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  • astralis
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    it's funny watching the alt-right/Parler types spin this as "Trump doesn't concede, the new administration will be TRUMP-FLYNN!"

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  • tbm3fan
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    So today Dominion has filed a $1.3 billion defamation law suit against Sidney Powell. Well that should keep her busy and hopefully drain her purse a bit. Nothing like a punch in the pocketbook.

    out of USA Today

    Dominion seeks compensatory damages of $651,735,000, punitive damages of $651,735,000 and reimbursement for its legal costs. It also is asking the court to grant "a narrowly tailored permanent injunction requiring the removal of all the Defendants’ statements that are determined to be false and defamatory."

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  • Oracle
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    Originally posted by InExile View Post
    Trump concedes , sorta , commits to a peaceful transition

    https://mobile.twitter.com/DanScavin...03015493361664
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    ...... greatest first term in presidential history ....

    In future, it could be the only....presidential term....in history.....

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  • InExile
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    Trump concedes , sorta , commits to a peaceful transition

    https://mobile.twitter.com/DanScavin...03015493361664

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  • TopHatter
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    Originally posted by DOR View Post

    The House was already Democratic, ... or, did I misunderstand?
    The key there is "During his term". Trump of course lost control of the House in 2018, the White House in 2020 and now the Senate in 2021, all within his term.

    He is indeed the biggest loser.

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  • DOR
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    Originally posted by statquo View Post
    Jeff Dufour

    @dcdufour
    Historical nugget: The last president to lose the White House, House, and Senate in a single term was Herbert Hoover during the Great Depression. Assuming Jon Ossoff holds on to win David Perdue’s seat in Georgia, President Trump will repeat the ignominious feat 88 years later.
    The House was already Democratic, ... or, did I misunderstand?

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  • JRT
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    Originally posted by C-SPAN

    Senator Mitch McConnell Full Remarks on Electoral College
    Published on 06 Jonuary 2021



    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: "We cannot simply declare ourselves a national board of elections on steroids. The voters, the courts and the states have all spoken...If we overrule them it will damage our Republic forever...If this election were overturned by mere allegations from the losing side, our democracy would enter a death spiral."

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    Originally posted by C-SPAN

    Joint Session of Congress for Counting of Electoral College Ballots
    Scheduled for 06 January 2021



    The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate meet in a joint session to tally the results of the Electoral College ballots for president and vice president in the 2020 election.

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    Last edited by JRT; 06 Jan 21,, 20:29.

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  • tbm3fan
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    Originally posted by Bigfella View Post
    With about 90,000 votes to count, most from heavily blue areas, Warnock is basically home & Ossoff needs 51%, though he will likely go to a recount.
    According to Georgia election law there is a recount, if requested within two business days, if the vote difference is equal or less than 0.5%. Fortunately, Warnock surpassed that line. Now we see if Ossoff can.
    Last edited by tbm3fan; 06 Jan 21,, 19:43.

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  • TopHatter
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    Originally posted by statquo View Post
    President Trump will repeat the ignominious feat 88 years later.
    How appropriate...

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  • statquo
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    Jeff Dufour

    @dcdufour
    Historical nugget: The last president to lose the White House, House, and Senate in a single term was Herbert Hoover during the Great Depression. Assuming Jon Ossoff holds on to win David Perdue’s seat in Georgia, President Trump will repeat the ignominious feat 88 years later.

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  • Officer of Engineers
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    Originally posted by DOR View Post
    Georgia is well on its way to electing TWO Democratic senators in a decisive endorsement of actual democracy; and …
    Sorry, every country practice democrazy. People vote either by ballot or by bullet. No matter what you say, both parties are still using the ballot.

    Originally posted by DOR View Post
    I got carded for the first time in about 30 years!
    They're checking your memory if you can remember who you are.

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  • DOR
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    What a great day ...


    It's a sunny 71 degrees here in Central Florida;
    My neice and her husband have a new daughter;
    My wife got her COVID-19 vaccine (so far no reaction!);
    we received our $1,200 stimulus check;
    Georgia is well on its way to electing TWO Democratic senators in a decisive endorsement of actual democracy; and …
    I got carded for the first time in about 30 years!

    Truly a wonderful day!







    PS For my non-American friends, “carded” means asked for proof of being over 21.

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  • Bigfella
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    I am enjoying today almost as much as Election night. Losing one Georgia Senate seat might be seen as misfortune. Losing two looks like carelessness. :-D

    With about 90,000 votes to count, most from heavily blue areas, Warnock is basically home & Ossoff needs 51%, though he will likely go to a recount.

    Trump & his army of nutters really have screwed the pooch here. They drove down turnout in GOP counties & drove it up in Dem ones. Now that is some 4D chess right there folks. Couldn't happen to a more vile collection of people. Sow the wind.....

    So, not only does the cancer tha tis Moscow Mitch get to fuck right off, but a couple of decent Senators get to make their mark. Warnock quite literally stands in the shoes of Martin Luther King at Ebenezer Baptist Church. He is the first African American to represent Georgia in the Senate & the first African American Democrat elected to the Senate. Ossoff used to work for John Lewis, has an Australian mother & at one time held Austraian citizenship - finally one of you bastards who knows what vegemite is! Also the youngest Senator in 40 years.

    Even if Ossoff doesn't win, this at least gives Biden a chance at appointing judges & passing legislation. If he does then it is great news for America. Biden will get the chance to pursue a moderate agenda & fix some of the damage done by Trump. Merrick Garland for AG anyone?

    Looking ahead, 2022 shapes up as an interesting year in Georgia. Warnock will be up for re-election. This might be a bad thing for him, but there is a wild card called Stacey Abrams. She will be running for governor & she is a turnout beast. If she can work her magic and the GOP in Georgia descends into some nasty internicine fighting (or puts up more duds like Loeffler) then it is possible that she & Warnock might both have a good night.

    Still, that is a long, long way away. For the moment we can all just watch Republicans throw a tantrum as 2020 delivers one last plate of shit for them to eat. Wel ldeserved indeed.

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  • InExile
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    Dave Wasserman calls Georgia for Warnock! Woohoo

    Ossoff is only about 10000 votes behind so he should be the favorite too.

    Update: Needle now predicts greater than 95% for both Democrats
    Last edited by InExile; 06 Jan 21,, 06:02.

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  • InExile
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    Close race in Georgia, but the Democrats appear to be leaning a bit ahead. Hope the races will be called tonight

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