The Tampa Bay Time thinks it's odd that Trump won Florida, but online and at your door, his supporters are trying to force an audit. Well and good. Audits aren't just for when you lose; they're for when you think the system is fundamentally flawed.
Matt Vespa at Town Hall wonders What Caused a Judge to Order an Investigation into the Jail Conditions for January 6 Defendants. I dunno, it may have been when they denied a cancer victim treatment over a misdemeanor charge? Meanwhile Lesko Brandon wants to bias the jury pool (like the DAs need help in DC), Politicization: Biden says DOJ should prosecute witnesses who defy January 6 committee's subpoenas (AllahPundit at Haut Hair):
They told me if Republicans voted for Trump we’d end up with a president who pressured the Justice Department to go after his political enemies.
And they were right.
Fox, Psaki, DOJ in damage control mode after Biden says subpoena defiers should be prosecuted ""Probably best @POTUS leave this to the AG," former President Obama adviser David Axelrod also tweeted, referring to Attorney General Merrick Garland."
And in the real insurrection, The woke storm DC: Dozens of 'extreme' climate change activists dubbed 'People vs Fossil Fuels' barge into Interior Department, leaving 'multiple cops and security' injured in scenes reminiscent of Jan. 6 Capitol riots. Pirate's Cove, Insurrection? Climate Cultists Tazed, Arrested For Entering Department Of The Interior. Matt Vespa, So, We're Just Going to Ignore a Bunch of Green Warriors Who Tried to Storm the Department of the Interior?. Some questions. Who in government knew about it ahead of time and encouraged it? When do the hearings begin? Will those arrested face similar treatment to the Jan. 6 protestors, and if not, why not? From Breitbart, Exclusive — Rep. Nancy Mace: FBI Says It Doesn’t ‘Track Acts of Violence’ by Antifa or Black Lives Matter, but does it track the enviros who also have a long history of violence?
Ronald Brownstein at the Slantic worries Is a Democratic Wipeout Inevitable?
Nate Hochman at NR argues Conservatives Should Support Section 230 Reform. Yep. Take it away from Facebook, Twitter, Google etc.
Capt. Ed at Haut Hair asks Today's deep question: Why are Democrats nationalizing McAuliffe's bumbling bid?
. . . That’s an arguable explanation, but here’s another: Democrats feel fairly comfortable that they will win in Virginia, and want to set up their post-election declaration of the victory as a national mandate. It has become, after all, a fairly reliably blue state in both national and state elections over the past decade-plus. If McAuliffe pulls off the election after Democrats nationalize it, you can bet that very few moments will elapse before the progressive wing declares it a Very Big Message to the moderates in the party — especially for Joe Manchin in neighboring West Virginia.
Jazz Shaw at Haut Hair thinks The Loudoun bathroom teen rape situation just keeps getting worse
I also think there are more moving parts to the story than are being openly discussed. Recall that Scott Ziegler responded to the initial allegations by saying specifically that a sexual assault “by a transgender student” simply did not happen. From the beginning, he wasn’t focusing on Scott Smith’s daughter and the grotesque sexual assault she endured. Ziegler was rushing to defend the school board’s new policy allowing boys dressed as girls in the girl’s bathrooms and other facilities.
Parents had already been objecting to this when the policy was first announced, expressing concerns that a “girl with a penis” in the girl’s room could result in trouble. And when that precise, horrible outcome took place almost immediately, Ziegler clearly saw potential danger ahead for him. Was that his primary reason for denying the assaults? He’s not saying, but I don’t think it’s much of a stretch to put the pieces together and reach that conclusion.
So now we have one member of the school board who apparently couldn’t live with the embarrassment of being involved with this debacle any longer and will be stepping down next month. That is hardly enough, particularly considering how they demonized Scott Smith from the moment he spoke up. Obviously, the students who allegedly conducted the rapes need to be removed, convicted and put into the juvenile criminal justice system. But the accountability should not and can not end there. Whoever was involved in failing to report the incidents as required by state law needs to be in front of a judge. And the entire school board, along with Ziegler, needs to demonstrate that they still retain some shred of understanding of the awfulness that has taken place and resign in disgrace.
Loudoun County Superintendent Appears to Admit District Violated State Law by Not Reporting Sexual Assault. “The superintendent of a Virginia school district on Friday appeared to admit the district violated state law in failing to properly report alleged sexual assaults, as a state official confirmed the matter is under review.”
I’d be surprised to see much from Terry McAuliffe, as he’s an old Clinton hand and thus probably has no problem with covering up rape.