Seven pols a-lying, six pole workers cheating, five Electors, four poll watchers, three hanging chads, two spoiled ballots and a phone call from a phone tree.
The talk of the day yesterday was Sen. Josh Hawley promise to challenge the certification of the election in the Senate. I could cite the NYT or WaPoo, but you don't want to read those anyway. Instead, listen to AllahPundit at Hot Air whine Josh Hawley: I’ll Object To Certifying The Election Results On January 6. Natalie Winters at TNP, Senator Hawley Pledges To Object To Election Certification On Jan 6
Senator Josh Hawley revealed he will object to the certification of electoral college results on January 6th.
Hawley notes his decision is a response to the “unprecedented effort of mega-corporations, including Facebook and Twitter, to interfere in this election in support of Joe Biden” along with “allegations of voter fraud.”
He emphasizes that “following both the 2004 and 2016 elections, Democrats in Congress objected during the certification of electoral votes.”
“For these reasons, I will follow the same practice Democrat members of Congress have in years past and object during the certification process on January 6 to raise these critical issues,” his statement concludes.
Politico whines Hawley vows to challenge Biden electors, forcing vote McConnell hoped to avoid, like they care about what McConnel wanted. Althouse cites CNN in "Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley said Wednesday he will object when Congress counts the Electoral College votes next week, which will force lawmakers in both the House and Senate to vote..." in saying it just prolongs the inevitable coronation of Joe. Ace, Breaking: Josh Hawley Will Object to Claimed Results of Electoral College, Setting Up Vote of State Delegations and then China-Partnered Corporate Leviathan Walmart Attacks Josh Hawley for Objecting to #FakeElection Results
Corporations are our TrueConservative frenz!!!
I agree with Hawley: It's time to start punishing these corporate criminals partnering up with the vicious Chinese Communist regime to use slave labor. All to depress the world labor market so they sell cheap plastic shit even cheaper.
Via the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 12.30.20 (Evening Edition) The Geller Report has Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) Says He’ll Object To Certification Process, and McConnell & Pelosi Rumored To Cut Deal Blocking Members From Objecting To Biden. How's that working? Also, The Federalist After Walmart’s Twitter Account Attacks Sen. Hawley, #BoycottWalmart Begins Trending On Twitter.
And the voice of reason (sometimes, but don't get her going on that gay stuff) Ann Althouse: "Mr. Hawley’s challenge is not unprecedented... Democrats in both the House and Senate challenged certification of the 2004 election results..."
"... and House Democrats tried on their own to challenge the 2016 and 2000 outcomes, though without Senate support. ... Senator Barbara Boxer of California... briefly delayed the certification of George W. Bush’s victory... cit[ing] claims that Ohio election officials had improperly purged voter rolls... which Mr. Bush carried by fewer than 120,000 votes. Nancy Pelosi, then the House Democratic leader, supported the challenge.... The House voted 267 to 31 against the challenge and the Senate rejected it 74 to 1... After the 2016 election, several House Democrats tried again, rising during the joint session to register challenges against Mr. Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton in various states. The Democrats cited reasons ranging from long lines at polling sites to the Kremlin’s election influence operation."
From "Hawley Answers Trump’s Call for Election Challenge/The Republican senator said he would object to certifying the Electoral College votes on Jan. 6, a move that is unlikely to alter President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory" (NYT).
So... in the last three decades, every time a Republican won, Congressional Democrats challenged the certification of the election, and every time a Democrat won, Congressional Republicans did not challenge the certification.
That certainly puts a different light on what Josh Hawley is doing!
Capt. Ed at Hot Air reports Gohmert Court Filing: We Tried To Get Pence To Join Us, But He Refused; Update: Pence Trip To Israel Canceled
From Wombat's In The Mailbox: 12.30.20 (Morning Edition) The Federalist: also, A National Popular Vote Won’t Fix The Electoral College, But Smaller Government Will. So would flying unicorns, but I don't expect to see them soon either.
Paul Bedard at WaEx, Expert: Biden win ‘suspicious,’ 289,000 election-changing ‘excess’ votesJovan Hutton Pulitzer Testimony @ GA Senate Judiciary Committee
Even if Tenney holds on to her lead after today, that could still change when the lawyers get going next week. Last week it was clear that the attorney for Democrat Anthony Brindisi was getting on Judge DelConte’s nerves. Hopefully the judge will return from his break determined not to let Brindisi’s camp get away with anything.
Bottom line: It ain’t over yet but there’s still a good chance Claudia Tenney is going to pull this out and be another pickup for the GOP. We’ll know more next Monday.