Donald Trump is way beyond a sore loser. He is an in-the-hospital-in-a-full-body-cast loser. If he cannot have the White House, he is exploring burning down the whole nation. We just discovered that POTUS was talking to his people about striking Iran’s nuclear reserves in the next few weeks he has left. They said no, but then he tried this.
Once an idea lodges in Trump’s brain, it never really goes away. Given that he has 10 weeks left in office, we hope that his people keep an eye on him. They are his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Vice President Mike Pence, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, according to CNN. That does not mean POTUS will not chases after the conspiracy theories, though.
People loyal to the president have tried to block Michigan’s certification of its vote. The conspiracy theory of altered voting machines in Detroit and across the country still remains strong. The Michigan Court of Appeals dropped the case like a hot rock.
Judge Michael Riordan denied the appeal in three short sentences. His reasoning was, according to Law & Crime:
‘[Trump’s attorneys’] failure to persuade the Court of the existence of manifest error requiring reversal.’
Trump has gone after the Dominion Voting Systems, which handled the voting process in many but not all locations, varying from county-to-county. The president appears to have convinced himself that the only reason he lost to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris was the voting machines. He beat Secretary Hillary Clinton in Michigan in the 2016 race.
The Russian propaganda outlet in the US, One America News Network (OANN) picked up the conspiracy theory and magnified it. The network claimed that these voting machines obliterated millions of votes [for Trump] across the nation.
Once the conspiracy theory made its way to court, the judges found that two of Trump’s poll watchers, Cheryl Constantino and Edward McCall Jr. had no proof. They just had Republican Melissa Carone’s word on the matter.
Judge Timothy Kenny found:
‘Ms. Carone’s description of the events at the TCF Center does not square with any of the other affidavits. There are no other reports of lost data, or tabulating machines that jammed repeatedly every hour during the count. Neither Republican nor Democratic challengers nor city officials substantiate her version of events. The allegations simply are not credible.’
Carone’s appeared on Fox Business, and the Republicans and former Republicans against Trump went after her. They are the Lincoln Project and Republicans for Joe Biden, among others.
Detroit attorney David Fink made a comparison between Trump’s myriad of lawsuits and the not-funny version of the movie Groundhog Day, reliving the same day over and over. He prepared a 27-page legal brief prior to the ruling stating:
‘This is one more in a series of ill-conceived cases filed in an attempt to overturn the presidential election. Like other cases, the complain in this lawsuit relied on speculation and unfounded conspiracy theories. And, as in other cases, the plaintiffs here cannot seriously argue that the ‘fraud’ they claim could have possibly influenced the outcome of this election.’
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