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    Yesterday, 08:19 PM
    What makes you think Biden won't get a majority of the votes in the Electoral College? Maybe you think Sidney "Batshit Crazy" Powell and the ghost of Hugo Chavez will be able to find 37 faithless electors in the next two weeks -- is that it?
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    11-30-2020, 03:34 PM
    The order was vacated by the PA Supreme Court last Saturday. http://www.pacourts.us/assets/files/setting-7862/file-10781.pdf?cb=1f7217
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    11-30-2020, 02:05 PM
    The AZ vote was certified this morning. No red to be seen. https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/30/politics/joe-biden-arizona-certification/index.html
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    11-30-2020, 01:24 PM
    The motivation wasn't just on the left. Trump was a huge embarrassment to the GOP as well and the chance to vote him out of office was likely a factor in the large turnout. Incidentally, the 90% figure for Milwaukee is inaccurate. See https://www.channel3000.com/no-wisconsin-voter-turnout-wasnt-improbably-high-heres-the-facts-about-turnout-calculations/ Nope, nor am I one of those paranoid types who sees conspiracies everywhere.
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    11-30-2020, 11:34 AM
    The Narcissist-in-Chief will never concede, but he will move his sorry ass out of the White House and spend the rest of his life moaning about a non-existent "stolen election" because his ego won't let him confront the reality that 80 million people (and 306 electoral votes) didn't want him as President. He'll also try to keep preaching his delusions to his base, but by 2024 its members will have moved along to some other blowhard, leaving him on the dustpile of history as one of the worst presidents ever.
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    11-29-2020, 05:51 PM
    The only direct taxes (in the constitutionl sense) are capitations and taxes on the ownership of property, and the income tax and its enforcement are neither.
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    11-24-2020, 08:21 PM
    You're pitiful. https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2020/11/24/yeah-about-that-machine-error-in-arizona-n2580618
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    11-24-2020, 02:51 PM
    I do. And guess what? So do the courts that have addressed and rejected Trump's arguments, because they haven't seen any to back up his claims.
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    11-24-2020, 01:32 PM
    As long as Trump's lawyers present no evidence to back up their claims the courts won't do a thing to overturn the election. And when that happens a lot of Trump supporters will be convinced that the entire judicial system is part of the Great Evil Conspiracy to Cheat Trump, organized and backed by the Deep State, George Soros, the Illuminati, the ghost of Hugo Chavez, and who knows who else. Face reality, people -- the Narcissist-in-Chief lost. 80 million voters want him out of office. Your sour grapes and conspiracy theories are worse than the crybabies on the left in 2016 who thought the world was coming to an end because Clinton lost. Don't you realize that Biden's 306-232 electoral vote win is a "massive landslide victory"? Well it is according to Trump, who used that exact phrase to describe his 306-232 win in 2016. And Trump wouldn't lie, would he? If you really want to do some good go to Georgia and help the GOP Senate candidates get elected. The nation can't afford to have the Dems control the Senate.
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    11-23-2020, 08:11 PM
    It's nothing more than fodder for those of his supporters who've never seen a conspiracy theory they didn't lap up like so much Jim Jones Kool-Aid. He knows he's lost and will never get anywhere with his frivolous legal battles, but he can't afford to admit it and formally concede because that would simply demonstrate to his more ardent supporters what suckers they've been. It also goes against his enormously narcissistic nature.
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    11-23-2020, 04:55 PM
    It's possible, but it's never happened. Only 3 Presidents have been impeached (none was convicted) and no Vice President has ever been impeached.
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    11-23-2020, 12:42 PM
    Ah yes, the same Sidney Powell whose batshit crazy conspiracy theories were too much even for the Trump campaign to swallow anymore. One of the reasons Flynn may have copped a plea was an additional charge against him that the DOJ agreed not to pursue: making false statements in a filing with the Department of Justice relating to his company's lobbying efforts on behalf of Turkey.
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    11-23-2020, 08:53 AM
    Proof? So why did he try to withdraw his plea later? Did his son die or something so the threat went away?
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    11-22-2020, 11:10 AM
    Pray tell, who held the gun to his head and forced him to admit his guilt in open court? http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?546150-General-Flynn-Exonerated!&p=6946456&highlight=Flynn#post6946456
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    11-20-2020, 04:28 PM
    It's not all that clear that the PA Supreme Court invalidated the law. If you read the opinion it seems to try and get around the severance issue by saying it's not invalidating the law but merely granting a one-time equitable extension due to COVID and the USPS delivery problems and that the 8 pm deadline would still apply to future elections.
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    11-20-2020, 07:44 AM
    Not that close. The PA Secretary of State said there were only about 10,000 such ballots, and even if all of them went for Biden. he'd still have a lead of around 72,000 votes.
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    11-17-2020, 01:30 PM
    I make the following comments after going back and rereading the portion of the PA Supreme Court’s opinion regarding the 3-day extension for receiving mail-in ballots. The entire majority opinion can be read here: http://www.pacourts.us/assets/opinions/Supreme/out/J-96-2020mo%20-%20104548450113066639.pdf?cb=1 The statutory deadline provision applies solely to absentee ballots received after the deadline, not to those received before the deadline. Your cites to the provisions dealing with watchers and nonseverability are irrelevant. In other words, if the PA Supreme Court's decision is reversed, then the 8 pm deadline applies and only the late arriving ballots get tossed; no statute has been voided. Now if you're arguing in the alternative that if the PA Supreme Court's decision stands then per the nonseverability provision all mail-in ballots (as well as the vast majority of the 2019 act) are void, many questions remain: (1) The PA Supreme Court relied on a PA statute giving lower state courts the authority to decide “matters pertaining to the election as may be necessary to carry out the intent of” the Election Code and on a previous lower court decision upholding a two-week suspension of an election due to a natural disaster. The PA Supreme Court held that COVID was a natural disaster and that it had the jurisdiction to grant the equitable remedy of a 3-day extension. It did not explicitly hold the statutory deadline was unconstitutional. Instead, it seems to have adopted the position of the Secretary of State (who was a defendant in the proceedings), who emphasized that she was not asking the Court to invalidate the statutory deadline but to grant a temporary extension of the deadline due to COVID and that the deadline would remain unchanged for future elections. (2) However, if you view the decision as holding the statutory deadline was unconstitutional as applied to the current situation (which in all honesty I think is what the PA Supreme Court’s decision did without actually saying so), it follows from the nonseverability provision that all of the amendments to the voting regulations made by the 2019 act are invalid, which leads to wondering whether the election in PA complied with pre-2019 law. Many provisions of the 2019 act don’t deal with absentee or mail-in voting; for example, Section 3 of the act amended the official form of the ballot, and it’s reasonable to assume that the new form was used in the election. But under pre-2019 law, this wouldn’t be a valid official ballot. It’s therefore possible that if the pre-2019 law wasn’t followed in all respects ALL votes in PA, not just mail-in votes, must be thrown out. And if that’s the case, what happens to PA’s electoral votes?
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    11-16-2020, 02:35 PM
    Can you please cite the PA law that would invalidate the mail-in ballots that were received before the polls closed?
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    11-16-2020, 01:03 PM
    It is unless there is an actual controversy the resolution of which will be determined by the Court's decision. If Biden would win regardless of how the Court decides, the case is moot. The Court will not opine on something that would impact only some hypothetical future election.
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    11-16-2020, 10:17 AM
    The Court doesn't give advisory opinions.
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    11-16-2020, 09:44 AM
    I simply reported what the Secretary said at a news conference; there's no need to get your panties in a wad. If necessary, I have no doubt the State will report the count to the court in the proper legal manner. Of course, if you believe the PA newspaper that published the story is part of the massive Fake News Conspiracy, then there's no help for you. The same can be said for Trump's pathetic lawsuits. They keep getting tossed because his attorneys have no evidence.
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    11-16-2020, 09:30 AM
    The Court has a long tradition of not deciding constitutional issues unless it's really necessary. If Biden's margin in PA turns out to be such that the late mail-in ballots wouldn't make a difference I can't see that the Court would choose to hear the appeal because the case would be moot. Yes, if your scenario were to happen in 2022 the Dems would bitch. But then they can try to take the case to SCOTUS.
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    11-16-2020, 08:08 AM
    If you take the DH to its logical conclusion, baseball should be two platoon like football. Why restrict the DH to pitchers? If you have a great fielding shortstop who can't hit the side of a barn with a cannon (e.g. Ray Oyler -- lifetime batting average of .175) wouldn't you want someone else to hit for him?
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    11-16-2020, 07:54 AM
    Please provide a link to the law that says she had to. On November 6 Justice Alito ordered that the ballots received after the polls closed were to be segregated. It's reasonable to assume that the number of these segregated ballots were determined in each county and reported to Bockvar's office, after which she reported the 10,000 figure on November 10. https://www.pennlive.com/elections/2020/11/pa-received-10000-late-ballots-that-arrived-after-polls-closed-on-election-day.html Trump is still losing, and his refusal to to permit his Covid task force to coordinate with Biden's simply demonstrates he cares more about his swollen ego than he does about the country.
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    11-15-2020, 04:58 PM
    It’s interesting that of the seven Justices who addressed the II.1.2 issue in Bush v. Gore, only three (Rehnquist, Thomas, and Scalia) adhered to the notion that a state legislature is supreme under state law when it comes to presidential elections. The other four did not. In his dissenting opinion, Justices Stevens (joined by Justices Ginsberg and Breyer) noted: But will SCOTUS get involved? The PA Secretary of State has said there were about 10,000 ballots that were received after the polls closed. The latest count in PA has Biden leading Trump by 67,921 votes, and there are still to be counted mail-in ballots received before the polls closed and provisional ballots. If this lead is maintained the late ballots will be irrelevant, and SCOTUS will likely decide to not grant certiorari.
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    11-15-2020, 11:00 AM
    Maybe it's because he's the most narcissistic President in history whose me-me-me outlook makes it impossible for him to entertain the possibility that he would lose a fair election and that if he does lose it must mean the election was rigged by a massive conspiracy. As John Bolton said on a talk show this morning, if a massive conspiracy really pulled this off the CIA ought to hire its members.
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    11-15-2020, 10:44 AM
    So you're saying that this provision allows the PA legislature to violate the PA Constitution?
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    11-15-2020, 09:34 AM
    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court's opinion was based on the Pennsylvania Constitution, and that court, not SCOTUS, is the final authority on the meaning of PA law. Unless the Trump folks can come up with a violation of the US Constitution, they will lose.
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    11-12-2020, 08:15 PM
    He will be...until noon on January 20.
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