Nov 6, 2020 - Axios Events

Sen. Whitehouse: Election unlikely to end up before the Supreme Court

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, (D-R.I)

Axios' politics and White House editor Margaret Talev (left) and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)

President Trump’s attempts to take lawsuits challenging the way ballots were counted in some states to the Supreme Court will likely amount to nothing, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) said at a virtual Axios event on Friday.

Why it matters: Falsely claiming that Joe Biden is stealing the election, the president has filed a rash of lawsuits in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Nevada. He has repeatedly stated he will bring them to the Supreme Court, likely hoping a conservative court will rule in his favor.

Where it stands: The senator also said Trump has no factual record for his case, which makes it unlikely to reach the nation’s highest court.

The big picture: Whitehouse is confident the election will be resolved with 95% certainty in the next two or three days.

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