Both sides have called for a fair election that heeds the will of the people, but there are differing views on what that means. Recounts are a common procedure in states where vote tallies are close and historically do not result in a change in outcome for the election. Legal actions by Trump and the GOP are underway in several states with the hope that something will “stick”. Ultimately, courts will decide on the legal challenges. You can get an update on all the lawsuits Trump has filed and the likely outcome here.
No matter the final outcome, lawsuits calling for recounts, stopping vote counts, investigating elections, etc, cost enormous amounts of money on both sides. And political support for and against such legal actions can be swayed by public pressure. In Utah some political leaders have called for every ballot to be counted and ask Utahns to be patient and allow vote counters to do their jobs while others are actively supporting lawsuits alleging voting irregularities
To support or oppose these efforts you can:
- Contact political leaders directly to ask for their public support or opposition to an effort. Find out who represents you at vote.utah.gov and use these Tips for Contacting Your Elected Officials.
- Donate to political or advocacy groups involved in the legal action and protecting the voter’s voice
- Join a rally near you