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Adam Schiff on Rachel now (Ali in for Rachel) discussing transition/ natl security - reassuring

REassuring on the military coup potential, I mean.

"I do have confidence that the Pentagon isn't going to go along with a military coup."
"No matter who they try to stack the Pentagon with, leadership is not going to go along with a military coup."

Major immediate difference in first few minutes of Kamala's speech:

Focus on us, American people. Not egocentric! Bringing all of us into the fold. Inclusive languaging.

"Hope is kindled."

From Return of the King. No explanation needed for those who have seen the movie. For those who have not, the title explains it.
I thought of its obvious relation to the election.

Trump just now said if the illegal votes aren't counted,he wins easily. MSNBC cut away from him.

THey had AZ SOS on; were talking to her and cut away to listen to him but cut him off after about 30 seconds and Brian Williams said he was not telling the truth. They cut back to AZ SOS and asked her if she knew of any illegal votes being counted. She said absolutely not. And probably not anywhere in the country.

She said this kind of misinformation is making their jobs a lot harder. Misinformation is a euphemism for lying! She was being polite.

It was really cool that they just happened to be talking to AZ SOS when this happened. Brian Williams was having none of his lying.

Remember when Trump said vote by mail was ok if state had GOP governor like FL?

Just sayin'. All those problems with ballots and the USPS. If you have a governor who is willing to help lose the ballots...

Interesting to me that in Oregon, our election mail was not delayed. Got our ballots 18 days before. Gave mine to my mail carrier two weeks before and got email from county elections acknowledging receipt the next day.

When we talk about the numbers, it's important to consider that there was still an incredible amount of voter suppression in this election. Dems kept staying we'd have to have huge turnout to compensate for all the suppression. If not for that, numbers would have been a lot higher for Biden. One good thing about COVID is a lot more people voted on paper which is harder to rig electronically.

Sullivan hearing on USPS undelivered ballots starting noon EST. CNN covering it.

Edited 10 minutes later: CNN talked about it and explained it. Not actually covering the hearing but definitely alerting people it's happening and will clearly be reporting updates. Very glad to see this is getting media attention.

Blessings on whoever leaked that cell phone video and on Judge Sullivan.

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60 MInutes doing special on Lincoln Project tonight. Whose watching? I don't have TV. Anyone know

how I can watch streaming for free?

If Pence gets sick& can't take over if need be, Nancy has to resign speaker to take over POTUS.

Just saying...sure are a lot of potential moving pieces in this chess game.
Remember that West Wing episode when Bartlett's daughter was kidnapped and there was no VP, so speaker of the house had to take over?

How will GOP leadership respond to what this means for the election? What's next?

Will they try to claim a vote for Trump is a vote for Pence if Trump is too sick or doesn't make it, even though we know that is untrue? they don't care about truth. And what if he has it also? There is nothing in the Constitution for this scenario in terms of what it means for the election, although that means nothing to GOP. Chain of succession is outlined, but not what happens when it's in the middle of an election. And quite a few have already voted.
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