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Trump's election power play: Persuade Republican legislators to do what U.S. voters did not

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By Michael Martina, Karen Freifeld and Jarrett Renshaw

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 thwart the will of the voters 

Trump's clearly anti-democracy. So is anyone who supports Trump's efforts to attack voting.

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The last ditch death throws of a failed dictator.

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If, by any chance, Trump should manage to succeed in these desperate measures and manage to remain as president of the USA, then the rest of the world's response should be clear. Recognize that a Trump administration is illegal, that it has no legal or moral authority, impose diplomatic and other sanctions and in short, treat it exactly the way that the US itself treats Iran or Venezuela.

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Trump's clearly anti-democracy. So is anyone who supports Trump's efforts to attack voting.

Why? For challenging irregularities? He has every right to do so and this is not the first time a presidential election was contested and given what we now know, he should and has every legal right and if liberals don’t like it...well...lol

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Trump will be carried out of the White House kicking and screaming the election was stolen from him.

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this is not the first time a presidential election was contested and given what we now know,

What do you "now know"? Every single pathetic accusation your boy has thrown up has been shown to have no substance. Poor sad Rudy Giuliani is the only legal counsel your boy can get to go in front of the cameras and talk up his case for him. Election authorities (including Republican ones) say time and time again, there were no irregularities. In some cases, you sack 'em just for saying it - bye bye, Christopher Krebs.

You know nothing, except that you were beaten and you just can't stand it.

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Trump's lawyers are seeking to take the power of appointing electors away from the governors and secretaries of state and give it to friendly state lawmakers from his party

Right, he's trying to get the GOP party in those states to ignore the actual votes of the American people and give them to Trump. Like...not secretly. Not behind the scenes. But literally out in the open. Like "Trump lost by 140,000 votes but the state will give our EC votes to Trump anyway."

The thing is there's such a remote chance of this happening that the only result will be an even more tarnished GOP. Not only is Trump sinking with the Titanic, he's lighting it on fire.

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The thing is there's such a remote chance of this happening that the only result will be an even more tarnished GOP.

They don't seem to mind. They've backed him from the start, and they continue to back him now.

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Why? For challenging irregularities? 

No for trying to get Michigan Republicans to circumvent the election results. We're a big beyond merely contesting the elections now.

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No for trying to get Michigan Republicans to circumvent the election results.

You mean after they were being threatened by the Democrat legislatures? Seems like the certification of the results probably won’t happen

We're a big beyond merely contesting the elections now.

Yes.

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You mean after they were being threatened by the Democrat legislatures? Seems like the certification of the results probably won’t happen

They were threatened? Oh no, that's terrible! The only remedy here is to completely ignore the election results in Michigan and vote for Trump anyway. /s

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A senior Biden legal adviser has dismissed the Trump litigation as “theatrics, not really lawsuits.”

Considering that rudy is heading the litigation, its not theatrics it is pure stand up comedy!!!

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Trump is trying to steal the election.

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Considering how the laws of the states are written, there is no legal way the legislatures could send electors who do not vote in accordance with the outcome of the popular vote in their state. The laws on the books today are quite specific. These legislatures would first have to repeal their existing laws on this matter and because the election has already occurred the courts would in all likelihood rule against any sort of retroactive application of changed rules for selecting electors. At this point all the state legislatures could do is apply any new laws passed to the next election cycle. Keep in mind some of these states have Democratic governors who would certainly veto any such new laws so their likelihood of actually becoming law are slim indeed.

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You mean after they were being threatened by the Democrat legislatures?

A great example of just how fact free the Republicans are. The legislatures of Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia and Pennsylvania are all majority Republican in both houses.

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Trump and his Rudy clown team of lawyers are the midnite thieves trying to steal the election from the majority voters.

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In PA, this is not legally possible.

In MI, the GOP head of the State Legislature says that the Legislature is not going to over rule the will of the people.

So, another Fever-Dream of the addled, the unbalanced and the substance dependent.

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Dominion should sue rudy and his clown circus to bankruptcy!!!

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How do you spell coup d'etat?

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