Encore of Revival: America, December 14, 2020

And so, the crud hits the fan. Elections only work with a consensus of trust. A distrusted election result can’t work; the masses won’t allow it, even if the inaugural ceremonies continue. Neither Trump nor Biden can persist as president past January except in name only. This is how nations split every few centuries. We live to see historic times.

Eighteen states, including Texas, sued the four swing states for illegally changing election rules mid season. If we count the undisputed votes and Republican legislatures of those four states which heard the evidence, that would be twenty-two states for Trump. Twenty-two Democratic states filed to object. If results favor Republicans, the nation is split right down the middle. Each side is convinced it is in the right—Democrats because they saw it on the news—Republicans because they saw it at government hearings which were specifically not on the news. That’s all the reason either side has ever needed to believe anything they believe.

Neither side even tried to persuade the other in a way that could be heard. The news-Democrat side simply asserted a result, marginalizing questions as “atypical”, ignoring the fact that eighteen states can’t be atypical by definition and cannot become atypical by mere assertion. Conservatives and Republican voters argued “evidence” and “rules” after sewing distrust of rules through a century of refusing justice to Democratic voter needs.

Neither side was ever going to concede. The Supreme Court stayed out of it, arguing “lack of standing”. Democratic-run states answered with blanket denial one would expect from China—and it seemed to work on the Supreme Court, though it never works when China does it. With the Senate sending a blistering 83 votes against Trump’s veto promise on a military bill, Republican voters feel betrayed. Surely, the gun-owning Republicans are mulling over multiple militarized responses. Democrats would riot before conceding. If Trump ever does concede, it would indicate he has plans to eventually win by means more formidable than a militarized option. Concession from either side would be fake, indicating hidden danger to come.

Those eighteen states may boycott the electoral college, denying the two-thirds quorum; if they don’t then their lawsuit was only for show. If the Electoral College names Biden, he can rightly be called the “President-Elect” for the first time, even if in question. And, if he gets that title while in question, America will see Conservative rage—and Liberal riots in response—like never before. Liberals aren’t fond of following rules when they lose because the rules are unfair against them all too often. Lawless Liberals are somewhat common; lawless Conservatives are a bigger league altogether. God forbid that Liberals break enough rules to convince Conservatives to stop following their own rules. That is a wrath none could prepare for. There is no peaceful resolution, but at least Americans all agree on the depth of our long-neglected problems.


Tempers flare as Trump supporters rally in Washington // AP

30% of Democrats Believe The Election Was Stolen From Trump // PJ Media

61% Dems say not stolen
61% Think Trump Should Concede to Biden // Rasmussen

WOW! 30% of Democrats Believe Election Stolen from Trump — 75% of Republicans Believe It Is Likely Election Was Stolen from Trump // Twitter @rasmussen_poll

Texas Republican chairman calls for SECESSION after Supreme Court rules against Trump // Daily Mail

Supreme Court rejects Trump’s bid to overturn election // CNN

Battleground states urge Supreme Court to reject Texas’ bid to overturn Biden wins // CNBC

Spin, spin, spin
The Trump team throws in the towel on proving voter fraud // WA Post

Spin claiming failure: it’s about obeying a state’s own laws
Explaining the Supreme Court lawsuit from Texas and Trump challenging Biden’s win // CNN

17 Republican States Sign Onto Texas Suit to Throw Out Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia Votes // Esquire

Money & mouth
Country singer John Rich bets journalist $10G Supreme Court will overturn election // Fox News

Anyone else?
States tell Supreme Court they support Texas bid to reverse Biden win // CNBC

2020 Election: GOP senators ready to acknowledge Biden won but struggle with Trump’s refusal to concede // CNN

Texas sues over election results in Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania // texastribune.org

WATCH: Mark Levin outlines illegal changes made to… // Facebook

GOP leadership rejects resolution acknowledging Biden as President-elect // CNN

Swalwell suggests Trump is behind blockbuster Axios report // Fox News

Supreme Court rejects Pennsylvania Republicans’ attempt to block election results // CNN

Reasons why the 2020 presidential election is deeply puzzling // The Spectator

Rising violence: Michigan Sec of State home (Democrat from Pennsylvania)
Jocelyn Benson: Armed protesters flock to Michigan official’s home // BBC News

Opinion: December 8 will put the nail in Trump’s unhinged effort to overturn the election // CNN

Biden picks retired Gen. Lloyd Austin to be his secretary of defense, sources say // CNN

Joe Biden’s already more popular than Trump’s ever been // CNN


Senate approves defense bill with veto-proof majority in rebuke to Trump // CNN

Scandal, Graft & White Collar Crime

Nothing burger
State Department watchdog steps down after Pompeo rails at report on investigation into wife’s travel // CNN

Soc Media, Cybersecurity & Tech

Oracle is moving its headquarters from Silicon Valley to Austin, Texas // CNBC

Facebook antitrust lawsuit: Dozens of states and the FTC sue company for alleged anticompetitive behavior // CNN

Prices, Rates, Oil & Food

Exxon Mobil Doubles Down On The Dividend (NYSE:XOM) // seekingalpha.com


Nothing burger
CDC’s Redfield told staff to delete email, official tells House watchdog // Politico

We Were Lied To About COVID // Facebook