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Biden clears another election hurdle

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 12/08/20, 06:40 pm

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.


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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, Kansas. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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  • BG
    Posted: Wed, 12/09/2020 09:37 am

    I am trying to find an article on your website about the Texas lawsuit against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin after reading about it in this mornings Sift. The Sift blurp only mentioned Texas as filing the lawsuit and is the 3rd Blurp under the Biden clears another election hurdle heading. Seems to me to be a major developement. I was also wondering why the other states that have joined Texas are not mentioned which is why I was trying to find an article on your website, but I could not. I know this is fairly new and maybe you are still working on it, but why not provide more details in the Sift? We already have a lot of journalist doing all they can to drag Biden into the presidency, it would be nice if World would do what they can to at least report on what else is going on and explain the many unanswered questions about Biden's supposed win.

  • TIM MILLER
    Posted: Wed, 12/09/2020 11:06 am

    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.

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Wed, 12/09/2020 11:56 am

    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
    Posted: Wed, 12/09/2020 12:36 pm

    Suppose I am a complete hypocrite ... which of my points does it invalidate? Do we want revenge or the truth? 

    If we just want revenge, then by all means ... burn the system down so everytime someone loses an election, they can claim it was stolen, without evidence.

    But if you want truth, you have to grapple with the facts.

    We ran a bad candidate. He lost. Let's do better next time.

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Thu, 12/10/2020 07:03 am

    I don't want revenge. I want JUSTICE.

    I would like to see at least one Dem. arrested. How about arrested in the middle of the night with many guns drawn and the media looking on for all to see. (our taxes put to good use) And for what? Because of something he said against an investigation that was bogus? Look at the number of years they were going to put him in prison. Trump pardoned him and liberal heads exploded. 

    I would like to see the media admit they made a mistake about the Russian collusion.

    I would like to see Obama arrested for treason. Running guns thru Mexico? Nothing. Giving cash to Iran? Nothing. Running guns thru our Benghasi embassy? Nothing. Using the FBI to spy on Trump's campaign and during his four years in office. There is a long list of Obama's misdeeds. and they got nothing.

    Obama sent his hoards after Palin. You talk about money spent? His people sued her and ran her family into the ground just for telling the TRUTH. How dare she say anything against Obama!

    Obama pardoned lots of coccaine dealers. (there is a list on Google) No big. Trump pardons people who were railroaded just for working with Trump. And even the media was screaming for impeachment. "Trump thinks he is above the law."

    Hollywood and the elite go after states because they didn't vote for abortion? Lawsuits abound. No money lost there? No control of people's votes? 

    California and NY are in control. 

    No one acknowledged anything Trump did right. It was all about what he said when he backlashed with his tweets. I guess it was the only way he could get attention. Obama got praise for what his followers thought about his good deeds. Even Obama says nothing bad happened during his reign. Dems get awards, even when they kill old people in nursing homes. What does Trump get? Trump's FAMILY is still being hounded just because they exist. 

    You talk about REVENGE. Watch what happens when Biden takes over as Pres. Liberals already have a long list of names. 

    Did you see what happened to Ellen Degeneres because she sat next to and laughed with Bush at a ball game? She is the only talk show host I've see who shares her wealth.

    You should see what is happening with people who try to write fiction. Books are now being scrutinized for every word that they think is not politically correct. One guy they went after, the mob had hung him before they realized they had the wrong guy. They just moved on without even an oops. (our daughter follows what goes on in that area)

    I know God is in control, but just like with abortion, there is nothing I can do to stop it, but it doesn't mean I can't get upset about it. (Sorry about this last sentence. I hope you understand what I mean. I went to public school and even college didn't help my grammar.)

  • R AND D
    Posted: Wed, 12/09/2020 04:54 pm

    The link in the above Sift story takes you to the Mike Kelly v. Pennsylvania suit. The following Fox story has the link to the case filed with the US Supreme Court by Texas AG Ken Paxton Tuesday, 12/8.

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/texas-supreme-court-lawsuit-against-states-election-changes

    As quoted in the Fox article, government officials in the four states “usurped their legislatures’ authority and unconstitutionally revised their state’s election statutes," and the complaint requests that the court "declare that any electoral college votes cast by such presidential electors appointed in Defendant States Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin are in violation of the Electors Clause and the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and cannot be counted."

    The complaint sets out how the states changed voting regulations (originally passed in order to guard against fraud), but did so in a way which violates state and federal Constitutions. The focus of this case is not the countless irregularities witnessed by so many individuals during the voting and counting process. Please watch:

    Levin: The Supreme Court needs to intercede in 2020 election fraud investigations

     

  • not silent
    Posted: Wed, 12/09/2020 11:08 pm

    I live in Florida, and I was here for the hotly contested 2000 election between Bush and Gore (people STILL tease us about it!)  Even after numerous recounts (which confirmed the results) and a ruling by the US Supreme Court, for years, I would hear people loudly complaining they were "disenfranchised" because their candidate lost. I actually heard it as recently as THIS YEAR.  But here's the thing: We all saw the ballots being counted and recounted on national TV.  People can scream that they were disenfranchised but they clearly weren't; they were just angry that their candidate lost. 

    Our system of government is set up in such a way that claims of fraud and illegal activity must be proven in court.  In our legal system, the accused is considered innocent until proven guilty.  That doesn't mean they are ALWAYS innocent; it means that the burden of proof is on the prosecutor. 

    I truly hate to revist this; but the hearings for Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh show how hard it is for someone to prove they didn't commit a crime, particularly when there are numerous allegations and there is an attempt to try the case in the media. More than one person came foward with serious allegations against Mr. Kavanaugh; but at least one basically retracted the claim when it came time to swear it under oath, and others who were named as witnesses denied knowing about the incidents. I know people who would swear today that Mr. Kavanaugh got away with it-and I've heard them say that the FBI should have chased down every possible lead.  Frankly, we can't know exactly what did or didn't happen years ago if we were not there; but people still have very strong opinions (which sometimes seem to be based on emotion and personal experience rather than on the facts of the case). At any rate, regardless of what individuals believe, Mr. Kavanaugh was appointed because his accusers could not prove in court that he was guilty.  

    I get that there are people who strongly believe that the recent election was stolen and that there were serious irregularities in the election process. People are still screaming they were disenfranchised in the 2000 election.  Our courts aren't perfect, but they are what we have to decide legal matters. I'm not sure how we can continue to exist as a nation if we abandon the priniciples our country was founded on.

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Thu, 12/10/2020 07:16 am

    'The Big One': Trump Vows to Intervene in TEXAS Election Case

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2020/12/09/the-big-one-trump-...

    “Our Country stands at an important crossroads. Either the Constitution matters and it must be followed, even when some officials consider it inconvenient or out of date, or it is simply a piece of parchment on display... We ask the Court to choose the former.” (Jenna Ellis from TEXAS)

    https://twitter.com/JennaEllisEsq/status/1336319741665947650?ref_src=tws...

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Thu, 12/10/2020 07:19 am

    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-threate...

  • OldMike
    Posted: Thu, 12/10/2020 03:18 pm

    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!

  • TIM MILLER
    Posted: Thu, 12/10/2020 04:34 pm

    So, News2Me, I'm not at all excusing her comments. But it is worth noting that she was actually responding to threats she had received.

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