1,000 Legal Experts Sign Letter Condemning ‘Shameful Attack’ on Democracy as Trump Continues Baseless Election Lies | Common Dreams News

An open letter signed by retired federal and state judges, former state attorneys general who served under Republican and Democratic governors, and law professors condemned Trump’s claims of fraud as being presented “without evidence and false,” singling out Republican officials who have publicly supported the president’s efforts to have thousands of ballots thrown out.

By urging the justice system to disqualify ballots cast by eligible voters, the experts wrote, “the president seeks an unconstitutional ‘restriction on the right to vote’ under Reynolds v. Sims. He is violating his duty to defend the Constitution.”

Earlier this week a lawyer for Trump admitted in a Pennsylvania court that more than 500 votes the Trump campaign deemed questionable were not actually fraudulent. The president’s team also drew stunned reactions from political observers on Thursday when it produced 238 pages of poll watchers’ affidavits in Michigan, alleging that rude facial expressions from election workers and loud noises in a ballot counting center amounted to election tampering.

1,000 Legal Experts Sign Letter Condemning ‘Shameful Attack’ on Democracy as Trump Continues Baseless Election Lies | Common Dreams News