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Obama And Romney Line Up Elite Lawyers For Potential Election Disputes

Obama And Romney Ready Lawyers

As the days wind down until November 6, President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are readying their legal teams for the possibility of election disputes.

The lawyers who have been tapped by each campaign will investigate and help them navigate any legal challenges that come after what will likely be a close election, reports Reuters.

They could challenge any voting procedures and results in a contest that will likely remind voters of the 200 election, which was ultimately settled by the US Supreme Court.

Benjamin Ginsberg, a chief legal counsel for George W. Bush’s presidential campaigns in 2000 and 2004, will be Romney’s lead lawyer. The Obama campaign has tapped Robert Bauer, a former White House counsel who has been outspoken against Republican-led efforts to alter voting laws in Ohio and other states.

Both lawyers have already been quietly at work during the election season, negotiating the terms for the three presidential debates, as well as the debate between the vice president and his challenger.

USA Today notes that legal teams like this are a standard, largely because of the 2000 disputed recount in Florida. While the election will likely be decided either Tuesday night or Wednesday morning, the closeness of the race means the possibility that there will be less conclusive, more confusing scenarios.

For example, a disputed result in a state (like Florida in 2000) or problems with ballots or vote counting could cause the lawyers to become involved.

For now, the majority of work that Bauer has done in the election is battling Republican-led legislatures, who have sought to restrict voting laws. The campaign sued Ohio in July over a law to end voting early the weekend before the election.

Democrats contended that the law would exclude many working-class voters who take advantage of early voting. People like this tend to vote for Democrats. They have since accused Republicans of trying to suppress the vote through stricter election laws.

While it is not likely that the 2012 Election will be a repeat of 2000’s battle, the Obama and Romney legal teams will be ready.

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  1. Sonny Ofthemeek

    If anyone still plans on casting a vote for Obama ( No longer can I call him President, nor should any of you!), ask your self this- am I a traitor to my country? The answer is this-YES YOU ARE!

    Why you ask? America deserves more than self centered leadership from one an entire nation, and the free world depend on to survive. “American’s deserve the truth”, his own words campaigning the day after debate to his unthinking mass of worshipers. “Bull Shiter” he calls his rival as he runs despicable campaign for reelection. What an embarrassment incumbent Obama has proven to be while holding the highest office other’s have tarnished over the years. Two wrongs don’t make a President!

    America deserves more from a leader of the noblest nation to exist than a “Rock Star in Chief”! Open microphone catches the leader of America telling Russia’s leader to be patient till after his reelection! The news hears nothing to report on. The few true reporters who do listen to the words coming out of his mouth, are ridiculed by the controlled press. Sounds like Russia, not America to me.

    “Freedom of the press’ meant something once IN THIS IF NOT ANY OTHER COUNTRY. Free from restraint of government control, for the people’s good. Our champions ferreting out corruption, exposing any who dared harm or cheat America, no matter the power they faced. Afraid yet willing to stand up to any, even if alone. When did the last one die? Why have none come forward to carry on? Where is he or she buried, the champion of truth so I may go honor him or her at their graveside? Will I find flowers adorning their final resting place, or will it be as barren as their replacements souls?

    What form of payment, how many pieces of silver, to deny America Truth? We have to know as a nation, I have to know as a man. I am not afraid to ask.
    them why, those views men we suffer today, its their reply to me I fear. How can I believe them, as all they do is lie. Change the channel and the story does also, edited or out of context, with smirks replacing smiles. Thrills run down one’s leg, as denial of facts are spoken as gospel, to gullible minds.

    Evil exists today despite denial of truth from America’s highest elected in the land. Extremists continue their unjust battle over all America stands for today, and evermore, no matter what Obama claims. Campaigning forever during this first and hopefully last term, while brave son’s of America, begged for help and died unaided. Why? I’ll tell you why-

    A cry for help drowned out by Obama campaign applause. With the release of State Department documents from Ambassador Stevens and others stationed in Libya, proves personal ambitions of current Admin outweighed their lives.

    American’s have been told falsehoods, backed by biased media as Candy Crowley’s debate backing of lies prove beyond a shadow of doubt to us now. Why? What justification has President Obama’s admin for ignored pleas for protection, the last one on these brave Americans day of horrible death?

    To win an election, while four of Americas finest lost their lives needlessly, is of little or no concern to certain so called News people today.
    Many weeks of story about video allowed by them all despite growing evidence of actual terror attack. Why?

    Read the many pages released , and ask them (The so called news) why the truth is so easily offset for personal reasons each of them have. It is not a party issue, it is a moral one.

    Four dead Americans deserve answers, as well as their family and friends, and us. Their funerals broadcast on many channels, used as a platform to promote the story of the video, the lie. Why?

    Why if not for the sake of reelection of President Obama? Why? Please give me another reason. Prove to me it is not true. I need to know why. Our people died begging for help from America, their country and ours. Why?
    WHY? WHY? OBAMA?