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by contesting his own “win, 🍊 becomes the third candidate to contest this election,


perfect headline

and new tweets open it wider still

Tony Scwartz disabuses the notions of planned Β “distraction”

from Carl Bernstein

Snopes tracked down the fake news source for the latest mishugas

and Taibbi concludes

now did we misunderstand?

oh, and here’s 🍊 making our argument for us, back in 2012. Talking about Electoral College (thought Obama lost popular vote)

and PR news sums up


Legally, he Β put the legality of this election in dispute. We have 3 candidates who contest the results

Jennifer Granholm agrees

Audit or redo

At first it was a sign that it was a raw nerve

then came the tantrum


which raised the worries

this is a logical conclusion

would electors be swayed?

and while most media simply put the crazy claims in their headlines, People Magazine is the only one getting it right so far

CNN follows

and another one

I agree with Frum, it’s scary

4 Pinocchios from WaPo


complete collection of fear

a little rewriting of history


it changed Nate Silver’s mind

and with some reactions

this is also true

and now, fantasy world needed to compensate I won popular vote too, so there! (his people voted legally, hers not)


and reactions


Ironical, isn’t it

Not just in blue states

almost 4 million Hillary voters in Texas with no voice

and this seems to be true

also, there’s this little bribery matter

A WaPo piece on this

Which brings us to the next point: The question wasn’t really about Trump forfeiting his right to participate in recounts or contest a close result — it often got simplified into “will he or won’t he concede” — but it was really about whether he would concede a race in which the margin wasn’t really close.

Trump himself seemed to grasp that difference. Shortly after saying he wouldn’t commit to accepting the election results at the third presidential debate, he said this at a rally:

Of course I would accept a clear election result, but I would also reserve my right to contest or file a legal challenge in the case of a questionable result.


Not Your Sweetie

November 2016