Alan Dershowitz Says Trump Can’t Trust Courts To Overturn Election

( High-profile attorney Alan Dershowitz responded to the news that the Supreme Court rejected a Texas lawsuit filed against the state of Pennsylvania, saying on Sunday that the president can’t trust the courts to take the issue of election fraud seriously.

Dershowitz said that the courts were unlikely to overturn the results of the election, but didn’t rule out the president being able to find legal remedies to well-documented election fraud.

“The three justices that President Trump appointed, his three justices, voted not to hear the case,” Dershowitz explained on WABC 770 AM. “I think it’s a message to him and his team that you can’t count on the judiciary, you can’t count on the courts.”

On Friday, the Texas suit – which was joined by 16 other states and President Donald Trump – was rejected by the Supreme Court over a “lack of standing.” All three justices appointed by President Donald Trump voted not to see the case, which would have required them to judge the constitutionality of the election in several battleground states. A judgment that would almost certainly have required them to vote in favor of Texas and the president.

Dershowitz, who is a former law professor at Harvard, told the radio station that he believes there needed to be a “perfect storm” of state officials and court rulings keeping the president in office for another four years, but that time was running out.

He also suggested that it is unlikely the state legislatures would step in and help. As it stands, the state legislatures are one of the very few remaining ways that the president could remedy the flawed election. Republican legislatures in battleground states could still reclaim their constitutional authority in picking presidential electors based on the current representation of the state in the legislature, and not on election results impacted by widespread fraud.

Dershowitz predicted that on Monday the electors will elect Joe Biden.

“Whether you like that or you don’t like it, that’s the reality that the Trump team has to face,” he said.

After the Electoral College votes on Monday, there will be a joint session in Congress in January where the votes will be counted. At this point, members of Congress may object to those votes.

Only time will tell how the Trump team will work to resolve the compromised election, and whether it will involve more lawsuits.