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Another blow to Trump’s Presidency claim, SC rejects Texas lawsuit
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Another blow to Trump’s Presidency claim, SC rejects Texas lawsuit

Trump’s Presidency claim: On Friday, US Supreme Court rejected Texas case, which put up a plea suing four states, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, challenging their election results. The case, backed by US outgoing President Donald Trump, emphasised that the measures taken by these states to alter voting by introducing mail-ballet in the name of health concerns amid coronavirus were “unlawful”.

The apex court dismissed the case, which would have caused a big blow to Trump’s relentless endeavours to turnabout the election decision which other recognised Joe Biden as a the winner and next US President.

This week Republicans faced a similar fate, when Republican Senator Mike Kelly along along with other Trump allies challenged US President-elect Biden’s win in Pennsylvania elections. Kelly’s lawsuit questioned validity of 2.5 million mail-in ballots and demanded the court to overturn the election result in Pennsylvania. Much to GOP’s disappointment, the apex court turned down the Republican plea demanding judicial intervention to invalidate Pennsylvania state’s certification of its election results.

On Thursday, the states mentioned in the Texas lawsuit urged Supreme Court to reject the plea, highlighting that the entire case was nothing but a publicity stunt which rested on “bogus” claims and aimed at overturning election results. 

“What Texas is doing in this proceeding is to ask this court to reconsider a mass of baseless claims about problems with the election that have already been considered, and rejected, by this court and other courts,” Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania’s Democratic attorney general, mentioned in a filing to the nine justices.

This might put an end to Trump’s repeated claims of being the real winner of the November 3 Presidential elections. Trump allies and supporters have filed multiple lawsuits challenging the election outcome, but none so far has been found true in its claims. In terms of votes, the US electoral college reported that Biden won 306 as compared to Trump’s 232, which made the democratic candidate a clear winner. On Monday, the electoral college would formally appoint Biden as the country’s next president.

US Supreme Court turns down Trump’s claims objecting to Biden’s Pennsylvania victory
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US Supreme Court turns down Trump’s claims objecting to Biden’s Pennsylvania victory

Biden’s Pennsylvania Victory: On Tuesday, US Supreme Court rejected the outgoing President Donald Trump’s claims challenging US President-elect, Joe Biden’s win in Pennsylvania elections. Trump ally, Republican Senator Mike Kelly along with other Pennsylvania Republicans filed a case in the apex court after the November 3 presidential election on the ground that the state’s 2019 deadline expansion of mail-in voting was illegal as per the state law. Kelly’s lawsuit questioned validity of 2.5 million mail-in ballots and demanded the court to overturn the election result in Pennsylvania.

The Republican plaintiffs mentioned that the universal, “no-excuse” mail-in ballot program introduced in the Republican-ruling Pennsylvania legislature in 2019, enabling voters to cast ballots by mail for any reason, was a breach of the state’s constitution. The mail-in ballet provision was suggested keeping in mind people’s health and safety amidst the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

The apex court turned down the Republican plea demanding judicial intervention to invalidate Pennsylvania state’s certification of its election results. The rejection was a big blow to the GOP’s long-shot attempt to challenge Biden’s Presidency. Trump has been making claims of wining the elections and has been throwing lawsuits to back his claim, but so far in vain. Just hours the court’s verdict was about to get released, Trump made a direct appeal to state officials and members of the Supreme Court to help him in bringing out the truth and will of the voters.

“Let’s see whether or not somebody has the courage, whether it’s legislators or legislatures or a justice of the Supreme Court or a number of justices of the Supreme Court,” Trump said. “Let’s see if they have the courage to do what everybody in this country knows is right.”

The court, comprising nine judges, produced one-line order that rejected the Republican party’s plea. It said that the election results were already certified. Judges said that demanding nullification of the election result certification would mean to “undertake one of the most dramatic, disruptive invocations of judicial power”.

The Supreme Court panel included six conservative justices — including Trump’s three nominees — Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett — and three liberals. The recent judgement marked Barrett’s first vote on an election-related dispute.

“This election is over. We must continue to stop this circus of ‘lawsuits’ and move forward,” Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, a Democrat, wrote on Twitter.

On Tuesday, besides Pennsylvania, a similar appeal was raised in Republican-dominate Texas. The legal appeal has also made in order to overturn the election results in three other states – Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin – by filing a direct lawsuit in Supreme Court.

Twitter suspends Pennsylvania Senator after election integrity hearing
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Twitter suspends Pennsylvania Senator after election integrity hearing

Twitter suspends Pennsylvania Senator: The operations Twitter account of Pennsylvania Senator Doug Mastriano, who directed Wednesday’s election integrity recording, has been halted. Senator Mastriano of Pennsylvania’s 33rd District arranged and chaired the conference in the state’s Senate Thursday on election integrity that highlighted an appearance by President Donald Trump.

Conservative critic Jack Posobiec was the first to remark that Senator Mastriano’s campaign account had then been banned by Twitter after the hearing.  Apparently, there has been no reason provided as to why the Twitter account of the Senator was suspended from the Social Network as it happens to millions of users.

https://twitter.com/disclosetv/status/1331760916745101312

During the conference, Senator Mastriano had slammed the election chaos, which he said was completely by scheme. “We move heaven and earth with American dollars to secure elections in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere. We can’t do it in our own state?” Mastriano said. “There’s people in Pennsylvania not interested in safe, secure elections.” Many personalities also asserted that they had beheld what appeared to be firm irregularities with the election. 

The GOP vote calculation observer Justin Kweder introduced a ground-breaking record in which he claimed that hundreds of thousands of mail-in ballots were scored without any proper error. He emphasized that it was impossible for onlookers to see what the workers were doing in any position, due to the fact that operators had raised a barrier that they were required to be behind.

Ironically, Big Tech had also been invited out during the recording by Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York. Giuliani affirmed that Big Tech firms like Twitter and Facebook have banned conservatives and followers of President Trump because “it’s almost as if they’re afraid” that Americans will discover the realities.

Trump does not give up: “Will appeal”
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Trump does not give up: “Will appeal”

Trump does not give up: A Pennsylvania federal judge rejected Donald Trump’s lawsuit to suspend the certification of millions of votes in the state. According to Judge Matthew Brann, the case, based on allegations of irregularities, is “unfounded” as no merit legal arguments and speculative accusations were presented to the court. “In the United States of America, this cannot justify depriving a single voter of the right to vote, let alone all voters in its sixth most populous state,” the judge wrote. Joe Biden in Pennsylvania has an 80,000-vote lead. Trump, however, does not give up. “Will appeal!” He tweeted, announcing he will appeal to the Pennsylvania Third Circuit Court to eventually bring the case in front the Supreme Court.

The recount in Georgia

His legal team also called for a new recount in Georgia. After the state was awarded to Biden with a lead of 12,284 votes, compared to about 14,000 votes in the first count. A possible second recount will not be manual but will take place by scanning the cards. For the past 28 years, Georgia had always gone to the Republicans, the last Democratic candidate before Biden to win it was Bill Clinton in 1992. Already on Friday, President Trump received two setbacks. The authorities of Georgia certified the subtle victory by President-elect Joe Biden, and the Michigan Republicans said after a meeting in the White House that they had found nothing to justify the reversal of the vote in their state.

The lost appeals

Trump has already lost or withdrawn about thirty appeals aimed at blocking the proclamation of the Democratic challenger after the presidential elections on November 3, but that in Pennsylvania is perhaps the most significant defeat.

The endless campaign on Twitter

Trump’s rain of tweets is dense. “Dominion-izing the vote,” he writes in bursts: part one, two, and three of conspiracy theories for a vote he does not want to accept. The social network places red labels: “Untrusted content” writes under each presidential tweet. But the discussion is underway. User comments mostly urge Trump to surrender.

 “Why is Joe Biden rapidly forming” a new administration “when my investigators have found hundreds of thousands of illegal votes sufficient to overturn” the presidential outcome “in at least four states, and thus have enough votes to win the election? ” Trump asks. Then he hopes that lawmakers and courts will have the courage to do what necessary to maintain the integrity of our elections and America. “The world is watching,” he adds. 

Trump does not intend to step aside. According to the Washington Post, he could announce his candidacy for the 2024 presidential elections by the end of the year. He would explain to his collaborators that he wanted to remain an “omnipresent force” in politics and the media. Only one president in the history of the United States has managed to get re-elected after being defeated at the end of his first term: it happened to Grover Cleveland in 1892. Except that Cleveland belonged to the Democratic Party and was a strict observer of the American Constitution.

Biden on Twitter

The president elected remains composed. He still tweeted that of election day. The others are measured, one per day, one topic at a time. Calls for the transition, peaceful, at least to begin. “Anyone who wants a Covid-19 test should be able to get one. Period.”

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