JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – As President Donald Trump’s campaign continues to make allegations of fraud and systemic problems in last week’s election, without enough evidence in court, he will not be able to overturn his election loss to President-elect Joe Biden.
News4Jax on Monday spoke with legal experts about what it will take for Trump to have any hope of overturning the election but didn’t speak with one attorney or analyst who thinks this is an easy path for the president.
As it stands now, Trump needs to overtake Biden in more than one state, so Trump’s team will have to have multiple victories in multiple courts to even have a shot.
The most critical state where Trump would need to win a lawsuit would be in Pennsylvania.
The primary lawsuit so far has been filed by the Republican Party of Pennsylvania concerning mail-in ballots that could arrive up to three days after Election Day.
But even if Trump’s side was successful in that suit, it wouldn’t be enough. He would need more victories in court in Pennsylvania and elsewhere.
Some wonder whether Trump would have more success in the U.S. Supreme Court, where he has installed three justices during his term.
Gray Thomas, a local lawyer with 28 years of handling federal appeals cases, says the president’s side has to prove in any lawsuit that there has been a violation of federal law to even get there.