The ravenous Donald Trump machine has hungered for a second term so much that it has spewed forth hundreds of lawsuits in a variety of states, including the all-important swing states. After 60 losses that have been publicized and only one win — on a technicality, we discovered that he peppered 10 states with lawsuits. There are hundreds of them.
Today, one of the states broke the news that several lawsuits against Representative Angie Craig (D-MN) over mail-in ballots were dismissed, because to do otherwise would “disenfranchise the nearly 2 million Minnesotans:”
‘BREAKING: Minnesota court DISMISSES the first of several election contests against @AngieCraigMN (MN-2) and other Democrats. “To invalidate these accepted mail ballots now would be to disenfranchise the nearly 2 million Minnesotans.”‘
These lawsuits, which concern mail-in voting, were filed in advance of the presidential election on November 3, 2020. They tried to cast shade on the most basic of Americans’ power. They were questioning how ballots are “cast and counted,” according to the Associated Press (AP).
When Trump was first elected, he wanted to gain the most attention. But his crowds were smaller than those of President Barack Obama, and Secretary Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by 3,000,000. POTUS spend most of his first term trying to invalidate Clinton’s three million-vote win. Trump claimed that those votes were invalid and even set up a commission to sniff out what he was convinced were illegal votes.
The commander-in-chief chose the author of most ultra-conservative legislation regarding immigrant votes, which Kris Kobach liberally spread around Kansas and many of its neighboring states. Unfortunately, the president’s counter could not find any bad votes, so Kobach slinked out of Washington, DC. and headed home.
The GOP challenged a Minnesota state court agreement to extend the length of time ballots counters had by seven days, due to the influx of additional paper ballots. This was well into the Coronavirus pandemic.
A federal judge upheld the state consent decree holding that ballots postmarked by November 3 could be counted longer. Republicans refused to accept that and appealed.
At the same time, Representative Angie Craig (D-MN) recently won her challenge to another state law. It pushed voting for her district seat from September 21 to February due to a third-party candidate’s death. Her opponent, Republican Tyler Kistner appealed. His argument was that changing the election date back to November, as Craig wished, would disenfranchise thousands of people in Minnesota. Of course, a delay would have had national implications in the presidential race. The court dismissed several cases against Craig, according to the Minnesota Court Data.
The states that were the focus of Trump’s ire and where he filed lawsuits were:
Arizona, Iowa, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
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