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As I wrote earlier today. (and this was before I read the below)

Trump: We'll send in lawyers if Pennsylvania election is unfair - USA Today

President Donald Trump says he would likely take legal action if he believes Tuesday's election is conducted unfairly, especially in Pennsylvania.

"As soon as that election's over, we're going in with our lawyers," Trump told reporters Sunday just before a rally in Hickory, North Carolina.

Trump did deny a report in Axios that he planned to declare victory if he is ahead in Pennsylvania and enough other states on Election Day, even if mail-in ballots were still being counted.

Trump readies thousands of attorneys for election fight
Dozens of lawyers from three major law firms have been hired. Thousands of volunteer attorneys and poll watchers across the country have been recruited. Republicans are preparing prewritten legal pleadings that can be hurried to the courthouse the day after the election, as wrangling begins over close results and a crush of mail-in ballots. Attorneys from non-battleground states, including California, New York and Illinois, are being dispatched to more competitive areas and trained on local election laws.

A 20-person team of lawyers oversees the strategy, which is mainly focused on the election process in the 17 key states the Trump campaign is targeting, like Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan.

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"Donald Trump is both desperate and can't bear to be seen as a loser," said David Lublin, an elections expert at American University. "So he's got to come up with some way that he either doesn't lose or he can pretend to all of his followers that he was forced out unjustly due to the massive fraud that somehow did not plague all the previous elections."

Did I say "bumpy ride"?

by Bernard on Tue Nov 3rd, 2020 at 04:45:39 PM EST
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by Cat on Tue Nov 3rd, 2020 at 10:40:40 PM EST
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Here's my prediction based on 538. Trump wins 190 electoral votes and Biden 235. Trump contests the elections in NC, FL, AZ, PA, MI, and WI, all of which have Tepublican state legislatures which can give him the electoral voted when court challenges manage to delay certification of results before the deadline to convene the electoral college.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Nov 3rd, 2020 at 10:46:30 PM EST
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Well, first of all I misread my own table. Anyway Trump seems to have won NC and FL fair and square, which puts him winning GA and getting 248 before court challenges to my predicted Biden 235. Biden winning Illinois has him at 183 so far.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Nov 4th, 2020 at 04:02:55 AM EST
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