1. The Trump campaign has filed a bunch of lawsuits generating headlines like this one from the AP.

It sounds very ominous.

But I went ahead and read the lawsuits.

And it's all smoke and mirrors.

2. In Michigan, Trump has one guy it says was unfairly prohibited from being an observer. (No details provided)

It also wants access to VIDEOS OF DROPBOXES. Unclear what it would do w/the videos.

It wants the count stopped but Trump trails by 150K

3. In Georgia, the Trump campaign as a guy who says he saw 56 ballots that weren't processed appropriately

The campaign is asking that ballots that arrived after 7PM on Election Day be segregated but that's likely already happened

Just very little to it

4. In PA, Trump joined an existing lawsuit by the State GOP contesting the three-day extension of when mail-in ballots must be received

This is the most "serious" lawsuit but only impacts ballots received Nov 4-6 and not the count currently underway

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6. The Trump campaign says it has filed suit to stop the counting in PA, according to reports, but I have seen any such lawsuit filed. If anyone has seen it, please pass it along.
7. UPDATE: The Georgia case has been tossed out of court
8. Here is why the case was dismissed. It was over 56 ballots. The two GOP "witnesses" admitted they had no evidence the ballots were submitted late. Board of Election witnesses says they were submitted on time. Case closed.

9. STRIKE 2: Judge dismisses the Trump campaign's lawsuit in Michigan

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4 Nov
1. I just read the complaint the Trump campaign filed in Michigan and it’s a doozy.

The Trump campaign made it sound like it was about observing vote counting but its really more about dropboxes.

Let’s dig in
2. The campaign cites a new Michigan law that requires dropboxes to be under video surveillance

It doesn’t allege that didn’t happen. The Trump campaign want access to the videos.

We are talking about hundreds or thousands of hours of videos of boxes
3. What authority does the Trump campaign cite to prove they are entitled to this video? None. They just assert its part of the process of observing the count

The statute however specifically says observers can watch mail ballots be processed

Nothing about video
Read 5 tweets
4 Nov
1. Trump has announced legal actions in three states so far, none of which have much substance

The states are WI, MI, PA

Follow along if interested
2. The Trump campaign says its immediately filing for a recount in Wisconsin. But that can't be done until Dec 1, when the state completes its canvass. So they really aren't doing anything. Also, recent statewide recounts have moved a few hundred votes and Trump is down by 20K
3. In Michigan, the Trump campaign is suing to stop the count and their chief complaint is that their observers aren't allowed to sit closer to the people counting the votes.

This is a pretty weak justification.

Also, Trump trails by 60K+ votes

Stopping the count won't help.
Read 4 tweets
4 Nov
1. To know the results of an election, you have to count the votes.
2. It would be nice if we could look at polling to know who won in advance, but it doesn't work that way.
3. Alternatively, it would be nice if the votes were counted quickly. After all, many people were waiting for this day for four years. But there isn't an infrastructure in many states to do so.
Read 5 tweets
3 Nov
Election Day should be a national holiday.
DC should be a state.
The winner of the popular vote should be the next president.
Read 5 tweets
2 Nov
BREAKING: Texas federal judge rules that plaintiffs don't have standing, 127,000 ballots will be counted
Judge says plaintiffs didn't articulate a specific injury, which is required for standing.
Even if the plaintiffs did have standing, the judge says he would still count the votes.

He says the tents qualify as structures.
Read 7 tweets
2 Nov
1. This thread is a list of corporations making last-minute contributions to keep Mitch McConnell and the Republicans in charge of the Senate

I'll be updating throughout the day

Follow if interested
2. Last-minute corporate contributions to @LindseyGrahamSC:

@Deloitte (5K, 10/31)
@CaterpillarInc (5K, 10/31)
@KraftHeinzCo (2K, 10/31)
@RollsRoyce (3K, 10/29)
@akin_gump (2.5K, 10/29)
@Microsoft (2.5K, 10/29)
@LillyPad [Eli Lilly] (1K, 10/29)
@Delta (2.5K, 10/26)
3. Last-minute corp $$$ to @Perduesenate:

@TheHartford (5K, 10/30)
@akin_gump (2.8K, 10/30)
@Transamerica (2K, 10/29)
@AmericanAir (5K, 10/27)
@KPMG (5K, 10/26)
@MotorolaUS (4K, 10/26)
@HSBC (4K, 10/26)
@WellsFargo (2.5K, 10/26)
@Barclays (1.5K, 10/26)
@Dell (1K, 10/26)
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