On Wednesday, as the presidency seemed to be slipping away from Trump, his campaign announced it was filing lawsuits in Michigan, Georgia, and Pennsylvania to stop vote counting.
Along with the suits over the three States, the President is demanding a recount in Wisconsin.
Legal experts from both the Republican and Democrat sides however think the Trump campaign’s last-gasp legal strategy is a dog’s chance.
Rick Hasen, an election law expert and professor at the University of California-Irvine law school, described several of the suits as “barely sensible or comprehensible.”
According to him, the Trump campaign was “flailing for a strategy to avoid Biden being declared as having at least 270 Electoral College votes. The problem is that virtually none of the lawsuits has even the potential to stop the counting, and once the counting is done, decision desks will do their thing.”
The lawsuits will move quickly through the courts in the next few days. But by the time a decision is reached in any of them, the election might already be out of Donald Trump’s reach, reports The Rolling Stone.
It is day three of vote counting in the US elections and former Vice President Joe Biden is still firmly on the cusp of victory.
President Donald Trump had racked up an early advantage on election night with millions of mail-in ballots still to be counted. However, Biden surged into the lead on Wednesday.
Already, Wisconsin and Michigan, two battleground states that voted for Trump in 2016 have been called for the former number two to President Obama. North Carolina, meanwhile, appears on track for a narrow Trump victory.
On Wednesday evening, the race narrowed to just four States – Pensylvania , Georgia, Arizona and Nevada. For Trump to win, he needs Pennsylvania’s 20 Electoral College votes plus at least two of the other remaining states.
Biden however has more paths to victory, reports The Rolling Stones. “He can win by clinching only Pennsylvania. And if he loses there, he can still get to 270 by winning any two of Georgia, Nevada and Arizona.”