Meet The Trump Campaign Lawyer Who Got His Start Working For Al Gore

Justin Clark will play a lead role in the Trump campaign's legal strategy, fighting over voting rules — and perhaps the outcome — for the November election.
An employee of the Mecklenburg County Board of Election holds up instructions mailed with the application for an absentee ballot at their office in Charlotte, North Carolina. Source: Logan Cyrus

Justin Clark's path to the top of the Trump campaign started in an unlikely place: 20 years ago, between college and law school, Clark did accounting work for Democrat Al Gore's presidential campaign.

Republican candidate George W. Bush ended up winning that election, after legal battles over the recount in Florida went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Clark's work on the Gore campaign seems to have fallen off his résumé. over voting rules in more than a dozen states — and when the president himself has that the election results could end up in the courts.

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