Maybe it was Michigan certifying the vote, maybe it was SCOTUS refusing to meddle further in the Pennsylvania ballot issue, maybe it was Mitch McConnell on the phone saying, “Fer crissakes, give it up already.” We may never never know. In all events, Donald Trump has stated that he will allow Emily Murphy to do her job and let the transition proceed.

Trump is always a day late and millions of dollars short. In this case, it’s only a few weeks past the time any sane person would have called it a day, so maybe we should be grateful.

Now Joe Biden is being referred to as the “apparent president-elect.” it’s progress. It’s a good thing; especially when you’re dealing with lunatics.

 

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p j evans
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Michigan and Georgia both certified their votes today, which puts Biden over the line.

Tin woman1
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She folded. I think he’s leaving. I’m blad.

mae
Member

Relief.

Lil Blue Sock
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“Please know that I came to my decision independently, based on the law and available facts,” Murphy wrote. “I was never directly or indirectly pressured by any Executive Branch official — including those who work at the White House or GSA — with regard to the substance or timing of my decision. To be clear, I did not receive any direction to delay my determination.”

…….this after Trump-O grants her his blessing to move forward.

I guess now it’s not over until the fat lady lies. *shakes head in disgust*

Bareshark
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Gotta remember that she’s been in the tank for Trump since 2017. Who knows what she’s done in his name that Katie Porter privately threatened her with if she kept playing.

daisy
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I suspect this is as much of a concession as we will evet get from Trump.

Cliff Dwellings
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I just want the entire trump crime family out of politics and out of Washington.

Scott Jackson
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In a nation of gamblers, wonder when the office pools include a bet on show/no show jan.20.

Cliff Dwellings
Guest

I would place a bet on that. I don’t think he’ll be there Jan 20. He’ll be golfing and charging secret service agents to protect him on his golf courses.

daithi
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‘Apparent’ president-elect?
That meamns that there was an apparent election where, apparently, the majority of apparent voters in apparent states apparently wanted shot of an apparent ‘president’

Scott Jackson
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Unfortunately, apparently she exist.

Roger
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Yes, it’s over. President-elect Biden will use the funding and briefings to develop plans to deal with the pandemic and the broken safety net one second after noon on January 20th. There will be a stack of executive actions ready to go on that day, and if the stars and planets align, a Democratic Congress will have legislation ready to go to help those who are out of work. The next two months will be hell, but there are much better days ahead.

SuzC
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Assuming we aren’t invaded/attacked on Jan. 19, thanks to Donald’s ongoing destruction of everything that protects the country, like the Open Skies treaty.

Cliff Dwellings
Guest

I saw that yesterday. Isn’t that a coincidence that the very system we can use to verify that Cousin Ivan is not getting ready to invade some NATO country in Europe, Benedict Donald and his cronies are dismantling. He’s ordered the planes to be dismantled.

dana fairfield
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Murphy writes to Biden that she was pressured in no way and made her decisions independently of the White House. Meanwhile Trump contradicts her by tweeting that he is recommending Murphy go ahead an ascertain. Notice he cannot bring himself to utter the words. As usual, he codes it, in this case as “do what needs to be done.”

SuzC
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There is no way Donald tweeted that tweet! His command of English is not that good. Maybe someone has finally put him in a strait jacket. Maybe he’s so distraught they’re just ignoring him now. BTW, if Emily Murphy is to be believed (well, she isn’t, but… let’s take her at her word here), she was not pressured in any way — which means she intentionally deliberately with malice aforethought chose to breach her sworn duty — a duty which is meant to be mostly ceremonial — and she should never again work anywhere but perhaps the RNC (which should… Read more »
Cliff Dwellings
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By far, this has been the words president we have ever, ever had. He has been in it for his own ego and self enrichment. He has always placed himself and his own personal interest above his country. They don’t come any more corrupt. We can’t get him and his grifter crime family out of Washington too soon.