Fox's Napolitano: 2000 election will look like 'child's play' compared to 2020 legal battles

Fox's Napolitano: 2000 election will look like 'child's play' compared to 2020 legal battles
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Fox News legal analyst Andrew NapolitanoAndrew Peter NapolitanoFox's Napolitano: 2000 election will look like 'child's play' compared to 2020 legal battles Barr asked Rupert Murdoch to 'muzzle' Fox News commentator Napolitano, book claims Fox's Napolitano: Portland needs 'to throw the mayor out' MORE on Tuesday said the delayed results of the 2000 presidential election will look like "child's play" compared to the legal battles that may arise this November.

Napolitano cited the legal disputes from 2000 between then-Republican nominee George W. Bush and his Democratic rival, Al GoreAlbert (Al) Arnold GoreFox's Napolitano: 2000 election will look like 'child's play' compared to 2020 legal battles Who calls an election? Why we need patience and nonpartisanship this time Universal mail-in voting jeopardizes the equal right to vote, but absentee voting protects it MORE, as precedent for lawsuits related to election results, but said this year is shaping up to be much worse.

“It is normal for [presidential campaigns] to get their legal forces in order. We have the example, of course, in 2000 of Bush against Gore in which the legal forces were amassed after Election Day when it became apparent that the Florida count and recount would be disputed. That would seem like child’s play compared to what may be coming in November this year,” Napolitano, a senior judicial analyst for the network, told "Fox & Friends."

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“With the voting by mail, there is going to be a dispute over whether or not the signature on the document containing the ballot you sign the envelope that you put the ballot in whether that signature matches the voter signature registered with the voting officials. That’s what the dispute will be this year,” he added.

"As we speak, there are hundreds of lawyers who have agreed to stop their regular law practice for however long this takes and work for either [Biden] or the president because you need lawyers in each state to contest to the outcome first before election officials and then before judges in that state,” the former New Jersey Superior Court judge said.

Napolitano's comments come as President TrumpDonald John TrumpObama calls on Senate not to fill Ginsburg's vacancy until after election Planned Parenthood: 'The fate of our rights' depends on Ginsburg replacement Progressive group to spend M in ad campaign on Supreme Court vacancy MORE has repeatedly made unsubstantiated claims about mail-in voting, prompting Twitter to flag some of his tweets for "violating the Twitter Rules about civic and election integrity."

An NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll last month found that 45 percent of voters said they are not confident that the election results will be tallied accurately. Four years ago, that percentage was 34 percent.

Trust in election results was sharply divided along party lines in the most recent survey, with just 36 percent of Republicans saying all votes would be counted accurately and 55 percent of Democrats saying the same.