At the Eleventh Hour, Trump Campaign Reverses Legal Course . . . Again

President Donald Trump announces that the United States will impose tariffs of 25 percent on steel imports and 10 percent on imported aluminum during a meeting at the White House, March 1, 2018. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)
Let’s establish where we are and how we got here. It’s confusing.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he Trump campaign’s litigation strategy in Pennsylvania has been very hard to follow. It has changed drastically again at the eleventh hour — or beyond.

As I detailed Wednesday, the strategy of abandoning fraud claims weirdly left the campaign pursuing a case that could not prevail . . . a fatal flaw since, without wresting Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes from presumptive president-elect Joe Biden, President Trump would have no chance of reversing the election result. Realizing that, the campaign is now desperately trying not only to reverse itself but to raise additional claims, even though we are past the point where

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