Recount

Arizona still is a paradigm case in attempts to overthrow governments. Apparently elections are now auctions and any idiot with money and a legislature in their pocket can demand election audits. Lawfare will ensue as democracy and information will become more rather than less opaque. The politicized “audit” of Maricopa County, Arizona’s...

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  • May 28, 2021

Even in Arizona, the Fraudit continues, now interrupted by high school graduations. “We can’t indulge these insane lies any longer. As a party. As a state. As a country” This is as readily falsifiable as 2+2=5. If we don’t call this out… Wow. The Republican who took over Maricopa County...

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  • May 16, 2021

I’ve been more or less ignoring the Maricopa County, Arizona, election “audit” for much the same reason I don’t watch Keeping Up With the Kardashians to see if Kris Jenner finds the Higgs boson in her kombucha. All you’re likely to see is a passel of lunatics serving up increasingly...

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  • May 11, 2021
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Not surprised by this: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is a rising star in the Republican Party. But many of his former staffers told Politico they felt used and abused by the MAGA politician. A group of former DeSantis staffers have formed a “support group” to regularly discuss their adverse experiences...

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  • May 7, 2021

Like any good con artist Trump now tries to call his losing a “big lie”, because he’s all about the disinformation as he does his lounge act in Florida and now New Jersey. Trump or his media image is the kind of synthetic construction that combines the GQP lie affirmed by...

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  • May 3, 2021

Fear and loathing rises in the land of previous guy. The raid on Giuliani’s apartment and office netted the Feds 10 devices, laptops and phones. According to the Trump adviser, the (Giuliani) raid ignited a sense of fear inside the former President's orbit that Justice Department officials may be more willing...

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  • May 2, 2021

For some reason I don’t have complete faith in this vote audit they’re performing in Arizona. For one thing, hardly anyone heard of Cyber Ninjas, the company that’s performing the audit, before this farce commenced. For another, the company is named “Cyber Ninjas.” That’s like going with a wealth management firm called...

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  • May 1, 2021

Francisco Franco is still in Madrid waiting for his COVID shot, but previous guy seems full of the usual disinformation. He’s drawing attention away from his failure in Georgia and trying the same scam in Arizona, only this time, it’s “a group of conspiracy theorists running a sham audit.” Apparently election audits can be...

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  • April 25, 2021

The Arizona (excuse me, Maricopa county only) vote recount was always suspicious. The State Senate (GOP-controlled) insisted on a recount even though county election (4-1 Republican) certified the vote unanimously. And the Republican governor said the vote was fair. And they only wanted the Senate and Presidential votes recounted. AND ...

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  • April 23, 2021

“Today, a jury did the right thing. But true justice requires much more.“ x Opinion | Caught on camera Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is found guilty of all three counts of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.https://t.co/Wi66rRx6iO pic.twitter.com/alUPrS7W4u— Ann Telnaes (@AnnTelnaes) April 20, 2021 The...

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  • April 20, 2021

In case you missed this: Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) erupted Tuesday on the House floor, imploring his Republican colleagues to stop their obsession with stoking culture wars and shift focus to helping Democrats pass legislation to aid Americans struggling through the coronavirus pandemic. “Stop talking about Dr. Seuss and start...

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  • March 10, 2021

Ron Johnson didn’t see an ‘armed insurrection’ because who could have foreseen that Trump would threaten violence. In August 2016, Trump called for “second amendment solutions” if Hillary Clinton was elected. Now is the time for 14th Amendment solutions. x By @cgdeaton: Block Trump from office with the 14th Amendment's...

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  • February 16, 2021

Between 2pm and 230pm on 1/6/2021, apparently Trump knew Pence was in jeopardy prior to his tweet threatening Pence. “Mike Pence didn't have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country…” x What Trump lawyer said does not square with what Sen. Tuberville told reporters...

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  • February 13, 2021

Yeah, I remember feeling this way after Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan. No fucking way can they make another Friday the 13th movie. I mean, that’s ridiculous, right? Twenty years later, after three more sequels and a reboot, I looked like a damn fool. Not as foolish...

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  • February 11, 2021

'GQP' – Republicans announce themselves as a Trumpist party We cannot ignore the growing threat of right-wing extremism and its enablers any longer. x “McCarthy claims he has received private assurances from Greene that she no longer wishes death on Pelosi.“ -Washington Post — Cheri Jacobus (@CheriJacobus) February 5, 2021...

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  • February 5, 2021

Marjorie Taylor Greene brings the John Birch Society and its conspiracy nonsense back to the foreground, reminding us how the Koch brothers kept the GOP, now GQP always strange. x House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy defends Marjorie Taylor Greene: “Denouncing Q-on, I don't know if I say it right, I...

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  • February 4, 2021

Received two e-mails from U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff (D. GA). The first one is support of his colleague, Rev. Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) re-election campaign: U.S. Senators Raphael Warnock (D. GA) & Jon Ossoff (D. GA) Rev. Warnock and I didn't win just because of the work we did during...

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  • January 30, 2021

Lots of manipulation today, but the House always wins even in the case of GameStop.  Elizabeth Warren on the GameStop surge on @CNBC:”The billionaires and some hedge funds are yelling because they're not the ones, the only ones, who make money when the manipulation works.” x This is the same...

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  • January 28, 2021

Mitch McConnell’s mini-me does his usual reactionary foolishness as the Senators are sworn in for the second Trump trial. “In a 55 to 45 vote that strongly suggested that the Senate does not have the votes to convict Donald Trump, senators narrowly killed a Republican effort to dismiss the impeachment...

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  • January 26, 2021

Lauren Boebert (R-CO) just had a brief stand off with Capitol police because her emotional support Glock would have set off the metal detectors. or maybe the bag search would have found the extra magazines. x Congresswoman Lauren Boebert was in stand-off on Capitol Hill after refusing bag search. She...

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  • January 13, 2021

Trump’s passive assent to events like the kidnapping/assassination plot against Michigan Governor Whitmer signaled the path to the current DC crisis. He enjoyed watching the unfolding attack on the Capitol rather than deal with it as a national crisis. x Historians are going to point to Trump’s incitement of the Michigan...

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  • January 12, 2021

There is a Wall Street Journal report that Trump’s pressure on a top federal prosecutor in Atlanta to resign was part of a broader push by President Trump to overturn the state’s election results. x Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA): “This is a very narrow article of impeachment … it is focused on...

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  • January 9, 2021

April Ryan is a White House correspondent and CNN political analyst and … holy shit! x Congressional leaders are in the undisclosed location and focusing on the 25th Amendment to get @realDonaldTrump out of office!— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) January 6, 2021 APRIL RYAN: “Congressional leaders are in the undisclosed location and focusing...

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  • January 6, 2021

A not unexpected result with National Guard in place. Other legal activities will ensue. x Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley: “No Kenosha law enforcement officer in [the Jacob Blake] case will be charged with any criminal offense.” Graveley follows that with: Also, “no charge will be filed against Jacob...

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  • January 5, 2021

The New York Post. Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post. The “Ohmygerrrrrd, Hunter Biden’s Laptop!!!!!” New York Post. That newspaper is telling Trump to shove a moist woolen sock in his Hamm’s-hole, fer cripes’ sake. NY Post cover/editorial: "Sidney Powell is a crazy person. Michael Flynn suggesting martial law is tantamount...

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  • December 28, 2020

The Biden-Harris pandemic team is introduced today, covered live by MSNBC and CNN, and no one is covering the Trump “vaccine summit” event at the White House. “100 million shots in the first 100 days.” x Biden: “I’m absolutely convinced that in 100 days we can change the course of the...

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  • December 8, 2020

The grievances continue as Trump imagines offences that only reinforce how much he was thought of as a danger to democracy. “We will find that hundreds of thousands of ballots were illegally cast in your state and all over the country, by the way, more than enough to give us...

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  • December 8, 2020

Loeffler-Warnock debate for US Senate seat from Georgia. x Watch Sen. Loeffler's non-answer to the question: “Do you believe the [presidential] election was rigged?” pic.twitter.com/rAc7iwMvhj— The Recount (@therecount) December 7, 2020 Rev. Warnock: “You shouldn't use the people's seat to enrich yourself — you ought to use the people's seat...

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  • December 7, 2020
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A loser’s victory rally, what a message. In his Valdosta, Georgia speech on Saturday Trump will essentially repeat his 46 minute Facebook rant from Wednesday with a few local references and additional stupid ad libs. Save that hour for more productive activities that don’t involve super-spreading. They’re “not dumb in Georgia” but...

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  • December 3, 2020

After Donald Trump won Wisconsin in 2016, I wondered how I could ever go back there. (I’m a Wisconsin native who currently lives in Oregon. I thought I’d never have to deal with someone as loathsome as Scott Walker again; holy shit, was I wrong.) Well, my home state gets...

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  • November 29, 2020

Perhaps it’s the pandemic or Thanksgiving but this type of tweet has now become Twitter’s new version of the Dad joke. It’s not yet a genre and doesn’t yet have a #hashtag. It’s also hard to tell what a good one is, other than relatively topical or unclear about its logic so far....

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  • November 28, 2020

WTF, too many people went shopping today, as 200,000+ COVID-19 cases happened. A million people flew and another 5 million drove long distances. x Public health officials: “Avoid crowds, stay home!” 🇺🇸 chasing Black Friday sales: “Hold my beer 🍺 & turkey 🦃 leftovers” ➡️ 201,000 #COVID19 cases yesterday (w/...

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  • November 28, 2020

Trump’s hope continues to be that he can somehow negate legal votes and substitute electors in at least three states. Trump’s “investigators” seem to be the same ones who went to Hawai’i to discover it wasn’t PBO’s birthplace. Loser Trump has not taken any questions since he lost the election...

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  • November 22, 2020

RNC Chair Ronna [formerly Romney] McDaniel and the Michigan Republican chair are trying more chicanery in Michigan today: they want certification put off until an audit is done. But under Michigan law, an audit can only be performed after the election is certified. RNC chair urges Michigan board to pause...

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  • November 21, 2020

To be perfectly clear, there is only ONE party trying to throw out people’s votes. Democrats can play this game too—we could go to North Carolina and try to play games with people’s ballots—but we don’t. We never do. It’s undemocratic and frankly, un-American.  But when has that stopped the...

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  • November 21, 2020

Failing in Michigan, Trump seems to have moved on to Pennsylvania with the same stunt, meant largely to excite state-level resistance by RWNJs pressuring political institutions in the hope of faithless electors. Because the 12th Amendment seems one of the last ploys remaining to steal the election. x There are...

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  • November 21, 2020

Counting coup involves winning prestige against an enemy rather than doing serious damage. We’re now way past that point. But the latest gesture in search of a coup is today’s Trump meeting with MI GOP legislative leadership. It’s a sedition stunt close to horseshoes and hand grenades. They have just issued...

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  • November 20, 2020

Never has a Freudian slip been so perfect — or accurate: x “We're working on mass distribution of the virus.” — Treasury Sec. Steve Mnuchin, who we hope is working on mass distribution of the ~vaccine~ and not the virus. pic.twitter.com/DqaTC1ZTmD— The Recount (@therecount) November 20, 2020 < p class=”is-empty-p”> TREASURY...

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  • November 20, 2020

Last gasps of biglygate: even Mitt Romney shades Trump as President-elect Biden has not ruled out legal action against the GSA, as Trump will have run out of options very soon. x Arizona will follow in a week.Nevada and Wisconsin will certify on December 1. The electors will cast their...

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  • November 20, 2020

Did Trump actually call the two Wayne County canvassers to try to reverse their reversal.  Autogolpe Trump's widespread effort to delay or undermine certification includes no-take-backsies.  Now Rudy saying lots of people from Camden came to Philly to vote. “It happens all the time. It's about as common as people getting...

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  • November 19, 2020

Just a short note to recognize something important and telling that has been left out of current news coverage.  In Wisconsin, the Trump campaign has asked for a limited recount of only two Democratic-leaning counties that went heavily for Biden: In a statement, the [Trump] campaign said it was asking for recounts in Milwaukee and...

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  • November 19, 2020

Trump could try to pardon himself, but it is more likely that he could resign and VP Pence could pardon him, much like the ceremony on Tuesday, live and domestic. As a WaPo op-ed also shows he may be able to even further obstruct justice before leaving office by manipulating...

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  • November 18, 2020

For all the naysayers, and denier(s) who think that Black Lives Matter is an abominable allegory, I point you to the states of Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Georgia. I have a good friend who lives in Detroit, which is in Wayne County. The board of canvassers which certifies the election results...

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  • November 18, 2020

Donald Trump will forever be remembered as the man who shot himself in the foot while it was in his mouth. He has been his own worst enemy (as well as being the worst enemy of democracy, decency, and plain simple humanity). But one does have to give him credit...

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  • November 18, 2020

1-22 record in legal challenges as GOP loses again, this time on the watchers of vote counting in Philadelphia. x Breaking: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has rejected the Trump campaign's claim that Republicans lacked access to Philadelphia's vote count proceedings. The ruling was 5-2 against the campaign.https://t.co/tdNwajyk0Q — Kyle Griffin...

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  • November 17, 2020

Too bad, so sad, Donald.  The occupant's alleged accusations of corruption in the presidential Wisconsin vote totals have made Trump face an uncomfortable dilemma.  The law checkmates Trump because he has to give up the big bucks if he wants his recount for fraud and voting irregularities. He has produced no evidence...

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  • November 17, 2020

We spend a lot of energy on this blog blasting Republican officials for cowardice, for lack of character, for putting party over country. It is only fair, then, to acknowledge the occasional Republican who actually cares about his responsibilities, Ben Raffensperger, a Republican, is the Secretary of State for Georgia....

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  • November 16, 2020
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I’m all in for this: President-elect Joe Biden will join the lineup of influential Democrats involved in Georgia's ongoing senatorial campaigns, according to his recently-named forthcoming chief of staff. Ron Klain—who will formally step into the role when become Biden assumes office in January—discussed the outcomes of Georgia's two runoff...

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  • November 16, 2020

This has been a busy post-election week for me at work and I have a lot more diaries I want to write about this past election and the upcoming Governor elections inn 2021 and of course, the 2022 midterms. Right now, I am laser focused on helping Jon Ossoff (D....

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  • November 13, 2020

One step above reading the phone book, apparently Trump is running out of material and plans to read obituaries, claiming that they voted this year. x Trump campaign releases four obituaries of deceased people in Georgia who had ballots cast in their name in the 2020 election pic.twitter.com/e6DAk3BIF6— Charlie Spiering...

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  • November 13, 2020
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