Washington (CNN) Karl Rove, the architect of former President George W. Bush's gubernatorial and presidential campaigns, acknowledged Wednesday that the 2020 presidential election will not be overturned regardless of the flurry of lawsuits from President Donald Trump challenging the results. To prevail, Rove wrote, Trump would need to "prove systemic fraud, with illegal votes in the tens of thousands. "Closing out this election will be a hard but necessary step toward restoring some unity and political equilibrium," he added. The op-ed makes Rove one of the highest profile GOP figures to encourage the President to accept the results of the election. In order to use the courts to win the presidential election, the Republicans and Trump campaign would need to challenge enough votes in court to flip a state they're losing in their favor.
Source: The Nation November 12, 2020 02:48 UTC