Republican Attempt to Steal the Election Has No Bounds

Mish

No matter who you are for, you should be in favor of a fair election.

Will We Have a Fair Election?

I am increasingly doubtful. Moreover, the party that is doing the accusing is the party that is doing everything they can to make sure the election is not fair.

Texas Disenfranchisement

Got That?

Republicans purposely let this voting go on and now hope to discard as many as 100,000 vote.

That's Texas and Minnesota. It's Pennsylvania, too.

I discussed Pennsylvania here: Do NOT Vote By Mail, Trap is Set

The Supreme Court let stand a ruling that allows Pennsylvania to count votes that come in up to three days after the election.

That seems like a victory but likely it isn't.

Amy Coney Barrett didn’t participate in either decision “because of the need for a prompt resolution” and because she hasn’t had time to fully review the parties’ filings, a court spokeswoman said.

Which is it?

Prompt Resolution? or Time to Review?

If the Supreme Court agrees to take the case after the election there will not be a "prompt resolution" by definition.

What's been resolved?

We would only have resolution if Barrett proclaimed this case was resolved or she would continue to recuse herself. 

Worse yet ...

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, a Democrat, informed the court that local elections officials had been directed to segregate ballots received after the Election Day deadline.

Trump deputy campaign manager and senior counsel Justin Clark said Mr. Shapiro’s decision to segregate ballots is “a big victory.’’ 

He added: “The Pennsylvania Secretary of State saw the writing on the wall and voluntarily complied with our injunction request,’’ which will “ensure they will not be counted until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on our petition.’’  

Justice Alito cited that move in his statement, saying that it would allow “a targeted remedy,” such as invalidating the late-delivered votes, should the court take up the case after Election Day.

Targeted Theft

If it appears Pennsylvania may decide the election, the Supreme Court will hear the case and Barrett will likely say discard the ballots.

If it appears Pennsylvania will not decide the election, Barrett would either let the decision stand or more likely, the Supreme Court would not hear further challenges. 

Saving Grace

The saving grace in this sordid affair is Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Florida are likely to go for Biden, theft or not.

It is conceivable Republicans steal Texas.  

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Comments (155)
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Sechel
Sechel

This is one of the things that have turned me off about Republicans. Gerrymandering, voter suppression and nullification of cast votes Texas limiting drop boxes, judges tossing ballots and legislatures along with judges rigging districts. The Supreme Court actually backed this saying the founders expected this. The ending of the voting rights act has encouraged states once again to engage in bad behavior.

This is worse than anything Putin could do. It destroys our trust in Democracy

jfpersona1
jfpersona1

Absolutely sickening. I don't see how Republicans can argue they are the ones with 'values' or that they stand for 'America' if they can't even stand to have a fair vote.

Eddie_T
Eddie_T

Thanks for this one......its been on my mind all day.

Kimo
Kimo

Gee, might they have to vote in person?

Anda
Anda

"Moreover, the party that is doing the accusing is the party that is doing everything they can to make sure the election is not fair."

The party accusing in this article appears to be "democrat" ?

Cowpoke
Cowpoke

I'm glad Republicans are finally hitting back and fighting democrat fire with fire. I am proud to vote Republican and Trump

Realist
Realist

Trump and the Republicans are proof that “Power Corrupts”. They are openly attempting to steal the election, and in the process, destroy American democracy. And their cult members bash Mish for pointing it out. I am going to enjoy watching the show to see if the Republicans will succeed in this theft. Keep up the good work Mish. It’s refreshing to see that there are some Americans who still have integrity.

Felix_Mish
Felix_Mish

Both parties will pull whatever tricks and schemes they can to win. Is there anyone over the age of 20 who doesn't know that?!?

There may, indeed, be something behind these tweets. Experience says not. But, hey, could be. After all, political tweets have been known to contain a grain of truth from time to time.

We count on true-believers from each party to find dirt on the other party. So, tweet on!

Tengen
Tengen

Two people in this thread declared they've had enough of the site despite zero previous posts. Are these drive-bys pretending to be regular readers?

I still have yet to hear a cogent argument from anyone why Trump deserves a vote in 2020. It made sense in 2016 as an outsider, but not after becoming an established swamp creature. Trump spent most of his first term crying for lower interest rates and more QE, yet his supporters here claim to care about finance???

Edit- looks like both fake readers just got nuked.

Mr. Purple
Mr. Purple

Republicans can't win a fair election. It is a failed party.

Think9
Think9

All I see is lopsided Group think here . Won't be here for long..watch the Doc on Antifa...It's not about Rep or Dem ithat's a kindergarten school play for the distracted...meanwhile your lives will be shockingly disrupted by a flank attack from Lords of Chaos who are good at it.And you are all blind to it with your confused priorities.Softies without a clue.

Sechel
Sechel

It's because of this the vote must be unmistakable. This is not a year to engage in 3rd party protest votes

nzyank
nzyank

The choice is liberalism or illiberalism. Voting 3rd party is to turn a blind eye.

Herkie
Herkie

Well, it is not as if I had not said that the only way they can win is to cheat on every other post I have made here in the last 8 months, so I will not ride that pony into the dirt.

The Texas legislature may have ultimate control over how elections are done in Texas, but the PEOPLE of Texas are US citizens, and no state has the authority to violate their rights under the US constitution such as Abbot did when he changed arbitrarily ordered the counties in Texas have only one single drop box in the large urban democrat heavy cities, where was the legislature in THAT decision?

But the statutes also leave some leeway for the county authorities to manage the local elections and aspects of how that is arranged. If the registrar in Harris County felt they had the discretion to use drive up delivery after the governor's order that each county have only one physical point of delivery of ballots then the courts SHOULD have stepped in and voided his obvious attempt to disenfranchize democratic voters. And all other things being equal, then these votes should be allowed to stand, even if the courts hold that in future the voting authorities get such changes okayed at state level in future. Because to throw out something as sacred as a citizens vote over an ambiguity in the statutes is one of the actual marks of a fascist dictatorship and we all know it. Some may argue that these elected registrars have no authority to allow people to deliver ballots curbside, then how do those same people justify the governor usurping Texas statute to arbitrarily order drop boxes removed from counties?

And if you ask me the incident in California where republicans set up many fake drop boxes with the intention of destroying dem ballots is all the excuse any GOP governor needed to justify such an emergency order to do what Abbot did. But please note that all the cheating - ALL OF IT- has been on the GOP side.

"They drew Judge Andrew Hanen, one of the most notoriously partisan Republican judges in the entire federal judiciary. "

Um, is it really necessary to point out that a judge's personal partisanship feeling are a very distant second to their respect for the laws of the land, and that they took an oath to put the law first? No judge should be deciding cases based on personal political bias and if they do their rulings through their entire career voided and themselves removed from the bench in disgrace, then every case they ever sat on gets a new trial. Expensive and time consuming but also the only fair way to handle corrupt judges. No matter which side they are on I might add. It is something you just do not do no matter the temptation.

It is time for the federal bench to get an official legal watchdog group to keep an eye on federal judges, sample review their rulings and knowledge of the law. Accept complaints from attorneys who have been shot down by judges on spurious grounds, and then recommend corrective action to the congress which the Judiciary Committee is required to act upon.

But we also need to remember that corruption and partisanship is a lot deeper than a few judges or one party's willingness to cheat to win elections. It is the approval of the entire electorate that is partisan on their behalf that we have to find a way to stop. I am seriously thinking that we will have to find a way to isolate these republican bastards from decent society and soon or there will be no America left. Start with the armed ones like the ones that trapped that Biden Bus this weekend and forced it to stop on the way to an event in Austin. They ambushed it and actually forced it to stop on the highway and the event was of course cancelled. Those people committed a crime and need to go to prison.

I must say, for people who claim to cherish their right to bear arms they are behaving in the one manner that gives the other side the most ammunition for seeing that they lose that so called right. These people are not dealing with a full deck and should NOT be allowed to posess firearms.

Captain Ahab
Captain Ahab

'No matter who you are for, you should be in favor of a fair' and honest MEDIA, to begin. Because when the media is biased, lies, and censors, no election can be fair.

This is not to justify elections that are not fair, but the issue is far more complex. To wit, the reports of 100K ballots being discarded was reported by whom? Are there any pertinent facts left out of the story that might justify the discarding?

We are witnessing the result of endless attacks during 3.5 years. It will not end well.

PreCambrian
PreCambrian

Republicans don't believe in democracy, that is one of their core values.

Paul_L
Paul_L

There is no such thing as a fair election when states allow people to mail in their vote a week or two after Nov 3rd. We have already seen at least 1 state with so much fraud that they had to redo the vote, multiple other states with ballots thrown in a dumpster as well as ballots going to pets, dead people and multiple voters at the same address but havent lived there in 5-10-20 years. Any one of those ballots could be harvested, filled out and mailed in. I can just see the Democrats showing up after the election with enough fraudulent votes to change the election outcome. Voting early=yes. Voting after Nov. 3rd=no. Absentee ballots for registered voters=yes. Not purging/cleaning voter roles and sending ballots to pets, dead people and nonresidents=no. There needs to be 1 national deadline that all the states must comply and mandatory prosecution of voter fraud. The democrats are going to use mail in voting to rig the election thats why we will not get a fair election now or in the future (especially in democratic states).

Dodge Demon
Dodge Demon

Mish, have you signed up to be a poll-watcher in your precinct in Utah. I hear that its worse than Crook County, IL out there!

TimeToTest
TimeToTest

I have a buddy that talks about Trump stealing the 2016 election because he didn’t win the popular vote. He has parroted the same talking point for weeks about this election. I feel sorry for him. He gets so mad at things he has no control over. Terrible way to live.

I doubt the courts will throw out any ballots not turned in after Nov. 3. As for after the election I suspect some will be thrown out.

Should we be able to vote a week after the election and have it counted?

Realist
Realist

This is why it will be interesting to watch the election results beginning Nov 3. Many comments here from Trump supporters already are questioning the validity of the voting process. Trump supporters are determined to spread stories about election fraud. And yet, as Mish correctly points out, it is the Republicans that are attempting and actively engaged in that fraud.

This is fun to watch, partly because I don’t live in the US. If I lived there, I would be outraged at Republican fraud. What a shit hole country America has turned into under Trump and his Republican supporters.

My condolences.

ionicmantoms
ionicmantoms

What the hell is wrong with the Trump supporters in Texas who decided to delay intestate traffic by blocking a Biden campaign bus!? This behavior is completely unacceptable. Arrest and charge these fools before somebody gets hurt.

ToInfinityandBeyond
ToInfinityandBeyond

Maybe the Republicans need to be reminded of the definition of the word “democracy” .....

noun: democracy
a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives

Eddie_T
Eddie_T

We are leaving the age of democracy in this country and entering the age of authoritarianism....and people are begging for it. That's what cannot end well.

Denver1
Denver1

It is a bit unfair, and maybe irrational, to censor out facts that Dem lawyers have engineered court decisions for PA to count ballots when signatures don't match registration and count ballots 8 days after polling closes if no post mark...
There is a reason, Mexico, Canada Euro, and even Russia require a gov ID to cast a vote.
All your obsession with ginning up the vote presents too many opportunities for fascists to control the US.

ToInfinityandBeyond
ToInfinityandBeyond

Trump supporters continue to trot out the line that it is unfair to count ballots received days after election date. Let’s get real. These ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day to count - hardly unfair. If Trump had not put one of his incompetent cronies in charge of the postal service these ballots might actually have had a better chance of arriving in a more timely fashion! Or maybe that was just another Republican voter suppression tactic.

FactsonJoe
FactsonJoe

So local DEMOCRAT county officials pushed through curbside voting to increase Democrat votes when the STATE has authority on voting and Republicans are very BAD for challenging this?

Maybe the DEMOCRAT county officials should not have made those decisions and instead asked the state on what to do?

ROGO1
ROGO1

Flawed Electoral Vote System November 9, 2020 Action Plan
So it’s quite possible the flawed electoral voting system for a third time will disregard the majority of the voters' choice to lead our country and this third strike puts our democracy on the precipice of civil unrest and push our global reputation past the point of no return due to one man's failed attempt at politics!...
Total U.S. sick out should be set for each Monday starting November 9, 2020!...
to involve every U.S. registered voter until the final resolve of eliminating the electoral voting system & reclaiming our right to a fair majority wins vote is honored!...Please retweet & post
it may help!

ROGO1
ROGO1

So the CCP built ghost cities for nothing?.. We have been attacked with Covid 19 Pandemic #1, Trump has no plan to serve & protect our country, Trump is derelict in his duty of care and his bloviating self centered leadership and disrespect of science, media & his own republican party is taken us backwards!.Trump is the worst leader on the Planet who is responsible for more deaths than any soldier who ever fought against the United States by not mandating mask from the start of this attack!..A vote for Trump initiates the countdown U.S. reputation as global leader!..

FactsonJoe
FactsonJoe

According to preliminary CDC data the Covid deaths absolutely crashed and cratered to just 535 per week in the whole of USA in the week ending 24/10/2020:

Wonder why media has NOT reported this development?

Maybe it would make Joe "shutdown" Biden look like a BAD choice for president and maybe it would also interfere with media smearing Trump as horrible person responsible for everything and causing all the deaths personally and make media claims the situation is worsening all the time look like BS?

Tnguy2
Tnguy2

I am against the Democrat/communist's party's intent to: Split California into 3 states for Senate control, give citizenship to 16 million illegals plus their relatives, in order to suppress conservative voters, create states from Guam, Puerto Rico, and DC in order to get the senators and win future elections, and to pack the SCOTUS with at least 4 more partisan hack judges that will declare all of their coming revenge-laws legal....so, I do want fair play.....


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