Republican lawyer says Josh Hawley's stunt challenging Biden's results has 'zero percent chance' of working (Raw Story link): On Wednesday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," former Republican election lawyer Ben Ginsberg, a key player in the Bush v. Gore litigation, tore into the move by Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) to challenge the election results in several states when Congress gathers to certify the Electoral College.
"And so this could drag out the process all day long apparently next week. He's considering this from what we understand, what the senator is saying at this point. But this has zero percent chance of success, isn't that right?"
And in all the many court cases, about 60 now, the Trump forces have tried to present that evidence and have utterly failed. And so what Josh Hawley is going to do is just repeat the misinformation that's been floating around the country already."
Josh Hawley Sets Senate GOP Up For 2022 Massacre By Challenging Election Results (PoliticusUSA link): Mitch McConnell is worried that Senate Republicans will pay dearly in 2022 for supporting Trump’s bogus claims of election fraud. What Hawley will have accomplished is put a big target on back of Senate Rs, similar to 2010-14 era.
Lots of Rs up in '22 (Blunt, Portman, Grassley, Hoeven, Thune, Young, Lankford) now could face MAGA primary challenges unless they vote w/ Trump, against their own beliefs.