Arrowhead wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:23 am
KevS wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:53 pm
No tweets for seventeen hours.
Is he dead?
He tweeted a short while ago, seemingly giving Emily Murphy the thumbs-up to allow Biden's formal transition process to begin.
Looks like he has finally realised his goose is well and truly cooked.
Not conceding, but a concession. It's all over for him, and I don't see this will ever get to the Supreme Court. If I remember it would have to be referred from a lower court, and from what I see judges there are denying the right to appeal, so wek are the arguments.
In Michigan where the committee choosing the direction of delegates was put under a great deal of pressure, and where Trump had hopes that the 2 (out of 4) Republicans would declare for him (so leaving the casting vote to a Republican governor) the vote has gone 3-1 for Biden. What the contra Republican thought they were doing I have no idea...
Clarification of the Michigan vote. Two Democrats and one Republican voted to accept the result and allocate all 16 votes to Biden, and the other Republican abstained, for fairly spurious reason. One Norman Shinkle.
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/11/23/poli ... index.html
The board is made of up two Democrats and two Republicans, and one of the Republican board members signaled he would oppose certifying the election result.
Aaron Van Langevelde, the other Republican board member, had not tipped his hand before the meeting, but he signaled how he would vote quickly after it got underway. Van Langevelde said that he believed he was required to certify the vote under state law, regardless of whether he believed there should be an audit of Wayne County's election results. He supported an audit, he said, but that did not mean the board should wait to certify the election first.
"We must not attempt to exercise power we don't have," he said.
Norman Shinkle, the second GOP board member, abstained from the final vote. He argued that the board should not certify the election results until an investigation into voting in Wayne County -- the state's largest, which includes Detroit -- was completed. Shinkle asked the Republican-led Michigan legislature to create a bipartisan commission to conduct a review of the 2020 election, which all board members backed, in a moment of bipartisanship. The legislature has already launched an investigation into the state's election, conducted by the House and Senate Joint Oversight Committee.
While Democratic board member Julie Matuzak supported certification, she did make a call for the state's election system to be modernized. Matuzak said that while she did not believe there was any fraud in the November election, the state needed to allow for the processing of absentee ballots earlier, modernize how poll workers and poll challengers are trained, and allow for unbalanced precincts to be recounted in order to eliminate some of the human error that still exists.