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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 01:41 AM

Trump's Pennsylvania Suit Puts Election in Limbo, Judge Told

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Source: Bloomberg News

President Donald Trump’s bid for a court order blocking Pennsylvania from certifying its election result would imperil the votes of 6.8 million people based on “speculation and conjecture” about voter fraud without any evidence to back it up, the Democratic National Committee told a judge.

“It is telling that despite proclaiming to this court that they were prepared to present hundreds of affidavits and extensive evidence of misconduct, no such evidence can be found anywhere in what is now plaintiffs’ second motion for preliminary injunction,” lawyers for the DNC said in a filing Friday evening in federal court in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann is simultaneously weighing the Trump campaign’s amended request for an injunction and Pennsylvania’s motion to dismiss the suit, which seeks to block certification unless the state tosses out tens of thousands of ballots that the campaign has claimed might be defective.

The Trump campaign’s request “threatens to throw into limbo the results of the 2020 Presidential Election for the entire country,” the DNC said. “The court should reject plaintiffs’ extraordinary and drastic request, and grant defendants’ motions to dismiss.”

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-11-20/trump-campaign-suit-is-assault-on-pennsylvania-law-judge-told



Brann is an Obama nominee.

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Reply Trump's Pennsylvania Suit Puts Election in Limbo, Judge Told (Original post)
alp227 Saturday OP
Budi Saturday #1
Cha Saturday #2
Cha Saturday #3
Stand and Fight Saturday #4
Cha Saturday #5
Stand and Fight Saturday #6
Mike 03 Saturday #9
paleotn Saturday #13
ToxMarz Saturday #15
Thekaspervote Saturday #16
UCmeNdc Saturday #7
patricia92243 Saturday #8
Mike 03 Saturday #10
BumRushDaShow Saturday #12
Thekaspervote Saturday #17
bucolic_frolic Saturday #11
DeminPennswoods Saturday #14
Omaha Steve Saturday #18

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 01:59 AM

1. Wonder if the SC would touch this if Trump challenged District Judge Matthew Brann's decision?

If U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann rejects this attempt, would that give Trump the opportunity to send it to the SC for a decision?
Which I believe, all this half-assed bogus election challenging is where they're headed anyway. The SC is where Trump attys believe their best & only shot at giving Trump 4 more years resides.

They just have to build a case for the challenge.
As Bullshit as it is, that's what they've been doing.

Now I don't know if the SC would take the case or how they'd rule, but I believe this is the end game for all the wtf & insane game they have been playing.

They're creating a case to take to the SC. The RW dominated SC, with a couple of those judges seated by McConnell & Trump,.. who will be expecting to call in some favors.

Gdammitt!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 02:37 AM

2. Well That's A Scary Fucking Headline..

bookmark.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 03:05 AM

3. kick

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 03:39 AM

4. Not blaming OP, but that headline is clickbait alarmist trash.

People have enough anxiety already.

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Response to Stand and Fight (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 03:41 AM

5. Thank you.. I was waiting to see

if someone else saw it like that.

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Response to Cha (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 03:43 AM

6. Yeah. Total shame on Bloomberg's pressroom for that one.

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Response to Stand and Fight (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 06:43 AM

9. My heart skipped when I read that

but "all's well that ends well." And it looks like this will end well.

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Response to Stand and Fight (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:37 AM

13. Agreed.

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Response to Stand and Fight (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:15 AM

15. Agreed

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Response to Stand and Fight (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:59 AM

16. Agree! Just another fact free law suit

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 04:37 AM

7. Voting counts! Justice matters!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 06:40 AM

8. Any idea when we will get a decision on this

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Response to patricia92243 (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 06:45 AM

10. My question too.

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Response to patricia92243 (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:01 AM

12. I had hoped he would have done it by yesterday

He had cancelled the Thursday evidentiary hearing (probably due to the bullshit out of Ghoul's team) and the suggestion was that he might throw the case out.

The one issue that came up was that they kept amending and amending the case so am not sure if he waited to see whatever other crap they threw in so he could to do a comprehensive review/decision on the revised into and maybe try to make an appeal a bit harder to justify.

ETA - the OP article noted that the PA AG Josh Shapiro filed a case against the injunction for certification on Friday so that might be playing into the delay too.

And Shapiro also tweeted this -




TEXT

Josh Shapiro
@JoshShapiroPA
Law Lesson: Presidential Electors

Here’s how it works in PA:
1️⃣
voters vote
2️⃣
counties count
3️⃣
Governor appoints electors
4️⃣
electors meet & cast their votes
5️⃣
legislators have no legal role

Here’s how it doesn’t work:
🤡
whatever Trump & Rudy say

Happy weekend.
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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #12)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:03 AM

17. sounds like the PA AG has this one covered

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 07:14 AM

11. Wonder if the suit is really about setting precedent for the RNC in future elections

Voter Suppression, The Next Level

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:15 AM

14. There are 2 actual confirmed cases of voter fraud in PA,

but both were perpetrated by Republicans. One happened in Luzerne county where a son tried to get an absentee ballot for his deceased mother and the other where a man voted, then returned in a disguise to try vote impersonating his son. That last one was a new case Fetterman cited during his interview with Maddow Friday night.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 12:48 PM

18. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

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