Trump Legal Team Pursues Contradictory Strategy

Portland Press Herald
November 5, 2020

As the Trump campaign continues to present court challenges to electoral procedures, the Portland Press Herald interviews several Maine attorneys, including Matt Warner of Preti Flaherty, on the merits of the cases and their potential to effect vote counts in several states.

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Matthew Warner of the Portland firm Preti Flaherty fought to extend Maine’s deadline to receive and count absentee ballots, but the state Supreme Judicial Court rejected that case in October. . . . “It’s purely political,” he said of the Pennsylvania case. “The argument is essentially that it’s not up to the courts, it’s up to the Legislature how elections are run. That’s generally true, but the right to vote is one of the most fundamental rights in our democracy. The idea that a court can’t enforce that right seems particularly absurd.”

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