Biden campaign reportedly bolsters legal staff anticipating voting issues

Biden campaign reportedly bolsters legal staff anticipating voting issues


Joe Biden is creating a new legal team of former solicitors general and hundreds of lawyers in preparation for battles over how people will vote, how ballots will be counted during the coronavirus pandemic and any challenges to the vote on Election Day, according to a report on Monday.

Dana Remus, who is Biden’s general counsel on the 2020 campaign, and Bob Bauer, who served as a White House counsel in the Obama administration, will oversee the legal team that is tasked with guarding the integrity of November’s election, the New York Times reported, citing senior Biden officials.

The campaign is also creating an internal “special litigation” headed up by Donald Verrilli Jr. and Walter Dellinger, former solicitors general who joined the campaign, the report said.

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Hundreds of lawyers are also being brought in, including hundreds from the Democratic law firm Perkins Coie, to target legal fights in the states over how votes are cast and counted.

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