Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden told supporters Wednesday night his campaign assembled a team of 600 lawyers to fight against efforts he expects from President Donald Trump to limit voter participation in the upcoming election.
The former vice president made the remark when asked at a fundraiser what he planned to do to address the “very real concern” that the president would try to suppress the vote.
“Well, first of all, to continue to shout from the rooftops: ‘Be careful — he’s coming,'” Biden replied.
Biden, who has previously said he fears Trump will try to “steal” the election, said Trump and Republicans are pursuing a “systematic program on vote suppression” that could pose a serious obstacle amid the coronavirus outbreak
“So here’s what we’re doing, we’re continuing to fight any effort to exploit the pandemic for political purposes, support the countless state and local officials working like hell to make voting safe and accessible for citizens, especially the most vulnerable, or call out local rules that don’t adequately ensure access to vote,” Biden said.
The team of 600 lawyers, along with 10,000 volunteers, would be in every state to figure out if any “chicanery is likely to take place.”
Biden predicted it would be “very, very, very difficult” to stave off the objections he expects Trump to make about mail-in-voting. The president has posted many tweets claiming mailed-in ballots are ripe for fraud and abuse.