In case he loses, McAuliffe hires attorney to overturn election results 


McAuliffe and Elias also claimed that Stacey Abrams’ actually won her 2018 Georgia gubernatorial race.

Elias business is to overturn election results

Elias has represented Democrats in efforts to contest several elections. Going into the 2020 election, he represented Democrats challenging a Texas law barring “straight-ticket voting.” 

House Republicans accused Elias of having a “serious conflict of interest” when he represented Iowa Democratic candidate Rita Hart. He worked to overturn the results of her close loss to Republican Rep. 

GOP members of the House Administration Committee said that Elias had a conflict because he and Perkins Coie,  where he worked at the time, also represented half of the Democratic committee members who would be deciding the case. 

George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley wrote that “There are a host of election lawyers but McAuliffe selected an attorney accused of lying to the media, advancing rejected conspiracy theories, and currently involved in a major federal investigation that has already led to the indictment of his former partner.”