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23 Nov, 11 tweets, 4 min read
1. With a handful of exceptions, Republican elected officials are refusing recognize Biden's victory and saying Trump has the right to pursue his legal challenges.

What is the Trump legal team's theory?

Let's review

2. Until yesterday Sidney Powell was a member of Trump's legal team

I say this because Trump said she was a member of the legal team and she also appeared at an official Trump campaign press conference last Thurs

On Saturday, Powell laid out their case

3. According to Powell, some years ago, the CIA provided technology to Hugo Chavez to create voting machines that could be rigged.

Hillary Clinton then used these machines in 2016 to steal the nomination from Bernie Sanders.

4. Sanders was told exactly what happened but was paid to keep quiet and used the money to buy a fancy house.

That allowed the same scheme to be used against Trump this year.

According to Powell, you can just "drag and drop" votes

5. This year, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp used the machines to steal the election for Biden. Why would Kemp, a Republican and outspoken Trump supporter, steal the election for Biden?

He was also paid off, according to Powell

6. Powell also said that Republican candidates used the system to get elected. She said that, had the real vote been counted DOUG COLLINS would have advanced to the January 5 runoff, not KELLY LOEFFLER.

In other words, she is accusing Loeffler of being part of the conspiracy
7. Shortly after this, the Trump campaign tried to disavow Powell, falsely claiming she was not part of the Trump legal team and was "practicing law on her own."

It's a lie, and it also doesn't solve their problem.

8. It's not just Powell who has been advancing this crackpot voting machine theory. It's also Trump, Giuliani, and other members of the Trump legal team.

They've thrown Powell overboard, but they are clinging to her claims about voting machines

9. Why? Because all their other claims, even if successful, would not reverse nearly enough votes to reverse the outcome. They are losing those claims, but even if they weren't it would wouldn't be enough.

10. THIS is what nearly every elected official is waiting for the courts to resolve. It's a fever dream backed with absolutely no evidence. But it's enough for Mitch McConnell, Kevin McCarthy, and most of the rest of the Republicans

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More from @JuddLegum

24 Nov
1. There has been a massive failure in CORPORATE leadership during the pandemic

Major retailers are seeing record profits this year

But frontline workers who are putting their lives on the line to generate those profits are getting very little in return

2. Take @kroger, the nation's largest supermarket chain. It reported over $2B in profit in the first half of the year, up 90% over last year.

Workers, meanwhile, received the equivalent of $0.87 per hour or a 9% increase.

3. @kroger workers have not received any extra compensation since May 17, even though hospitalizations for COVID are at an all-time high.

But on September 11, "the company authorized a new $1 billion share buyback program."

Read 4 tweets
22 Nov
1. Four hours after I tweeted this, the Trump campaign issued a statement saying that Sydney Powell, who made these comments about Loeffler, is "practicing law on her own" and "not a member of Trump's legal team."

Is that true?

Let's investigate.
2. Here is a tweet from Trump one week ago which says Sydney Powell is part of his legal team
3. Here is Sydney Powell speaking on Thursday at an official Trump campaign press conference with the rest of the Trump campaign legal team
Read 5 tweets
22 Nov

Trump's legal team is now asserting that DOUG COLLINS, not KELLY LOEFFLER would be participating in the January 5 runoff if Brian Kemp hadn't rigged the voting machines.

Does LOEFFLER agree? Or will she admit that the Trump campaign's claims of voter fraud are BS.
"We don't know who bought their election.. I'm sure it crosses party lines.. I'm reasonably certain John James was ripped out of his seat, and he was entitled to have won that election by the real vote, and the same thing is true for Doug Collins in Georgia." — @SidneyPowell1
Trump's legal strategy has never made any sense but, over the last few days, it has managed to become even more unhinged.

I'll have more in my newsletter.

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Read 4 tweets
21 Nov
1. This thread is going to be the entirety of the intro to Judge Brann's dismissal of the Trump campaign's federal lawsuit in Pennsylvania.

It lays everything out beautifully.
2. "In this action, the Trump Campaign and the Individual Plaintiffs
(collectively, the “Plaintiffs”) seek to discard millions of votes legally cast by
Pennsylvanians from all corners – from Greene County to Pike County, and everywhere in between."
3. "Plaintiffs ask this Court to disenfranchise almost seven million voters. This Court has been unable to find any case in which a plaintiff has sought such a drastic remedy in the contest of an election, in terms of the sheer volume of votes asked to be invalidated.
Read 8 tweets
19 Nov
1. There is a lot going on but everyone should really know about the brief filed in federal court by Team Giuliani for the Trump campaign in federal court last night.

Among many brazen attacks on the democratic process, it manages to stand out.

Let's dive in.
2. The fundamental problem Giuliani faces is that there is absolutely no evidence of fraud.

Their solution is that they've filed a motion to review 3 MILLION ENVELOPES used to return absentee ballots so that they can try to find some evidence.

This is not a joke.
3. But wait, how is Giuliani and his crew going to personally review 3 million envelopes? They can't. But they have a solution.

They are asking for a RANDOM SELECTION of ballots. They will then use that selection to invalidate Biden ballots BY INFERENCE
Read 6 tweets
19 Nov
1. The Biden-Harris transition issued an extensive ethics policy.

But is it being followed?

A key national security briefing this week included two board members for Raytheon, one of the largest defense contractors

2. The policy prohibits participants from involvement "in any particular Transition matter that... may directly conflict with a financial interest of the member"

So why were Raytheon board members involved?

The transition didn't respond to Qs

3. Shortly before the election Raytheon CEO Gregory Hayes said it was "ridiculous" to think that Biden would reduce military spending

He called for increased military spending to regain the military's technological edge over China

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