Trump's last stand against the truth


Category:  News & Politics

Via:  john-russell  •  3 weeks ago  •  8 comments

By:   Axios

Trump's last stand against the truth
He is falsely claiming several states are stealing the election by adhering to their laws, rules, and long precedents.

S E E D E D   C O N T E N T

Jim VandeHei, Mike Allen

Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images


President Trump is pinning his hopes — and presidency — on a wild, relentless war against reality and truth, falsely claiming several states are stealing the election by adhering to their laws, rules, and long precedents.

Why it matters: Trump fears the election will be called today, perhaps first by Fox News, and that his effort to get the Supreme Court to intervene will fail, officials tell Axios.

  • Trump and his eldest son, Don Jr., are demanding Republicans support his campaign to paint the election as fraudulent and stolen.

Important to note: It is not at all unusual, much less fraudulent, to count mail-in votes after Election Day — and for the results to change as new tallies come in.

  • Each state sets its rules well in advance of the election.

A Trump tweet at 3:10 a.m., which was labeled as "misleading" by Twitter, captures perfectly his war on truth:

  • "I easily WIN the Presidency of the United States with LEGAL VOTES CAST. The OBSERVERS were not allowed, in any way, shape, or form, to do their job and therefore, votes accepted during this period must be determined to be ILLEGAL VOTES. U.S. Supreme Court should decide!"

Reality check:

  1. There's no evidence of widespread illegal votes in any state, much less the several he would need to flip to "easily win."
  2. Trump is trying, in several ways, to make it appear that observers — a normal part of the vote-counting process — are being shut out to cover up "illegal" votes. This is simply false.
  3. The Supreme Court only steps into elections in exceptionally rare instances. Even lawyers sympathetic to Trump struggle to find legal rationale for the current state-specific disputes to rise to the highest court.

The bottom line: The election could be called as soon as today. Trump can demand recounts and court cases — so be patient and allow the political and legal process to play out, as designed.

  • Truth is, the system, imperfect as it might be, works.


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1  seeder  JohnRussell    3 weeks ago

He's been lying daily for the past 5 1/2 years as a politician.  Why stop now. 

2  seeder  JohnRussell    3 weeks ago

Biden just passed Trump in Pennsylvania. It's all over. The remaining vote in that state will only widen the spread in Biden's favor. 

Bob Nelson
2.1  Bob Nelson  replied to  JohnRussell @2    3 weeks ago


2.1.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Bob Nelson @2.1    3 weeks ago


Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
2.2  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  JohnRussell @2    3 weeks ago

Just saw the news on CNN.  I know that careful and responsible counting is an important part of our democracy, but I think it's ok if Melania starts packing.  I only hope she gets a chance to punch her 'husband' right in the nose before she dumps his silly behind.

2.2.1  devangelical  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @2.2    3 weeks ago

what do you think melania and her secret service detail are doing while donald is out on the golf course?

2.2.2  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @2.2    3 weeks ago

BLUE SKIES - Diana Krall 

Trout Giggles
2.2.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  devangelical @2.2.1    3 weeks ago

planting roses?


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