I've been thinking about this lately. President Trump has consistently spewed all manner of reckless and false attacks on the legitimacy of the 2020 election. He has claimed that various state election officials and elected officials have conspired to defraud him of his "legitimate" election victory and second term. Sometimes he has named these people. Now to make these accusations with no evidence whatever constitutes slander. To sue these entities without any evidence to support his claims is the tort of abuse of process. There have been threats of violence against ordinary election volunteers spurred by Trump's nonsense. It seems to me that Trump may be personally liable for his statements and could be made to pay significant damages. It is true that political speech is unusually privileged in this country but the utter recklessness of his accusations may well put his actions outside the ambit of that protection. I expect to see lawsuits filed against him personally after January 20, 2021.