Delaying the transition seems now to be more sinister, even as the eventual discovery of Trumpian crimes could extend into his “second” term. Mike Pompeo is workshopping stand-up material for his 2024 run for POTUS. Meanwhile there’s more obstruction in what usually is a peaceful presidential transition. Why is there positioning of Trumpists in the Department of Defense as firings could continue in the last 70 days.
“There will be a smooth transfer of power … to a second Trump administration,” said Mike Pompeo.
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) November 10, 2020
— Jennifer Taub (@jentaub) November 10, 2020
— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) November 10, 2020
A team of international observers invited by the Trump administration has issued a preliminary report giving high marks to the conduct of last week’s elections–and it criticizes President Trump for making baseless allegations that the outcome resulted from systematic fraud.
A 28-member delegation from the Organization of American States followed events in several locations across the U.S., including in the battleground states of Georgia and Michigan, both remotely and with observers at polling stations and counting centers.
“While the OAS Mission has not directly observed any serious irregularities that call into question the results so far, it supports the right of all contesting parties in an election, to seek redress before the competent legal authorities when they believe they have been wronged,” the report said. “It is critical however, that candidates act responsibly by presenting and arguing legitimate claims before the courts, not unsubstantiated or harmful speculation in the public media.”
The OAS assessment followed similar findings by an election observation team from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
“Baseless allegations of systematic deficiencies, notably by the incumbent president, including on election night, harm public trust in democratic institutions,” Michael Georg Link, leader of the short-term OSCE observer mission, said last week.
The 20-OAS page report praised state and local officials for efforts to facilitate voting during the coronavirus pandemic and, while it had numerous recommendations for improving the elections system, found no evidence of the pervasive fraud that Mr. Trump, who has not conceded the presidential election, has insisted caused his loss to President-elect Joe Biden.
— 💯 NEVER Trump 💯 (@NeverTrump) November 10, 2020
One really thick Page Six:
— New York Post (@nypost) November 10, 2020
— Just Security (@just_security) November 10, 2020
It’s so sad that we are at the “Whew! It might only be a coverup” stage of this gd s***show
— George Croner (@GeorgeCroner) November 10, 2020
— Alexander S. Vindman (@AVindman) November 10, 2020
— Spencer Ackerman (@attackerman) November 10, 2020
— Mueller, She Wrote Podcast (@MuellerSheWrote) November 10, 2020
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