Trump has always been a loser, but is reaching the end even as he’s trying to keep the grift going. Remember that he began campaigning for 2020 right after his inauguration. This is no different. He simply hasn’t reached the “sale by” date. The path to the bunker has 72 days of hard road ahead. GOP mischief makers are emerging, but flipping any three states will be quite a lift, especially since the margin is higher than in 2016. The most troubling element is the even larger number of people who either voted for Trump/Pence or against Biden/Harris.
Biden won in convincing fashion and then gave a speech talking about how much he wanted to work with and compromise with Republicans in Congress and Republicans in Congress responded by embracing Trump’s baseless conspiracy theories, denying Biden won
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) November 9, 2020
Attorney General William P. Barr on Monday gave federal prosecutors approval to pursue allegations of “vote tabulation irregularities” in certain cases before results are certified and indicated he had already done so “in specific instances” — a reversal of long-standing Justice Department policy that quickly drew criticism for fueling unfounded claims of massive election fraud pushed by President Trump and other conservatives.The two-page memo comes as the Trump campaign and its allies have urged the department to investigate their claims, despite little evidence that such fraud exists. Justice Department officials had previously confirmed they were looking into allegations in Nevada, and had referred other information out of Michigan to the FBI.In his memo, circulated two days after results showed former vice president Joe Biden had defeated Trump, Barr seemed to take aim at previous guidance from the Justice Department’s Election Crimes Branch that said prosecutors should not — in most instances — take overt steps in voter fraud or related investigations until after election results are in and certified. The guidance was designed to ensure that voters and state and local election officials, rather than the federal government, decide the results.
🚨Barr clears Justice Dept. to investigate alleged voting irregularities as Trump makes unfounded fraud claims https://t.co/mnAgVOddnY
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) November 10, 2020
Who will be the first Senator to call for an Inspector General investigation over the AG Barr memo that just prompted the head of the Election Crimes Branch at DOJ to step down?
— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) November 10, 2020
My CNN colleagues looked into 50 of the names on a viral MAGA list supposedly showing 14,000 Michigan cases of ballots being cast in the name of dead people.
– 37 are dead, no vote cast
– 5 are alive and voted
– 8 are alive and didn’t vote https://t.co/2qvoVmRI3N
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) November 10, 2020
A source close to the president tells CNN Trump and his top aides did have discussions about firing the FBI director Christopher Wray that occurred prior to the election. The conversations about firing Wray appeared to hinge on Trump winning the election, I am told.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) November 9, 2020
Biden is now winning in Georgia (+11,590 votes) by more than Trump won Michigan in 2016 (10,700 votes)
— Ari Berman (@AriBerman) November 9, 2020
Seems Murdoch has had it with Trump https://t.co/3j4fp5fqir
— Laura Rozen (@lrozen) November 9, 2020
This is a lie.
They have found nothing and are being as destructive to democracy as you are.
What is absolutely shocking is that they or you would not accept on obvious loss here.
Schlapp's idiocy about a van full of ballots should have closed the door.
It's over in NV. https://t.co/6aTOnnklCY
— Jon Ralston (@RalstonReports) November 9, 2020
Georgia was not a "win" for Trump on Election Night. Trump led in the count before lots of votes were counted. Then more votes were counted, and now Trump trails by more than 10,000 votes. pic.twitter.com/JNhWr6w01V
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) November 9, 2020
No idea what "Wisconsin is looking very good" means – I mean it's true you are all very good looking in Wisconsin – but Trump is down by more than 20,000 votes in the state. pic.twitter.com/Au4l0v9P5n
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) November 9, 2020
GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel was asked Monday if she thought the “irregularities” alleged by the Republican National Committee and the Trump campaign would be enough to change the election outcomes. Her response: “Is it going to be enough? No…”
McConnell Backs Trump’s Refusal To Concede Despite Decisive Election Result https://t.co/6hd3uQhsyO
— Talking Points Memo (@TPM) November 9, 2020
“I was asked to lie about Hunter Biden, admits Ukrainian businessman. Hares Youssef claims he was promised a US visa and legal immunity in return for information that would damage Joe Biden’s presidential campaign
Four Seasons Total Landscaping now exists in VR and furries have flocked to it https://t.co/KDdY8K3i4m
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) November 9, 2020
Biden did WORSE with Republicans than HRC did after 4 straight years of Lincoln project and Kasich outreach. https://t.co/GxeTAgXnHg
— Krystal Ball (@krystalball) November 9, 2020
There's a fair amount of talk within far-right and militia-world internet worlds about an event in DC this weekend and I am struggling to come up with something more on-the-nose than these folks roaming the capital's streets angry after Trump's loss. (Also: stay safe, DC)
— Jared Holt (@jaredlholt) November 9, 2020