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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Republicans plan to ask the Supreme Court to review a major Pennsylvania state court ruling that extended the due date for mail ballots in the key battleground state, teeing up the first test for the Supreme Court since the death of its liberal leader Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Of course they will.

Their whole plan is to force their world view on the rest of us via the courts.

Like the unAmerican scum they are.

#1 | Posted by jpw at 2020-09-22 10:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump's future in politics is teetering on the edge of the abyss.

Of course the GOP is will pull on any loose string they can find. Interesting that they bypassed the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court. (Too many Democrats?)

One thing about Trump ~~ he sure is making the Roberts Court earn their paycheck.

#2 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-09-23 03:17 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

FTA:

"The court's judgment ... creates a serious likelihood that Pennsylvania's imminent general election will be tainted by votes that were illegally cast or mailed after Election Day," the GOP wrote in its Monday night court filing.

I doubt people are voting illegally. But why are people waiting? Vote early! Vote as soon as possible.

You think the GOP will wait past the initial count? You're kidding yourselves. If Trump is leading at the end of the night, He'll crown himself king and the DOJ, the Senate and his brand new 6-3 SC will bless him the Keys to America.

Trump must lose by the end of the Election night or he's not going to leave without an actual fight.

And that's not to say he won't fight regardless.

Vote.

#3 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-09-23 03:46 AM | Reply

FTA

"The court's judgment ... creates a serious likelihood that Pennsylvania's imminent general election will be tainted by votes that were illegally cast or mailed after Election Day," the GOP wrote in its Monday night court filing"

That's rather weak sauce . . . Asking the SCOTUS to pass judgement on something without any evidence that it's ever happened before and, other than speculation, no evidence it will happen this time.

The Roberts court isn't stupid. They watch TV and read books. They know Trump is trying to suppress votes. Roberts has said in the past that he doesn't want HIS court turned into a political tool.

#4 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-09-23 04:23 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump's filing is so frivolous it's an embarrassment.

No attorney goes before the Supreme Court without concrete evidence to make their case.

I find it amazing that Trump's campaign attornies go so willing to the slaughter.

Supreme Court losses become part of their resume' in private practice.

Would a corporation hire an attorney who was 0 for 10.

#5 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-09-23 04:47 AM | Reply

"Roberts has said in the past that he doesn't want HIS court turned into a political tool."

"Supreme Court allows severe partisan gerrymandering to continue"

"The Supreme Court said Thursday that federal courts must stay out of disputes over when politicians go too far in drawing district lines for partisan gain -- a dramatic and sweeping ruling that could fundamentally affect the balance of power in state legislatures and Congress.

The decision is all but certain to minimize the influence of minority parties in states where one party controls the governor's office and legislature, and where lawmakers are in charge of drawing district lines. Already, Democratic victories in lower courts against GOP-drawn maps in Michigan and Ohio are now on track to be undone.
Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the 5-4 decision for the conservative majority."

www.cnn.com

And then, of course, there is Bush v Gore.

John Roberts has been a politician for his entire judicial career.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2020-09-23 08:35 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Their whole plan is to force their world view on the rest of us via the courts.
Like the unAmerican scum they are.
#1 | POSTED BY JPW

Exactly what the left does too.
Who could have imagined.

#7 | Posted by Ray at 2020-09-23 09:48 AM | Reply

Re #7

Nice whataboutism. Now do you have any comment on the GOPs lie that extending the deadline to accept a vote by mail...

"creates a serious likelihood that Pennsylvania's imminent general election will be tainted by votes that were illegally cast or mailed after Election Day,"

Didn't think so.

It's a lie and no one can actually defend it because THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OR PROOF.

#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-09-23 11:04 AM | Reply

Roberts has said in the past that he doesn't want HIS court turned into a political tool.

Too bad McConnell and Trump disagree with Roberts.

They want the SC to rubber stamp everything they demand.

#9 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-09-23 11:57 AM | Reply

Exactly what the left does too.
Who could have imagined.

#7 | POSTED BY RAY

Bothsiderism by the resident stooshy thought expert. Shocking.

#10 | Posted by jpw at 2020-09-23 01:44 PM | Reply

Never at a loss, Trump has a "Plan A-1" to use the courts in Pennsylvania to force a delay in counting mail-in-ballots which, in the past, has been traditionally top heavy Democrat. He wants the early reports to show him winning.

Surprise, surprise, there is also a "Plan A-1-a" to use the U.S. Supreme Court to invalidate all mail-in ballots across the country based on "They're a Democrat hoax."

Trump declares that there will be NO transfer of power on January 20, 2021 unless all mail-in ballots are eliminated. He claims without a transfer, his term in office will be extended.

With all this desperation seeping out of Trump's pores, I'm starting to agree with the posters here who think Trump will have to be bodily carried out of the White House on January 20.

#11 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-09-23 09:38 PM | Reply

Mail in voting is just a smoke screen
Read this article to really turn your hair gray
www.theatlantic.com

#12 | Posted by truthhurts at 2020-09-23 09:41 PM | Reply

"Trump will have to be bodily carried out of the White House on January 20."

Fine with me.

Hopefully, it'll be in cuffs.

#13 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-09-23 09:41 PM | Reply

People should stop fantasizing about ------- in cuffs and start thinking about what comes after November 3

#14 | Posted by truthhurts at 2020-09-23 09:42 PM | Reply

When ------- wins re-election or is reappointed based on all sorts of chicanery or there is no constitutional victor come January 20 2021
The Dems can blame 1 reason Not Securing The Vote

#15 | Posted by truthhurts at 2020-09-23 09:44 PM | Reply

#12
From The Atlantic article:

Donald Trump could easily throw the election into chaos and subvert the result. Who will stop him?

Well, Lindsay Graham has said he won't stand for it, Cory Gardner said Presidents should leave office at the end of their term, Marco Rubio said he'd be against it, Thom Tillis said no way, and Susan Collins said it would give her pause.

So...no worries, right? Those folks have always kept their word...right?

#16 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-09-23 09:45 PM | Reply

I don't think I've ever seen anybody kick up such a fuss over an election.

Trump acts like it's a REAL life or death situation for him.

#17 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-09-23 09:45 PM | Reply

"Trump acts like it's a REAL life or death situation for him."

That's because it's dictatorship, or ruin at the hands of the SDNY.

Life or debt.

#18 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-09-23 09:47 PM | Reply

DANFORTH

You don't suppose he's scared of Vladimir Putin, do you? (Seriously)

#19 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-09-23 09:54 PM | Reply

Our presidential elections require that the loser concede the election.

Can anyone honestly say that ------- will concede the election under any circumstances?

So, at best, we are in for a contested election.

And republicans are laying the groundwork for the votes to be invalidated-mail in voting, voting location chicanery.

You have to read the Atlantic article for where ---- plays out from there, cause the longer the vote counting takes, the more in plays into -------'s hands.

www.theatlantic.com

#20 | Posted by truthhurts at 2020-09-23 09:56 PM | Reply

"You don't suppose he's scared of Vladimir Putin, do you?"

I suppose Vlad holds Trump's loan notes. And a tape or two.

#21 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-09-23 10:00 PM | Reply

I suppose Vlad holds Trump's loan notes. And a tape or two.

And then there's that nasty umbrella.

#22 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-09-23 10:11 PM | Reply

Mail in voting is just a smoke screen
Read this article to really turn your hair gray
www.theatlantic.com
#12 | POSTED BY TRUTHHURTS AT 2020-09-23 09:41 PM | REPLY | FLAG

Trump's campaign and Republicans are working with Battleground State GOP legislators to invalidate the vote in those states and to have the State declare the electors to the Electoral College to "ensure the people's wishes are accurately represented" due to the fraud in mail in voting that they say will occur.

You think 3,000,000 votes was something? This could invalidate the votes of 10's of millions. As Trump said: "get rid of the ballots and you'll have a very ... there won't be a transfer, frankly. There'll be a continuation, the ballots are out of control."

This is how America dies. Right before our eyes.

#23 | Posted by YAV at 2020-09-23 10:11 PM | Reply

#23 | Posted by YAV

"We're fine with that ... as long as it isn't a Dem who does it!"

- Right wing hypocrites who actually care little about democracy

#24 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-09-23 10:13 PM | Reply

Ironically the law preventing much of the chicanery was allowed to lapse

#25 | Posted by truthhurts at 2020-09-23 10:23 PM | Reply

"Trump's filing is so frivolous it's an embarrassment. No attorney goes before the Supreme Court without concrete evidence to make their case."

In two "voter fraud" cases in PA, the plaintiffs have had to admit they couldn't find any fraud, they couldn't find fraud in other states, and they couldn't prove their request would prevent fraud, or that absent a ruling in their favor, that any fraud would be committed.

And let's not forget Kansas' Kris Kobach's final report on fraudulent voting: there was a whole area devoted to cases they'd discovered...and that section was "glaringly empty".
archive.thinkprogress.org

#26 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-09-23 10:30 PM | Reply

"Trump's filing is so frivolous it's an embarrassment. No attorney goes before the Supreme Court without concrete evidence to make their case."

In two "voter fraud" cases in PA, the plaintiffs have had to admit they couldn't find any fraud ...

Chill out. This Pennsylvania case is not about the run of the mill fraud claims the Buffoon has ranted and raved about for months.

This is about "illegal" ballots that arise in two ways. While the arguments may not prevail they are not frivolous unlike the rants.

First, ballots without a postmark or an illegible postmark are "illegal" because the ballot cannot be determined to have been cast before the close of election day voting but must be counted if received within three days of the close. The alleged effect of the 3 days is to extend election day beyond Nov. 3 in contravention of federal law.

Second, ballots counted in the above manner are "illegal" because the extension was effected by the PA Supreme Court in contravention of the Elections Clause which grants control over the "time, place and manner" of elections to the state legislatures not the state courts.

#27 | Posted by et_al at 2020-09-23 11:00 PM | Reply

ET AL

I agree with what you say but rules isn't evidence. Neither is Trump's case if it's built on speculation.

#28 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-09-23 11:18 PM | Reply

YAV @ #23

"Trump's campaign and Republicans are working with Battleground State GOP legislators to invalidate the vote in those states and to have the State declare the electors to the Electoral College to "ensure the people's wishes are accurately represented" due to the fraud in mail in voting that they say will occur."

Florida has already declined the invitation.

It would behoove other battleground states to do the same thing if they expect to get re-elected.

Even Republicans don't like their ballets being thrown into a dumpster.

#29 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-09-23 11:35 PM | Reply

I agree with what you say but rules isn't evidence.

Neither argument is dependent on evidence. The arguments are purely legal. The only evidence required is copy of the PASC opinion.

#30 | Posted by et_al at 2020-09-23 11:45 PM | Reply

A timely article, for those that still read...

www.rawstory.com

#31 | Posted by earthmuse at 2020-09-24 05:20 AM | Reply

Trevor Noah had an onpoint joke last night. Something along the lines of

If Trump isn't working for Russia on this then Russia must be confused.
Peter: Dmitri, did you Trump to say that?
Dmitri: Nyet, I thought you told him.
Peter: Why would he undermine his own democracy? I guess he's just really strange.

#32 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2020-09-24 12:44 PM | Reply

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