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21 Nov
#ELB: Breaking: In Total Loss for Trump Campaign in Its Most Major Remaining Election Case, Federal Court in Pennsylvania Dismisses Case and Denies Motion to File Amended Complaint [link to opinion]
The federal court judge just EXCORIATES the Trump campaign for seeking to disenfranchise nearly seven million Pennsylvania voters with SHODDY legal arguments. We told you it would be this way: Image
From the judge on the merits: "Plaintiffs’ only remaining claim alleges a violation of equal protection. This claim, like Frankenstein’s Monster, has been haphazardly stitched together from two distinct theories in an attempt to avoid controlling precedent."
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18 Nov
The Trump Campaign has filed its proposed Second Amended Complaint in the PA federal voting case. It's not much different than the earlier one and seeks the same relief.…
They have tried to restore the claims arguing that the legislature and Secretary of State usurped the power of the state legislature under the Elections and Elector clauses, something they had abandoned given a new 3rd Circuit has saying they had no standing.
At bottom they are asking for the federal court to throw out the votes of millions of Pennsylvania voters and declare Trump the winner of the election (or let the legislature pick Trump). This is not a thing.
Read 10 tweets
17 Nov
I'm hoping the court will actually give some indication of what he thinks about the issues.
First question from judge asks how it could possibly be justified to disenfranchise 6.8 million voters based upon allegations involve two voters' voting rights.
Rudy is so full of shit.
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5 Nov
We don't get to replay election night next week, but it would look considerably different with final vote totals rather than the haphazard release of results yesterday caused in part by the pandemic. These public optics of election night matter. /1
But the other thing that matters is when the networks call a presidential race. The decision desks have been appropriately cautious given the odd patterns by which vote totals are revealed thanks to the pandemic. /2
If the networks and media companies say tomorrow or Friday that Biden has enough votes to be President, it will be very hard for Trump to keep up his small bore lawsuits and keep fighting. It's a powerful thing to see a presidential race called. Just ask Al Gore. /3
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4 Nov
Trump is claiming victory in particular states based on partial returns, ignoring the potential for a shift to Biden. He's going state by state though and has not yet said he's won the election. (The race is too early to call)
Trump is saying his opponents want to go to court. It is Trump that has been going to court.
There it is: Trump says: "This is a fraud on the American public...Frankly we did win this election." He wants "voting" to stop but there is no more voting. He says he's going to the Supreme Court.
This is profoundly dangerous talk. Votes are still being tallied.
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3 Nov
This has been an election day just the way I like it. Kinda slow on the election mess-up/long lines/intimidation/suppression/fraud rumor front.
Remarkable given what it took to get to today.
I'm not saying things can't go south still in the counting and the aftermath.
But last week I had to talk down a lot of people worried about violence and intimidation at polls, long lines, and tons of machine breakdowns.
The biggest election day failure is from USPS to timely deliver the ballots, and we can put the blame squarely on DeJoy.
Thanks to @johnkruzel who has been all over this story
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