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Old 11-09-2020, 07:56 PM   #861
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They fired the guy who presented them from using the Insurrection Act right before doing this.

And they have the Supreme Court.

I'm probably just being paranoid. Then again
I am clinging to the belief that, if it gets that far, the Supreme Court still holds free and fair elections as a pillar of American democracy. I guess we will see.

Meanwhile, I just Googled how to transfer a US medical license to Canada.
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I am clinging to the belief that, if it gets that far, the Supreme Court still holds free and fair elections as a pillar of American democracy. I guess we will see.
This. I cannot imagine an incentive for the Supreme Court to blatantly undermine or deliberately destroy the legitimacy of our democratic election process. For the likes of Donald Trump?
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Old 11-09-2020, 08:00 PM   #863
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Could you imagine any of this before it happened?
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Could you imagine any of this before it happened?


Four years have passed and I’m pretty sure none of us are like... fully truly believing we are awake lmao
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They see Trump as a means to an end. A vessel.

They want power.

They have shit on every ideal and value they claim to hold dear
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Yes, the United States electing an authoritarian wannabe is much more plausible than the Supreme Court throwing up their hands and saying "to hell with democracy."
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Yes, the United States electing an authoritarian wannabe is much more plausible than the Supreme Court throwing up their hands and saying "to hell with democracy."


Except for when said authoritarian wannabe has managed to polarize every single citizen (which justices of the Supreme Court in fact are) into picking a side.

Look at someone like Clarence Thomas or Brett Kavanaugh. These people have already signaled that they the citizen have picked a side. They’re tainted.

You can trust that the only one who hasn’t picked a side is the guy in the middle who is obsessed with the legacy of the court - the Chief Justice. The other one just died. Everybody else knows what’s up - you’re banking on someone like Alito hanging in there or Gorsuch turning his back.
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Except for when said authoritarian wannabe has managed to polarize every single citizen (which justices of the Supreme Court in fact are) into picking a side.

Look at someone like Clarence Thomas or Brett Kavanaugh. These people have already signaled that they the citizen have picked a side. They’re tainted.

You can trust that the only one who hasn’t picked a side is the guy in the middle who is obsessed with the legacy of the court - the Chief Justice. The other one just died. Everybody else knows what’s up - you’re banking on someone like Alito hanging in there or Gorsuch turning his back.
This guy gets it
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So again what is the incentive for nullifying an election? A generality like “they picked a side” isn’t an incentive.
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A toxic mix of power, money and ideology.
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So again what is the incentive for nullifying an election? A generality like “they picked a side” isn’t an incentive.


You’re looking for logic and reason and I think the only logic is that they’re illogical.

They genuinely believe it.
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This thread sums up how dead in the water the PA lawsuit is:

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The GOP is really opening a can of worms there. They won't succeed in overturning the results of this election, I don't think, but it will be hard to put that genie back in the bottle. You can't rebuild trust in electoral institutions overnight.
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You’re looking for logic and reason and I think the only logic is that they’re illogical.

They genuinely believe it.
Maybe. I think we'd agree though that Republicans and Republican enablers (or whatever you want to call the conservative SC justices) are a party of self-interest above all else. Which suggests they won't act without a clear incentive.
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The GOP is really opening a can of worms there. They won't succeed in overturning the results of this election, I don't think, but it will be hard to put that genie back in the bottle. You can't rebuild trust in electoral institutions overnight.


One win and I’m sure they’ll forget in the mainstream, but irréparable damage has already been done with seed planting for conspiracy folk.
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And just like the "fake news" motto has been copycat around the world to terrible consequences, this will be too.
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Arizona ain't happening for Trump. Another 60k ballots from Maricopa and he was only +2.
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iyup is right. nullifying the electoral votes of entire states or invalidating ballots in the kind of numbers that would overturn the election results would be so mind-bogglingly EXTREME that i don't think you guys are quite grasping it. as far as i'm aware, there isn't a precedent anywhere within the same galaxy in all of american legal history. these judges aren't stupid and they would be fully aware of what such a thing would do to the constitution and the foundations of american democracy. the trump campaign would need to provide some kind of evidence so irrefutable and on such a large-scale to obtain that kind of outcome that it would already be pretty obvious by now that something was wrong.

like iyup said, the judges would need some kind of incentive to sign their names down in history forever as the people who killed american democracy and likely caused a civil war. i cannot imagine how any of the judges who have spent decades in law would sign up for that infamy just to rig an election for donald trump on flimsy/non-existent evidence.
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What he said.
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