Monday, November 02, 2020

Trump: Allowing Votes To Be Counted Is "Very Dangerous"

Donald Trump has admitted numerous times in the last few days that he does not expect to win without going to court and having biased judges ignore the law and rule in his favour.

On Monday, Trump went 0-for-3 in court, losing cases in Texas, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina.
Trump sulked, before whining and making empty threats on Twitter. One tweet was marked as "misleading" by Twitter.
Irony is very dead.
Trump: "I think it's terrible that we can't know the results of an election the night of the election." 

Voiceover: The results of the 2016 election were not known the night of the election.

The Times reported that Trump:
has no legal authority to stop the count on Tuesday night, and even in normal election years, states often take days or even weeks before completing their tallies and certifying the outcome.
"This is the most blatant, open attempt at mass disenfranchisement of voters that I've ever witnessed," said Dale Ho, the director of the Voting Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union, which has litigated several major cases this year.

Benjamin L. Ginsberg, a leading elections lawyer who has served as counsel to multiple Republican presidential candidates:
If a jurisdiction doesn't get done counting its ballots on election night because of the volume, broken machines or any other reason, there's zero grounds for stopping it under any state's laws. You're just going to disenfranchise people for his sport?

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