Donald Burn Down Democracy Trump has a great piece of advice for his BFF Mehmet Oz, the same advice, in fact, that a drunken Rudy Giuliani gave him: Just go ahead and declare victory. Trump is looking to expand his stolen election nonsense into this primary and presumably into the 2022 midterms.

Nobody “just happens” to find mail-in ballots. And I’m sure this was explained hundreds of times to Trump, but he doesn’t listen because it doesn’t fit in with what he wants to hear.

We’ll see what Oz does. The counting of the mail-in ballots started yesterday and it make take a few days.

And on the other side of this fence is Oz’s opponent, who is happily waiting for the ballots to be counted.

And the Big Lie continues.


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  1. “Our country should go to paper ballots, with same day voting. Just done in France, zero problems.”

    Irony, thy name is truly Donald Trump.

    Does Trump honestly not understand that mail-in ballots ARE paper ballots? Also, is he not aware that the French electoral process is essentially a unitary system in which the national government sets the rules by which ALL elections are conducted? In the US, each state is responsible for its own rules (as long as they don’t run afoul of Constitutional requirements regarding race, gender or age) which is why we have all these varying dates for primaries taking place MONTHS before the general election. (In France, the presidential elections almost never require parties to undergo months of deciding who will represent them in the election. Voting takes place on SUNDAYS with ALL campaigning coming to an end the Friday before the election (in the US, that would mean a complete ban on any last-minute rallies or campaigning the day before the election or even the day OF the election; it would also block campaign ads on TV and radio and in print media–even the internet).

    Oh. There’s also the fact that the vast majority of the French electorate live in the same time zone so there’s none of this “polls have just closed in Boston; meanwhile, voters in Honolulu still have 6 hours before polls close” stuff. Metropolitan France–what we usually think of as “France”–is 6 hours ahead of New York and has a population of roughly 65,250,000. Overseas France (the “France d’Outre-Mer”) spans 11 time zones (the Collectivity of St Pierre and Miquelon, off the Canadian island of Newfoundland, observes Daylight Time, meaning there are 12 time zones during the summer) but has a combined population of roughly 2,785,000. There have been issues for Overseas France when it comes to announcing election results; the American territories (French Guiana, Martinique, Guadeloupe) are between 4 and 6 hours behind Paris time while the island of Tahiti is 8 hours behind Paris and the small Collectivity of Wallis and Futuna is actually 10 hours ahead of Paris (polls will largely be closed in Paris while it’s still early afternoon in Martinique and Tahitian voters are just starting to enter the polling station; on the other hand, Parisians won’t have even started casting ballots while voters in Wallis and Futuna will have been finished voting for an hour or two). But the total number of voters in all those areas accounts for about 5% or so of the whole French electorate (and the territories are typically as disparate in voting as anywhere in Metro France; most of Overseas France voted for the left-wing La France Insourmise party in the first round of presidential voting but turned around and supported the right-wing National Rally (formerly National Front) in the second round.

    Oh. And is Donald aware that French citizens are AUTOMATICALLY registered to vote when they turn 18? They don’t really need to go down to a registration site and write down their information for a database; it’s pretty much done for them based on government records (like birth certificates, school records, etc).


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