The effort IS falling apart…..
(Some of Trump’s lawyers have actually quit)
US Attorney ‘s joins the chorus denying ANY election vote fraud…
A Michigan judge Friday rejected Republicans’ requests to delay the certification of election results in Detroit, saying he saw no convincing evidence of election fraud at a center for counting absentee ballots.
Wayne County Circuit Chief Judge Timothy M. Kenny said that the allegations of misconduct, made by GOP poll-watchers and one Detroit election official, were “not credible.” Kenny said that the plaintiffs’ demand for an outside audit of the election in Michigan could delay the process so long that Michigan’s electors might not be selected in time to vote in the electoral college.
To grant the plaintiffs’ request, Kenny said, “would undermine faith in the Electoral System.”
Biden now leads in Michigan by about 148,000 votes….
Even the Trump campaign acknowledged Friday that its lawsuit in Arizona would not make a difference in the presidential race.
The suit had alleged “up to thousands” of allegedly mishandled ballots in Maricopa County would “prove determinative” in the presidential election. But its claims and goals were steadily watered down this week in court, as county officials said less than 200 votes for president were at stake. Biden leads by 11,000 votes in Arizona.
The campaign maintained in a Friday filing that two down-ballot races “remain at issue:” a Board of Supervisors seat and a state Senate seat. But lawyers for the Arizona Secretary of State, a defendant in the case, said that all claims were almost certainly moot, pending 3 p.m. local time Friday when Maricopa County expects to finish counting all its ballots.
The suit also does not allege the fraud Trump and his allies have warned about around the country — something an attorney for the president’s campaign, Kory Langhofer, emphasized repeatedly at a hearing Thursday. His arguments cut a sharp contrast with the “stop the steal” protests that have rallied outraged Trump supporters in Arizona….
The Supreme Court….
Has the Supreme Court hit the pause button on all things President Trump?
The justices for more than three weeks have been holding on to the president’s last-ditch plea to shield his private financial records from Manhattan’s district attorney.
No further action has come. Nor has the court acted on a separate request from the Trump campaign, pending for a week, to intervene in the case.
There is no deadline for the court to answer those questions, so the justices appear to be taking their time during the president’s battle to dispute his election defeat — and maybe even allowing the clock to run out….
Trump campaign Shuts Down Voter Fraud Hotline
President Trump’s campaign has ended a “voter fraud” hotline it established last week so people could report alleged instances of fraud after it was flooded with prank calls, CNNreports.
Prosecutors Report No Evidence of Election Fraud…
“Sixteen assistant U.S. attorneys specially assigned to monitor malfeasance in the 2020 election urged Attorney General William Barr on Friday to rescind his recent memorandum allowing investigators to publicly pursue allegations of ‘vote tabulation irregularities’ in certain cases before results are certified, saying they had not seen evidence of any substantial anomalies,” the Washington Post reports.
“The signers wrote that in the places where they served as district election officers, taking in reports of possible election-related crimes, there was no evidence of the kind of fraud that Barr’s memo had highlighted.”
Democratic Socialist Dave says
Can Trump win with ‘fantasy’ electors bid? State GOP says no
By BOB CHRISTIE and NICHOLAS RICCARDI
The Associated Press, today
Republican leaders in four critical states won by President-elect Joe Biden say they won’t participate in a legally dubious scheme to flip their state’s electors to vote for President Donald Trump. Their comments effectively shut down a half-baked plot some Republicans floated as a last chance to keep Trump in the White House.
State GOP lawmakers in Arizona, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin have all said they would not intervene in the selection of electors, who ultimately cast the votes that secure a candidate’s victory. Such a move would violate state law and a vote of the people, several noted.
“I do not see, short of finding some type of fraud — which I haven’t heard of anything — I don’t see us in any serious way addressing a change in electors,” said Rusty Bowers, Arizona’s Republican House speaker, who says he’s been inundated with emails pleading for the legislature to intervene. “They are mandated by statute to choose according to the vote of the people.”
The idea loosely involves GOP-controlled legislatures dismissing Biden’s popular vote wins in their states and opting to select Trump electors. While the endgame was unclear, it appeared to hinge on the expectation that a conservative-leaning Supreme Court would settle any dispute over the move.
Still, it has been promoted by Trump allies, including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis,…
My Name Is Jack says
Ron DeSantis the pro virus Governor of Florida, whose actions or lack thereof have helped cause so much death and suffering?
Now,in addition to have aided mightily in the spread of the coronavirus ,he reveals himself to be opposed to the way we have been electing Presidents for almost two hundred years.
Democratic Socialist Dave says
Well, if the Fla GOP tries to erode the 15th Amendment by eviscerating the Sunshine State’s voters’ clear referendum to re-enfranchise felons, it might not be entirely surprising that it also wants to revert to 1820 (25 years before Florida’s statehood) when other states’ legislatures, rather than their voters, chose presidential electors.
Let the People Not Rule !!
Glad to hear this….
I never entertained the notion for a post here because it’s another self serving Trump & Co. fantasy….
In essence such dragoman ideas would make the state election people fools and possible criminals…..
Joe Biden is gonna be the next American President in 67 days….
There isn’t gonna be a coup….
Trump isn’t gonna hold out in the White House…
I NEVER embraced those hair on fire media BS stories…
Stick with Biden….
Sure footed…Cool handed and pushing on….