Judges are generally reluctant to decide elections, as the Supreme Court controversially did in 2000. As a result, Trump’s flurry of litigation could wind up throwing the election to the House.
The GOP is hoping the ghosts of Florida past will tilt the race in Trump’s favor. But Joe Biden’s apparent electoral lead in numerous key states may insulate his win from such legal challenges.
How Georgia found its way past write-in votes cast by dead voters, spiked drinks served to lawmakers, changed locks on the executive office and a gun-toting man claiming to be the governor.
Amid what will likely be a flood of charges, countercharges and a lot of heated rhetoric, there are prescribed legal processes that will play out in the event of election challenges.