Thursday, January 05, 2017

Bipartisan legal team finds that more than 50 illegally seated Electoral College members cast a vote for Donald Trump.

Courtesy of Salon: 

More than 50 Electoral College members who voted for Donald Trump were ineligible to serve as presidential electors because they did not live in the congressional districts they represented or held elective office in states legally barring dual officeholders. 

That stunning finding is among the conclusions of an extensive 1,000-plus page legal briefing prepared by a bipartisan nationwide legal team for members of Congress who are being urged to object to certifying the 2016 Electoral College results on Friday. 

“Trump’s ascension to the presidency is completely illegitimate,” said Ryan Clayton of Americans Take Action, who is promoting the effort. “It’s not just Russians hacking our democracy. It’s not just voter suppression at unprecedented levels. It is also [that] there are Republicans illegally casting ballots in the Electoral College, and in a sufficient number that the results of the Electoral College proceedings are illegitimate as well.” 

"Republicans like to talk all the time about people voting illegally,” Clayton continued. “We have a list of a bunch of Republicans that allegedly voted illegally in the Electoral College. Pam Bondi is the attorney general of the state of Florida and the Florida Constitution says that you cannot hold two offices. And she holds the office of Attorney General and she holds the office of federal elector in the Electoral College. That is a violation of the law. That is a violation of the Constitution. And the vote that she cast in this election is illegal.”

I think that anybody who feels this election was legitimate is simply lying to themselves.

I really do not feel that we can reveal anything at this point that will keep Trump out of the White House, but if we fail to recognize the despicable tactics that the Republicans are willing to use we will never be prepared for what they do the next time.


  1. Anonymous11:39 AM

    Obama's last letter to the American people

    A letter from Barack Obama to the American people, written to accompany “exit memos” from each member of his cabinet

    1. Anonymous1:02 PM

      President Obama is such a class act and so damn smart. Love how he is covering all of his bases - Trump and the Republicans are going to have a major time tearing down the reputation of President Obama and his Administration.

      President Obama has a far higher approval rating than does Trump and Trump's will go down hill faster once he takes office....just watch.

  2. Anonymous11:39 AM

    Does that mean nothing legal can be done except just mentally we know and #ILLEGALNOTMYPRESIDENT and his family will know.

    1. Anonymous12:36 PM

      Women's March organizers predict 200,000 will attend anti-Trump protest

    2. The election is stolen even more than Bush's 2000 "win."

      And no, there is nothing that can be done. We all know the Republicans own both the House and Senate so you can forget Impeachment too.

      Taken altogether, it is basically a FASCIST COUP.

      What was once the United States of America is GONE.

  3. Anonymous11:58 AM

    The Trump team is having a hard time getting entertainers to accept invitations to perform at the inauguration, and it's getting under the president-elect's skin.

    Chuck Schumer on Trump: 'I think we can really nail him'

    1. Anonymous1:00 PM

      Love the fact President and First Lady Obama are having their farewell party and ALL A list entertainers have agreed to participate!

      That will gall the Hell out of Trump and it should - because he couldn't get one A list entertainer to appear for his inauguration!

      Trump is disliked by the majority of Americans, was not elected by the majority and President Obama has a much higher approval rating than does Trump.

      Thank you President Obama and First Lady Michelle for the wonderful service and kindness you both have provided our country!

      Trump and his porn wife don't have a chance of competing well with the Obamas!

    2. Anonymous3:36 PM

      Because it is so important for the country that A list celebrities hang with the President, while all us low level nobodies eat crackers and are supposed worship them in awe?......

      Grow up.

    3. Anonymous4:31 PM

      One Last Time - Hamilton

      Barack Obama's going home. Reminding us how to say goodbye, even when the next one stinks.

  4. Anonymous12:00 PM

    If You’re Looking For Misinformation, Go To Sarah Palin’s Facebook Page

    On Wednesday, Palin’s page featured a story from the conservative website Breitbart News that claimed President Barack Obama awarded himself a Distinguished Public Service medal from the Department of Defense. That is not true ― Defense Secretary Ash Carter gave the medal to the president.

    1. Anonymous1:38 PM

      Skanky Palin's Facebook page is one of the very few avenues she has left to spread her delusional lies and fake life. Earlier today (as if on cue,) she posted a video of Kyla Grace learning how to ski. Funny how Granny doesn't mention this kid hardly ever,suddenly she pops right up after all the comments on an earlier blog about how her loser abusive son is involved in yet another custody case.
      Lol! I fully expect a picture of little Charlie very soon. She'll explain the delay by saying how busy she has been baking cookies with Sailor,tripping over her own feet rock running,planning weddings that never happen,taking forced pictures with Trig and being on constant alert in case that call from Trump comes in. Oh,and living vibrantly.
      Damn,she's predictable.

    2. Anonymous1:41 PM

      When donnie tiny hands does it she will be all for it.

    3. Anonymous2:01 PM

      Donnie will probably award himself with an honorary Purple Heart and Medal of Honor and Sarah will piss herself with glee.

    4. Anonymous2:30 PM

      Her stupidity knows no bounds.

  5. Anonymous12:02 PM

    The GOP Has A Wily Plan To Keep You From Learning About Trump’s Cabinet Picks
    A media overload strategy might get you to overlook with whom he’ll be draining the swamp.

    “Nothing in Senator Sessions’ public life since 1986 has convinced us that he is a different man than the 39-year-old attorney who was deemed too racially insensitive to be a federal district court judge,” reads the letter.

    1. Anonymous12:54 PM

      Sessions should be hung from a tree in D.C. because of all the horrid things he has done in his political career. He is pure evil but does fit in w/the Trump group. They truly are deplorable and anti America!! I despise every fucking one of them!

  6. Anonymous12:04 PM

    Resistance to Donald Trump begins to grow with local roots

  7. Anonymous12:16 PM


    trump 46.1% 62,979,879
    clinton 48.2% 65,844,954

    updated 5:02 pm ET, Dec. 21


    1. Anonymous12:50 PM

      Trump should never be provided the oath of office to lead our country! He doesn't have the majority support of America and never has had it!

      Hillary Clinton would have made a far, far superior POTUS as she is respected throughout our country and the world - far, far more than the jerk is or will ever be!

    2. Anonymous3:33 PM

      She lost bub.

      She got annihilated in the Electoral College and that is all that counts.

      Get on with you life.

  8. Anonymous12:23 PM

    Thousands Are Knitting ‘Pussy Hats’ For The Women’s March On Washington

    Hundreds of thousands of protestors are expected to flood Washington D.C. on January 21, 2017 to take part in the Women’s March on Washington, the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration.

    And thanks to a knitting project that has gone viral, thousands of them will be wearing bright pink and cat-eared “pussy power hats.”

    1. Anonymous12:48 PM

      Trump should be embarrassed as Hell about this fact when all the women appear in D.C.! But, he's too fucking stupid and will probably think it great 'the pussy' is being recognized!

      Trump makes me want to punch him in his fat face and I'll never recognize him as potus! He literally repulses me!

    2. Anonymous1:09 PM

      SE Pennsylvania marchers have pink pageant sashes with pussycats on them!

    3. Well, I can't go. But I can certainly knit a hat and wear it.

    4. Here is the website for knitting the PussyHat Project. Knit one for yourself and send one on.

      I'll be picking up yarn this Saturday and knitting next week.

  9. Anonymous12:30 PM

    When Republicans talk about voter fraud, we better pay attention. It's THEM who are committing it. Beginning to think it would be in our best interests to have voter ID. If Republicans are hollering about something, you can bet they are really the ones engaged in it.

  10. Anonymous12:38 PM

    Do you support the repeal of Obamacare?

    Blackburn decided to run a Twitter poll to prove that her supporters are wildly opposed to the Affordable Care Act. The results of that poll were surely not what Blackburn expected.

    1. Paul in Minnesota3:44 PM

      Yet somehow the GOP keeps claiming they have a mandate to reduce or eliminate benefits or programs. Sigh.

  11. Anonymous12:44 PM

    Why can't Trump be stopped from taking the oath of office on 1/20/17 with all this information coming out? It doesn't make one damn bit of sense to me!

    He absolutely will never be my potus! The guy is a racist, liar, fraud and wasn't legally elected to the highest office in our land.

    My hatred for the Republican party is growing day by day. They are nothing but fucking jokes as to our election system!

    Trump will be a dictator! We will lose our country as we've known it - all for the benefit of Republicans!

    More hate, anger and division! There will be uprisings and death throughout our country - see them coming.

    1. Anonymous1:42 PM

      I don't get it either!
      Fraud is fraud however sliced.

    2. Anonymous3:09 PM

      It seems that even if he committed a heinous crime today or tomorrow, they'd swear him in. They act as if there's nothing that can be done if there's no precedent. Basically, he could order the rape of every woman and he'd still get sworn in. he could order the slaughter of every Dem child and he'd get sworn in. When it comes to Repubs, well, if he ordered the rape of any woman it wouldn't matter (they're all pretty worthless to GOP men), but if he ordered the slaughter of both Dem and GOP children, then there'd be a fuss. But they'd pry still swear him in. At this point, I think he could behead Jesus Christ in front of the whole nation and he'd be sworn in.

  12. Anonymous12:47 PM

    That seems to be a Republican trait (palins,drumpf,...). Just tune in to what theyre griping about. They'll tell on themselves by trying to project it on the other party.

  13. Ladies and gentlemen, start your needles!
    Read the whole statement of purpose!
    Wish we had known about this earlier, but there is still time.

    1. Just saw this today.
      I'm going to buy Yarn on Saturday (Beverly's is near my parents') and get out my needles. I've been learning to make socks so I'm going to do it that way, using the invisible toe stitch I learned for toe up socks and modifying the pattern so I end with the stockinette and then bind off with a special stretchy bind off I learned for socks. With circular needles it will go fast and I won't have to stitch up the sides, which I hate. I might even make a little pompom nose and embroider some whiskers.

      No drop off in my city so I'll have to mail them. I want to get them done this week so plenty of time to mail.

  14. Anonymous1:27 PM

    Obama Pens Criminal Justice Article For Journal He Led As Law Student

    The Harvard Law Review essay serves as a stark reminder of what he couldn’t do as president.

    The Harvard Law Review, the legal journal Barack Obama helped edit as law student, on Thursday published an article penned by the president focusing on criminal justice reform and some of his accomplishments while in office.

    The President’s Role in Advancing Criminal Justice Reform

    1. It also serves as a stark reminder that the PEOTUS is unprepared, unqualified and incompetent for the office. He's just plain stupid too.

      I think the thing that most starkly contrasts the two men is that Obama is compassionate. Trump is just plain mean. Obama is empathetic. Trump is self-absorbed. Obama - thick skin. Trump - thin skin.

      If there is a characteristic you don't want in a president, Trump has it in spades.

      Worst choice ever.

      The the Republicans OWN it. They could have stopped it at any point but they decided winning was more important. It's the Mitch McConnell ego-centric bridge burning philosophy. Anything to get my way.

      The last thing you want in a public servant.

  15. Anonymous1:30 PM

    Donald Trump is having another twitter tantrum directed at the media because they accurately reported what he said about the US Intelligence agencies and Julian Assange.

    Gaslighter-in-chief Trump claims to be “big fan” of intelligence community

    But his words and actions make abundantly clear where he really stands, and it is of critical importance to understand Trump’s long game to discredit the intelligence community, replace them with sycophantic cronies, and turn intelligence into an extension of the White House.

    It is one of his most audacious bids toward authoritarianism. His deflective and defensive tweets are designed to convince you otherwise — do not be fooled.

  16. Anonymous1:34 PM

    And, and his debt is covered by 150 financial institutions! Wellsfart bring down legislation and we will give you more debt or forgive or any number of ways to help his fat arse. What a pos this illegally elected prez!

  17. Anonymous1:34 PM

    Yay, 50 illegal electors!!

  18. Anonymous1:34 PM

    Trump’s long game: Discredit intelligence community to justify replacing them with “his own people”

    It is also part and parcel of a long-term strategy, which was revealed by Trump senior advisor Kellyanne Conway in a casual aside during an interview in December: “He absolutely respects the intelligence community. He’s made very clear he’s going to put his own people in there as well.”

    As I noted at the time: “Trump’s plan is simply to replace the intelligence community with yes-men. That is fundamentally incompatible with the role the intelligence community is meant to play.”

    President-elect Donald Trump and his team have engaged in an outrageous campaign to protect Russia from blame for the cyberattacks they launched to benefit him. Now, Trump has stepped up that campaign with two of his favorite tools: lies and insults.

    1. Anonymous9:34 AM

      I wonder if Putin's version of the KGB will then vet Trump's "own people" for our intelligence community.

  19. Anonymous1:37 PM

    That's enough to deny conformation.

  20. Anonymous1:38 PM

    Deposition. He is very busy As prez elect...... roar! Of laughter!!!! Busy tweeting....ROTFLMAO

    1. Anonymous6:28 PM

      He doesn't have a clue what 'busy' is! What a fucker! God, but he and Palin are exactly alike!

      He is deplorable and will not last in his presidency (if he actually gets to the point of taking his oath!). I see him being impeached or assassinated. There is so much hate in the country and he is the one that did the dividing of all of us! He does not represent America or Americans in any way!

      May God watch over the minorities! Trump will create havoc upon them and they need to be protected by all of us - neighbor to neighbor!

  21. Anonymous1:41 PM

    200 million usa citizen's should scream at once. "You Are Fired" to mr drumpt. And repeat repeat repeat repeat repeat you did not win you are fired repeat repeat repeat repeat.

  22. Anonymous2:02 PM

    There's more than one Republican "charity" populated by squads of people whose only job is to scour the world for filthy political tricks.

    Unless we're prepared to forego our principles and get down in the manure with the Republicans, we're sunk.

    I'm ready with a peg for my nose. I'm happy to financially contribute to international training in successful political skulduggery- the dirtier the better, fuck my principles.

  23. Anonymous2:11 PM

    While there may be something to the residency issue, the "holding dual elected office" issue is nonsense. Electors don't hold an office. They perform a single duty during about an hour on one day.

    What's bizarre about the report is nowhere does the it disclose who commissioned it or who performed it. Why should we accept an anonymous report?

    And folks should not that our host and others reporting this left out that there were 36 Clinton electors - she did have electors remember - who the report also flagged as dual office holders in states with statutes against dual office holding.

    This report/ study is pointless. Even if the votes of all the electors they flagged were thrown out, Trump would win. Trump would have 256 EV's and Clinton would have 196. Neither would have 270 and the new Congress would elect the president and the vice president. House votes for president, Senate for vice president. Trump and Pence would win anyway.

    1. Anonymous3:17 PM

      Don't be silly,Congress would elect Pence.

    2. Anonymous3:38 PM

      As long as Trump's number is below 270, the election goes to the House of Representatives. The result would be another Republican, but surely almost anyone would be better than Trump.

    3. Anonymous4:20 PM

      Twelfth Amendment: If the electoral vote is tied or no candidate gets 270, the new House elects the president and the new Senate elects the vice president.

  24. Anonymous3:12 PM

    What the hell???? We are supposed to sit down and take this shit? What's the point of rules and laws concerning elections if we can't uphold them when FACTS of tampering and cheating are presented!!!! You don't think if the shoe was on the other foot there would be shouting from the rooftops about this kind of obstruction? Where the hell are patriotic Americans, no matter their party, who believe in our process??? This whole election is a joke, Drumpf is a joke and America is a joke in my eyes and in the eyes of every single American ally. Democracy is Dead!! Welcome to the new normal and get used to being completely hosed by the Oligarchs!!! Fuck this shit!!!!!!!

    1. Anonymous3:36 PM

      Next round of elections, run for office. Everything is free once you are in. Talk to everyone, keep your palms showing. Get elected and become rich by all freebies. Then do anything but what repubs do.

  25. Anonymous3:14 PM

    The electors thing is one factor. There are many factors that, together, got Trump an illegitimate win.

    When intel said today what had happened on the hacking front, they included fake news stories. Anyone paying attention had heard about this already. The Russians planted well-placed fake news that got so many hits and was widespread and widely read, and believed. So, the hacking itself was multi-faceted. The stealing of the election is also multi-faceted, with the hacking being one facet.

    The facets and factors were too much.

  26. Anonymous3:38 PM

    Now he is on to Toyota. Hey dont bother Toyota! I have owned three sturdy, last forever Toyotas.

    1. Anonymous9:32 AM

      We bought a 2005 Corolla and are still proud of her; she reached her 100,000 mile mark while we were returning to northern Michigan from a trip to eastern Pennsylvania last spring. Who would have thought that driving a Toyota would become a symbol of opposition to Trump! Hurray.

  27. Paul in Minnesota3:42 PM

    Trump was right. The election was rigged; only in his favor. With gerrymandering, Russian interference, Comey/FBI and Ghouliani, Voter ID Laws and other GOP means of limiting voting (especially of seniors, college students and minorities). Clinton still won the popular vote, yet the GOP had to make certain to steal the electoral college vote for Trump. If the Democrats played this dirty, the GOP would scream. Yet we're supposed to all just ignore GOP dirty tricks to get Trump by any means necessary into the White House (so there is probably a President Pence soon enough). Disgusting. No wonder the GOP Congress wanted to get rid of the ethics office so quickly. The GOP has no ethics, no honesty, no morals, no truth. I cannot wait for the day when they are a dead political party as they are that evil. Anything and everything for themselves, pretending to be Christian, when they are the opposite. Absolutely evil.

  28. Anonymous3:45 PM

    It just seems like this elect prez and company really have no ieea they are the USA highest office. It is all learning curve dummies that will be at the helm. They seem to think it is JR/HS politics or college politics. They have no clue. Please, universe get them all out of there, we need solid people.

  29. Anonymous5:01 PM

    So when do we reach the tipping point and declare this banana republic style farce "election" invalid?
    Shut these fuckers down, march them off in shackles to Vladistan.

  30. Anonymous6:22 PM

    The fraud Donald Trump needs to be stopped from taking the oath of office for potus! He's a fraud, liar, in bed w/Russia and will lead our country into a place we've never experienced!

    I wish someone would arrest him for being a traitor. Why isn't it being done? He is so obviously anti Americans and America. He wants to rule and be a fucking dictator!

    I say grab his fat ass, put him in jail and bring him to trial! The Republican majority in Congress is just as bad as he is....mother fuckers....every one of them. Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell are on the top of the list...McConnell especially - fucking obstructionist and racist. I despise the ugly man and his spirit of hate! He was a huge part of dividing our country and needs to be arrested for being a traitor.

    Fuck Republicans! We need to get some balls and go after them. They are going to do nothing but harm to all of us. We are going to see mass killings in our own country and more wars across the world - all due to the fat ass that is suppose to be our next potus. May he NEVER get to the podium to take the oath of office!


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