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Friday, November 20, 2020

President Trump on Friday suffered another blow to his unprecedented effort to undo the election results when a delegation of Michigan Republicans, after meeting with Mr. Trump at the White House, said that they would "follow the normal process" in certifying the vote results and honor the outcome.

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And the hits just keep on a'coming...

#1 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-11-20 11:18 PM | Reply

"If there's one thing Trump does not honor, it's the V."

- Every woman who has ever let Trump spend time with the V.

#2 | Posted by censored at 2020-11-20 11:20 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

We have come many times so close to the end of democracy, yet every time we keep shaking it off with the sigh of relief and keep saying "democracy worked"; yet will do nothing to fix the abuses of power, the lawlessness, not to say anything about the total collapse of the "norms" until one day... "What's norms got to do with it?" and "I am the law" (or did we gallop through that Rubicon already)?

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www.washingtonpost.com

Paul Waldman (WaPo): "We came much closer to an election catastrophe than many realize"

"But it was closer than you think. And it raises the frightening possibility that if Trump's team were not such a bunch of buffoons ... he might have been able to steal the election after all.

That's because the 2020 election was, in one critical way, even closer than 2016."

"You may remember that four years ago, Trump managed to win the electoral college because he prevailed in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania by a combined total of just 77,000 votes. That tiny margin was enough to overcome Hillary Clinton's 3 million-vote lead in the popular vote and make him president with 304 electoral votes.

So what's the analogous magic number for 2020? It's even smaller.

Final tallies are being completed; Georgia is conducting a hand recount, and there could be a recount in Wisconsin if the Trump campaign decides to pay for one. But here are the margins by which Biden won three critical states, as of Wednesday morning:

Arizona: 10,457
Georgia: 14,028
Wisconsin: 20,565
Total: 45,050

But if Trump had managed to get those 45,000 votes, he would have won 37 more electoral votes, making the electoral college a 269-to-269 tie. Under the Constitution, the election would have then been decided by the House of Representatives, with each state delegation getting just one vote. Even though Democrats have a majority in the House, more state delegations have Republican majorities. Trump would have been reelected."

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As I've said here before - "way too close for comfort." If the powers of the King, er President, are not curtailed, we may have Trumpian dictator without Trumpian buffoonery or visible personal / mental defects.

People here kept asking: who could vote for such individual, who would want him again as President, with the broad "consensus" that only racists and degenerates would do so? We now have the answer, almost 75 million people did... or didn't necessarily want him, but voted "against the other candidate" they found even less acceptable, for various reasons.

We may not be so "lucky" next time, if we, the people, represented by the Congress of two parties equally hungry for power at any cost, don't reduce and/or remove many presidential powers that the Congress and the courts kept giving to the office, instead removing or reducing "checks and balances" on the occupant of the office.

#3 | Posted by CutiePie at 2020-11-21 12:59 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

#3 Cutiepie. Agreed.
Dems have to re-prioritize their agenda.
Neutering republicans in every conceivable fashion should be task number one. Biden won a slim victory and second term is not guaranteed.
Talk up climate change but hamstring the R's everywhere. Executive actions on day one. Stack the courts with recess appointments. Get the national DNC vote registration machine into overdrive.
Fair fights are for suckers.

#4 | Posted by Docman at 2020-11-21 08:06 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#3
#4
Well said both of you. Of course having a raging pandemic and crippling recession is just the gift the Republicans want to leave to deprioritize the needed checks on power.

Hopefully we can walk and chew gum at the same time.

And hopefully once reality sets in, Trump offs himself.

#5 | Posted by bocaink at 2020-11-21 08:19 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

And hopefully once reality sets in, Trump offs himself.

#5 | POSTED BY BOCAINK AT 2020-11

Yeah, man. And what a loss to the world that would be.

#6 | Posted by Zed at 2020-11-21 08:22 AM | Reply

I don't trust these people. Why should I? Why'd they go to Washington, to buy t-shirts? Their fear of Trump just proved to be less than their fear of everything else. I'm grateful for that, but these little cowards remain dangerous.

#7 | Posted by Zed at 2020-11-21 08:30 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Speaking of, how is Ghislane Maxwell still alive?

That's the "murder hornet" of this whole crazy web.

Fingers are crossed that's gonna be Trump's trigger.

#8 | Posted by bocaink at 2020-11-21 08:37 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I would have liked to be a fly on the wall to see Pres Trump's reaction when they delegation actively defied his demand, and effectively told him to go pound sand.

#9 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-11-21 02:55 PM | Reply

Apparently I spoke too soon...

US election: Michigan Republicans seek to delay vote certification
www.bbc.com

...Republican officials in Michigan have written to the state's electoral board to request a two-week adjournment.

They have called for an audit of the presidential vote in the largest county, home to Detroit, after it was contested by President Donald Trump. ...


#10 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-11-21 07:57 PM | Reply

Apparently I spoke too soon...

Probably not. Looks like they stomped on that idea as well.

#11 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-11-21 08:02 PM | Reply

Republicans hate democracy

#12 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2020-11-21 09:41 PM | Reply

"Republicans hate democracy"

"If conservatives become convinced that they cannot win democratically, they will not abandon conservatism. They will reject democracy."
~David Frum

#13 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-11-21 09:52 PM | Reply

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