September 15, 2020, 10.15 PM

WASHINGTON, KOMPAS.com - Democratic contender Joe Biden is assembling a team of top lawyers in anticipation of court challenges ahead of a divisive November election.

Joe Biden’s presidential campaign stated that the legal war room will strive to ensure that the November election is properly administered, and votes are properly tallied.

It will further work to combat voter suppression at the polls, identify foreign interference and misinformation, and educate voters on the various methods available for casting ballots.

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The effort, which the Biden campaign described as the largest election protection program in presidential campaign history, reflects the extent of the preparation underway for an already divisive November election that could produce significant, perhaps even decisive, court cases over voter access and the legitimacy of mail ballots.

Democrats and Republicans are locked in legal fights on election rules that could help shape the outcome of the vote.

President Donald Trump's campaign has its own attorneys handling cases on a variety of issues.

President Donald Trump in recent months has sought to preemptively cast doubt on the election, warning that the expected surge in mail ballots because of the coronavirus pandemic will lead to massive fraud and could open the door to foreign countries to print their own fraudulent ballots.

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“Notwithstanding Donald Trump and his Republican allies’ hollow threats and constant misinformation, election officials around the country are working tirelessly to hold a free and fair and election, and we have an extraordinary national team in place to ensure that every eligible voter is able to exercise their right to vote and have their vote counted," Bob Bauer, a Senior Adviser to the Joe Biden campaign and former White House counsel to President Barack Obama, said in a statement.

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