Joe Biden defeats Trump to win US election

greg0205

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Needed to post George's tweet to contextualise this...

 

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Pennsylvania GOP Sen. Pat Toomey Tells Trump It’s Over, Congratulates Joe Biden​

It’s time for the president to concede and “facilitate” the transition process, Toomey says after the Trump campaign’s latest Pennsylvania court defeat.


Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey issued a statement Saturday night declaring that Donald Trump has “exhausted all plausible legal” challenges to the presidential election, and that it’s time for him to concede and “facilitate” the transition process.

Toomey also congratulated President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

Toomey issued the statement following a harsh decision Saturday by U.S. District Court Judge Matthew W. Brann throwing out the latest lawsuit from the Trump campaign seeking to rescind votes cast in the state. Brann called out Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani for attempting to “disenfranchise almost 7 million of voters” without justification or evidence.


Toomey called Brann, a conservative Republican, “a fair and unbiased jurist.”


Toomey noted that Brann’s decision was the most recent in a string of Trump campaign failures to overturn results in Georgia and Michigan.


“These developments, together with the outcomes in the rest of the nation, confirm that Joe Biden won the 2020 election and will become the 46th President of the United States,” Toomey declared.
 

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Trump threatens to wreak havoc on GOP from beyond the White House​


His attacks on Republican governors since his loss offer a sample of what's in store.




President Donald Trump has spent the three weeks since he lost the election savaging a pair of GOP governors for not backing his claims he was robbed.
Republicans are worried it’s just the start of what’s in store from the soon-to-be-ex-president.
Trump’s attacks on Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine — both of whom are up for reelection in 2022 — has led to broader concerns within the party that he will use his post-presidency to exact revenge on perceived enemies and insert himself into races in ways that are not helpful.

While the 2022 midterm elections are a ways off, the president’s broadsides are giving fuel to would-be primary challengers in both states — raising the prospect that Republicans will be forced into ugly and expensive nomination fights that could jeopardize their hold on the two governors’ mansions.
Trump’s intrusions into Georgia and Ohio provide an early test case for how he might use his stranglehold on the conservative base to control the party long after he leaves the White House. Never mind that Trump will no longer be in power: Cross him, and you will pay.

“The president’s jabs at Govs. Kemp and DeWine could invite primaries, and that’s exactly the chatter he wants to start,” said Republican strategist Mike DuHaime, who oversaw Chris Christie’s successful New Jersey gubernatorial campaigns.

“In the short term, President Trump’s attacks on these governors serves his interest in casting doubt on the election results. But if it invites serious primary challengers, it could hurt Republicans in the long run and drain valuable resources that would be used for a general election.”
 

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Trump threatens to wreak havoc on GOP from beyond the White House​


His attacks on Republican governors since his loss offer a sample of what's in store.




President Donald Trump has spent the three weeks since he lost the election savaging a pair of GOP governors for not backing his claims he was robbed.
Republicans are worried it’s just the start of what’s in store from the soon-to-be-ex-president.
Trump’s attacks on Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine — both of whom are up for reelection in 2022 — has led to broader concerns within the party that he will use his post-presidency to exact revenge on perceived enemies and insert himself into races in ways that are not helpful.

While the 2022 midterm elections are a ways off, the president’s broadsides are giving fuel to would-be primary challengers in both states — raising the prospect that Republicans will be forced into ugly and expensive nomination fights that could jeopardize their hold on the two governors’ mansions.
Trump’s intrusions into Georgia and Ohio provide an early test case for how he might use his stranglehold on the conservative base to control the party long after he leaves the White House. Never mind that Trump will no longer be in power: Cross him, and you will pay.

“The president’s jabs at Govs. Kemp and DeWine could invite primaries, and that’s exactly the chatter he wants to start,” said Republican strategist Mike DuHaime, who oversaw Chris Christie’s successful New Jersey gubernatorial campaigns.

“In the short term, President Trump’s attacks on these governors serves his interest in casting doubt on the election results. But if it invites serious primary challengers, it could hurt Republicans in the long run and drain valuable resources that would be used for a general election.”
 

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What would be insane is if Donald Trump gets the boot from the republicans and starts his own party.
Like the EFF of America.

Oh man, that would be entertainment. I sincerely hope we get to see that.
 

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What would be insane is if Donald Trump gets the boot from the republicans and starts his own party.
Like the EFF of America.

Oh man, that would be entertainment. I sincerely hope we get to see that.
That's not too far-fetched.

Here are the 9 Republicans daring to tell Trump the election is over and it’s time to go​




Republicans have taken a sharp turn away from departing President Donald J. Trump over the past 72 hours – and what they’re saying speaks volumes to their commitment post-election.

The Washington Post‘s Amy Gardner reported on Sunday, “Ever so slowly, Republicans are starting to say it’s over. Here’s a compilation from the past 72 hours.”

The compilation consists of Michigan Senate Leader Mike Shirkey and House Speaker Lee Chatfield, who said in a joint statement, “We have not been made aware of any information that would change the outcome of the election in Michigan.”

Maryland GOP Gov. Larry Hogan said Sunday, “If you had done your job, America’s governors wouldn’t have been forced to fend for themselves to find tests in the middle of a pandemic, as we successfully did in Maryland. Stop golfing and concede.”

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said, “The numbers that we have presented today are correct. The numbers reflect the verdict of the people, not a decision by the secretary of state’s office or of courts or of either campaign.”

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said, “Quite frankly, the conduct of the President’s legal team has been a national embarrassment.”

“Having failed to make even a plausible case of widespread fraud or conspiracy before any court of law, the President has now resorted to overt pressure on state and local officials to subvert the will of the people and overturn this election,” said Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT. “It is difficult to imagine a worse, more undemocratic action by a sitting American president.”

“Based on what I’ve read in their filings, when Trump campaign lawyers have stood before courts under oath, they have repeatedly refused to actually allege grand fraud – because there are legal consequences for lying to judges,” said Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE).

Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said, “I assume Joe Biden is going to win, because I think it’s very unlikely that we’re going to find 20,000 cases of fraud.”

To sum up the mood of the latest comments by Republicans, conservative election law expert Rick Esenberg offered, “I think it’s highly unlikely that the issue could result in a change of the outcome.”

Republican Lisa Murkowski tells Trump to stand down and let the transition move forward​


Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) released a statement Sunday evening telling President Donald Trump it’s time for him to stand down and let President-elect Joe Biden’s transition to move forward.

Posting her statement to Twitter, Murkowski said, “As states wrap up the 2020 election and certify the results, it is incumbent upon all of us to ensure that we respect the integrity of the election process and uphold Americans’ faith in our electoral system. Each state has worked to ensure a free and fair election process. President Trump has had the opportunity to litigate his claims, and the courts have thus far found them without merit. A pressure campaign on state legislators to influence the electoral outcome is not only unprecedented by inconsistent with our democratic process. It is time to begin the full and formal transition process.”

It’s unclear if Murkowski would be willing to do more than issue a statement, like supporting a censure for the president or a formal demand for General Services Administration chief Emily Murphy, who refuses to sign off on Biden’s transition.

She joins nine other Republicans who have demanded Trump end his protest.

 

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Giuliani Drops Sidney Powell as Trump ‘Strike Force’ Splits​

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump’s campaign has disavowed attorney Sidney Powell, who as part of its post-election legal team has pushed some of the most extreme conspiracy theories around the vote.

The statement was released by the campaign on behalf of Trump lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis, and was the latest twist for an evolving cast of advisers who’ve been waging Trump’s legal fight in the aftermath of the election.

“Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own,” Giuliani and Ellis said in their statement. “She is not a member of the Trump Legal Team. She is also not a lawyer for the president in his personal capacity.”
Giuliani Drops Sidney Powell as Trump ‘Strike Force’ Splits (msn.com)

You know its bad when ..........................
 

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What would be insane is if Donald Trump gets the boot from the republicans and starts his own party.
Like the EFF of America.

Oh man, that would be entertainment. I sincerely hope we get to see that.
Yep.

Reps Split down the middle. Oh my god, America becomes a 1 party state. Those Dems are long range thinkers. Well played that pronoun. :) Big brains, possibly big peepee.


Or not.


More than likely his more center right base will dry up and he will only pull the most hateful and racist of the hate-filled and racist lot that makes up the Reps.

But who knows, I mean the Americans invented the sequel (so to speak), so maybe Nero comes back for a second term.

That is after Biden takes the seat of course. Which he should as he won, with the process same as Trump did in 2016.
 

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What would be insane is if Donald Trump gets the boot from the republicans and starts his own party.
Like the EFF of America.

Oh man, that would be entertainment. I sincerely hope we get to see that.
Highly unlikely

The thing about the republicans that everyone kindof knew, but has become really obvious is that most of them are a bunch of pussies.

And Orangina has grabbed them hard
 

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The thing about the republicans that everyone kindof knew, but has become really obvious is that most of them are a bunch of pussies.
This is true of all politics these days. You can't say what you truly believe in because SFW will call you an extremist, racist, sexist, elitist, ...ist

Unless of course you are an extremist (ie. EFF)
 

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Haven't seen a fanboy post in several pages though, what gives? I worry about them when I cannot see them.
 

TysonRoux

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Recall the Orange Cockwomble sprouting BS about Obama not being a US Citizen and demanding he publish his birth certificate, ..... no, he didn't believe Obama wasn't a US Citizen, he wanted to incite his uneducated redneck inbred followers to retaliate with deadly violence against his political oponents, and they did.​







Georgia election official under police protection amid threats after state certifies Biden win​

 
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