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Wed Nov 25, 2020, 07:15 PM

🚨BREAKING: Pennsylvania Federal Court DENIES Republican effort to block Allegheny County



🚨BREAKING: Pennsylvania Federal Court DENIES Republican effort to block Allegheny County from including ballots in certification.

Trump and his allies are now 1-38 in post election litigation.


1-38!

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Reply 🚨BREAKING: Pennsylvania Federal Court DENIES Republican effort to block Allegheny County (Original post)
Roland99 Nov 25 OP
Demsrule86 Nov 25 #1
Roland99 Nov 25 #3
DeminPennswoods Nov 25 #6
Roland99 Nov 25 #11
DeminPennswoods Nov 25 #12
Roland99 Nov 25 #14
Demsrule86 Nov 25 #10
DeminPennswoods Nov 25 #9
PTWB Nov 25 #13
Roland99 Nov 25 #16
DeminPennswoods Nov 25 #17
Roland99 Nov 25 #18
DeminPennswoods Nov 25 #21
Roland99 Nov 25 #24
LeftInTX Nov 26 #35
DeminPennswoods Nov 25 #19
PTWB Nov 25 #20
DeminPennswoods Nov 25 #22
Demsrule86 Nov 25 #23
Blue Owl Nov 25 #2
warmfeet Nov 25 #15
Evolve Dammit Nov 25 #27
ailsagirl Nov 25 #31
flying rabbit Nov 25 #33
DeminPennswoods Nov 25 #4
Cha Nov 25 #5
Cha Nov 25 #7
grumpyduck Nov 25 #8
world wide wally Nov 25 #25
Initech Nov 25 #26
Initech Nov 25 #28
Rice4VP Nov 25 #29
questionseverything Nov 26 #34
ailsagirl Nov 25 #30
Retrograde Nov 25 #32

Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 07:19 PM

1. Does this end the orange GOP judges quest to stop certification in PA?

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 07:21 PM

3. Nope. That was supposed to have a hearing this afternoon and on Friday

But, presidential election is already certified. That was done a couple of days ago. The suit to stop certification would only affect down ballot races

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 07:23 PM

6. That's something different and it was filed in state, not federal,

court.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 07:33 PM

11. That's right. State Supreme Court, right?

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 07:39 PM

12. Filed in Commonwealth Court

It seeks to invalidate Act 77 which the R-controlled state legislature passed and Gov Wolf signed that expanded voting by removing the restrictions (must be medically unable to vote in person or document that you will be out of state/area) on absentee voting thus making PA a "no excuse absentee ballot" voting state.

Judge granted a prelim injunction stopping cert of any elections that haven't yet been certified, but presidential vote was certified prior to her order. However, AG Shapiro/Dems appealed directly to the state Supreme Court and the judge has cancelled the hearing she had sched for Friday waiting for the Supreme Court to decide if it wants to accept the state's appeal.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 07:45 PM

14. What a tangled web. Makes NFL playoff formulas look like 1+1

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 07:30 PM

10. Thanks!

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 07:28 PM

9. No, there's still a suit in Commonwealth Court to

have Act 77 declared unconstitutional and thus invalidate all 2.7M mailed ballots. The judge granted a preliminary injuction and enjoined the state from certifying any results not already certified which the presidential results are. There was supposed to be an evidentiary hearing on Friday.

However, AG Shapiro/Dems skipped right over the Commonwealth Court and appealed directly to the State Supreme Court. After that happened, the Commonwealth Court judge post-poned/canx the hearing scheduled for Friday in case the Supreme Court chooses to take the case.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 07:44 PM

13. I doubt there is any real risk of that.

Even if Act 77 is declared unconstitutional we are in no danger of having 2.7M mail-in ballots invalidated. There was ample time to bring the suit prior to the election. At worst, Act 77 would be invalidated for future elections.

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Response to PTWB (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 07:51 PM

16. Marc Elias just tweeted about it. We're good



There are lots of things in the world to worry about right now but the Pennsylvania election result is not one of them.

The governor has certified the results pursuant to federal law. Joe Biden will be sworn in on January 20th.

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Response to PTWB (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 07:53 PM

17. Yeah, that's what I think, too.

Any ruling that Act 77 is unconstitutional would not be retroactive. If so, all the June primary results would be invalidated, too.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #17)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 07:54 PM

18. I also look at Bush v Gore. SCOTUS simply said stop counting. Certify

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #18)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 07:57 PM

21. Remember this is PA state.commonwealth court, not federal court

nt

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #21)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 08:05 PM

24. Right. But the reasoning holds

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 01:52 AM

35. We had a similar thing happen in Texas

The governor wrote an EO to expand early voting in the July primary runoff..

Then, on July 27th, he wrote an EO to expand early voting in the November election.

Allen West sued on Sept 23rd saying it was unconstitutional (similar to the way Act 77 could be considered unconstitutional). Repubs were saying, "Don't vote the first week of early voting, cuz your vote will get thrown out".

https://www.texastribune.org/2020/09/23/texas-republicans-greg-abbott-early-voting/

The Texas Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a bid by leading state Republicans to overturn Gov. Greg Abbottís order that added six days of early voting as a pandemic safety measure.
https://www.elpasotimes.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/10/07/texas-supreme-court-rejects-gop-leaders-bid-limit-voting-time/5909352002/


They also tried to throw out 127,000 Harris County votes.



Our State Supreme Court is all Republican. Everything is Republican in this state.

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Response to PTWB (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 07:55 PM

19. In fact, Act 77 included a provision allowing for

challenges within a 180 day window. Not a peep before now.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #19)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 07:56 PM

20. The window is relatively meaningless.

An unconstitutional law cannot attach a time limit to challenge its constitutionality to the law itself.

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Response to PTWB (Reply #20)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 07:58 PM

22. State Rs wrote it, not me.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 08:05 PM

23. OK, I bet it is gone by Thursday.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 07:20 PM

2. Wompity Womp Womp Womp

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 07:48 PM

15. I am going to assume that there is a very high waterfall

at the end of this run.

Hopefully, it is several thousand feet high.

Ironically, the only thing the investigators will find is a pair of very tiny hands and a few strands of hair, dyed yellow.

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 09:10 PM

27. great graphic!

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 09:19 PM

31. ... proclaiming all the while that he won...

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 10:10 PM

33. Snagging this one

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 07:22 PM

4. The PA supreme court also declined to revisit

it's decision to allow some 2 or 3 thousand ballots that were without a hand-written date from the voter but received before the 8PM deadline on election day.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 07:23 PM

5. Rt! TY Marc!

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 07:24 PM

7. trump & his Bad Faith thugs.. 1-38

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 07:25 PM

8. I think his campaign should apply for

a Guinness record for the most losses.

Or maybe they're holding off for a higher count?

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 08:51 PM

25. 1-38?....... Fire the coach already

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #25)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 09:06 PM

26. Shit, even Tom Brady and Bill Belicheck would throw in the towel on those numbers!

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 09:10 PM

28. Holy shit! I think the Generals have a better win - loss record against the Harlem Globetrotters!

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 09:12 PM

29. So, what is this story?

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Response to Rice4VP (Reply #29)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 01:29 AM

34. That happened earlier then the state took them to state Supreme Court and won

If I understand correctly

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 09:18 PM

30. YAY!!!!!

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 09:51 PM

32. I'm confused - which case is this again?

Can we start numbering them so it's easier to keep track of all these suits. Maybe something like PA-11-25-01 for the first one filed today, and so on?

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