By Arlette Saenz, CNN
(CNN)Joe Biden's campaign has assembled an extensive legal team to focus on voting and election issues.
The effort comes as the campaigns brace for voting amid a pandemic with legal battles already underway and as President Donald Trump makes baseless claims about fraud in order to cast doubt heading into the fall election.
"We can and will be able to hold a free and fair election this November and we're putting in place an unprecedented voter protection effort with thousands of lawyers and volunteers around the country to ensure that voting goes smoothly," Dana Remus, the campaign's general counsel, said.
The Biden campaign's voter protection effort is led by Remus and former White House Counsel Bob Bauer, who has joined the campaign full-time as a senior adviser, a campaign official said. Bauer also served as general counsel for the Obama-Biden campaigns in 2008 and 2012.