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KC metro expert breaks down President Trump's legal fight over voter fraud

Trump doesn’t accept Biden’s win, plans on contesting result
Posted at 8:30 PM, Nov 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-08 00:08:15-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — President Donald Trump and his legal team continue their accusations of voter fraud after it was reported that President-elect Joe Biden was projected to be the winner.

Within minutes of the announcement, Trump and his campaign released a statement saying, "the election is far from over." Hours later, Trump took to Twitter where he continued his claims of voter fraud, which have been unfounded.

“His team will file more lawsuits if they find evidence in different states of voter fraud, but if they have no evidence, it doesn’t go anywhere and then we’re at Jan. 20," said Jason Grill, a public affairs consultant in the Kansas City metro.

Without evidence insinuating voter fraud, Grill said votes would not be overturned.

“Unless they have evidence of some kind of a huge deal, I can’t see any shot of a judge looking at these cases and overturning a lot of the votes," Grill said, "but you never know, right? If they produce the evidence, things might change, but we haven’t really seen that yet."

In his tweets Saturday, Trump boasted about the 71 million votes he received, setting a record by an incumbent president, but the votes were not enough.

“This happened on the other side in 2016 where a lot of people didn’t want to accept the election result, and you have to do that," Grill said. "That’s kind of the way the system works and kind of try and find a way forward for the country."

During his campaign for reelection, Trump encouraged Republicans to vote in person on Election Day, while a large number of Biden's supporters choose to mail-in their ballots.

“I wasn’t surprised by the couple of days it took to kind of tally up all the ballots," Grill said. "It kind of makes us think about the future and how most states should probably move to doing the mail-in ballots first before the day-of ballots."

If Trump moves forward with legal action, he would have to go to court in each state where he claims voter fraud.