It’s going to be pretty difficult to utilize this army of lawyers when he get’s his doors blown off in November.
President Barack Obama’s campaign has recruited a legion of lawyers to be on standby for this year’s election as legal disputes surrounding the voting process escalate.
Thousands of attorneys and support staffers have agreed to aid in the effort, providing a mass of legal support that appears to be unrivaled by Republicans or precedent. Obama’s campaign says it is particularly concerned about the implementation of new voter ID laws across the country, the possibility of anti-fraud activists challenging legitimate voters and the handling of voter registrations in the most competitive states.
What does it say when the occupant of the White House is concerned people will have to identify themselves to vote?
Republicans are building their own legal teams for the election. They say they’re focused on preventing fraud – making sure people don’t vote unless they’re eligible – rather than turning away qualified voters.
Those wacky Republicans, looking to do things fair and square.
Former White House counsel Robert Bauer, who is organizing the Obama campaign’s legal deployment, said there is great concern this year because he believes GOP leaders around the county have pursued new laws to impede the right to vote.
“The Republican Party and their allies have mapped out their vote suppression campaign as a response to our success in 2008 with grass-roots organization and successful turnout,” Bauer said. “This is their response to defeat: changing the rules of participation so that fewer participate.”
A lot fewer Obama voters will be participating this year, indeed, and not just due to voter ID laws. Has this tool noticed many in his party have already abandoned Obama?