According to the Daily Beast, the Biden campaign is still raising money for the November 3rd election despite the fact that they still have a massive amount of cash to spend.
The Daily Beast explains that the campaign currently has $435 million in cash and is still raising another $150 a minute.
A Biden spokesperson however told the outlet that they are now raising money for a post-election legal battle to contest the 2020 election results.
“[The Biden campaign] is still leaning hard on its donor network, explicitly pointing ahead to its potential need to fund legal battles in multiple states following the election,” the Daily Beast reported on Wednesday. “The expectations on that network are high; according to a Biden Victory Fund calendar of events obtained by The Daily Beast, the campaign has 37 events planned from Oct. 17 through Oct. 24—nearly five a day, on average.”
“The rationale? In part, lingering anxieties that President Donald Trump will make good on his public statements implying that he may refuse to accept election results if he loses, which could trigger court fights in multiple states and appellate courts—the kind of legal battle that could get very expensive very quickly,” said sources to the Daily Beast.
Check out what the Daily Wire reported:
Campaigns typically set up lawyer teams for post-election recounts and challenges, but Biden’s campaign seems to be expanding on the traditional framework.
Teams have formed to help Biden’s team handle “voter education to raise awareness of options for in-person and mail voting, aggressive response[s] to vote suppression activities, and robust programs for identifying and countering foreign interference and misinformation from foreign or domestic sources,” and there’s even a “special” team for high-level litigation and Constitutional appellate litigation in case the campaigns end up in front of the Supreme Court like they did in 2000.
Despite Trump’s statements, it’s unlikely that his election opponent would be called upon to force Trump from office if he loses. There are plans in place to handle a White House resident unwilling to move on — plans that have been in place for decades. What Biden’s team seems to be worried about is extended litigation over mail-in votes, particularly in states like Michigan, where state authorities and political parties are battling it out over whether ballots received after November 3rd can still be counted.
Just this week, a 4-4 tie in the Supreme Court resulted in Pennsylvania — also a battleground state — being allowed to extend counting ballots for at least three days after the November 3rd deadline, according to the New York Times. Each individual ballot, received after Election Day in Pennsylvania, will be at least considered, even if the ballot itself lacks a postmark.
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