It’s Monday aka Christmas Eve-Eve-Eve-Eve…it’s aka the Winter Solstice.
For us political junkies, it’s known as, What Fresh Hell is This?, Day 47.
For What Fresh Hell is This?, Day 47 the almost Gone Girl, has tweeted 4 times and retweeted 3 times.
6:51 a.m. D.C., time.
1. Is a campaign tweet, a quote from Fox and His Friends, Brian Kilmeade, and attempts to take credit for something he wasn’t a part of…it’s a three-fer.
Very smooth distribution!
December 19th, 2020.
The President was responsible for those direct payments to Americans in the Covid-19 Relief Bill.
Narrator: No he wasn’t.
On Sunday Senate Majority Leader Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell said that the House and the Senate had come to agreement on a Covid-19 relief package.
Since I can’t find the Kilmeade quote, I can only speculate part of the reason for I Take Credit for All Things Good, posting it, is a reference to a Saturday after midnight tweet from the Whiner in Chief.
He hasn’t offered his thoughts on the relief package via tweet as of 10:48 a.m. D.C., time.
President-Elect Biden offered a statement late Sunday.
2. Says there is “Big news,” about a “Very big illegal ballot drop that cannot be account for,” that happened in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He adds that the election was rigged.
I have Googled, I’ve come up empty. Even his psycho fans at the Epoch Times just posted his tweet saying we don’t know what he means, maybe it’s about the Supreme Court case filed on Sunday.
On Sunday Jenna Ellis, possibly a lawyer, announced that the campaign was asking the Supreme Court to overturn the Pennsylvania election results. In a bizarre series ending plot twist, they went with attempting to appeal 3 Pennsylvania Supreme Court decisions the first issued on October 23rd, 2020, the second from November 17th, 2020, and the third handed down on November 23rd, 2020.
Litigator Akiva Cohen, broke down the past rulings before reading their petition.
Let’s remind everyone what those cases were.— Akiva Cohen (@AkivaMCohen) December 20, 2020
Here’s the October 23 one pic.twitter.com/aOWsErWDJS
It’s important to note that this decision was 7-0 that the PA Election Code does not ALLOW county boards of elections to do signature matching.— Akiva Cohen (@AkivaMCohen) December 20, 2020
No dissents. This wasn’t a partisan ruling. Here’s the procedural background: The Secretary of State issued guidance, Trump sued pic.twitter.com/aWobY5t8HB
OK, that’s the first decision. How about the second one? This is the 11/17 decision that torpedoed Giuliani at the federal case, finding that PA law didn’t require that election observers be particularly close to the actual counts— Akiva Cohen (@AkivaMCohen) December 20, 2020
This one was decided 5-2, where the 2 dissents (Saylor and Mundy, the Republican Justices) would have found the case moot (because the parties had signed a consent order) & specifically wrote “OF COURSE no ballots would be thrown out even if the observers should have been closer”— Akiva Cohen (@AkivaMCohen) December 20, 2020
Again, this was a straight question of statutory interpretation: What does the Pennsylvania Election Code require for placement of “Election Watchers”? There was no “Constitutional Override” involved at all.— Akiva Cohen (@AkivaMCohen) December 20, 2020
Read these excerpts carefully. pic.twitter.com/fmHQKF5nEK
OK, case number 3: This is the 4-3 decision of the PA Supreme Court that determined which of the requirements on the envelope were mandatory and which merely directory (i.e. the legislature wanted them there, but their absence doesn’t render them void)— Akiva Cohen (@AkivaMCohen) December 20, 2020
Basically, the PA Election Code is written knowing it will be broadly construed, and the legislature didn’t even require names or addresses; that was the Secretary. So that can’t be mandatory. pic.twitter.com/sqXrNbeD8T— Akiva Cohen (@AkivaMCohen) December 20, 2020
As you can tell from the discussion (and the vote split), this is a closer textual question. But again, SCOTUS doesn’t review state court interpretations of state laws. And SCOTUS will NOT have any appetite to says “cancel the votes because the name and address were preprinted” pic.twitter.com/RbzkdY6cTL— Akiva Cohen (@AkivaMCohen) December 20, 2020
Cohen has more background tweets not included in this article. It’s a very long thread.
As to what the petition filed on Sunday looks like?
Oh, come the hell on— Akiva Cohen (@AkivaMCohen) December 20, 2020
They open with an intro of “look, there are issues in a whole bunch of states”, citing the Texas case the Court just kicked (bold move) and then this abomination pic.twitter.com/OOGj968dLz— Akiva Cohen (@AkivaMCohen) December 20, 2020
The footnote cites Trade Advisor Peter Navarro’s “report” called The Immaculate Deception regarding voter fraud that wasn’t.
Y’all … I shouldn’t still be capable of shock at this stuff, but … I’m still capable of shock at this stuff. This is so needlessly dishonest that it’s clear this Cert Petition is meant for public consumption, not the court, and these attorneys should be disbarred pic.twitter.com/PJX2F8V8MZ— Akiva Cohen (@AkivaMCohen) December 20, 2020
Case 2 is just naked “tell the PA Supreme Court it misinterpreted PA law” – no. Sorry, no. pic.twitter.com/DOMbuC9GWr— Akiva Cohen (@AkivaMCohen) December 20, 2020
Case 3. At some point, if you weren’t a dishonest hack who disgraces the profession of law and should never have passed the character and fitness evaluation, you would want to mention that the name and address information was TYPED ON THE ENVELOPE pic.twitter.com/bdvdhPeCbL— Akiva Cohen (@AkivaMCohen) December 20, 2020
Like with the background tweets above, Cohen has several more tweets unpacking the petition at the Supreme Court.
This is toward the end of the long detailed thread.
The last tweet suggests something I have been debating inside my own head.
So, all that said – will the court take the case? I sincerely doubt it.— Akiva Cohen (@AkivaMCohen) December 20, 2020
Should it? IMO, yes. The country is on fire, and literally the only thing that can stop it is a strong SCOTUS decision rejecting this nonsense
It’s a serious question, on the face of their challenge it should be dismissed, without oral arguments, without thought, as it’s just fiction at this point. However, Cohen says out loud what many experts said about the Texas bullshit. Without the Supreme Court in detail pulling apart the fiction on the record, many will continue to believe that the case had merit, the Supreme Court merely hid behind the “process”.
But on the other hand, if the Supreme Court treats the case seriously, it puts the idea out there that there is a there-there, when in fact there simply is not. It’s as I said fiction.
10:30 a.m. D.C., time.
3. Asks what are those RINOS hiding?
4. Says that Republican Senate hopefuls will not win the GA Senate runoff’s if GA doesn’t allow for signature matching in the presidential race.
Governor @BrianKempGA and his puppet @GeoffDuncanGA, together with the Secretary of State of Georgia, are very slow on Signature Verification, and won’t allow Fulton County to be examined. What are these RINOS hiding? We will easily win Presidential State race. @KLoeffler and….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 21, 2020
….@sendavidperdue will not be able to win on January 5th. unless these people allow Signature Verification in presidential race. K & D need it for their race also, & Georgia spirit will rise to such a high that they will easily bring home a great victory. Move fast @BrianKempGA— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 21, 2020
Signatures are verified using the outer envelope in Georgia, to preserve the secrecy of the vote, these envelopes are separated from the ballot after verification.
AP News fact-checked the claim back on November 15th, when the Sitting Lying Liar that Lies, lied that GA can’t verify signatures.
On Sunday the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals denied Senator Loeffler and Perdue’s emergency effort to change the GA signature matching process.
I have debunked this claim several times. For this election cycle Georgia added a second layer to signature matching. When a resident applies for an absentee ballot, that request is matched to the signature on file before the voter receives their absentee ballot. When the voter returns said ballot the signature is matched again. The exception to that rule is voters that have linked their GA Drivers Lic., to their voter registration, their signatures are matched one-time, when their ballot is returned to be counted.
On December 14th, 2020, the Secretary of State Republican Brad Raffensperger announced that Cobb County, Georgia, would undergo a signature audit following reports that Cobb County election workers had not “adequately conducted signature matching on absentee ballots ahead of the June primary elections.”
In his statement he explained: Election integrity has been a top priority since day one of my administration. Though the outcome of the race in Georgia will not change, conducting this audit follows in the footsteps of the audit-triggered hand recount we conducted in November to provide further confidence in the accuracy, security, and reliability of the vote in Georgia. I look forward to working with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Cobb County, and any other future partners to secure the vote in the Peach State.
They also explain in their statement the audit would take two weeks, adding that it would not change the outcome of the November election.
The audit of Cobb County’s signature match system is expected to take two weeks. However, it will not change the outcome of the November election.sos.ga.gov. 12/14/2020.
The Impeached one-term asshole has tweeted 3 more times.
4:48 p.m. D.C., time.
5. Says a Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice was losing badly until he endorsed him.
6. Whines that Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice he endorsed did not rule in his favor.
7. Lies and says he “won in a LANDSLIDE!”
Two years ago, the great people of Wisconsin asked me to endorse a man named Brian Hagedorn for State Supreme Court Justice, when he was getting destroyed in the Polls against a tough Democrat Candidate who had no chance of losing. After my endorsement, Hagedorn easily won!…— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 21, 2020
…WOW, he just voted against me in a Big Court Decision on voter fraud (of which there was much!), despite many pages of dissent from three highly respected Justices. One thing has nothing to do with another, but we ended up losing 4-3 in a really incorrect ruling! Great…— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 21, 2020
…Republicans in Wisconsin should take these 3 strong decisions to their State Legislators and overturn this ridiculous State Election. We won in a LANDSLIDE!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 21, 2020
*Googles Trump endorses Brian Hagedorn*
I found one article published on March 2019, by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel was mentioned Asshole two-times.
1. An arm of the Republican State Leadership Committee debuted ads this week, including one that invoked President Donald Trump to praise Hagedorn. That ad compares attacks against Hagedorn to those against U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
2. The Republican group’s first ad praises Trump for conservative appointments to the U.S. Supreme Court but says — over images of protests in the Wisconsin Capitol — “radical out-of-state special interest groups” are spending millions for Neubauer and making false attacks, “just like they did against Justice Kavanaugh.”
Trump Twitter Archive records one tweet with mention of Hagedorn.
April 5th, 2019.
I did find this tweet endorsing Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice candidate David Kelly, from April 3rd, 2020. No such endorsement seems to exist for Brian Hagedorn.
Here’s Biden’s schedule guidance: pic.twitter.com/6WZ904yk7Z— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) December 21, 2020
This post might be updated.
We are this many long days to go…
We are a month aka decades away from…
In other news the almost former Attorney General Lowest Barr said today that he sees no “basis” for the federal government to seize voting machines.
In the clip above says he would not “opine” on the Constitutional aspect of the President any President pardoning themselves.
In this small clip he states he has no reason to appoint a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden.