Beginning even earlier than Election Day, Mr. Trump and his Republican allies have filed almost 5 dozen challenges to the dealing with, casting and counting of votes in courts in at the very least eight totally different states.
They often misplaced these instances, typically drawing blistering rebukes from the judges who heard them. Alongside the best way Mr. Trump has not come near overturning the election leads to a single state, not to mention the minimal of three he would want to grab victory from Mr. Biden.
The primary batch of actions preceded the election and sought to finish or pare again voting measures that states throughout the nation had put in place to take care of the coronavirus disaster. In Texas, as an illustration, Republicans pursued a failed effort in federal courtroom to cease drive-through voting in Harris County, house to Houston. An identical transfer was made in Pennsylvania to cease the state from accepting mail-in ballots acquired after Election Day.
Mr. Trump and his allies switched ways after the election, submitting a barrage of fits in Nevada, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Georgia claiming that every one method of fraud had compromised the vote outcomes.
They made accusations that truckloads of unlawful ballots have been introduced in beneath cowl of darkness to a conference middle in Detroit; that ballot staff in Atlanta got suitcases full of faux ballots for Mr. Biden; that Iran and China, working with native elections officers, had hacked into and manipulated algorithms in voting machines.
Whereas a few of these claims have been supported by sworn statements from witnesses, choose after choose in case after case dominated that the proof was not persuasive, credible or anyplace close to sufficient to provide Mr. Trump the extraordinary reduction he requested: a judicial order overturning the outcomes of an election.
What’s left is a judicial mopping-up train. A number of fits that the president and his supporters have misplaced in decrease courts are actually on attraction, in each the state and federal methods, however the appellate course of is shortly working up towards an important deadline on Monday when the Electoral School meets and Mr. Biden is predicted to prevail within the voting, all however sealing the outcomes of the election.
Alan Feuer and Maggie Haberman contributed reporting from New York.