Wednesday, November 11, 2020
National Law Journal, Lincoln Project Targets Jones Day, Porter Wright, Encouraging Employees to 'Resign in Protest':
The Lincoln Project, a political action committee founded by former Republican figureheads, is pledging to spend at least $500,000 on an advertising blitz vowing to “target” Jones Day and Porter Wright Morris & Arthur for their role as counsel to the Pennsylvania Republican Party and President Donald Trump respectively as they bring unsupported claims of voter fraud in the 2020 election.
“The law firms architecting Donald Trump’s unwarranted and dangerous attacks on our democracy are @JonesDay & @PorterWright. Their employees should resign in protest,” the organization wrote in one tweet, citing the New York Times report.
In a series of tweets, The Lincoln Project posted the LinkedIn pages for both firms as well as names and contact information of the attorneys who are leading Trump’s legal effort. In some tweets, the organization is imploring followers to create a LinkedIn page and harass firm attorneys.
“Defend your democracy: 1. Created a LinkedIn account. 2. Message someone who works at @JonesDay or @PorterWright. 3. Ask them how they can work for an organization trying to overturn the will of the American people,” one tweet read. ...
It is unclear just how effective the advertising and public shaming campaign will be.