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They’re baaack: Trump and allies still refuse election loss
The Associated Press ^ | November 26, 2020 | By COLLEEN LONG, ALANNA DURKIN RICHER and ZEKE MILLER

Posted on 11/26/2020 6:08:23 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

WASHINGTON - Monday seemed like the end of President Donald Trump’s relentless challenges to the election, after the federal government acknowledged President-elect Joe Biden was the “apparent winner” and Trump cleared the way for cooperation on a transition of power.

But his baseless claims have a way of coming back. And back. And back.

The 2020 presidential race is turning into the zombie election that Trump just won’t let die. Despite dozens of legal and procedural setbacks, his campaign keeps filing new challenges that have no hope of succeeding and making fresh, unfounded claims of fraud.

But that’s the point. Trump’s strategy wasn’t to change the outcome, but to create a host of phantom claims about the 2020 presidential race that would infect the nation with doubt, even though the winner was clear and there has been no evidence of mass voter fraud.

“Zombies are dead people walking along the living - this litigation is the same thing,” said Franita Tolson, a professor at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. “In terms of litigation that could change the election, all these cases are basically dead men walking.”

“This really is our version of a polite coup d’etat,” said Thomas Mann, senior resident scholar at the Institute of Governmental Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. “It could end quickly if the Republican Party acknowledged what was going on. But they cower in the face of Trump’s connection with the base.”

“The legal process seems to be unfolding the way it’s supposed to, but the Trump campaign has made clear its desire to throw wrenches in the system wherever it can,” said Lisa Marshall Manheim, a professor at the University of Washington School of Law.

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


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1 posted on 11/26/2020 6:08:23 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They’re scared Jim.


2 posted on 11/26/2020 6:09:29 AM PST by V_TWIN (Where's Hunter???)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

how can three people be so wrong?

oh,yeah, they are biased.

go trump.

it ain’t over til it’s over.


3 posted on 11/26/2020 6:10:41 AM PST by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world or something)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Why the long face AP? The irony is this is being exposed by the internet journalists against the mainstream propagandists.


4 posted on 11/26/2020 6:10:59 AM PST by bray (Pray for President Trump)
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To: V_TWIN

When I see 3 authors I feel super-scared.


5 posted on 11/26/2020 6:12:40 AM PST by BlueStateRightist (Government is best which governs least.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

As the guy on for Mark Liven pointed out last night, once they rushed to call the election, now with every new development that reveals shocking criminal actions they say ...

“But he already won !”


6 posted on 11/26/2020 6:12:50 AM PST by Not_Who_U_Think
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They are back? Pay attention AP ... they never left!


7 posted on 11/26/2020 6:13:31 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (Remember: >>>>> o b a M A G A t e <<<<<)
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To: V_TWIN

The KRACKEN has them QUACKing, and (I hope and PRAY)—
QUAKING!!


8 posted on 11/26/2020 6:14:02 AM PST by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement! )
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To: teeman8r

Trump is going to win. Joe can go back to his bassement.


9 posted on 11/26/2020 6:14:20 AM PST by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

That’s because Trump didn’t lose....

Do they expect we’re just gonna sit down and take it???


10 posted on 11/26/2020 6:16:19 AM PST by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing obamacare is worse than obamacare itself)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

There is no election loss. The only denial of reality comes from the left and the press who do not understand the legal process. Their cries of anguish will be fun to uphold.


11 posted on 11/26/2020 6:16:43 AM PST by DarthVader (Not by speeches & majority decisions will the great issues th the day be decided but by Blood & Iron)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They needed three people to write this ‘news article’? These authors and these professors are certainly spending a lot of column inches trying to convince the public that the claims are baseless (so baseless so DON’T LOOK AT THEM), have no hope of succeeding (no hope at all so DON’T LISTEN TO THEM) and President Trump should just shut up and go away and let Joe Biden be president. So much time and space spent that I hope the public is starting to wonder why they’re not confident in their candidate enough to step back and let the Trump team continue ‘losing’ (as defined by college professors).


12 posted on 11/26/2020 6:17:32 AM PST by a.c.t.32
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

When the enemy rushes in like a flood, the battle belongs to the Lord.
First they operate under the false and deceitful premise that Sleepy won. He lost and is temporarily occupying as a usurper. Justice is coming if we don’t yield to evil.


13 posted on 11/26/2020 6:18:26 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or tyranny )
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To: Mr. K
Do they expect we’re just gonna sit down and take it???

Why, yes - they do.

14 posted on 11/26/2020 6:18:53 AM PST by grobdriver (BUILD KATE'S WALL!)
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To: teeman8r

Why is it that the craziest propaganda articles by AP always have three authors?

I am thinking it is like an information assassination squad, like Lee Harvey Oswald, James Earl Ray, etc. (both of whom were patsys imho—topic for another day...)

;-)


15 posted on 11/26/2020 6:19:22 AM PST by cgbg ( Remember 1876--we _can_ do this!--Biden--Office of the Prisoner-Elect)
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To: V_TWIN

“They’re scared Jim.”
____________________________

Ditto that V...

This crap pile of words is not News...it’s hateful opinion worried about the election outcome...


16 posted on 11/26/2020 6:20:06 AM PST by MCEscherHammer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
his campaign keeps filing new challenges that have no hope of succeeding and making fresh, unfounded claims of fraud.

My my, these reporters are apparently legal experts who have already read and assessed all 104 pages Sidney Powell's suits filed last night in Georgia and Michigan (which are available online) and perused the dozens of affidavits and exhibits as well, and analyzed the statistical data too! No wonder it took three of them. What diligent little journalists they are! =)

17 posted on 11/26/2020 6:20:08 AM PST by A_perfect_lady (The greatest wealth is to live content with little. -Plato)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

WOW the AP sure is losing it’s touch, it took 3 presstitutes to write this propaganda piece.


18 posted on 11/26/2020 6:20:17 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
But his baseless claims have a way of coming back. And back. And back.

Who are they talking about? Franken? Gore? Any of a dozen elections in (pick one:) Chicago, Seattle, NYC? Philadelphia?

Because the last that I checked, there are enough questions about this election cycle that the courts are involved, for a reason.

Not that any journaLIST cares.

19 posted on 11/26/2020 6:21:48 AM PST by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The home planet of AP:


20 posted on 11/26/2020 6:23:42 AM PST by \/\/ayne (I regret that I have but one subscription cancellation notice to give to my local newspaper)
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