The team is led by two lawyers who worked for former President Barack Obama and, according to the Biden campaign, it will be “the largest electoral protection program in the history of presidential campaigns”.
The intention of this team is to safeguard the integrity of the elections and trigger disputes when it considers that the right to vote is being violated, taking into account the particular circumstances of this electoral act, in the middle of the covid-19 pandemic, in which many votes will be cast by correspondence.
Donald Trump, the current President and candidate for re-election, has already warned that he may not accept the result of the elections, claiming that voting by post may distort democratic truth, believing that it may allow some voters to vote more than once.
Biden’s team of lawyers will be led by Dana Remus, legal advisor to his campaign and former head of legal affairs at the Obama Foundation, and Bob Bauer, legal advisor during Obama’s term and who has worked as a Biden advisor since the summer. .
Both are responsible for creating a “special litigation” unit that will be led by two former prosecutors and that will supervise hundreds of lawyers throughout the country, with the aim of raising possible lawsuits at the state or municipal level, in electoral matters.
The team will be assisted by the first attorney general during Obama’s terms, Eric Holder, who will coordinate legal actions between the campaign and progressive groups independent of or linked to Democrats who analyze aspects of the electoral process.
In an interview with The New York Times, Bauer said there was fear that Trump would use the powers of the federal government for political benefit during the electoral process.
The dimensions of this legal Biden campaign operation show that Democrats have a real fear that the November 3 election result could be challenged in court and that the winner of the election can only be determined days or weeks after the election, as in 2000, when the results, after the failed Florida state recount, were decided by the Supreme Court.