We’ve now entered What Fresh Hell is This?, Day 15.
For What Fresh Hell is This?, Day 15, the Impeached Lame-Duck One Term Loser has tweeted 13 times and retweeted 0 times so far.
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1. Shares a tweet from November 16th, 2020.
On Monday AJC reported that during an audit Georgia found more than 2,600 ballots in Floyd County that had not been counted.
Of the 2,600 found, President He’s Fired could gain “nearly 800 net votes from the discovered ballots,” they added that there were 1,643 new votes for He’s Fired, with President-Elect Joe Biden receiving 865 votes.
Amy Gardner with the Washington Post explained on Monday that Georgia’s Secretary of State’s Office said that the votes would have been found without the audit since the voters who checked-in were greater than the tally of votes.
On Tuesday The Associated Press via Snopes.com, reported that a second, “Georgia county has uncovered a trove of votes not previously included in election results, but the additional votes won’t change the overall outcome of the presidential race, the secretary of state’s office said Tuesday.”
A memory card that hadn’t been uploaded in Fayette County, just south of Atlanta, was discovered during a hand tally of the votes in the presidential race that stems from part of a legally mandated audit to ensure the new election machines counted the votes accurately, said
Gabriel Sterling, a top official in the secretary of state’s office.
The memory card’s 2,755 votes are not enough to flip the lead in the state from Democrat Joe Biden to Republican President Donald Trump. The breakdown of the uncounted ballots was 1,577 for Trump, 1,128 for Biden, 43 for Libertarian Jo Jorgensen and seven write-ins, Sterling said.
The counties have until 11:59 p.m. Wednesday to complete the hand count. The secretary of state’s office originally said the results of the hand tally would be certified. But Sterling said Tuesday that the state would instead certify the results certified by the counties.
Once the results are certified, if the margin between the candidates remains within 0.5%, the losing campaign can request a recount. That would be done using scanners that read and tally the votes and would be paid for by the state, Raffensperger has said.AP News via Snopes.com. 11/17/2020.
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2. He shouts at us that he won the election.
The New York Times threaded tweets.
Voters turned out in record numbers in 2020, even during a pandemic. Both major parties gained millions more votes compared with 2016.— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 17, 2020
Our analysis found that votes were up in nearly every county. We explored where each candidate benefited most. https://t.co/4aS0Ljj5ag
The tweet used by Sore-Loser.
President Trump received 10.1 million more votes across the U.S. than he received four years ago, including in areas with a majority of Hispanic voters. https://t.co/9IEzcKjK42 pic.twitter.com/pViEF2Nuhg— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 17, 2020
President-elect Joe Biden added 12.6 million votes over Hillary Clinton’s total from four years ago. He did well in urban and suburban counties, especially those with educated white voters, including in Republican areas. https://t.co/9IEzcKjK42 pic.twitter.com/w68v5XnBPc— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 17, 2020
Trump found even more new followers in white blue-collar voters. But even as his divisive message galvanized an unexpectedly large following, it alienated a bigger one.— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 17, 2020
Biden rode the enthusiasm of a Democratic coalition as well as desertions from the GOP white middle class. pic.twitter.com/oCvUB6CKQ0
Trump won a healthy share of additional Hispanic voters compared with 2016 and may have benefited a little from reduced enthusiasm for Biden in some Democratic counties with large Black populations. https://t.co/9IEzcKjK42 pic.twitter.com/vWBn0tCoeq— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 17, 2020
Biden’s biggest group of additional voters came from large urban and suburban counties that are mostly white, and big cities in the South and West.— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 17, 2020
In Republican Fort Worth, for example, Biden got 121,000 more votes than Clinton had; Trump got 62,000 more than in 2016. pic.twitter.com/vBnoHXWypq
Whether or not voters had college degrees was the most significant predictor of additional turnout.— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 17, 2020
Areas with concentrations of white voters without a college degree moved toward Trump.
White areas with better-educated populations moved decisively away. pic.twitter.com/uZyDRHwJax
Although both parties received millions more votes than four years ago, Biden’s edge among white, educated voters helped ensure a substantial popular vote margin, and just enough votes in battlegrounds to win the Electoral College. pic.twitter.com/Pq9z8ymakz— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 17, 2020
See more of our analysis of voting patterns across more than 2,500 counties that shows some of the major ways that this flood of voters upended traditional political alignments, setting a new stage for the post-Trump era. https://t.co/nWhy8BEcMJ— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 17, 2020
VOTER FRAUD ALL OVER THE COUNTRY!
Narrator: That’s not true.
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3. Don’t Harass….unless you do the harassing in his name and for him only!
On Tuesday at 5:56 p.m. D.C., time New York Times correspondent Kathy Gray tweeted that Michigan’s Wayne County Board of canvassers deadlocked 2-2 on certifying the November 3rd, election.
@ 9:07 p.m. D.C., time CBS News 2020 campaign reporter Adam Brewster tweeted that the deadlock was broken and all 4 members had agreed to certify the election results.
President Can’t Keep-up sent four victory lap tweets with one retweet in 13 minutes.
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Just another day ending in “Y” at this point.
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4. It’s rigged.
Like the New York Times, Reuters has a thread of tweets.
About half of all Republicans believe President Donald Trump 'rightfully won' the U.S. election but that it was stolen from him by widespread voter fraud that favored Democratic President-elect Joe Biden, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll. https://t.co/Ya7kX95sDN pic.twitter.com/tiLEkQPUOO— Reuters (@Reuters) November 18, 2020
The tweeted used by Worlds Biggest Whiny Bitch.
The Nov. 13-17 opinion poll showed that Trump’s open defiance of Biden’s victory in both the popular vote and Electoral College appears to be affecting the public’s confidence in American democracy, especially among Republicans https://t.co/rjtubVIFx4— Reuters (@Reuters) November 18, 2020
Fifty-two percent of Republicans said that Trump 'rightfully won,' while only 29% said that Biden had rightfully won pic.twitter.com/hFbsyhCpzD— Reuters (@Reuters) November 18, 2020
Asked why, Republicans were much more concerned than others that state vote counters had tipped the result toward Biden: 68% of Republicans said they were concerned that the election was 'rigged,' while only 16% of Democrats and one-third of independents were similarly worried pic.twitter.com/AYtrVFMEKI— Reuters (@Reuters) November 18, 2020
The poll showed Republicans were much more likely to be suspicious of Trump’s loss this year than Democrats were when Hillary Clinton lost four years ago. Read more: https://t.co/rjtubVIFx4 by @Cmkahn pic.twitter.com/0LuGrbG6cx— Reuters (@Reuters) November 18, 2020
There are a few reasons, Republicans believe the crap about a “rigged” election, one happens to be the One-Term Asshole, who on January 22nd, 2020, started his campaign of calling our election processed rigged, through Senator Bernie Sanders, saying that the DNC was stealing the nomination away from Sanders.
The Trump Twitter Archive shows that he’s sent 58 tweets using the word “Rigged” since January of this year. In April he started pushing the idea that mail-in ballots were somehow different than absentee ballots.
April 8th, 2020.
His campaign against mail-in ballots, while his party’s state leaders continued to secretly push them on their states party’s website, continued via Twitter, unabated through October 26th, 2020, and even after the general election.
For example, just Tuesday…
Brendan Keefe, a local Atlanta reporter tweeted the following thread:
I replied to the tweet saying 2 out of 4 are alive/voted legally. The third we have discovered was removed from the voter rolls in Fulton County after her death last year & did not request a ballot. Searching now to make sure there is not another registration in another county.— Brendan Keefe (@BrendanKeefe) November 17, 2020
The truth. It matters. pic.twitter.com/39qdMP7RzM— Brendan Keefe (@BrendanKeefe) November 17, 2020
CNN fact-checker Daniel Dale tweeted the following thread Wednesday morning.
It’s unsurprising to me that many Republicans would in fact believe this election was “rigged” considering the concentrated effort that was made to make them think so.
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5. In this tweet he shares information that contradicts his tweet.
The image shared by President Didn’t Read the Tweet he Shared says:
In sum, we conclude the Board did not act contrary to law in fashioning its regulations governing the positioning of candidate representatives during the pre-canvassing and canvassing process, as Election Code doe not specify minimum distance parameters for the location of such representatives. Critically, we find the Board’s regulations as applied herein were reasonable in that they allowed candidate representatives to observe the Board conducting its activities as prescribed under the Election Code. Accordingly, we determine the Commonwealth Court’s order was erroneous. Thus, we vacate that order, and reinstate the trials court’s order.
Judge Matthew Brann says the PA Supreme Court just ruled, 5-2, that Philadelphia acted within state law in its handling of election observers….Still taking a break to address tech issues— Josh Gerstein (@joshgerstein) November 17, 2020
In short, the “Republican Observers” were allowed to watch, and the Commonwealth was within their rights to social distance them while they watched.
A terrible insult to our Constitution!
He keeps saying similar things, but I have zero idea where that comes from. States set their own election laws. If you have any thoughts, please feel free to post them in the comment section.
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6. Says the Georgia recount is being down “UNDER PROTEST”, but it’s a “joke”.
AP News reported on November 13th, 2020, that Georgia is not “recounting” the 5 million or so ballots cast in the election. What they are doing is a post-election audit.
IS THIS AN OFFICIAL RECOUNT?
No. State election officials have said this is not a recount, but rather a post-election audit.
The main difference between the two: A recount is typically tied to a close margin in an election, whereas post-election audits are routine and used by states to ensure that equipment and procedures counting the vote all worked properly.AP News. 11/13/2020.
Under pressure: No, that’s false, the audit is being undertaken based on a “new state law that required one to be conducted for the first time this year on a race of the secretary of state’s choosing. Raffensperger said he selected the presidential contest given the “national significance of this race and the closeness of this race.””
Georgia has until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday to complete their audit.
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7. In all-caps he lies, again, shocking, nobody.
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8. He shifts from Georgia, Pennsylvanian, back to Michigan.
On Tuesday Monica Palmer a Wayne County Republican Canvasser, said, she would be alright in certifying Wayne County if Detroit was excluded.
Ned Staebler called out Palmer.
CBS News reported on Tuesday night regarding the reversal of the earlier decision that the vote to certify was unanimous with the Board demanding that “that Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson conduct a “comprehensive audit” of all of the “unexplained precincts” around the county. ”
The vote came after nearly three hours of public comment from Detroiters, residents from other Wayne County communities, Democrats and non-partisan poll observers who harshly criticized the county board’s Republican members for not initially certifying the results. Many of the commenters accused them of trying to disenfranchise Black voters in Detroit.
The vast majority of public commenters and media attended the meeting on Zoom or watched a live stream. During what appeared to be a break in public comments, the board again voted on the motion while they were muted.
“That passed unanimously, we just voted on that,” William Hartmann, one of the two Republican members of the canvassing board, told the members of the public and press still on the Zoom meeting after the motion was read about certifying results.
[Monica] Palmer said she initially voted against certification based on the discrepancies at various precincts. “I believe that we do not have complete and accurate information in those poll books,” she said.
The Board of State Canvassers still has to certify Michigan’s election results. Like the county boards, the state board is also made up of two Democrats and two Republicans and needs a majority of its members to vote for certification. The board is scheduled to start its certification process November 23.CBS News. 11/17/2020.
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9. Says he won Michigan.
10. Sticks with the lying that a “far greater than the number of people,” voted in Michigan.
Detroit Free Press reported on November 6th, that in Detroit there were 504,714 registered voters with 250,138, votes cast.
Wayne County’s 61.5% was below the statewide average of 68.5%, but as the most populated county, it had 1,410,294 registered voters and 867,409 votes cast.
Detroit’s turnout was 49.6%, with 250,138 votes cast and 504,714 registered voters. 233,908 votes were for Joe Biden and 12,654 for Donald Trump. It was 48.6% in 2016.freep.com. 11/06/2020.
Google says as of 2019 Michigan’s population was 9.987 million.
According to the screen grab from the New York Times election map, 5,446,154, people voted.
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11. Is now deleted.
He replaced tweet 11, with this tweet.
12. Floyd County.
The video was provided by Heath Mullins.
13. Shares a clip of the not hated today Fox News American’s Newsroom show.
Fox 5 Atlanta reported on Tuesday that the 2600 ballots found during the state mandated audit was not an equipment issue, but it was a person not doing their job properly.
“Not an equipment issue, this was a person not doing their job properly,” said Gabriel Sterling, the director of elections operation for the state during an online press conference.
Sterling said the votes uncovered in Floyd County don’t change the final outcome in Georgia, but they do change the percentages slightly– only about an 800 vote gain for President Trump.
According to officials, the election in Floyd County was actually being run by a volunteer after the director contracted COVID-19 and another election official broke a hip, having to be hospitalized.Fox 5 Atlanta. 11/17/2020.
Claire Simms from Fox 5 Atlanta posted the following tweets on November 16th, regarding the missed ballots.
MORE: @GabrielSterling said the votes uncovered in Floyd County don't change the final outcome in Georgia, but they do change the percentages slightly–only about an 800 vote gain for President Trump. @FOX5Atlanta #gapol— Claire Simms (@Claire_FOX5) November 16, 2020
WATCH: "This is why you do the audits," said @GabrielSterling with the @GaSecofState's Office after it was discovered that Floyd County elections officials failed to include about 2,500 votes in their results. @FOX5Atlanta #gapol pic.twitter.com/rEP0AX3Z34— Claire Simms (@Claire_FOX5) November 17, 2020
Not a machine fail, but a human one.
Before we rap up this Fresh Hell, when reviewing several of his tweets today, I noticed a trend in replies the “quoted tweets” calling Twitter names, and demanding they stop censoring the President of the U.S.. Now, here’s the thing, while I’m aware, you know this, I’m just gonna say it anyway.
Providing a link to other information to place the tweets from the U.S. Sitting Baby in context is not censorship. It’s a label, you don’t even have to click it, but it’s recommended that you do. Censorship means the content is censored, hidden from the viewer.
For example: F*ck which =’s Fuck is often censored as it’s a bad word, that can lead to networks being fined large sums of money if they are not censored.
Another example: A label like “viewer discretion advised,” is just that a label that warns the viewer about the full content they might find offense or inappropriate for minors to view that was not censored.
*Sorry not sorry about ranting, it bugs the shit out of me, grown people are acting like words have no meaning*
In other news from the Election Cycle that will not end.
CNN is reporting that the Trump campaign will seek a partial recount in Wisconsin.
The Trump campaign said Wednesday that it will seek a limited recount of some Wisconsin counties. The campaign needs to officially request the recount, and pay an upfront fee, by 5 p.m. CT Wednesday.
Wisconsin election officials confirmed on Wednesday that they received a partial payment of $3 million from the Trump campaign. These officials said last week that the price tag for a statewide recount would be approximately $7.9 million.
The Trump campaign is limiting its Wisconsin recount requests to Milwaukee County and Dane County, according to a press release from the campaign. The money paid by the Trump campaign would be enough to pay for recounts in these counties, which are Democratic strongholds.CNN. 11/18/2020.
In grim news.
The United States has recorded a quarter-million Covid-19 deaths, the latest NBC News numbers showed Wednesday, and the death rate has been accelerating in recent weeks as cases have been surging across the country. The 250,000th death was logged Wednesday morning, the data revealed.NBC News. 11/18/2020.
May they rest in peace.
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So many more days to go…
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