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21 Nov 20
NEW: Judge Brann dismissed Trump campaign’s Pennsylvania lawsuit with prejudice

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Here’s the order dismissing the case and rejecting the Trump campaign’s attempt to stop Pennsylvania certifying Joe Biden’s win

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Will try to post a highlights thread later, but suffice it to say that this opinion excoriates the Trump campaign's legal strategy

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19 Nov 20
While you're listening to Rudy Giuliani talk about massive, widespread fraud in Pennsylvania, recall this comment from Rudy Giuliani in court on Tuesday in the Trump campaign's main PA lawsuit

"All you gotta do to find out if I'm misleading you at all is to look at the lawsuits," says Giuliani
Sidney Powell, who also represents Mike Flynn, is now up - she is saying this all goes back to Hugo Chavez...
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19 Nov 20
The Trump campaign has voluntarily dismissed its federal lawsuit in Michigan, citing Wayne County initially not certifying its votes (but not citing the fact that Wayne County ultimately did certify its votes)

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Attached to the filings are affidavits from the two Republican members of the Wayne County board of canvassers.

1) pacer-documents.s3.amazonaws.com/90/99598/09915…

2) pacer-documents.s3.amazonaws.com/90/99598/09915…

According to AP, President Trump personally called both of them Tues eve. They signed the affidavits on Wed
Here's the Associated Press report:

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10 Nov 20
Here's the memo William Barr issued today to US attorneys regarding the election "post-voting election irregularity inquiries," as first reported by AP

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It authorizes investigations "if there are clear and apparently-credible allegations of irregularities that, if true, could potentially impact the outcome of a federal election in an individual State."

Biden campaign advisor Bob Bauer: "It is deeply unfortunate that the Attorney General Barr chose to issue a memorandum that will only fuel the 'specious, speculative, fanciful or far-fetched claims' he professes to guard against."
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9 Nov 20
The Trump campaign has announced a new lawsuit in Pennsylvania, seeking an emergency injunction to stop state officials from certifying Joe Biden's victory in the state:

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The docket number for the case is 20-cv-02078 in the Middle District of Pennsylvania
Lawsuit mixes a variety of different allegations into a broad claim that the use of mail ballots in PA was suspect

Some of it complains about guidance issued by state officials months ago. Currently no affidavits to support other claims of irregularities

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6 Nov 20
Court hearing in the GOP Nevada case kicking off in 5 minutes.

Case is brought by four Nevada Republicans, rather than Trump campaign (despite the press conference they held yesterday)
GOP plaintiffs alleged that one of them was not allowed to vote in person because they had cast a mail ballot, which they deny.

Also claims issues with Clark County's signature verification software and that they weren't allowed to observe the vote count

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The Nevada Secretary of State, Barbara Cegavske (a Republican), responded in a filing that the claims are "absurd", "speculative", and "lack a factual or legal basis"

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5 Nov 20
Hearing in this case kicking off now:

Judge Paul Diamond to the Trump campaign lawyer:

Diamond: Are your observers in the counting room?
Trump campaign: "There's a non zero number of people in the room"
Diamond: "I’m asking you as a member of the bar of this court: are people representing the Donald J Trump for president, representing the plaintiffs, in that room?"

Trump campaign lawyer: "Yes."

Diamond: "I'm sorry, then what's your problem?"
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5 Nov 20
Hearing in Trump's Michigan lawsuit kicking off now:

Judge Cynthia Stephens sounds unimpressed so far, says the Trump campaign's claims of issues with the Michigan count are "hearsay"
"The counting boards are done ... the ship has really sailed on the relief that they're requesting on this case," says Heather Meingast, lawyer with Michigan attorney-general's office
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5 Nov 20
Trump campaign says it has received a court order in Pennsylvania allowing them more access to observe the count. They're selling it as a 'massive legal victory'
This appears to be the order Image
Here's the docket for the appeal to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court by Philadelphia County Board of Elections.

There are reports the court has already granted the appeal but that's not showing on the docket yet Image
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4 Nov 20
Trump sues to halt the count in Michigan (where Biden is currently leading)

The Trump campaign lawsuit hasn't appeared so far on the Michigan Court of Claims online docket. Court spokesman says the case hasn't been filed yet
Michigan attorney-general's office in response to Trump campaign's "hint at lawsuit" says:

"Michigan’s elections have been conducted transparently, with access provided for both political parties and the public."
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3 Nov 20
This filing is currently unavailable from the Nevada Supreme Court website because, according to the clerk's office, too many people are trying to download it

NV Supreme Court website: "If you need a copy of this document, please contact Clerk's Office."

NV Supreme Court clerk's office: Oh no, we don't do that.
Incessant clicking, it works 🙏

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3 Nov 20
Republican lawsuit alleges Pennsylvania county illegally pre-canvassed ballots

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(ht @ZoeTillman)
Here's the complaint filed by a GOP congressional candidate and a local party official

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Statement from Montgomery County responding to the GOP lawsuit Image
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