Long time Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz chimed in with some thoughts on the current state of this presidential contest.
With incumbent Pres. Donald Trump still refusing to concede the race to Democrat Joe Biden.
During an interview Tuesday, Dershowitz laid out the Trump campaign’s legal strategy for winning the White House through a number of legal challenges. He added the strategy is to pull electoral votes away from Biden.
Plus announced, “The clock is a double-edged sword in this election because if they don’t have enough time but if they can put forward a sufficiently strong case then they may be able to get some Republican Secretaries of States or legislatures to say, ‘Look, we just don’t have enough time to certify these electors’ and if they can bring down the number of electors, 35 [to] 37, from the 305 and bring it down to 267 or 268 then the election goes to the House, where the Republicans win.”
The attorney served as a member of Trump’s defense counsel during his impeachment trial. The president charged with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress as well. Trump was acquitted on both counts earlier this year.
Last weekend, Dershowitz had argued, “Let’s look at the big picture: The big picture now has shifted. I do not believe that President Trump is now trying to get to 270 electoral votes. I think he thinks that’s out of the question.”
And stated, “If he can keep the Biden count below 270, then the matter goes to the House of Representatives.”
Trump has requested recounts in several states. Yet doesn’t appear to be making much progress in his efforts. In order for these cases to make their way to the Supreme Court, Dershowitz said “the numbers have to be there.”
“If that happens, then yes, it will go to the Supreme Court. I think at least under the Constitutional challenge, the Article 2 challenge in Pennsylvania, they have a pretty good chance of winning,” he told.
Even though ex-New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani expressed that was part of their plan, Trump’s team took a hit Wednesday. A federal judge canceled the planned evidentiary hearing on Trump’s challenge in Pennsylvania. Just the latest in a string of setbacks.
Judge Matthew Brann instead gave the Trump campaign until 5 p.m. to respond to a defense motion to dismiss the case. It seems as the losses begin to mount, the president’s chances only diminish. What are the odds?