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Trump Is Trying to Overturn the Election, but I'm Not Panicking Yet

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Pure brilliance from the Nation's Elie Mystal: Years of watching Democrats snatch defeat from the jaws of victory gives many the sinking feeling that “it’s happening, again.” But rational thought tells us that these Trump gambits, all of them, are pointless. Biden won and his ascension to power is now inevitable, whether Trump accedes to that reality or not. As a wise man once sang: Gravity always wins.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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The Nation is catapulting the propaganda. It does not jive with the articles at .thegatewaypundit.com/

"New Judicial Watch Study Finds 353 U.S. Counties in 29 States with Voter Registration Rates Exceeding 100%" at click here

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Well one, small problem I noticed with the Judicial Watch "study" (MediaBias: "Overall, we rate Judicial Watch Questionable based on extreme right-wing bias, promotion of conspiracy theories, and a very poor fact check record. (7/19/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 04/29/2020))

is that they didn't even bother to identify which parties accounted for how much of their claimed "over 100% voter registrations". For all we know, even if the numbers are accurate (which no self-respecting person would assume) 90% or more could be Republicans. This is, of course, typical of the characteristically fraudulent misrepresentation of skewed statistics, by conservatives, in their attempt to advance baseless conclusions.

I won't even bother with the other link. As I've said before, recommended links from this segment of OEN's members have almost invariably been a waste of my valuable time.

Thus satisfied, I won't make the mistake again with this particular member.

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This is absolutely wonderful, Mabbie! (if you don't mind me calling you, Mabbie"...) I was suffering from a certain amount of distress from the "electors issue". But this article has helped to resolve that a great deal. God blessya!

Can Republican state legislatures put forward a slate of electors who will vote for Trump even though Biden won those states? Let's be very clear: The states get to choose how they will determine their own electors, but that determination has to be made before the election. A state with a Republican legislature let's say, Pennsylvania could have decided to choose electors based on a simple vote of the legislature. In fact, Republican legislators contemplated doing such a thing. But they didn't. Instead they decided, like every other state, to let the popular will in their state determine the slate of electors. They can't change the method of picking electors after the election has taken place. Remember, when voters showed up to vote, they technically weren't voting for "Joe Biden" or "Donald Trump" but for a slate of electors who would vote for Biden or Trump. If Pennsylvania wanted to change those rules, it would have had to tell its voters before they voted. It can't run a bait-and-switch on an election. It can't say that a vote for Biden's electors was actually a vote for the Pennsylvania legislature to choose the electors. This is an election, not a Groupon. The only legal recourse, which some Republicans are arguing for, is to determine that the voters "failed to make a choice" on which slate of electors to nominate, or that the results of that choice are somehow unclear. But the results will be clear once Pennsylvania certifies its election results (and, in this case, the governor and secretary of state, who certifies the results, are Democrats). It will be a close election, but voters made a choice and that choice will be clear upon certification. States have until December 8 to certify the results of their elections.

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LOL, Elie Mystal is just amazing.

I think Trump is providing us with a perfect view of all the loopholes in our democracy...once we see 'em, we can fix 'em!

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