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AP Explains: Election’s validity intact despite Trump claims
The Associated Press ^ | November 10, 2020 | By NOMAAN MERCHANT (D-AP)

Posted on 11/10/2020 1:00:55 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

The U.S. presidential election was not tainted by widespread voter fraud or irregularities in how ballots were counted, despite a huge effort by President Donald Trump to prove otherwise.

In refusing to concede the election, Trump claims that he would have won were it not for “illegal” votes counted in several states that he lost or where he is currently trailing. But Trump and his allies haven’t offered any proof and their legal challenges have largely been rejected by the courts.

WHAT IS TRUMP CHALLENGING?

The Trump campaign has filed more than a dozen lawsuits in at least five states.

Trump has won one victory so far: A state court ruled his campaign observers had to be allowed closer to the actual vote counting. That ruling had no impact on the outcome of the race.

On Monday, his campaign sued to force Pennsylvania not to certify the results of the election altogether. The 85-page lawsuit itself contained no evidence of voter fraud, other than a smattering of allegations such as an election worker in Chester County altering “over-voted” ballots by changing votes that had been marked for Trump to another candidate.

WHAT ARE TRUMP’S ALLIES SAYING?

Trump’s lawyers and campaign staff say the election is not over and that they are investigating claims in several states, though they continue to lack any evidence of widespread fraud that affected the outcome of the race.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

All disputes over the counts in each state must be complete by Dec. 8. Members of the Electoral College vote on Dec. 14. The U.S. House and Senate hold a joint session on Jan. 6, 2021, to count the electoral votes in each state.

(Excerpt) Read more at apnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: apfakenews; bias; election2020; fakeelection; fakemedia; fakenews; fakepresidentelect; goebbels; journalism; media; tds; thebiglie
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1 posted on 11/10/2020 1:00:55 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The AP has spoken! Guess it is all over then. /s


2 posted on 11/10/2020 1:02:23 PM PST by joshua c
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Al Gore got 37 days.

What was AP saying then? Probably “count every vote.”

Now all the GOP is saying is “count every legal vote.”


3 posted on 11/10/2020 1:02:24 PM PST by olivia3boys
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Has AP looked into this themselves? I don’t mean asking some random expert who could be bias but actually investigate through paper trails and look?


4 posted on 11/10/2020 1:02:48 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Doesn’t even mention legislative bypass / contingent Congressional election.


5 posted on 11/10/2020 1:02:59 PM PST by cmj328 (We live here.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

In depth look at the election process. Uh, not so much.


6 posted on 11/10/2020 1:03:35 PM PST by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

7 posted on 11/10/2020 1:04:10 PM PST by Phillyred (Kieran Hussie)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Trump has won one victory so far: A state court ruled his campaign observers had to be allowed closer to the actual vote counting. That ruling had no impact on the outcome of the race.”

That statement is actually true. They just moved the tables further away from the observers.


8 posted on 11/10/2020 1:04:54 PM PST by calenel (Tree of Liberty is thirsty.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Why would they?


9 posted on 11/10/2020 1:05:16 PM PST by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: cmj328

AP = BS


10 posted on 11/10/2020 1:05:30 PM PST by jpallenjd (BEST WEBSITE FOR ELECTION REAL AND REALTIME RESULTS?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

ap = Absolutely Propaganda

I don’t capitalize their abbreviation since I’m white, not Black.


11 posted on 11/10/2020 1:05:35 PM PST by John Milner (Marching for Peace is like breathing for food.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

APSplainin’


12 posted on 11/10/2020 1:05:49 PM PST by tinyowl (A is A)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Less and less people believe this everyday.


13 posted on 11/10/2020 1:05:55 PM PST by BusterDog
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To: Bigtigermike

The purpose of such articles is to provide a reference for future exclamations of “It’s been debunked by the AP”.


14 posted on 11/10/2020 1:06:09 PM PST by nwrep
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Is It True? Or Did You Read It In The Ass Press?


15 posted on 11/10/2020 1:06:15 PM PST by kiryandil (Chris Wallace: Because someone has to drive the Clown Car)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Like clockwork

Pseudo “journalism” at its finest


16 posted on 11/10/2020 1:06:24 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat ( TAG PedoJoe w/ DEFUND the POLICE OPEN BORDERS CORRUPTION DUNKIN/7-11)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The easiest way to steal an election is to double count certain votes.

If spread out over time, fewer votes per day have to be double counted, making the theft easier.


17 posted on 11/10/2020 1:06:38 PM PST by Brian Griffin
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

These lying sacks of excrement need to face consequences for their Orwellian pronouncements.


18 posted on 11/10/2020 1:06:46 PM PST by doragsda
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

AP=All Phony-just like Bagdad Bob.


19 posted on 11/10/2020 1:06:49 PM PST by greeneyes ( Moderation In Pursuit of Justice is NO Virtue--LET FREEDOM RING)
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To: joshua c

smattering.

S’matter, AssPress - your party hacks getting a little sweat on the ol’ upper lip?


20 posted on 11/10/2020 1:07:25 PM PST by kiryandil (Chris Wallace: Because someone has to drive the Clown Car)
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