Republican senators need to tell their Republican voters “You are being lied to, and Donald Trump is conning you. This was a secure and protected election.” They must say that Trump is breaking our democracy. The president’s most senior cybersecurity expert Chris Krebs had to sacrifice his job to tell this truth, that this election was “the most secure in American history,” according to The New York Times.
It seems that Republican senators are afraid of Trump’s core voters. Their dilemma is how do we stay on good terms with our voters and this grand democratic experiment? POTUS has attempted to commit wholesale disenfranchisement in parts of states where there is the greatest number of black and brown voters. As President Barack Obama said there is “Truth decay.” POTUS is the king of alternative facts. Trump is getting more and more dangerous.
Fortunately, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has rejected the Trump campaign’s lawsuit challenging 8,329 absentee ballots in Philadelphia. These ballots did not include “certain info on the envelope AND reversed an order that invalidated 2,349 ballots in Allegheny County for the same reason:”
‘NEW: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has rejected the Trump campaign’s challenge to 8,329 absentee ballots in Philadelphia missing certain info on the envelope AND reversed an order that invalidated 2,349 ballots in Allegheny County for the same reason assets.documentcloud.org/documents/7332 ‘
Zoe Tillman is a senior reporter for The Buzzfeed News, and she tweeted that the Trump campaign claimed that counties had to omit ballots with “missing voter info on the outer envelope:”
‘This was a set of cases where the Trump campaign argued counties could not count absentee ballots with facial deficiencies (e.g. missing voter info on the outer envelope) — and they explicitly did *not* allege fraud.’
Tillman continued, saying “they explicitly did *not* allege fraud.” Omitting some information was not the same thing as fraudulent intent:
‘…failures to include a handwritten name, address or date in the voter declaration on the back of the outer envelope, while constituting technical violations of the Election Code, do not warrant the wholesale disenfranchisement of thousands of Pennsylvania voters.’
Tillman continued indicating that four members of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court “partially dissent:”
‘Four members of the PA Supreme Court partially dissent, explaining they believe that absentee ballots should be rejected if they’re missing a date with the voter’s signature assets.documentcloud.org/documents/7332 and assets.documentcloud.org/documents/7332 ‘
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