“I know there probably are members who still have concerns about the election… But the fact of the matter is-that’s been litigated over and over. The DOJ has weighed in. The states have all certified. The Electoral College has acted. It’s time to be done with this.”
— Sen. John Thune (R-SD), quoted by CNN.
“For now, Trump dominates conversations about both present and future. His outlandish claims that he won the election except for comprehensive fraud have helped raise more than $200 million since Election Day. Many of his partisans share his dream of recapturing the presidency in 2024. For those who despise him, to paraphrase a famous Democratic speech, it seems clear the work goes on, the cause endures, the fear still lives, and the nightmare shall never die. Except it will die — most likely with more speed and force than looks possible today.”
“Madness. This is madness. We have a process. Recounts are appropriate. Going to the court is appropriate. Pursuing every legal avenue is appropriate. But trying to get electors not to do what the people voted to do is madness.”
— Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), quoted by The Hill, on Republican efforts to challenge the electoral vote.
“This is treasonous, what’s going on right now. Telling people to run around, go to rallies ….”
— Howard Stern blasting President Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, calling the president’s actions “treasonous,” the New York Daily News reports.
Donald Trump’s not someone you can really count on,
Not even in a Senate race that’s a really close one.
The Devil went down to Georgia,
Where his grievances he disgorged,
And Purdue and Loeffler said, “Thanks for nothing, Don.”
“President Trump’s campaign and the Republican National Committee raised more than $207.5 million in the weeks after Election Day, his campaign announced Thursday, revealing how his unsupported claims of voting fraud have created a financial windfall that can finance his future political ambitions,” the Wall Street Journal reports.
“There are only two possible conclusions from listening to this folly: either the President actually believes what he is saying, in which case he is crazy, or he does not, in which case he is engaged in the most cynical attack on American democracy ever to come from the White House.”
Since losing the race, Trump’s been more than miffed,
But his response to losing was savvy and swift.
He set up a PAC
To fund his comeback,
‘Cause when a scam is working, a grifter’s gonna grift.
Now that Attorney General William Barr has asserted there was no widespread fraud associated with the 2020 election, that should put an end to Trump’s shameless post-election shenanigans, right? Hardly.
Trump has only amped up his ongoing rigged-election claims, which lay at the heart of his biggest White House scam yet. Indeed, he posted to Facebook a 46-minute speech — one he called “the most important” he’s ever given — in which he claimed, again without evidence, that the presidenttial election is “under coordinated assault and siege.” He failed to note that it’s his assault and siege, and it’s on American democracy.
Some have questioned why, after losing 39 meritless lawsuits and wasting millions of dollars on pointless recounts and helplessly watching all battleground states certify their election results, Trump continues to deny and attack. Some say it’s because he is simply incapable of admitting defeat, but the real reason is simpler still — MONEY!