President Trump’s Legal Challenges To Election Not Proving Fruitful Thus Far

( President Donald Trump and his team have been mounting legal challenges to election results in multiple states.

But, less than a week after Joe Biden was named President-elect by many news outlets, it unfortunately doesn’t look like the Trump has a serious leg to stand on.

Ben Ginsberg, a well-known and well-respected Republican elections lawyer, said Thursday that Trump’s efforts to challenge these election results aren’t going anywhere fast.

Talking on CNN Thursday, Ginsberg commented:

“What you are also seeing today in court is … affidavits that don’t even challenge votes, but that challenge the process, are really getting derided by judges around the country.”

So far, the Trump legal team has had a few “bad court days,” Ginsberg said, referencing his so-far failed attempts at convincing judges in Arizona, Michigan and Pennsylvania that he has a case to throw out votes. He continued:

“More and more, this is looking like a losing effort and that brand is eventually going to stick to the president.”

In Georgia, which is planning a full by-hand recount of the 5 million votes in its state, Ginsberg said he’d expect only a few hundred votes to change, at the very most.

Also on Thursday, Brad Raffensperger, the Republican secretary of state for Georgia, said he hasn’t seen any evidence of voter fraud that could ultimately result in Biden’s 14,000-vote lead being overcome.

“We have ongoing investigations, but we’ve not seen something widespread of a large nature. Nothing in the order of over 10,000,” he said.

Pointing to history, Raffensperger said there’s never been a recount in Georgia that resulted in the vote change being large enough to overcome the deficit Trump currently faces. He continued:

“We believe that the ballots were counted accurately with the machine count and the risk-limiting audit … the hand counts of the statewide recount will confirm that.”

The secretary of state said he initiated the full recount on his own, and hasn’t been pressured by the White House to do so.

“They haven’t called me,” he said.

Still, there have been calls from both incumbent Republican senators in the state, David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, for Raffensperger to resign.

Describing the recount process earlier this week, he said:

“With the margin being so close, it will require a full by-hand recount in each county. This will help build confidence. It will be an audit, a recount and a recanvass all at once.

“We’re doing this because it’s really what makes the most sense. With the national significance of this race, and the closeness of this race, we have to run a statewide audit.”

Raffensperger said he believes the recount will be completed by November 20, which is the deadline Georgia has to certify the presidential election results.

The Trump administration has praised the secretary of state’s decision to do the full recount. Tim Murtaugh, Trump’s campaign communications director, said:

“This is an important first step in the process to ensure that the election was fair and that every legal vote was counted.”