Prominent Republican lawyer Theodore Olson, who argued George W. Bush’s case to the Supreme Court in the 2000 election, said the 2020 election is over and that President-elect Joe Biden has won the race.
The National Law Journal on Friday quoted Olson saying: “To the extent that the citizens of this country did not like the manner in which President Trump spoke, or the manner in which he threatened people or the manner in which he executed the laws, they exercised their franchise. And we have —I do believe the election is over—we do have a new president.”
“The Framers separated the powers because they knew that individuals would be flawed. They put in lots of checks, and we just experienced one, the election,” he said.
Olson’s comments came during a panel hosted by the Federalist Society, according to the National Law Journal.
Trump and his allies have made unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud, but Biden leads by tens of thousands of voters in some key states. In fact, multiple news outlets called the presidential race in Biden’s favor on Saturday, but Trump has refused to concede the race as his campaign has launched a series of lawsuits in several states.
On Thursday evening, the Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council and the Election Infrastructure Sector Coordinating Council released a joint statement saying that the election was the most secure in American history.
“Right now, across the country, election officials are reviewing and double checking the entire election process prior to finalizing the result,” the groups said.
“There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised,” the officials concluded.