On Monday, Trump went 0-for-3 in court, losing cases in Texas, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina.
STORY: A federal judge (a conservative-leaning one at that) will not invalidate nearly 127K early votes cast at drive-thru voting sites in Harris County, Texas's most populous county, and won't stop drive-thru voting for tomorrow https://t.co/7sexkYfnps— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) November 2, 2020
"Please, given me an even moderately plausible argument and I'll be the first to throw out 100,000+ votes, but this was so bad even I, a guy who REALLY wants to throw out votes, cannot do so. Sadly. https://t.co/PoOA80thUR— Craig Calcaterra (@craigcalcaterra) November 2, 2020
President Trump and his reelection campaign are signaling they will pursue an aggressive legal strategy to try to prevent Pennsylvania from counting mailed ballots that are received in the three days after the election. https://t.co/Nbdywcr6SZ— The Associated Press (@AP) November 2, 2020
Supreme Court decisions extending timeframes for Pennsylvania and North Carolina to count mail-in votes may result in physical violence, Trump warned on Monday at a rally in Scranton. “They made a very dangerous situation, and I mean physically dangerous.” https://t.co/XnzkGZ9Bps— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@joncoopertweets) November 2, 2020
Trump sulked, before whining and making empty threats on Twitter. One tweet was marked as "misleading" by Twitter.
The Supreme Court allows the counting of ballots in North Carolina received up to nine days after the election as long as the ballots are postmarked by Election Day https://t.co/a06dVvZ2An— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) October 29, 2020
The Supreme Court decision on voting in Pennsylvania is a VERY dangerous one. It will allow rampant and unchecked cheating and will undermine our entire systems of laws. It will also induce violence in the streets. Something must be done!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 3, 2020
As Trump whines at length about how Twitter's trending topics are so unfair to him, he says without a shred of irony that "I don't want to act like a complainer" pic.twitter.com/1UndhbrDcg— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 3, 2020
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.
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?
"You are so lucky I've agreed to be your president." pic.twitter.com/iwQ9SKKHqd— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 3, 2020