Thursday, November 12, 2020

Brief Election Related Updates 11/12/20

I want to just briefly reference several matters that don't require much comment but are significant.

First, in an interview that you can watch here, Rudy Giuliani was asked whether he has been in touch with Intelligence Community officials. Rudy replied: "I don't think I can comment on that." This may be an instance where "No comment" means "Yes."

Second, Trump's coattails are steadily lengthening. As of now the Republicans have picked up TEN seats in the House:

According to the New York Times, Democrats are so far projected to hold 218 seats to Republicans’ 202, with 15 states remaining to be called.


It beggars belief that Trump lost to Biden while the GOP--which has become closely identified with Trump--held the Senate and, against all predictions, not only didn't lose seats but has made significant gains. 

Third, a PA state court ruled that the PA SecState had no authority to change state election laws in any way:

One way in which this ruling is important is that the SCOTUS typically defers to state courts when they're interpreting state law. If this issue should ever get to the SCOTUS, while this ruling may not be dispositive, it will certainly carry some weight and will be helpful to Trump.

BTW, SWC has a nice discussion going on about the insane insecurity of our election systems. He focuses especially on GA, citing a court decision that documents the problems with Dominion.


  1. MW: have you noticed the story about Giuliani being asked if he's discussed any of these election fraud allegations with the Intel Community, Rudy's answer was: "I don't think I can talk about it..."?

    Intriguing to ponder the possibilities.

    Something big is afoot.

  2. Supposedly, many folks truly liked Trump’s policies, but not him as a person and then voted him out putting into office a person who is opposed to those policies.

    ? Really?

  3. Paul Mirengoff of PowerLine makes the argument that the good House/Senate results are due to President Trump losing Republican votes because of his aggressive behavior (think Tweets). Paul has a long history as a Never Trumper but this is unfathomable, even for him. Is it too early to declare a winner in the Lame Ass Analysis of the Year contest? Neil in SD

    1. Perhaps you need sub categories for your LAAY awards. NeverTrump, Prog, etc.

  4. I think if this holds true, The obvious remedy would be having the PA legislators name their own slate of Electors.

    Rob S

  5. Over the course of the last 4 years I've been persuaded by observable events that President Trump is in fact the Master Persuader Scott Adams has always made him out to be, and the most memorable trait of the Master Persuader, as I recall Adams describing it, is that the Master Persuader never makes a claim he is not already certain can be backed up with facts and proven true. In Trump's case, think of the claim that Obama had wiretapped Trump Tower. Now to liberals at the time this was easily deniable and deny they did and they even went further be basically calling Trump unstable for suggesting such a thing. I myself thought Trump a little crazy for thinking he could get away, politically, with making such an accusation out loud. But make it he did never did he waiver. And oh goodness didn't ensuing revelations prove him to be understating the case? I couldn't possibly be more persuaded that he was spied on. I'm thinking about that today as the President has made the claim that the Dominion software has deleted 2.7 million votes for him. Here again is the blunt accusation, the saying what generally isn't said. Here is the same looming invitation for Dems and media to deny the charge and to paint the charge as crazy, and to cast aspersions upon him, and here again are all the dems and media accepting the invitation. The Master Persuader never makes a claim he isn't certain will be proven true.

    1. I did a post on election night when the Trump camp said, Our people are coming out.

    2. @Mark A.

      "The Master Persuader never makes a claim he isn't certain will be proven true."

      Because he is a stable genius.

      More seriously, I 100% agree with you. I'd put money on it.

  6. Does anyone know a really good source for getting the presidential vote for each of the Congressional districts. I can, of course, probably get it from the state sites themselves, but I am looking for a centralized location with, preferably, an API database.

  7. The most eye catching comment by SWC is this:

    "The Biden campaign was working with Boockvar’s office to get the authority to identify possible defective mail-in ballots prior to election day so the campaign could contact those voters to make sure they voted a provisional ballot just in case their mail-in ballot was rejected."

    Personally, I'd like to capture some FISA or similar data capture information w/Boockvar and/or the Governor's office. Get that and you got a slam dunk.

    Who knows maybe SWC might get 1 in the win column according to my scorebook.

  8. Michael Anton’s article from September disturbingly forecast what’s happening post election:

    The Coming Coup? Michael Anton

    He was the author of the Flight 93 election.

    The only thing he got wrong in his forecast was trusting Fox News.

    1. Notice, one scenario that appears to not have been gamed out by the Conspiracy was a decisive, inarguable, groundswell Biden victory.

      Because it couldn't happen.

      And it didn't happen.

  9. Have to wonder how the Election Hoax also impacted down ballot races. Close House races? John James' Senate race in MI? McSally? I haven't done any research, but I'm wondering...

    1. I get what you're saying about those two races. In a larger sense the data in that regard is already in. The expectation--based on past election cycles--was that Dems would make gains in both Senate and House, regardless of the presidential race. Instead, Trump exhibited what, in any other election, would have been regarded as "coattails." Holding the Senate and a significant 10 seat (and still counting) gain in the House.

  10. Just watched a clip on Varney of Obama sanctimoniously opining that Trump 'delegitimizes democracy'.

    They always project.



    Some federal government entity called the Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council Executive Committee said yesterday that

    "The November 3rd election was the most secure in American history. Right now, across the country, election officials are reviewing and double checking the entire election process prior to finalizing the result".

    “When states have close elections, many will recount ballots. All of the states with close results in the 2020 presidential race have paper records of each vote, allowing the ability to go back and count each ballot if necessary. This is an added benefit for security and resilience. This process allows for the identification and correction of any mistakes or errors. There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised ."

    Isn't this statement already demonstrably untrue?

  12. Once again as has happened so many times, this pronouncement from the Federal Government contradicts DIRECTLY a tweet by POTUS that 2.7 million votes were deleted. Now, citizen, I ask you , do you believe the strangely confident and strangely specific charge of the POTUS or do you believe the poll-tested vague happy speak that contradicts him. It is my position that Master Persuader Donald Trump already knows who I am going to believe.