Electoral College, incl. Hillary Clinton, meets today to officially elect POTUS, after courts deny Trump’s legal challenges

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by Dr. Eowyn

Today, the the 538-member Electoral College will meet to formally cast their ballots to make the fraudulent election of Joe Biden official.

Ever the hypocrite, one of the electors is Hillary Clinton, who will cast one of New York’s 29 electoral votes, although in 2016, she had said, “we should respect the will of the people and to me, that means it’s time to do away with the Electoral College and move to the popular election of our president.”

When she was interviewed on SiriusXM’s “Signal Boost” on October 27, 2020, days before the November 3 presidential election, Clinton already declared she would vote against President Trump. She said, “I’m sure I’ll get to vote for Joe [Biden] and [Sen. Kamala Harris] in New York. So, that’s pretty exciting.”

Yesterday, in an interview on “Fox and Friends,” TTrump said the election was “rigged” and “robbed from us.” He quixotically vowed to continue the fight, declaring the legal cchallenges are “not over” and that “We keep going and we’re going to continue to go forward.” (MSN)

Trump’s legal challenges contesting the election results in the swing states on issues surrounding the use of absentee and mail-in ballots have met with one setback after another.

Some 50 challenges filed in state and lower federal courts have been dismissed by judges who claimed they found no evidence of widespread voter fraud.

Two challenges were rejected by the Supreme CCourt. The latest one came late Friday when the Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit filed on December 8 by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton challenging the election results iinthe four battleground states of Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia and Pennsylvania. Trump had won those states in 2016 and was winning on election night 2020 until the counting of votes was abruptly halted. When the counting resumed the next morning, miraculously Biden surged ahead.

Texas’ lawsuit was joined by 106 GOP members of Congress and supported by 17 GOP-controlled states — Missouri, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia.

The Texas lawsuit argued that officials in the four battleground states conducted the 2020 general election in violation of the U.S. Constitution because they illegally altered election laws, causing a flood of mail-in votes without appropriate ballot integrity measures in place. Texas maintained the resulting irregularities put the ultimate outcome of the election in doubt.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who was asked by President Trump, would argue for Texas if the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case. For that to happen, five justices would have to agree to hear the case.

But on December 11, in a 7:2 decision, the Supreme Court dismissed the suit, on the grounds that Texas lacked legal standing or right to sue under the Constitution because the state has not shown a valid interest to intervene in how other states handle their elections. In an unsigned one-page order, the Supreme Court stated:

The State of Texas’s motion for leave to file a bill of complaint is denied for lack of standing under Article III of the Constitution. Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections. All other pending motions are dismissed as moot.

All three justices whom Trump had nominated — Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Barrett — sided with the majority. The two lone dissenters were Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas, who disagreed with the ruling on standing, arguing that the Supreme Court should hear the case, but did not otherwise find for the plaintiffs.

President Trump’s attorney and former NY governor Rudy Giuliani called the court’s decision a “terrible terrible mistake.” He said (Epoch Times):

“The case wasn’t rejected on the merits. The case was rejected on standing. Basically the courts are saying they want to stay out of this, they don’t want to give us a hearing, they don’t want the American people to hear the facts. These facts will remain an open sore in our history unless they get resolved. They need to be heard, they need to be aired and somebody needs to make a decision on whether they’re true or false. And some courts are going to have the courage to make that decision.”

Giuliani said President Trump will refile the Texas lawsuit as a separate lawsuit in district court where obviously the president would have standing.

Jenna Ellis, a Trump campaign senior legal adviser, said Trump’s legal team still has time up until Jan. 6 when Congress officially certifies the Electoral College votes.

~Eowyn

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