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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 02:26 PM

WSJ loses patience with Trump over unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud in brutal editorial

November 21, 2020

By Tom Boggioni

In a blunt-talking editorial in the conservative Wall Street Journal, the editors called upon Donald Trump to come up with credible evidence of election fraud or move on and prepare to leave office on January 20th.

Noting the multiple lawsuits brought by the president and his supporters that have alleged ballot tampering and fraud — only to be promptly thrown out by judges in multiple states — the editors stated in no uncertain terms that the president needs to put up or shut up and to hire a “serious” lawyer in place of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

“If Mr. Trump had solid evidence of massive wrongdoing, it should be taken to court by a serious practicing attorney. Mr. Giuliani’s role as lead lawyer suggests this is political theater. To what end?” the editors asked. “Perhaps Mr. Trump wants to test if Republican state legislatures in Michigan, Georgia or Pennsylvania might directly name Trump electors, overruling the state’s vote for Mr. Biden. That’s a dark road to go down.”


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“If it [TRump’s effort] succeeded in denying Mr. Biden 270 electoral votes, the result would be a backlash that would be a calamity for the GOP. It would draw legal challenges and might head to the Supreme Court. For the gambit to work, more than one state would have to be involved. But even if a single state took this course, it would be a terrible precedent that Republicans would live to regret,” the editorial stated.


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https://www.rawstory.com/2020/11/wsj-loses-patience-with-trump-over-unsubstantiated-claims-of-voter-fraud-in-brutal-editorial/

WSJ Editorial (paywall)

https://www.wsj.com/articles/georgia-certifies-donald-trump-lost-11605915757

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 02:31 PM

1. republicans don't regret anything.

But even if a single state took this course, it would be a terrible precedent that Republicans would live to regret,” the editorial stated.


And they rarely face consequences for their illegal actions.

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Response to Merlot (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 03:14 PM

5. I totally agree

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Response to Merlot (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 05:19 PM

7. Agreed

The rules simply do not apply to republicans.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 02:31 PM

2. When You've Lost the WSJ Editorial Page It's Time to Pack It Up. n/t

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Response to Indykatie (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 03:01 PM

4. Indeed. nt

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 02:32 PM

3. And what was the WSJ opinion on impeachment

Trump's behaviors now are a logical extension of his behavior before and while he has been President. It is a little late to appeal to Constitutional niceties when it has been trampled in the dirt for four years (and far longer when you consider GOP voter suppression measures).

Trump engaged his foreign policy to frame a political rival with promises of political reward using the status and integrity of the US government. What he is now doing with the GOP state legislatures is no different.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 03:23 PM

6. AP news, NPR, TV networks are all stating unfounded complaints instead of "both sides" or

"trump say x Biden says y you figure it out".

FINALLY they are pushing back!!!

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