One of the ways it does this is to come up with obituaries of people who were campaigned for a vote in the elections and, according to two of the sources, consider campaign-style rallies to reinforce the message.
The aim of the effort is to cast enough doubt on the results that pressure state secretaries on battlefields to investigate or request recounts – something that would prolong the process and potentially give the campaign more time to advance its litigation through the Courts.
So far, the litigation brought by the campaign has contained no evidence to support allegations of widespread fraud. And nothing campaign officials have said would change the outcome in any state.
One idea being thrown as part of the campaign is whether time may be short enough to come up with a Republican electoral roll in key states where President-elect Joe Biden won the referendum. State laws differ in whether they can appoint voters who do not reflect the will of the people. One of the sources warned it was unclear how seriously this idea is being taken.
Election workers told CNN ahead of election day that a post-election push, which included anything from surrogate surgery to rallies, was possible if the results closed on November 3rd as they originally appeared. But Biden has built enough head start in several states to win the race despite the president refusing to acknowledge the loss.
One person familiar with the plans said the team would like to continue the fight to scrutinize the ballots more closely, even though Trump himself didn’t always seem privately to believe he would be successful.
“Our concern is that Trump will gain momentum and not temper him,” said the official.