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Biden clears another election hurdle


President-elect Joe Biden at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. Associated Press/Photo by Andrew Harnik (file)

Biden clears another election hurdle

All but one state submitted their Electoral College slates to Congress in time for Tuesday’s “safe harbor” deadline. The law precludes any congressional challenges to states’ certified election results before the official Electoral College vote on Monday. The deadline’s passing strengthens Joe Biden’s hold on at least 296 electors. A pending lawsuit held up Wisconsin’s vote submission, but Biden is expected to win that state’s 10 electors, as well.

What about election fraud? President Donald Trump’s campaign continues to argue that large numbers of voters cast absentee ballots illegally in several swing states. Federal and state judges have mostly rejected those arguments for lack of evidence or for technical reasons such as not filing lawsuits in time. One case filed on Monday in Georgia makes specific allegations of 143,986 ballots cast by ineligible voters, including felons, minors, and people who did not properly notify the state of their address change. The case could lead to changes in election procedures in Georgia but likely will not get resolved in time to alter the state’s certified and submitted results. The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a request by U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., to overturn Pennsylvania’s certification of its election outcome on the basis that its mail-in voting law is unconstitutional.

Any other lawsuits that could change things? On Tuesday, the state of Texas filed a petition directly with the Supreme Court against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, saying those states had so many election irregularities that they should not be allowed to participate in the Electoral College vote. It’s unclear whether the Supreme Court, which has original jurisdiction in lawsuits between states, will agree to hear the case.

Dig deeper: Read Emily Belz’s report on the use of Dominion Voting Systems’ ballot-counting technology.


Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kan.

@lmlangdon

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OldMike

The Texas lawsuit has now been joined by 17 other states, at last count. That's a pretty substantial minority of the Nation!

As far as changing the outcome of the election, I really fear that would make a lot of people go to war against Republicans, conservatives, Christians, the upper and middle classes in general. Picture the Antifa/BLM riots, ONE HUNDRED TIMES OVER!  Same groups at war with "normal" America as were involved in the riots. 
 

Not an outcome any sensible person wants!

NEWS2ME

IT HAS BEGUN

Democrat Lawmaker Under Investigation After Threatening Trump Supporters

threatening Trump supporters during a Facebook live video on Tuesday. (this is what FACEBOOK allows)

"So this is just a warning to you Trumpers," Johnson said in the video on Tuesday. "Be careful, walk lightly, we ain’t playing with you. Enough of the shenanigans. Enough is enough. And for those of you who are soldiers, you know how to do it. Do it right, be in order, make them pay." 

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2020/12/09/dem-rep-threatens-trump-supporters-n2581289?utm_campaign=inarticle

NEWS2ME

TIM MILLER

Did you also RANT against all the money that was spent looking into Trump for almost 4 years for something they did?

Lawsuits etc.?

Money was spent going after Trump because they needed to get him out? They had meetings we paid for.

They wanted to see his tax papers, etc. Their excuse was he had paid someone for an affair? Really?

The Dems have many affairs but that is ok? They are thieves and liars, but that is ok?

I wonder who paid for the nefarious election goings on. Definitely planned and executed. 

You are right. There is no evidence. We can't go back. 

Pelosi was conveniently absent during the election fiasco. And smug when she finally came on the scene to say they won. 

I hope it all comes back to bite them in the end.  

Do you rant against sanctuary cities?

Do you rant against gov'ts who let their cities burn down in the name of FREE SPEECH, and want our taxes to pay for it?

 

Tim Miller

After years of railing against frivolous lawsuits, the Republicans have apparently decided, "If you can't beat them, join them."

Had California sued red states in 2016 because they didn't like the outcome of the election, conservatives would have been outraged, and rightly so. Now, Texas is using taxpayer dollars to try to bully states like mine into disenfranchising millions of voters.

I look forward to a 9-0 ruling from the Supreme Court, and hope Texas is forced to pay the legal fees for the states they are suing.