The election can’t be ‘stolen.’ But something worse is happening.

The election can’t be ‘stolen.’ But something worse is happening.

A briefing from the Biden-Harris transition team’s lawyers should be mandatory viewing for anyone writing about or debating the flurry of specious lawsuits from President Trump’s lawyers attempting to undermine the legitimacy of a historic win for the Democratic presidential ticket (e.g., most votes ever cast, the highest vote percentage for a Democratic challenger since Franklin D. Roosevelt):

To summarize: Six pre-election and seven post-election lawsuits by the Trump camp have all been tossed out. They are, as President-elect Joe Biden’s deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield said, “noise.” Campaign counsel Bob Bauer cautioned that what is going on is “theatrics, not lawsuits.” Judges have described claims that the mail-in ballot system is rife with fraud as “fiction” or entirely based on speculation. None of the allegations about excluded poll watchers have been supported by facts. None of the social media memes about changed ballots or other shenanigans have stood up in court.

Interestingly, Trump’s lawyers refuse to say before a real judge that they have found fraud or other reasons to overturn results. (Keep in mind that, since 2000, only a few hundred votes have ever been changed in a single statewide recount.)