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Trumpies and Bernie bots are advancing this narrative the way Gore was mocked for losing Tennessee (also stolen) in 2000.
So, I’ll start collecting proof that it wasn’t chess they disqualify cheaters in chess)
So, here’s one on MI chess
this is on preemptive disenfranchisement
I noted at the time he opened the door for a recount/redo
His lawyers did to:
but that of course didn’t stop the accusations – having it both way
by contesting his own “win, 🍊 becomes the third candidate to contest this election,
and new tweets open it wider still
Tony Scwartz disabuses the notions of planned “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 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
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)
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
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.