Posted 8 days ago
Former Vice President Joe Biden's campaign is expanding its legal operation in anticipation of a major fight over voting this fall, bringing on two former U. S. solicitors general and other top attorneys to oversee what could devolve into a fierce battle over the results of November's vote.
The build-out comes as a slew of issues confront election officials nationwide as they prepare to conduct this year's election amid a global pandemic and while President Donald Trump continues to spread misinformation about widespread fraud in mail-in voting.
"For months, the Biden for President campaign has been quietly building a massive election protection program--the largest in presidential campaign history," a Biden campaign adviser said of the new legal expansion. He added that the program involves integrated legal, communications and political strategies to ensure that jurisdictions are properly prepared to handle the challenges that come with holding safe in-person voting and also to combat misinformation about voting via mail.
The Biden campaign also said that the legal team will focus on an "aggressive" response to activity they view as voter suppression and will also include robust programs for identifying and countering foreign interference and misinformation from foreign or domestic sources.
The new operation announced on Monday will be helmed by Dana Remus, the Biden campaign's general counsel, and Bob Bauer, a former White House Counsel who joined the campaign over the summer and was involved in the vetting process for Biden's vice pres... (Read more)