The Legal Fight for the Presidential Election Has Already Started – By Kevin Daley (Free Beacon) / Sept 17 2020
Little-noticed court battles that could decide the presidential election have been underway for months in almost every swing state.
Democrats are pressing courts for lenient guidelines and remote alternatives to in-person voting, while Republicans defend conventional rules and methods. Expanding voting options is thought to favor the Democrats, even as the GOP expects to carry the in-person vote on Election Day. The abrupt changes and continued uncertainty could confuse voters and aggravate growing doubts about the election’s legitimacy, with hundreds of thousands of ballots at stake.
Officials in Ohio and Pennsylvania are mired in disputes over efforts to install drop boxes for voters anxious about visiting polling precincts. Meanwhile, Republican and Democratic campaign arms have sparred over so-called ballot harvesting rules in Michigan, Minnesota, and Nevada. The public health crisis, and contested Republican claims about voter fraud, loom large over the controversies.
In Ohio, a fast-moving contest over drop-box voting has been eclipsed by a bitter public feud between state court judges and the Ohio GOP.