As the election increasingly tilted toward Democratic nominee Joe Biden this week, President Donald Trump’s allies rallied around his campaign as it mounted multiple challenges in the courts.
Republican Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes will be lending his expertise to the Trump campaign’s legal team, as reported by Breitbart.
“Months of predictions”
Reyes, who recently survived an electoral challenge from attorney Greg Skordas, made the announcement on Friday.
“Despite months of predictions about a ‘blue wave,’ [the GOP] kept the Senate & expanded seats in the House,” he tweeted.
Reyes went on to argue that Biden’s team knows Trump “will win if only verified, #legal votes are counted,” echoing prior complaints emanating from within the White House.
“We are making sure that happens but looks like courts may have to decide that,” Reyes added, including the hashtag “#RuleOfLaw.”
Accordingly, he asserted that he is taking “personal leave time to help prepare and support litigation in several states dealing with compromised election process,” later clarifying that he is “not taking a leave of absence from the AG’s office” but instead “taking a personal weekend to help review and advise on potential lawsuits related to ensuring all legal votes are counted.”
“Compromises the overall fairness”
Trump and his campaign have announced a number of post-election lawsuits in battleground states including Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Nevada.
The allegations include various claims, including reports of deceased and ex-residents voting in Nevada elections and a lack of meaningful access to ball0t-counting processes in Michigan and Pennsylvania.
It was unclear from Reyes’ tweets in what capacity he would be serving as an advisor, though he did provide his take on the situation.
“I certainly do not believe all votes in the 2020 election are fraudulent,” he wrote. “Many dedicated volunteers and officials across the nation, including in Utah, worked hard to ensure a fair process.”
His conclusion, however, echoed the concerns expressed by Trump and key campaign sources: “But, if even some actions in battleground states resulted in improper votes being counted or proper votes being rejected, that compromises the overall fairness of the electoral process and can disenfranchise the votes of millions of Americans.”