Biden Creates Legal War Room, Preparing for a Big Fight Over Voting

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It’s a fucking travesty that preparing for a contested transition is even needed. Yet here we are casually talking about tyranny, the very thing our founding fathers fucking abhored and sought to avoid.


Just in case you really needed reassurance that the Democrats aren’t going to just fold up at the slightest inconvenience from Republican cheating: >Inside the campaign, they are creating a “special litigation” unit, which will be led by Donald B. Verrilli Jr. and Walter Dellinger, two former solicitors general, who are joining the campaign. Hundreds of lawyers will be involved, including a team at the Democratic law firm Perkins Coie, led by Marc Elias, which will focus on the state-by-state fight over vote casting and counting rules. And Eric H. Holder Jr., the former attorney general in the Obama administration, will serve as something of a liaison between the campaign and the many independent groups involved in the legal fight over the election, which is already raging in the courts. ​ I hope the Biden campaign has a plan to tie up any Democratic “loss”, anywhere, with this same team.


We (Americans) are a month and a half away from voting this November. I believe Biden will win, but if we are to minimize the amount of doubt Trump will cast on the results, we need to make sure to vote in record amounts. That means voting for Biden even if you are in a Blue state. That means voting for Biden even in a red state. And especially in a swing state. We need to overwhelm everywhere, and where we will likely loose, we need a show of force and give no room for doubt that Trump is rejected.


Democrats need to take the threat of Republicans stealing the election very seriously. Trump and his allies are already laying a really solid “it’s rigged” strategy for when he loses and I have a lot of doubt there will be a ‘peaceful transfer of power’. Take a good hard look at who the cops are endorsing. They’re on the side of the fascists.


Oh look! Instead of ignoring a serious threat to our country out of a proclaimed desire to not panic anyone, Biden faces the threat, makes a plan, and executes. Seems like there’s a word for that…leadership, maybe?