S*** the (outgoing) President Says – 11/16/2020

Another week passes by, and our president remains clung onto the fairy tale. He’s convinced himself his loss was due only to massive election fraud, always just out of view, a conspiracy so perfect it is completely devoid of evidence. Here, then, is a collection of s*** the president said during the previous week:

Why not just release them? Maybe because of this, a quote from a Politico article later in the week:

“The courts have been unsympathetic to the conspiracy theories and lack of evidence presented in Nevada, where judges all the way to the state Supreme Court have swiftly rejected Trump campaign arguments. A GOP-produced list of allegedly illegal voters in the state turned out to be legal voters who were soldiers, sailors and their spouses stationed elsewhere. A Nevada woman’s claim of voter fraud also proved so meritless that a federal judge rejected another Trump lawsuit.

On Friday, the Trump campaign dropped its ballot-counting lawsuit in Nevada.”

I’m staying tuned, but a week later I still have no idea what this means.

No evidence of voter fraud or anything that would overturn the election, but last Tuesday our president got his Secretary of State to endorse his make-believe, so that’s something.

Ahem, from the aforementioned Politico article:

“Another lawsuit in Michigan, filed by the conservative Great Lakes Justice Center on behalf of two Republican poll watchers, was rejected Friday by a state judge who found that the plaintiffs’ allegations of fraud were really an exercise in speculation fueled by unfamiliarity with the vote-counting process.

Similarly, in a Pennsylvania case, another Trump lawyer, Bob Goldstein, made it clear he was also not bringing a fraud claim because “accusing people of fraud is a pretty big step” that he wasn’t prepared to take.”

The Republican Philadelphia commissioner didn’t see anything weird going on. So, he’s in on the conspiracy! Duh!

Nope. The idea that the Dominion Voting Systems company switched Trump votes to Biden votes is so crazy that the Trump campaign hasn’t bothered to allege it in court.

The constitution does not say this, nor is the Trump campaign saying this in court. Here’s that Politico article again:

“In an earlier Pennsylvania case where Trump’s team tried to stop ballot-counting, the president’s lawyers were forced to admit that a “nonzero number of” Republican observers were allowed to witness ballot counting, contrary to false claims made outside the courtroom that no Republican observers were present.”

We’re throwing more Republicans overboard in this gem about Georgia ballots. I honestly don’t know if Trump has sued anyone in Georgia. There are too many zany lawsuits; I can’t keep track.

Oh, good. After filing and losing 20 election-related lawsuits and getting exactly zero ballots thrown out, they’re almost ready to bring the goods! Trump must be into something unseen even by the Director of DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, whom issued a statement including this quote:

The November 3rd election was the most secure in American history.

So here’s what worries me. It’s not that the Trump legal team led by what’s left of Rudy Giuliani will somehow blow the lid off of what would certainly be the best-orchestrated conspiracy in world history. Biden won by a lot, and legitimately. Have you ever spoken to a Trump voter, though? All it takes to convince some of these people to fight in the streets to defend their hero’s sacred honor is Trump’s say so. The question of whether this devolves into massive violence is in Trump’s hands. What do you think he’ll choose?

That’s our report for this week. Be sure to check out the links for more info on any particular topic and, as always, thanks for reading.

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