Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Amended claims are not withdrawn

The Washington Post's mischaracterization of the PA litigation is so wildly off-base as to be almost guaranteed to be wilfully and knowingly dishonest:

On Sunday night, the Washington Post ran a complete mischaracterization of the Trump campaign’s litigation in Pennsylvania, erroneously claiming the campaign had dropped the claim of nearly 700,000 ballots processed illegally and in secret. The campaign did no such thing. In fact, because of a Friday ruling by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in an unrelated case, the campaign strategically decided to restructure its lawsuit to rely on claims of violations of the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The claim that 682,479 ballots were improperly processed and counted is still very much part of the suit.

Paragraph 4 of the amended filing reads: “Allegheny and Philadelphia Counties alone received and processed 682,479 mail-in and absentee ballots without review by the political parties and candidates. These are unprecedented numbers in Pennsylvania’s elections history. Rather than engaging in an open and transparent process to give credibility to Pennsylvania’s brand-new voting system, the processes were hidden during the receipt, review, opening, and tabulation of those 682,479 votes.” See also paragraphs 132-150.

References to the improperly counted ballots are repeated throughout the filing, with paragraph 150 specifically stating that all factual allegations in the preceding paragraphs are incorporated within the Equal Protection claim.

“We are still arguing that 682,479 ballots were counted illegally, in secret,” said Tim Murtaugh, Trump 2020 communications director. “Our poll watchers were denied meaningful access to watch the vote counting and we still incorporate that claim in our complaint. Unfortunately, fake news activists rushed to print their clickbait headlines, apparently without even reading the lawsuit. That’s lazy journalism at best, but more likely intentionally misleading.”

Rudy Giuliani, personal attorney to President Trump and coordinator of the campaign’s legal strategy, said, “It’s routine for attorneys to file amended complaints to tighten the claims. We simplified the suit so it is more focused and narrowed. This is part of the process. Clearly the reporters at Washington Post have a reading deficit.”

To claim that an amended claim is withdrawn is not merely dishonest, it's borderline retarded. As a general rule, claimants amend their claims to strengthen them. If the claims were being withdrawn, that would usually be the result of the entire case being withdrawn. 

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Blogger Barbarossa November 17, 2020 12:08 PM  

It's all they have. As the Party of Science & Math & Stuff Stupid People Who Believe in Sky Fairies Wouldn't Understand, you'd think they could trot out a statistician who could demonstrate how all of these anomalies are perfectly normal, perfectly explicable. Yes, in one county or city, while unlikely, it is certainly possible that Biden could get 99% of the mail-in ballots. "Dems are lazy; Pubs like to get out of the house once in a while." When it happens in precinct after precinct, the absence of the randomness that should appear in large sets of numbers is a tell-tale sign of data manipulation.

Even if they should manage to bull their way through and get Joe and the Ho enthroned, there's no putting this jinni back in the bottle.

Blogger Crew November 17, 2020 12:13 PM  

it's borderline retarded

I get the feeling that many in the #LyingMSM are actually retarded.

Blogger SemiSpook37 November 17, 2020 12:14 PM  

You have to love the fact they're legitimately pressing on the "Equal Protection Clause" angle. If this whole thing were flipped, you know the Dims would just piss and moan until the courts relented.

The whole point is that they think we're less than actual people since we don't agree with them. It's like they just showed up for that day in history class and didn't catch on to the irony.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash November 17, 2020 12:16 PM  

Just like Anons and MAGA are waiting for hard evidence of voter fraud, Communists are holding their breath waiting for Drumpf to finally cry "uncle."

Blogger Crunchy Cachalot November 17, 2020 12:27 PM  

@2 - A pig-headed adherence to obvious lies no matter the cost is indistinguishable from actual developmental disabilities.

Blogger Seeingsights November 17, 2020 12:43 PM  

Again this corroborates my claim: do not follow the legal, financial or social analysis of the legacy media.

Blogger Jeroth November 17, 2020 12:44 PM  

Why is the Biden camp all of the sudden dangling student loan forgiveness about? That is 100% campaign rhetoric, not post election rhetoric. The answer, of course, is that they know Trump is not going anywhere and are trying as hard as possible to agitate people into massive rioting once the hammer drops.

Blogger Lorel November 17, 2020 12:45 PM  

It's sedition, plain and simple. Definition: conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.

Blogger basementhomebrewer November 17, 2020 12:49 PM  

Is it stupidity, demoralization or setting the stage for the next 4 years of claiming that evil Trump stole the election at the last minute despite all his lawsuits being withdrawn/failing? Probably a little of all 3.

Blogger DBSFF November 17, 2020 12:59 PM  

Journalists are so ignorant of the legal process, and dim witted, that it is a virtual guarantee they will botch part or all of almost any legal story.

Blogger Stilicho November 17, 2020 1:02 PM  

Complaints are typically amended to add new claims and to add specificity to existing claims. That is the case here.

Blogger Viking November 17, 2020 1:13 PM  

I think it is about time to start calling them the former news media. They are burning their entire house down.

Blogger Joe Smith November 17, 2020 1:27 PM  

@DBSFF Journalists are completely ignorant of everything. They're some of the dumbest people in the world today. I've heard that wasn't always the case, but it certainly has been for decades at least.

Blogger van helsing November 17, 2020 1:29 PM  

12 - X-news. mutants.

Blogger El Rojo November 17, 2020 1:39 PM  

When the GE retakes his throne he needs to declare Antifa and BLM as communist organizations.

Then start enforcing all the anti -commie laws we still have on the books against any one who has so much as given them a dime.

Blogger Bernard Korzeniewicz November 17, 2020 1:47 PM  

As Ann Barnhard says those people enjoy parading their lies before their victims.

Blogger Harry_the_Horrible November 17, 2020 1:54 PM  

Unfortunately, courtesy of the Supreme Court, being a Commie is not illegal.
But maybe Congress can finally designate them as terrorists so they can be dealt with properly.

Blogger JHo November 17, 2020 2:00 PM  

I wonder if journos have always been this dumb and dishonest or if any of our ancestors lived in happier times when journalists weren't recruited only from the midwittest of midwits?

Blogger Daniele Grech Pereira November 17, 2020 2:01 PM  

These people think you are stupid. But these sorts of things have only made us keener to do our own research, and trust our own instincts.

Blogger Jack Amok November 17, 2020 2:09 PM  

Journalists are completely ignorant of everything. They're some of the dumbest people in the world today.

If they were smart enough to know what they were being told to say was complete BS, they might not be as convincing when they tell their lies. Being dumb as a stump and having the memory of a retarded goldfish, they completely buy into whatever message they're given and repeat it with total confidence.

Anyway, gives me an idea for a voter qualification test. It's a type "Current Events" quiz asking people about topics the MSM has been discussing. Anyone going by what the media is saying gets disqualified.

Blogger FSK November 17, 2020 2:13 PM  

Kind of weird following this:

Them: Any lawyer who represents Trump is evil! If a law firm represents Trump, we're going to pressure their other clients to drop them and ruin their careers!

Also them: All of Trump's lawyers resigned! HAHAHA! That means his lawsuit is frivolous.

The idea that it's improper for a lawyer to represent the President is extremely chilling. The ethical standard for lawyers is "Everyone deserves a lawyer, even a serial killer!"

Even it Trump loses his lawsuits, that doesn't mean a lawyer did something wrong by choosing to represent him.

Blogger drsmith48167 November 17, 2020 2:13 PM  

I think the Post article is standard damage control playbook stuff from the deep (shit) state. Make completely false and inaccurate statements to boost the morale of the base & to make them think they are winning. It’s the Big Lie theory in real time, I. R. tell a big enough whopper long enough and they just might start to believe it...

I believe a lot of eyes will be opened when all this is said and done, and those that eyes and minds will be opened to the true deprivation and lust for power the Dems have will not be able to unsee it anymore - this alone could cause a greater “reset” than the planned deep state great reset.

Blogger Canadian Warlord November 17, 2020 2:32 PM  

Did the school newspaper have stories about poor building maintenance, students cheating, which teachers were sex offenders? Or did the school newspaper have stories about scholastic history, amazing test performance, and which teachers are friendliest to junior journalists?

Journalists have never told the truth. They've never even thought about it. They print what the editor tells them to.

You could call that, technically, 'retarded.' Like engine timing. Definitely not 'advanced.'

Blogger Pseudotsuga November 17, 2020 2:37 PM  

Backlighting...all the way down.
May they go broke and have to learn a trade other than promoting leftist ideas.

Blogger Poco November 17, 2020 2:41 PM  

I hate communists with vengeance.

Blogger Azimus November 17, 2020 2:48 PM  

I have to tell you, friends on the right who rolled their eyes and said "thats just the G-E" when he didn't concede early are paying attention now - the callous dismissal of claims of fraud, still less claims of fraud themselves, do not sit well with normies.

Blogger liberranter November 17, 2020 2:48 PM  

The fact that the marching morons still pay ANY attention whatsoever to these people and their transparently mendacious bullshit tells us that there is no hope.

Blogger Unknown November 17, 2020 3:21 PM  

Such a display of emotion is touching, really
but that is nothing in comparison of the very amateur level of insult of today, keep the faith guys, one day, maybe, who knows ?

Blogger Canadian Warlord November 17, 2020 3:46 PM  

We don't need everybody. The marching morons were always going to march off a cliff - history is full of such dead-end examples. Let them go, just make sure they don't take all civilization with them.

Blogger Boaty Bear November 17, 2020 3:46 PM  

+150 million

Blogger crescent wrench November 17, 2020 4:03 PM  

What happened to the claim regarding Article II usurpation of PA's state legislature by PA's state supreme court?

I take it that's a separate claim?

Blogger Unknown November 17, 2020 4:58 PM  

Let's wait like The Kurgan says.

Blogger Yukichi Sensei November 17, 2020 5:50 PM  

They are spiritually retarded.

So yes, they are retarded.

Blogger The Last Roman November 17, 2020 6:32 PM  

God Emperor Trump will lead a Butlerian Jihad against the corrupted counting machines.

Blogger Avalanche November 17, 2020 10:00 PM  

@10 "Journalists are so ignorant of the legal process, and dim witted, that it is a virtual guarantee they will botch part or all of almost any legal story."

Some journos are completely 100% ignorant of how ... well, EVERYTHING works!! When I saw this last week I burst into astonished laughter... She REALLY thinks "buh-buh-buh, WE called it."

Video: Fox News Anchor Sandra Smith caught on a hot mic, reacting to a nut job doubting Biden’s win"(29 sec.)

Alas, notice the person who titled it ALSO thinks the woman explaining reality is a "nut job." I would like to think this "newsreader" would slink away in embarrassment and never again appear in public, but I'm sure that never crosses her pea-brain!

Blogger braq November 18, 2020 12:21 AM  

Speaking of blatant, unapologetic fraud: what good are hand-recounts if the counters simply don't care about openly cheating and are free from legal consequence for criminal acts? From the Georgia recount via Project Veritas:


Blogger Akulkis November 18, 2020 2:04 AM  

”Journalists are so ignorant of the legal process, and dim witted, that it is a virtual guarantee they will botch part or all of almost any legal story.”

What do you expect from (((reporters))) who all wanted to go to law school [to tikkun the olam!], but couldn't get good enough scores on the LSAT.

Blogger Akulkis November 18, 2020 2:17 AM  

Reporters used to primarily people who had worked at least one other job for several years before getting into the news business, so they had direct experience in various aspects of life, such that even when they lied, at least the lies were credible. Now we have a system where everyone up to the editorial boards are ALL composed of people who, after graduating FROM high school, immediately went to Journalism school (note, that's "how to frame an issue to your preconceived point of view" school, not "how to discover and REPORT the truth" school), and have zero experience outside of the OTHER threat that Eisenhower specified in his farewell speech -- the Academia-Media Complex (the latter half being mostly Jewish before WW2, and the former half becoming rapidly more and more Jewish at the time Eisenhower gave that speech. Strange how the press and academia constantly remind us ONLY about Ike's warning about the military-industrial complex, and nothing else from that speech.

Blogger Akulkis November 18, 2020 2:22 AM  

>> Them ..

>> Also them ...

(((Attorneys))) and (((journ-o-list-ers))).

Any questions?

Blogger Akulkis November 18, 2020 2:26 AM  

>> The fact that the marching morons still pay ANY attention whatsoever to these people and their transparently mendacious bullshit tells us that there is no hope.

As a contrary view, Spain: 1936-1975.

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