PA Judge Brann is not having it, writing the Trump campaign lawyers "ask this Court to disenfranchise
almost seven million voters.... One might expect that when
seeking such a startling outcome, a plaintiff would come formidably armed with compelling legal arguments and...
2/ "...factual proof of rampant corruption, such that this
Court would have no option but to regrettably grant the proposed injunctive relief despite the impact it would have on such a large group of citizens. That has not happened...
3/ "Instead, this Court has been presented with strained
legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations, unpled in the operative complaint and unsupported by evidence..."

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22 Nov
Monday the Michigan Board of State Canvassers is supposed to certify the election results. The board has 2 Republicans and 2 Democrats.

@RepPaulMitchell, R-Michigan, says one of the Republicans has been planning for awhile to vote against certification. ...
2/ Mitchell says he spoke days ago with Norman Shinkle, one of the two GOP members of the Michigan Board of State Canvassers.

Shinkle indicated last week he would vote against certifying the election results, Mitchell says, until an investigation is completed...
3/ This is being done, Mitchell says, so as to push a delay *even though there is no evidence of fraud or malfeasance that would necessitate such a move.*

Depending on how the other GOP member of the board, Aaron Van Langevelde, votes, Mitchell tells CNN...
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20 Nov
1/ This is being pointed out elsewhere on this website (originally at the pro-Trump Powerline) but just in case you’re missing it... I kindly direct you to this affidavit offered by Lin Wood who has been trying and failing to stop the GA certification

courtlistener.com/recap/gov.usco…
2/ The affidavit is from Russell Ramsland who we’re told is an expert on cyber security. He’s attacking Dominion software.

Further I direct you to graph 17 of the affidavit which allegedly details suspicious activity in Wayne County, Michigan:
3/ So what happens if you search for Spruce Grove Township, as mentioned above?
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18 Nov
I have some great news about the @HomesForOurTrps auction that ended last night!

As you know, a bunch of us — this year George Clooney, @mindykaling, @Wynonna, and me — ask athletes and actors and more to contribute swag and set visits and lunches for auction. The money goes...
2/ ...to @HomesForOurTrps, a top-rated charity that builds specially-designed homes for severely injured veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan and their families.

Last year we raised $265k for the auction but this year because of the pandemic we set our goal lower — to $150K....
3/ We were worried because the items that usually go for the most $ tend to be participatory in nature: set visits or lunches or tickets to shows.

The COVID19 pandemic and economic crisis preclude those kind of items.
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16 Nov
New from me: Esper memo warned conditions weren't met for withdrawal from Afghanistan

cnn.com/2020/11/16/pol…
Some info from my reporting:

Esper wants the US to get out of Afghanistan to focus on China and Russia;

he doesn’t think Afghanistan is a vital national interest, though it cannot be allowed to become a haven for terrorists who want to attack the US
The Esper memo reflected the unanimous opinion of the chain of command -- Esper, US Central Command leader Marine Gen. Kenneth "Frank" McKenzie, and commander of NATO's mission in Afghanistan Gen. Austin Miller
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14 Nov
The United States Army announced today the deaths of five soldiers who were part of peacekeeping operations, who died as a result of a UH-60 helicopter crash, Nov. 12, 2020, in Sinai, Egypt.
Capt. Seth Vernon Vandekamp, 31, from Katy, Texas.
 
abc13.com/7951974/?ex_ci…
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Dallas Gearld Garza, 34, from Fayetteville, North Carolina

abc11.com/fayetteville-n…
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13 Nov
Former Trump White House chief of staff, Marine GEN John Kelly (ret.) issues an on the record statement:

"The delay in transitioning is an increasing national security and health crisis....
2/ "... It costs the current administration nothing to start to brief Mr. Biden, Ms. Harris, the new chief-of-staff, and ALL identified cabinet members and senior staff as they are identified over the days and weeks ahead...
3/"...That said, the downside to not doing so could be catastrophic to our people regardless of who they voted for.

"Just as important are getting the landing or beachhead teams into the various departments and agencies that protect Americans, our health, and our way of life...
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