Trump demands Supreme Court take up Texas AG’s bid to overturn election as he calls Joe Biden’s victory ‘a coup’ and spreads conspiracy theories on Twitter about ‘rigged’ voting machines
- Trump tweeted repeatedly about the election he called ‘corrupt’
- Trump retweeted video footage of a Georgia vote counting facility
- He claimed there was ‘VOTER FRAUD!’
- A Wisconsin judge on Wednesday ruled she had ‘no authority or jurisdiction’ to carry out remedy sought by Trump ally
- Trump is seeking to intervene in Texas AG’s lawsuit to get SCOTUS to rule
President Donald Trump kept up his bid to try to get the Supreme Court to overturn the election Thursday, tweeting about a ‘coup’ and a ‘corrupt election’ hours after another federal judge dismissed an election challenge by a Trump ally.
Trump plans to meet with state attorneys general have have followed his lead in seeking to intervene in a Texas lawsuit asking the high court to disregard millions of ballots in four states that Joe Biden Won.
And he continued to tout a conspiracy theory involving voting machines that Trump’s lawyers say were designed to rig the election, despite courts and state officials not buying it.
President Donald Trump tweeted a quote from a fan who alleged an election ‘coup,’ hours after he called to ‘OVERTURN’ the election results
‘Great. Most corrupt Election in history, by far. We won!!!’ Trump tweeted, as he blasted out post about Republican House members seeking a special counsel to probe the election, which Joe Biden won by more than 7 million votes.
‘Voter Fraud!’ he wrote in another tweet, where he retweeted a Newsmax host who posted video purporting to show ‘mysterious ballots’ being counted in Georgia.
He also retweeted a ‘Trump rally fan’ he said appeared on Trump-loyalist network OAN who claimed a ‘coup’ was happening – hours after Trump himself tweeted ‘#OVERTURN.’
“People are upset, and they have a right to be. Georgia not only supported Trump in 2016, but now. This is the only State in the Deep South that went for Biden? Have they lost their minds? This is going to escalate dramatically. This is a very dangerous moment in our history.. …The fact that our Country is being stolen. A coup is taking place in front of our eyes, and the public can’t take this anymore,’ the unidentified person said in the quote Trump tweeted.
A federal judge in Wisconsin ruled Wednesday against Trump ally Sidney Powell in her case
The Supreme Court set an afternoon deadline for four states to respond to the Texas suit
Trump retweeted video purporting to show voter fraud that the Georgia Secretary of State said showed nothing improper
‘A Trump fan at Georgia Rally on @OANBad!’
The president’s push to rally against the election result came in advance of a 3 pm deadline for four states – Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Georgia – to respond to the suit by the Texas attorney general.
Trump’s forces are running out of time. The Electoral College meets Monday, although the suit seeks to have the states delay their participation, despite the Constitution’s call for a single meeting.
Mellissa Carone, the star witness in Trump’s ‘voter fraud’ case in Michigan, used to work as a stripper at a now closed gentlemen’s club called the Bada Bing, named after The Sopranos, sources told DailyMail.com. The Texas attorney general includes her affidavit in Supreme Court suit seeking to overturn the vote in four states that went for Joe Biden
‘There are 20 million reasons’ the case will fail, Republican election lawyer Ben Ginsburg told CNN, referencing the number of people who would be disenfranchised if the Court decided as Texas proposes. ‘Now this is just a sour grapes case,’ he said.
Nebraska GOP Sen. Ben Sasse was among a few elected Republicans dissing the case, even as 17 state attorneys general sought to sign on.
‘I’m no lawyer, but I suspect the Supreme Court swats this away. From the brief, it looks like a fella begging for a pardon filed a PR stunt rather than a lawsuit – as all of its assertions have already been rejected by federal courts and Texas’ own solicitor general isn’t signing on,’ he wrote.
His ‘begging for a pardon’ comment likely referenced Texas AG Ken Paxton, who was indicted in 2015 for alleged securities fraud and been accused by former aides of abuse of office and bribery.
The Texas case, filed this week, features an affidavit by Mellissa Carone, whose wild and antagonistic testimony went viral and got treated to a sketch on Saturday Night Live. It references a case filed in Michigan supported by the affidavit, and it includes her sworn statement in the appendix for the case.
Carone was recently on probation after initially being charged with a computer crime.