in such lawsuits, it would not be the first time it has intervened in such a manner during this election.

The group previously filed an amicus brief in a case where a group of Republicans was attempting to have roughly 127,000 votes be cast out in Harris County, Texas, due to them having been cast at drive-thru centers.

Throughout the run-up to Election Day the group has frequently taken shots at the president, with ad collaborations with a number of celebrities emerging on November 3.

The group brands its mission as being to defeat “Trump and Trumpism at the ballot box.”

It is made up largely of Republicans who do not want to see Trump secure a second term in the White House.

The president has previously branded those involved with the group “losers,” while hitting back at their criticisms.

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President Donald Trump speaks to the press at General Mitchell International Airport November 2, 2020, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He has suggested he could launch election-related lawsuits on election night.
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