Bloomberg Law
Nov. 5, 2020, 7:30 PMUpdated: Nov. 5, 2020, 9:29 PM

GOP Election Law Veteran Hearne Joins Trump Ballot Fight (2)

Sam Skolnik
Sam Skolnik

Longtime GOP election lawyer Mark “Thor” Hearne, II has joined the ranks of Republican attorneys aiming to slow or stop ballot counting in presidential election battleground states including Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Georgia.

Hearne, the national legal election counsel for President George W. Bush’s 2004 reelection campaign, is the attorney of record in a lawsuit filed Wednesday against the state of Michigan. He has also been linked to a defunct advocacy group focused on prosecuting alleged voter fraud.

The Michigan lawsuit aims to stop a vote collection effort that had appeared to be bending toward Democratic candidate Joe Biden. The campaign ...

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