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Republicans seeking to raise at least $60 mil to fund Trump legal challenges

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If they 'Go Fund' it, I hope no one responds.

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If Trump hadn’t wasted almost a billion dollars, his re-election campaign could find these frivolous lawsuits in its own.

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The Republican Party has long worked to limit who can vote. They are both anti-democracy and anti-republic.

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Unless Donald Trump campaign has clear evidence of electoral ballot box rigging-fraud, to be presented in the correct procedural matter, it is time to graciously concede the election to Joe Biden, and Kamila Harris, wish both well and move on.

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Just what America’s founders had in mind. Elections based not on the voice of the people, but on expensive lawsuits.

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Republicans better be careful, ol' sticky fingers will probably try leaving office with the money jar on his way out.

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Are they going to get Democrats to pay for it, mark my words?

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Are they going to get Democrats to pay for it, mark my words?

Nah, Mexico has agreed it should be thrown on its tab, along with the wall/barrier/replacement fencing.

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Its a bit like launching a fundraising campaign to repair the hole in the Titanic after the ship has already sunk.

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Its a bit like launching a fundraising campaign to repair the hole in the Titanic after the ship has already sunk.

Good thing the Titanic sinking was just a Deep State cover story pushed my the MSM and funded by Soros.

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The campaign has lost court rulings in closely contested states, including Georgia, but scored a legal win in Pennsylvania on Friday, when a court ordered election officials to set aside provisional ballots cast on Election Day by voters whose absentee or mail-in ballots were received on time.

Right, real big victory here. The election officials already were doing this! This was even acknowledged by the Trump lawyers when they filed their suit in the case.

It also wont make any real difference in the final outcome, as it only concerns a tiny number of ballots, and not enough to overturn the election.

Trump is pulling at straws here, time for him to put on his "big boy pants" and admit defeat!

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The Trump campaign has filed lawsuits in several states following Tuesday's election pitting the president against Democratic challenger Joe Biden.

“They want $60 million,” said a Republican donor who received solicitations from the campaign and the Republican National Committee (RNC).

Not all Republicans even think he should be doing this. Anyway, isn't $60 million just pocket change for a mega-successful go-getter like Trump claims to be? He hasn't got that kind of money just lying around?

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Right, he should pay that out of his own little pocket (oh, sorry that was with his own little hands).

What a farce, what a disgrace. First time in "new history" that all this is happening.

This, however, is nothing new concerning the divider-in-chief.

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Predictable.

Another thing that’s predictable: Trump will lose, and he and his cult followers will have something to whine about for the next few years.

Thanks for battering Americans’ faith in the integrity of elections, Trump.

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Another thing that’s predictable: Trump will lose,

Past tense! Not will, DID!

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This is more telling than anything, anyone is saying. Had the Republican's really wanted to back this guy, the RNC would be footing the legal the bill themselves with money in the coffers for such an occasion.

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I am sure there are plenty of fools ready to invest in this Ponzi scheme.

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Past tense! Not will, DID!

I was referring to the lawsuits.

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For a system based on trust to work, the rules and the entire process must be self-evident. That was not the case in this election.

Contrary to what the CNN floating heads decry all day long, challenging the outcome of the election is not only not anti-democratic, but it is actually a very healthy thing to do to strengthen the integrity of the system. That's why courts exist. If people were just supposed to accept any outcome of anything, then we wouldn't need a court system.

If Trump and his team have evidence of fraud, they should be obligated to come forward and pursue legal action.

Liberals have this idea that you must never question authority and you must always believe whatever authority tell you, because authorities are good people and good people never do bad things. Their mindset and way of thinking is incredibly naive and childish, and that's why they often play the front man for special interest groups. They are too easily manipulated.

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Also the GOP is better of spending that money keeping trump out of prison.

Or maybe they can pay off some of his debts!!!

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Contrary to what the CNN floating heads decry all day long, challenging the outcome of the election is not only not anti-democratic, but it is actually a very healthy thing to do to strengthen the integrity of the system. That's why courts exist. If people were just supposed to accept any outcome of anything, then we wouldn't need a court system.

Only if their is actual evidence to support the lawsuits, which there doesn’t seem to be at this point.

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So the President of the USA needs to pass the hat round to pay legal fees? Sad.

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He's got so much money, let him pay for his own defense. I mean he's got enough to prepay millions and millions of dollars in taxes, paying for these legal challenges would probably be a drop in the bucket. He does not need charity or welfare.

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It's not what you know,it's what you can prove.And Trump has proven nothing on the "so-called" cheating. Concede.Ya lost,but your "party" appreciates your service because they could keep the Senate. Not needed anymore.Melania's happy though.

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Liberals have this idea that you must never question authority

And at the same time liberals are anarchists who don’t respect cops and “law and order” and the Constitution.

I love Trumpesque consistency.

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I couldn't use D Boy!

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So the President of the USA needs to pass the hat round to pay legal fees? Sad.

Hopefully Trump won't try to continue using Barr and the DOJ as his personal defense team.

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If Trump and his team weren’t ready for all of this months ago, they deserve to lose.

anyone could see that fraud was coming. Now that the results are in, they look really really suspect.

now go prove Dems cheated or shut up. It’s simple.

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now go prove Dems cheated or shut up. It’s simple.

I agree with Blacklabel. How about that?

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Twitter:

In Philly suburbs “volunteers” are handling absentee ballots in the basement lunchroom of the counting center. The “election supervisor” LEFT! They don’t know his name? Are you kidding me?

https://twitter.com/TomFitton/status/1324866536327221248?s=20

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Is there reason why the billionaire can't fund this himself? Election rules or something? He has to get hard working Americans to give HIM money?

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I was referring to the lawsuits.

Hard to tell what you were talking about since you wrote this

Predictable

Another thing that’s predictable: Trump will lose, and he and his cult followers will have something to whine about for the next few years.

Thanks for battering Americans’ faith in the integrity of elections, Trump.

Thank you for the clarification.

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I agree with that.

more than ample evidence of fraud already on video. The numbers don’t make sense neither do the voting patterns.

If more people voted in an area than live there or who are registered, show it. Illegals and dead people and non residents voted, show it. These are easy wins, if there happened.

get some smart people, put it together in an understandable format, go to court, win.

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PTownsendToday  09:00 am JST

Hopefully Trump won't try to continue using Barr and the DOJ as his personal defense team.

Maybe he's seen the way the wind was blowing after Barr didn't get behind him on the Hunter Biden "October surprise."

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Give this one a break folks. Be graceful in defeat.

(Just hoping no-one trashes the White House on the way out.)

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I will donate money for this to once and for all find out if our elections are legitimate or not.

just find it hard to believe the same people who claim Vladimir Putin got trunk elected won’t even consider that Dems might have removed or added votes into the process in Dem run states after stopping the count overnight.

if 100 votes and 95 are counted, then 5% are left. That’s 5 votes.

These states are saying Trump ahead at 95% but then counting many more than 5 more votes. then saying oh it’s done now the second Biden takes the lead at 4am.

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Plus there is a difference between votes counted (Biden is ahead now) and verified votes (a legitimate registered voter, who is living, a resident, proper ballot, received on time)

so these counts will obviously change.

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Good. Biden has obviously rigged it, it’s just a matter of time until his camp is exposed.

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@Ilovecoffee

Liberals have this idea that you must never question authority and you must always believe whatever authority tell you, because authorities are good people and good people never do bad things

I would like to respond as a Liberal (old one and not Progressive). True liberals absolutely do not have the idea you should never question authority.

I hold the unpopular view here that Trump should indeed make these challenges if he has the evidence to back them up. I believe he will be proven wrong so the idea of him challenging does not bother me and I have no fear of it.

If he has evidence and he is actually correct then the U.S. has a big problem which needs to be rectified

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anyone could see that fraud was coming. Now that the results are in, they look really really suspect. 

No, they don’t. They are in line path expectations after republicans in swing states disallowed counting of mail in ballots before Election Day.

now go prove Dems cheated or shut up. It’s simple.

Agreed. Wouldn’t it be great it Trump fans would take this advice?

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There are reports of more votes in an area than total residents.

that should be easy to prove if 105 votes come from a place with 100 residents, And only 60 who are registered. So that can’t happen. If it did, it’s fraud.

problem is, I doubt most people who hate Trump this bad would even care if he proves something like that. Ah well it’s only a few votes extra, right?

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Blacklabel

I will donate money for this to once and for all find out if our elections are legitimate or not.

Can you afford it after losing your betting money? Why can't Trump pay it himself, richest president in history $4 billion?

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A fool and his money are easily parted!!!

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In Philly suburbs “volunteers” are handling absentee ballots in the basement lunchroom of the counting center. The “election supervisor” LEFT! They don’t know his name? Are you kidding me?

You have a cite to an actual news source to support this? So far, you’ve only cited to twitter as evidence of any voter fraud.

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Liberals have this idea that you must never question authority and you must always believe whatever authority tell you, because authorities are good people and good people never do bad things.

Actually you're talking about the CCP... Many Americans both "Liberal" and "Conservative" do not have that kind of mentality. Feel free to peddle your disinformation as you please, but as Americans we know how our country works far more than you ever could comprehend.

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Trump and some of his supporters don't under the maths of counting.

First the polling station votes counted. Then the postal votes. Then the military votes. That's just what Trump demanded before Nov.3. Now he call it fraud in the states he lost or losing but not in states he has won.

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> There are reports of more votes in an area than total residents.

From Twitter? Like your claim that the dead guy voted in Michigan or Wisconsin the other day. The claim that you got from a video on Facebook but didn’t bother to verify yourself before posting?

that should be easy to prove if 105 votes come from a place with 100 residents, And only 60 who are registered. So that can’t happen. If it did, it’s fraud. 

Agred.

problem is, I doubt most people who hate Trump this bad would even care if he proves something like that.

Incorrect. Fraud should be punished.

Ah well it’s only a few votes extra, right?

No, it’s fraud.

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Good. Biden has obviously rigged it, it’s just a matter of time until his camp is exposed.

Yes, but that requires EVIDENCE of wrong doing. Words without EVIDENCE are still only words. Making a case out of wind still will be wind. Just dig yourselves deeper into the mire of your own making.

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Some Republicans feel they're being tricked, fooled and cheated by clever people (i.e. Democrats). Just shows how so many Trump supporters are very simple folk who can't actually understand how elections and counting works (especially this year). Do they really think there are thousands or tens of thousands who are willing to risk prison time in order to vote twice or something? Come on, people. Sadly, Trump can't understand how it works either. He fluked it in 2016 but not this time. The beginning of the end of the Cheater-In-Chief is here! Woohoo!

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Example: 5.4 million voted in NC. 99% done.

Trump winning by 76,000. Yet he didn’t win yet?

If like most other swing states then suddenly there’s 100,000 more ballots and Biden won 90% of them.

1% remaining doesn’t support that many more ballots existing. They won’t give Trump the win there until they know if they need NC to cheat or not.

same for AZ and NV they not sure if cheating is necessary so reserving the right to count more votes than should remain.

this stuff easy to prove. Go to court and show it.

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I will donate money for this to once and for all find out if our elections are legitimate or not.

Be sure to read the fine print on the donation form before you do. Only half of each donation goes to the legal fund, the other half to paying off Trump’s campaign debt.

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That’s fine if half goes to the campaign debt. I want to know once and for all if there was fraud.

I want to see fraud found, the court agree and then see liberals claim “well yeah but you see....Biden already “won”...so...don’t really care”

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@ Blacklabel

All your crazy assertions have been explained by electoral officials.Your conspiracies don't hold water. Maybe you should spend some of your 2016 winnings on Trump on some Bluelable,I hear it's better.

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Your team voters will take to the street, assault police, burn down businesses, loot stores.

yet you think they won’t cheat in a vote? Won’t throw away ballots for Trump or submit false ones?

they not only will do so, but feel it’s justified. No one is punished for anything anyway so no reason not to.

all the fraud plans came from high but low level people had to implement. They are careless and will tell the court the truth once caught.

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That’s fine if half goes to the campaign debt. I want to know once and for all if there was fraud.

You still accept Trump’s baseless theory that 3 million illegals voted in 2016 despite the fact nothing was found to prove this.

I get the sense again you are not approaching this with an open mind. I don’t think any evidence or lack of evidence will convince you.

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And at the same time liberals are anarchists who don’t respect cops and “law and order” and the Constitution.

Au contraire. You have cause and effect reversed. It is too often the police and prosecutors who fail to respect the rights granted Americans by the US Constitution. It is exactly those abuses of police power that many Democrats seek to stop. That isn't advocating anarchy but rather advocating adherence to law.

The fundamental duty of law enforcement is to protect the rights of the innocent. The police are not there to catch criminals at any cost. The worst possible crimeareis to imprison someone who is innocent or worse still to kill an innocent person. As John Adams put it during a court argument where he was defense counsel:

"We find, in the rules laid down by the greatest English Judges, who have been the brightest of mankind; We are to look upon it as more beneficial, that many guilty persons should escape unpunished, than one innocent person should suffer. The reason is, because it’s of more importance to community, that innocence should be protected, than it is, that guilt should be punished; for guilt and crimes are so frequent in the world, that all of them cannot be punished; and many times they happen in such a manner, that it is not of much consequence to the public, whether they are punished or not. But when innocence itself, is brought to the bar and condemned, especially to die, the subject will exclaim, it is immaterial to me, whether I behave well or ill; for virtue itself, is no security. And if such a sentiment as this, should take place in the mind of the subject, there would be an end to all security what so ever. I will read the words of the law itself."

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I can guarantee you a big portion of that money will end up in someone's pocket. Think Bannon and Mexican wall fund. Or think children's cancer charity and the whole Trump family.

But hey, if blacklabel and bassfunk (yoo-hoo, where are you?) want to contribute, who am I to say no. As Ulysses mentions, you know what they say about fools and their money.

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When Trump is fired and finally indicted, he'll become a liability only needing a tin cup for his former Republican enablers' largesse.

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Republicans seeking to raise at least $60 mil to fund Trump legal challenges

Will this be another chance for grifters like Bannon (recall his Trump Wall go-fund-scam) to rip off believers in Trumpism?

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Tokyo-EngrToday  09:37 am JST

I hold the unpopular view here that Trump should indeed make these challenges if he has the evidence to back them up.

It's the right view. Let's see the evidence in court. Otherwise I'm with Karl Rove.

BlacklabelToday  10:01 am JST

That’s fine if half goes to the campaign debt.

You do know how they got through so much money, right?

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I have this mental image of RNC people sitting outside stores next to the Salvation Army person ringing their own little bell next to a tin can..

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Will this be another chance for grifters like Bannon (recall his Trump Wall go-fund-scam) to rip off believers in Trumpism?

Mr. Bannon's attorney just quit after Mr. Bannon called for Mrsrs. Fauci and Wray to be decapitated and their heads placed on spikes outside the White House as a warning to other Federal workers to "get with the program". You know I served as an officer in the Navy about the same time he did and for the life of me cannot understand how he came out like he did.

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Some Republicans feel they're being tricked, fooled and cheated by clever people (i.e. Democrats). Just shows how so many Trump supporters are very simple folk who can't actually understand how elections and counting works (especially this year). Do they really think there are thousands or tens of thousands who are willing to risk prison time in order to vote twice or something? Come on, people.

A great many of the wild conspiracy theories we hear are a result of a general lack of education on important things like basic civics, economics, how banking and finance work, science, math, etc..

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So the Republicans are now asking us to give them our money so they can help Trump destroy our country. Yea, ok. Trump himself has wasted the people's tax dollars for 4 years, enough is enough.

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Gore let Florida go with a much stronger reason to question the vote, but he did so for the good of American democracy.

No such patriotism for America from the Republicans and Trump, who clearly was not going to accept defeat, in any circumstance, and would in fact, promote fascism over democracy.

Just stop. Trump is wrong. Republicans are fools to fight this. You lost. Take it as an American and quit whining.

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A democratic election?

Perhaps it is more of media propaganda to see who can afford to burn more money to mislead the maddening crowd.

The nation is aging, controlled by ailing elders in their late seventies and early eighties. Utterly incomprehensible..

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Another thing that’s predictable: Trump will lose, and he and his cult followers will have something to whine about for the next few years. Thanks for battering Americans’ faith in the integrity of elections, Trump.

Considering you have been bashing Trump for the past 4 years and kept screaming Russia this, Putin that, it is pretty funny that NOW you talk about the integrity of the election. Concede gracefully? When did you ever congratulate Trump or anyone for the last election. 50% of the voters voted for Trump so it is more of a cult following?

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NOMINATIONToday  12:02 pm JST

50% of the voters voted for Trump so it is more of a cult following?

Did they? Really? Where did you get that figure from?

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venzeToday  12:01 pm JST

A democratic election?

Definitely not, when votes cast have wildly different values from one State to the next and the candidate who gets the most votes from the public can lose the election because of the "winner take all" system for allocating Electoral College votes. It's about as democratic as what Britain had before 1832.

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"If you have the facts on your side, pound the facts; if you have the law on your side, pound the law; if you have neither the facts nor the law, pound the table."

Trump the pathetic man-boy is pounding the table and making unnecessary noise.

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Blacklabel:. I will donate money for this

Good. Better your money than the billionaire's money.

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Did they? Really? Where did you get that figure from?

Oops, you are right, 47.7% only over 70.5 million people as of now which is over 4 million than the entire UK population. Talk about a miniscule cult following.

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Republicans seriously destroy the meaning of democracy and election. it makes America election a laughing stock and great joke to the world. Shame on its supporters

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Sixty million dollars to throw a party on the Titanic, after it has already struck the iceberg. Sure, let me get my check book.

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Talk about a miniscule cult following.

It's the biggest cult the world has ever seen.

Numbers don't make a cult as much as blindly following a leader who gas lights, talks of lies and false equivalency, is a narcissist and dictates to his supporters wrong information, dangerous morals and ideas, of which they are ardent believers.

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dictates to his supporters wrong information, dangerous morals and ideas, of which they are ardent believers.

You have just described the Democrat Party aka the Hypocrite Party. If your party and your media says it is wrong, it MUST be wrong. Call Trump an authoritarian yet calling all opinions differing from yours as "wrong." Hence hypocrite fits you best.

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But I thought Trump was a billionaire with massive liquidity.....

Surely 60 million is pocket change, just like the 421 million coming due in a couple of years.

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Nomination is correct: 47.7% voted for Trump.

Also correct. 50.5% or 74,387,118 people, which I believe (Checks math) is more than voted for Trump, voted for Joe Biden. He is also winning the Electoral College vote. Likely number is 306.

Trump got more than I had hoped, but Um..... how to say this diplomatically...... He lost.

Now he is trying to get others to pay for his outlandish legal strategy. How very Trumpy of him.

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I still don’t understand why the Democrats would conspire to fix the presidential vote but let the GOP keep the Senate and gain in the House.

Can the conspiracy theorists here explain?

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Plastic Monkey,

I know, right?

If we Democrats could corrupt the count (and eliminate ALL evidence) wouldn't we have also flipped the Senate?

And wouldn't we have made the popular vote a lot greater? Go to all this trouble to just barely win???

Either: A) We suck at voter fraud, or B) It doesn't exist.

I am going with B.

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Fool with money, meet Don. Has he got an idea for you....

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Bah even fox "news" is preparing the faithful for defeat. Heh.

Adios...

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Actually you're talking about the CCP... Many Americans both "Liberal" and "Conservative" do not have that kind of mentality. Feel free to peddle your disinformation as you please, but as Americans we know how our country works far more than you ever could comprehend.

That's a very xenophobic thing for you to say. How do you even know that America isn't my country too? I think you should apologize.

How did you manage to involve the CCP in this is beyond me. It's true that in east Asian culture, people generally tend to not question authority, but , on the other hand they are very cynical.

I didn't say ALL Americans don't question authority, many do, but in general, most people do not question authority, especially anything involving the US military or foreign policy. Results are questioned, but motives - never. Decades of propaganda have created this atmosphere in which anyone who questions the military is seen as a traitor and anti-American. This extends to the FBI, CIA, and of course, the Intelligence Community whose conclusions you must never question, but just accept as a fact. This culture is beginning to slowly change with the rise of the Fake News movement, and the fragmentation of US society into groups where each group cynically questions the motives of the other. I would say this is a very healthy development. Just 4 years ago, nobody would've even dared to question the FBI director, but because he was against Trump, he became a target of skepticism and investigation. Many self-proclaimed Liberals do the same for the other side, but in a much more cynical way. There are however those Liberals who are truly naive and believe authorities would never lie to them. It's those Liberals who often play the front man for special interest groups. They're just too easily manipulated.

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People already knew Trump would Al Gore Y2K the election

But here's the thing - these won't be protracted drawn-out court cases that, for instance, a real estate mogul could enact a battle of attrition to avoid paying his or her creditors as much money as possible out of a bankruptcy settlement

As Al Gore in Year 2000 found out (and Trump will find out), any court cases will have to end one way or another by the end of December - because there has to be a President in office by January 20th

No amount of money will prolong that

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I think we all know how this is going to turn out...

Rather than do what's best for the country - to concede, thank his supporters, then say in the best interests of the country, we must come together as a nation and end the needless tribal warfare.....

He'll try every legal challenge he can, continue his faux narrative of fraud and cheating, blame the Deep State, Obama, and Elvis...then finally leave but continuing to insist he won and that he is the victim...

He seems addicted to his rallies and the cult-like adoration so he'll no doubt continue those, claiming he was cheated and further inciting division and violence...

In other words, doing exactly what Putin wanted him to do when he launched his disinformation war against the US in 2016 helping elect his Puppet...

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