The 2016 election was dominated by hacking of one candidate/party, systematic dump of hacked materials, and hacking of elections systems. Republicans blocked election security bills for 4 years, insisting it had no effect. Now they cry interference when they lose. Do better.
Our country needs more bipartisan agreement when attacks happen. Republicans signed off on multiple reports -- including one they led in the Senate Intelligence Committee -- that outlined the vulnerabilities, hacked systems, foreign interference from hacking, etc.
But publicly, they followed the Trump line, which was to downplay any interference so as not to question his legitimacy as President. Look what that got them. Full of knowledge about vulnerabilities and very upset *they* didn't address them for four years!
The fact is, Republicans know this election was less susceptible to interference techniques uncovered in 2016 because we had hard copies of millions of votes: mail ballots. It's hard to implement any wide add/subtract hacking strategy with unknown data (millions of mailed votes).
Our country needed their concern 4 years ago.

But they didn't care because it benefitted them.

This time, they lost. So they plunge the knife even deeper, using the vulnerabilities *they* failed to address to imply tampering, despite no forensic evidence existing to show it.

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PA Republicans waited until 2 days before certification to file this lawsuit asking court to rule all mail-in votes invalid, claiming law passed by GOP legislature is unconstitutional. Looks like pure delay effort to throw electoral college result into chaos.
On the law it’s pretty bad. First, no court would decide the remedy here is invalidating the entire election. Second, they should have challenged this pre-election. Third, their own party wrote and approved the legislation they now claim is unconstitutional.
If courts let Republican legislators draft a voting law so that it was purposefully unconstitutional, wait until votes were cast according to the new law, then sue to invalidate all votes cast under the law they made defective, it would be a complete subversion of voting.
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Flashback, per New Yorker: “Trump helped build a hotel in Azerbaijan that appears to be a corrupt operation engineered by oligarchs tied to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. Ivanka Trump was the most senior Trump Organization official on the Baku project.”
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Georgia law requires Governor to certify those results. “We must all follow the law, and that is what I will do.”

Says Trump can ask for recounts, and he hopes for more transparency in the runoff election.
Georgia’s 16 electoral votes officially go to Biden.
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Perhaps ask why he gave sensitive polling data to the GRU.
Or perhaps ask Michael Cohen, who stood up and pleaded guilty to numerous campaign and financial crimes and later pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about Donald Trump’s financial dealings with Russia.
Or perhaps ask Michael Flynn, who most of all has tried to rewrite history on his own plea deal. He failed to declare the $500,000 lobbying job he got from Turkey while working on the Trump campaign. He lied about promising sanctions relief to Russia. He pleaded guilty.
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