WASHINGTON — The presidential election count this week clearly shows Joe Biden winning, with nearly 80 million votes to President Donald Trump’s total of 73.6 million votes. That earns Biden 306 Electoral College votes to Trump’s tally of 232.

Biden has won the White House, but Trump is still not conceding. He has sent lawyers into court claiming that Biden has won the race only through voter fraud in key battleground states where the former vice president nailed down his victory.

Trump, throughout his career as a builder of hotels, office buildings and resorts, has made his billions by going into court and browbeating his opponents to get his way in a string of lawsuits.

So far, however, Trump’s accusations of a large number of fraudulent votes have failed in the courtroom, though he’s not giving up.

Meantime, Trump is using the awesome power of the government to hamstring Biden outside of the courtroom.

Last week, Biden pointed out how absurd it is that his running mate, Democratic Sen. Kamala D. Harris of California, now vice president-elect, has access to highly classified intelligence briefings as a member of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee. But Biden cannot obtain any preparation from such briefings, or any earmarked transition funding because the General Services Administration refuses to accept and recognize that he won the election.

”I am hopeful that the president will be mildly more enlightened before we get to Jan. 20,” Biden said last week, noting the date he will be sworn into office as the 46th president of the United States.

Biden said he found Trump’s gamesmanship far “more embarrassing for the country than for my ability to get started,” he told reporters.

It was also widely reported that Trump has instructed his senior White House staff not to cooperate in any way with Biden’s transition team.

At the same time, the administration’s chief information security official was leading a search by Trump backers to dig up any evidence of voter fraud in states where Biden won electoral votes to clinch his victory.

Since the election, Trump has kept busy tweeting baseless charges that Biden did not win enough states to clinch the presidency.

”He only won in the eyes of the FAKE NEWS MEDIA,” Trump said in an early morning tweet.

”We have a long way to go. This was a RIGGED ELECTION!” Trump added.

And in the last week or more, Trump has kept up a drumbeat of tweets, insisting, falsely, that there were “NO VOTE WATCHERS OR OBSERVERS.”

In fact, Biden’s attorneys have offered proof in court that polling places had observers checking ballots throughout the states. His lawyers, and those for the states in question, thus far, have knocked down one phony charge after another about questionable ballots.

Trump has made exaggerated claims about election fraud for years, and he’s tried to make that case again this year.

But in a statement released last week, federal and state government national security and election officials said that the election was “the most secure in American history.”

Donald Lambro has been covering Washington politics for more than 50 years as a reporter, editor and commentator.

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Aim_High

Looks like Trump has finally given up , but sadly he has put up a new website ....

www.DonaldJTrump2024.com

Aim_High

The stock market is really responding well to a Biden win, even during peak pandemic. And the conservatives have finally quieted down too, which is nice.

WatchmanAnon

Apparently the instances of mental illness is significant among a certain group of people with a specific political perspective. I'll let the data speak for itself.

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1248823584111439872.html

Aim_High

Trump said to his attorney, "Can bone spurs keep me out of prison?" 😂

Aim_High

"The GSA Has Informed President-Elect Joe Biden that the Administration is Ready to Begin the Formal Transition Process"

Game Over

An Expatriate Emporian

Thank goodness, finally. Something finally to be Thankful for on Thursday.

Aim_High

So true! Have a good thanksgiving!

Aim_High

More Republican Senators congratulate Biden on his election victory, saying Trump has "exhausted all legal options". Several more states are also certifying their election results. Trump continues to play golf after demanding a recount of the recount.

Trump has also removed Sidney Powell from his legal team, after her conspiracy theory that the Republican governor of Georgia conspired with the CIA to steal the election from their own party's president to benefit from election insurance; a scheme created by Venezuelas Hugo Chavez, who died in 2013 didn't pan out. Millions of Trumps fans took Powell's conspiracy theories as truth and will sadly continue doing so. Just raise your eyebrows, smile at them, and move on.

Hollowed Ground

A dual screen computer is great for judging this administration. If you put the court filings on the left screen and the public statements on the right screen, anyone can see they don't come close to a match. And no one should be surprised at that. Which proves the old adage that the ONLY time anyone from this administration speaks truth is when they are speaking under oath to a judge. Under no other circumstances should anything they say be taken as truth and believed. Under no other circumstances. None. This administration thrives on and lives by lies, and always has. Nothing else. Nothing.

Aim_High

The Trump campaign has now lost 34 court cases in a row, and has still not produced any evidence of widespread voter fraud... their plan is to create doubt in our electoral system... they are ideological traitors who don't care about our country, our flag, our constitution, or our democracy, all they believe in is keeping Republicans in power.

Even FOX news has started saying how crazy crazy the extreme right is by claiming about the ghost of Hugo Chavez and the Governor of Georgia along with Bernie and China are all working together to steal the election.... FOX NEWS!!! 😆

Aim_High

More "dead voters" (this time in Georgia) have come forward and are alive and well. The Trump campaign continues to spread false information in their attempts to steal the election.

sail

Watchman,your post on hell was SPOT ON !

Aim_High

The top headline on OANN "news" right now reads "Sidney Powell: There’s lots of evidence of voter fraud"

The first paragraph she uses words like "potentially", "could be", and "could have"... the problem with using these words when describing your "evidence" is they "could be" true or they "could have" just been made up. If there's lots of evidence, lets see it, enough with the coulda woulda shoulda what-ifs... lol.

Sidney claims to have "plenty of evidence for her case that she plans to unveil in the coming days." We've all heard this line before, huh Watchman? Sounds like the promises we were told about Hunter Biden... Watchman's comment from October 20th says "Biden won't make it to the election. Rudy Giuliani took the copy of Hunter Biden's laptop hard drive to the Delaware State Police yesterday because of the contents. Rudy said there was evidence that 1) Hunter's laptop had pictures of him raping minors, and 2) Hunter implicates his father, Joe a.k.a. "Pop," with receiving 50% of the money Hunter got from China and other enemies of the state." LOL!! All fabricated lies.

All those Biden lies they were telling before the election, along with Trumps attempts to disenfranchise voters by gutting the Voting Rights act, sabotage the USPS sorting machines and then whining about late ballots, closing polling places, unauthorized ballot drop boxes, purging voters, and fabricating evidence of voter fraud DID NOT WORK. And after doing all these things they accuse the other side of cheating? SAAAD!!!

WatchmanAnon

I'm in your head rent free. Can you hear me chuckling?

Aim_High

You just acknowledged that no one is the president elect. So why would Trump concede?"

Not the sharpest tool in the shed, eh? Under normal circumstances, Trump would have conceded weeks ago, but we're dealing with narcissist snowflakes. If you don't want Biden to be called the -elect for a few more weeks, whatever. It doesn't change what takes place Jan. 20th.

WatchmanAnon

You spend an awful amount of time focusing on me. I'm blushing. I'm in your head rent free.

Aim_High

I spend time correcting misinformation. The fact it's mostly you makes zero difference. I'm on the clock so its fine.

WatchmanAnon

Someone's paying you to think about me? Even better. You don't have a choice! I'm in your head.

Hey, it's empty in here. There's an echo. Echo. Echo.

Aim_High

Watchman,

You're pretty pushy in your demanding proof of Bidens election victory for someone who has yet to prove their claims about "voters given sharpies when counting machines can't read sharpie marks", Biden violating the Logan Act, backdated ballots, widespread voter fraud, dead voters, Hunter's laptop, observers being barred, flipped counts, vertical spikes, etc... there's plenty more... when are you going to be showing proof for all this stuff? You're finally "technically right" about one thing and you turn childish and comment

repeatedly "Prove that Joe Biden is the president-elect"... Saaaad!!!!

At least Bidens "elect" status has a place in reality. He has the numbers, he will be your POTUS come Jan. 20th. It is Trump who has "nothing but hope" and he is hopeless!

WatchmanAnon

Everyday, regular Americans are providing affidavits under penalty of perjury of the election fraud they've seen first hand. Major media outlets aren't covering this.

Because CNN or Fox News refuse to report about whistle-blowers, you dismiss it. You believe the court of public opinion as represented by CNN and Fox carries weight. It doesn't in reality. The court of public opinion carries no legal weight.

You can disregard the affidavits, disregard the American witnesses, disregard what is building up to racketeering charges, disregard our military securing the Dominion servers in Europe, disregard DOJ officials investigating Dominion while in Toronto this week, disregard that Dominion software was used to elect Hugo Chavez which destroyed Argentina, etc. That's your right. Hate Trump. That's your right. I do not care.

But I believe these Americans should be heard and the election scrutinized.

Funny how people screamed the 2016 elections weren't valid because of fraud allegations but those same people scream the 2020 elections contained zero fraud.

Gary Lukert

Hey, the Media doesn't HAVE TO REPORT IT! Like Hitler, our Media didn't report his Lies. And, remember, UNDER OATH, Republicans have OFFERED NO PROOF! All Republicans have is NOTHING, BUT, LIES! This doesn't say much for you!

WatchmanAnon

There's nothing to prove to the court of public opinion. It doesn't matter what people believe. What matters is what lawyers can prove in court. In an actual court. The court of public opinion doesn't have any legal weight. Your opinion doesn't matter. Believe what you want. I'm not trying to convince you of anything.

Aim_High

I thought you didn't watch CNN... anyway CNN has reported on these affidavits, and the courts have been ruling on (against) them. These aren't "regular Americans" either, they all belong to one political party and were solicited to give their statements. One state even offered "a million dollars..."It's all been on the real news. It's your own fault you depend on trash sites like OANN and Gateway Pundit.

Nobody disregarded the affidavits, the dominion servers flipping votes has been debunked and has nothing to do with hating Trump.

2016 accusations of "fraud" were also "disregarded" by Republicans. That's your right. Hate Hillary. I do not care.

WatchmanAnon

I don't watch CNN or Fox, but you discredit every other reporting agency except Wiki (he he). You buy everything they say because that's the only "evidence" you offer up. I have heard of OANN and seen a couple of clips from there but I don't have that channel. Blame Dish Network.

Aim_High

So you claim CNN isn't reporting on something and then admit you don't actually watch it? Seems fishy to me.

Aim_High

Way to dodge the question. Sad!

Hollowed Ground

So far, every affidavit has been withdrawn as soon as the writer has been asked to testify about it. I don't think the authors want us to hear from them except through non-binding hype and hearsay.

Aim_High

Watchman says "Biden has nothing but the hope of being the president. He has not earned the distinction. Someone PLEASE prove to me that Joe Biden is the president elect."

Biden has the votes of the majority of American people, by 6 million+ votes, and has a majority in enough states to win the electoral college. That is more than "nothing but hope"... If you want to claw the floor on your way out the door, go right ahead. Biden will be your president Jan 20, at 12pm sharp.

Aim_High

Watchman has been widdled down to wordplay. Fine, Biden will not officially be "President-elect" until the electoral college makes him so. But he will be the President-elect.

WatchmanAnon

Let it be known throughout the land that Aim concedes!

Where's Gary?

Aim_High

Grown-ups are capable of conceding. Where's Trump?

WatchmanAnon

You just acknowledged that no one is the president elect. So why would Trump concede?

Gary Lukert

I am here, GARY...The Rock Firm VOICE OF TRUTH! You're a Liar Lover! Also, with a name like Juliani, you know he is a Thug, MOB BOSS.

WatchmanAnon

What you said is racist. You are spewing racist hate.

WatchmanAnon

I just imagined reading your post with a lisp. Hysterical! -rather-

Hyth-therical!

Aim_High

It looks like Trumps chances are still zero.

"Michigan lawmakers pledge to 'follow the law' on picking electors after meeting with Trump"

"Georgia Governor Certifies Presidential Electors for Biden"

"Biden lawyer says there's "no chance" that Trump's "pathetic" Electoral College effort works"

"Twitter to give @POTUS account to Biden after his inauguration Jan 20th"

I came across one article that didn't sound right, from a website called OANN.com, so I clicked on it and it's pretty hilarious that there are people stupid enough to not only read this stuff, but they actually believe it, too.

The headline read "Lin Wood: President Trump won 400 electoral votes" LOL, what?

They should change their name to the Oannion!

WatchmanAnon

Prove that Joe Biden is the president-elect.

Aim_High

The electoral votes are there. Trump has been filing lawsuit after lawsuit trying to prove otherwise, to no avail. Biden has filed zero lawsuits. The burden of proof is on you.

WatchmanAnon

You're making this claim. Your claim is not the status quo, therefore you have the burden of proof.

The status quo is the 12th Amendment that clearly outlines the path to the White House. It is law.

Your argument does not align with the process of the 12th Amendment.

So prove how Joe Biden is the president elect.

Gary Lukert

Prove he is not. Prove Trump is! If The Supreme Court installs Trump as President on Jan 20th, there will be violence and the start of a shooting civil war!

WatchmanAnon

I never said Trump was the president elect. The process that determines this is still being played out. States have yet to certify their vote counts.

Prove that Joe Biden somehow found a way to circumvent the 12th Amendment.

Gary Lukert

Technically speaking, no one is president-elect...until the Electoral College Votes. Was same with scum-bag Trump 4 years ago! Also, scum bag, Hillary Clinton is a CLASS person, which is something Most Republicans AREN'T... Was the same Electoral margin, 306-232, and Hillary conceded the next day! Trump is a deranged child!

Aim_High

It's all over but the crying.

WatchmanAnon

Prove that Joe Biden is the president elect.

Gary Lukert

Prove he is not. Biden has the Votes. All Republicans have are the LIES!

WatchmanAnon

Biden has nothing but the hope of being the president. He has not earned the distinction. Someone PLEASE prove to me that Joe Biden is the president elect.

Stop with the smoke screens, the distractions, the sparky comments. Prove it. Prove the votes are in, counted, certified. Prove that your assertion is anything but a CNN or a FOX News echo chamber. What LAW are you basing your assertions on?

burn'n daylight

The election is yet to be decided. I foresee a Trump in the Oval room until 2028...

WatchmanAnon

Lin Wood, a Trump lawyer, said we Americans would be shocked by the level of pedophilia and satanic worship by those in government. He is the best libel lawyer in the U.S. He knows he cannot make false claims without being sued into oblivion. Some stuff is about to hit the fan, I'd say.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/every-lie-will-revealed-going-shocked-level-pdophilia-satanic-worship-lin-wood-not-hold-back-explosive-thrive-time-interview-video/

Aim_High

You're gullible enough to believe OANN, Gateway Pundit, this is why you are so terribly misinformed. Lin Wood is a Qanon cultist... lol. All Trumps lawyers that were any good already quit being Trumps lawyers. Lin Wood is bottom of the barrel, even Trump appointed Judges are laughing him out of court.

We also have heard claims of pedophilia about Hunter Biden, "25,000 photos" that have been in possession of Republicans for several months, but they still won't release them... and can't seem to convince any blue lives matter folk to prosecute either. Remember your comment about "more on that later, sit back and watch?" We are STILL waiting... lol. If Republicans claim to have proof their opponents are pedophiles chances are it's a lie. And is "satanic worship" illegal? Of course not. Is it even true? Highly doubt it!

There's a protest coming up in Georgia ahead of the runoff elections... The Proud Boys and Qanon are teaming up, calling themselves the "Q Cucks Clan" you should probably show up Watchman they sound like your type of people!

WatchmanAnon

Nice attempt at dodging the question.

Prove that Joe Biden is the president elect.

Aim_High

I see Tucker Carlson asked for proof of fraud and now he's being accused of child rape by his fellow Trump supporters... extremely sad!

flinthills88

Trump lawyers never tell the truth or win Trumps cases.

Gary Lukert

When in hell have you ever heard of any Republican NOT lie!

Aim_High

Questions have question marks. Your comment is not a question. I "dodged" nothing.

Gary Lukert

Only with a Violent Overthrow of this country.

WatchmanAnon

State Electors are selected Dec. 8.

State Electors vote Dec. 14.

Congress counts votes Jan. 6.

Then there is a president-elect.

12th Amendment

Aim_High

Your only hope is to cheat? Hoping Republican states will ignore their voters, and send republican electors to cast their vote for Trump instead? Very undemocratic, unpatriotic, and sad! Sore loser!

WatchmanAnon

Prove that Joe Biden is the president elect.

Aim_High

It's been proven 12 times now. Maybe watch some real news.

WatchmanAnon

You have yet to prove your assertion that Joe Biden is the president elect. You suggest I watch different news? Which one proves that Joe Biden has earned that distinction? I want proof from you. Back up your claims with evidence.

What evidence do you have?

flinthills88

I agree. Trumps fanbase has turned un-American and desperate.

KB Thomas

More fake news propaganda. Review: The Fall of the Republic The Presidency of Barack Obama Vol. 1 YouTube.....view the whole video and then pray.

berry32

Trump is the originator of fake news

Gary Lukert

Amen, like with OBAMA NOT BEING BORN IN THE UNITED STATES!

Gary Lukert

You are OFF YOUR ROCKER, INSANE. They need to bring you a Straight Jacket!

Gary Lukert

KB, it should be easy: OFFER PROOF RIGHT BELOW THIS POST of Proof there is a God, Proof there is a Heaven, a Hell.

Aim_High

I dunno if this is proof Gary, but Republicans started worshiping Trump and God sent the PLAGUE.

WatchmanAnon

Hell is a place without law or order, much like Chaz. Hell is where the State is your Dear Leader, which is chosen by the media. Hell is where there is no justice except for those with power and influence. Hell is where there is no opportunity to freely pursue happiness and opportunities are taxed out of existence. Hell is where there is no liberty and any statue of liberty is torn from its foundation. Hell is void of the sanctity of life, where politicians cheer when they pass laws to kill babies. Hell is where there are death panels for the elderly or infirm. Hell is where society lives under the banner "Arbeit Macht Frei" where the State determines what you should live on and where you should live. We have one foot in Hell now and you're leading the charge to bring the other foot in. If that happens you'll be right at home.

Gary Lukert

Well, KB, how does this grab you?

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