Despite their pathetic failure to get the courts to vote for STOP THE COUNT! To get involved, the Trump campaign has vowed to continue fighting in court. Who you want to fight and where is not very clear – which place is appropriate if you are suing MATH? But the war continues, and Republican National Committee chairman Ronna Romney McDaniels promises a battle to overcome Biden’s lead in Michigan, which currently stands at 143,000 votes.
With Nevada and Arizona on the brink of appeal (as of this writing), Biden will have 270 electoral votes excluding Pennsylvania or Georgia. Even so, the Trump campaign is targeting most of its firepower at Philadelphia as the city’s election officials tabulate a huge amount of postal ballot papers that turn the “red mirage” into a “blue wave”.
Um, do this “firepower”.
This Texas attorney is flying to Philadelphia this morning to join a team of lawyers from across the country to fight for a fair and honest election in Pennsylvania. #lawyersfortrump pic.twitter.com/0TV87ifXEg
– ????????????????????????????? ???????????????? (@BriscoeCain) November 6, 2020
Cain, a current member of the Texas House of Representatives and a former member of his high school cheerleading team, announced his plans from an account recovered from a 141-day ban in January after he tweeted, “My AR is ready for You, Robert Francis “with the then presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke. We look forward to reading what happened when he jumped off the plane and started talking to the Eagles with his Uber driver. Probably.
And Cain isn’t the only Trumpland member who has placed its hopes on vague threats to complain about something. Here’s Lou Dobbs demanding that the Justice Department send in thugs to stop the count.
Lou Dobbs is out of order. He berates Ric Grenell about Fox Biz and says, “Why isn’t the Republican Party demanding en masse that the Justice Department move in here?” Jesse Watters is now similarly grumbling about Fox … pic.twitter.com/FJuLHXw5ax
– Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) November 5, 2020
“Where is the Republican Party not demanding en masse for the Justice Department to move in? It wasn’t there throughout the process. Can you give us an answer to that? “The Fox Business host requested Ric Grenell from former National Intelligence / current Team Trump director.
“Look, I …” Grenell stammered, “what I can say is that some of the people you mentioned have absolutely made contact and said what we can do and are fully involved.”
“I’m not asking for a little treasure note,” Dobbs thundered, “I ask why they are not asking the Justice Department a political crime as it occurs.” He then cut the interview off and apologized for “delaying your legal action.”
Dobbs later interviewed Harmeet Dhillon, co-chair of Women for Trump and former employee of Judge Paul Victor Niemeyer on the fourth circuit.
Trump campaign legal advisor: “We’re waiting for the United States Supreme Court – of which the president has appointed three judges – to step in and take action. And hopefully Amy Coney Barrett will get through” pic.twitter.com/Z4bfBqsks5
– Jason Campbell (@JasonSCampbell) November 5, 2020
First, Dhillon grossly misrepresented the status of election observers in Philadelphia, accusing campaigners of counting votes “without any Republican election observers witnessing there,” a fact the Trump campaign lawyer contradicted in federal court that same day.
“It is an outrage that these people despise the court,” continued Dhillon, although no federal or state judge found contempt.
“In the meantime, we are waiting for the United States Supreme Court, for which the President has appointed three judges, to step in and take action. Hopefully Amy Coney Barrett will come through and pick it up, ”she continued.
Here on planet Earth, the only case pending in the Supreme Court is about late-arriving postal ballots that are unlikely to erase Biden’s Pennsylvania profit margin even if the campaign manages to get SCOTUS to throw you.
Last night, Nevada Republicans filed another lawsuit challenging the use of signature verification machines in Clark County. They alleged, without evidence, “over 3,000 cases of ineligible persons casting ballots”. And the Trump campaign has filed another lawsuit in federal court alleging the silver state has allowed over “10,000” ineligible voters to cast ballots.
Her main witness is an elderly woman who appeared at a press conference with Grenell yesterday and claimed that her ballot was stolen just to expose the story immediately.
Clark County just looked at that file, saying they investigated, spoke to the voter, validated the signature, gave her the opportunity to sign a statement contesting the ballot and signature, and you refused. https://t.co/zejtB8r3bt
– Josh Lederman (@JoshNBCNews) November 5, 2020
Time for a hail Mary Pass.
Women have just arrived at the Clark County Electoral Department. They tell me that they are praying that justice will be done and that justice will prevail. pic.twitter.com/xi0Q9hOS51
– alyssa estrada (@anenews), November 6, 2020
Well, it can’t hurt. And it’s probably no less effective than this spate of trash lawsuits. AMEN.
Elizabeth Dye lives in Baltimore, where she writes on law and politics.