It is all premised on the repeated lies we heard from Trump when he emerged from his bunker Thursday evening to rant about how Democrats rigged the vote, with “thriller ballots” and “secret rely rooms.” There’s not nice thoughts at work right here, anyplace. (That is made apparent by the truth that they’re letting Rudy Giuliani on the market in entrance of cameras.) But it surely actually cannot be overstated simply how bad their false claims in entrance of precise judges are.
Like in a listening to in entrance of Michigan Court docket of Claims Decide Cynthia Stephens, who reviewed a witness affidavit the Trump workforce introduced through which a Republican ballot watcher in Wayne County stated the she’d heard that an election employee was instructed to backdate late-arriving absentee ballots. “The witness claimed one other ballot observer, who wasn’t named, heard from the election employee, additionally unnamed, in regards to the challenge,” Buzzfeed’s Zoe Tillman reviews. “The witness reported that she then spoke with the ballot employee, who gave her a handwritten observe that learn, ‘entered obtain date as 11/2/20 on 11/4/20.'”
“‘I heard anyone else say one thing’—how is that not rumour? Come on now,” Decide Stephens instructed Trump lawyer, saying it was secondhand rumour at that. Trump misplaced that one. Then there was the Chatham County, Georgia, case, one of many silliest, through which a ballot watcher noticed 53 ballots separated from different ballots and placed on a desk and so clearly, the marketing campaign asserted, that they had arrived late and had been proof of fraud. An elections official testified that these 53 ballots “had been, in truth, obtained by GA’s Election Day deadline, saying they had been dealt with individually as a result of they did not present up on a manifest of absentee voters so that they needed to be checked.” For 53 ballots, the Trump marketing campaign wasted all that effort and time and cash to have the case summarily dismissed.
One of many “victories” the Trump marketing campaign claimed out of one in every of their many Pennsylvania fits was in getting election observers right into a Philadelphia ballot-counting course of. That allowed them to maneuver from 10 ft away from the method to six ft away, offered they complied with social distance measures put in place. That was their huge win in Pennsylvania. They are not going to offer it up, nonetheless. They simply filed one more in Montgomery County Pennsylvania arguing over 600 absentee ballots they are saying shouldn’t be allowed.
All the things they’re attempting to do in Pennsylvania seems to be hoping that one thing will stick in order that they’ll take their case to the U.S. Supreme Court docket, the place three of the courtroom’s conservatives made it clear that they might welcome Republicans coming again if the vote is shut sufficient, or Trump asks for it. The Trump marketing campaign has been saying it out loud, like when a campaign lawyer went on Lou Dobbs’ present on Fox and stated: “We’re ready for the US Supreme Court docket—of which the President has nominated three justices—to step in and do one thing. And hopefully Amy Coney Barrett will come via.” Which I’m positive will work. It’s not like saying out loud “Amy Coney Barrett is on the courtroom to subvert democracy” goes to place a highlight on her or something, making her anxious to tell apart herself in her first main case by permitting a Trump coup.
The important thing factor to recollect in Pennsylvania is that every one the ballots they’re attempting to hold their fraud claims on are being segregated from the Election Day ballots, and haven’t been counted but. Trump is shedding Pennsylvania on Election Day votes.