A new report from Yahoo News might offer some insight into Pres. Donald Trump and his plans to appeal a projected win by Democrat Joe Biden.
As indications are the president’s financial position could belie his bluster about pursuing a legal fight.
Trump’s team took their case to court on Monday. That is only the start.
A continued legal challenge would most surely extend to numerous states. And the cost for him to mount one likely many millions of dollars.
Yahoo reports that Trump’s campaign team has already let go of some staff and isn’t extending others beyond this week.
Though it is expected some staff will be let go, the circumstances may appear to be different here. In this case, Trump and senior members of the campaign team have insisted this election is not over, potentially making the loss of staff more consequential.
Pres. Trump’s campaign was reported to be having money troubles in the weeks before Election Day. By contrast, Biden’s camp is reportedly well-financed and positioned for any potential legal challenges.
But sources close to Pres. Trump claim this is nothing out of the ordinary. Also that it won’t impact their efforts. Yet apparently a GOP insider sees things differently. From Yahoo:
A Republican source had questions about the scope of the campaign’s challenge efforts even before layoffs. The source noted that Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, who was the Republican nominee in 2012, had a robust operation for a potential challenge that year with a team of election lawyers and planes on standby to take them to key states.
In contrast, the source accused the Trump’s campaign of having “zero planning” with “no legit poll watching or recount plans” and staffers appearing on TV to make wild and baseless allegations rather than a serious team of lawyers and experts.
Still there is a belief any contested results ultimately will be decided by the Supreme Court. We’re not even sure that Trump can afford it.