Tuesday, February 14, 2017

A petition before the Supreme Court seeks to nullify the 2016 presidential election.

Courtesy of the Democratic Underground: 

A petition for a writ of mandamus is a filing imploring a Court to take mandatory action in the nature of public duty. The writ – filed Jan 18, 2017 by Diane Blumstein, Donna Soodalter-Toman, and Nancy Goodman – has been assigned docket number 16-907. 

The main argument for the writ is that, per Article IV § 4 of the U.S. Constitution, it is the job of the federal government to keep U.S. territory safe from foreign invasion. The Constitution stipulates, “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion.” The petition cites evidence of such an invasion, namely the Russian hacking, and asks that the entire 2016 election be nullified, all the way back to the primaries, on the grounds that cyber-territory in the U.S. was invaded with the intention of altering the results of our Presidential election. The petitioners seek an entirely new election. 

I of course have no confidence that this will go anywhere, but it is a nice fantasy to entertain for a little while don't you think?

Can you even imagine how Trump, who hates the judiciary already, would react if they were to nullify his election victory?

Of course it would also quite likely result in a civil war, but for a moment it might almost seem worth it just to watch his giant orange head explode.


  1. Anonymous4:20 AM

    I wonder if the idjits who voted for him have yet realized what fools they were. If the pee puddle (can't call it a pond anymore) is any indication, the answer is "no."

    Professing themselves to be wise.......

  2. Anonymous4:31 AM

    It's the only reasonable solution.
    Needs to happen.
    Uncharted times, uncharted responses.

    1. Anonymous7:44 AM

      Terrible idea. A precedent that would undermine the very fabric of our democracy.

      We fucked up, we have some crow to eat. Have a care for the future.

    2. Anonymous5:04 AM

      Anon, that's silly, the fabric of our democracy was torn asunder, tissue that it was with Bush v. Gore.

  3. Anonymous4:33 AM

    Gryphen, I like to think that each of us has, in our own private ways already nullified the election results. But, yes, it would really be appreciated if the court would make official what we all pray for to almighty Zeus.

    And I think Don the Con would welcome the relief. Remember, Emperor Drumpf is a miserable sack of shit who is also literally miserable with his life.

    1. Anonymous7:39 PM

      Can someone tell me why we let things get this way? I'm not mad at Trump...I'm mad at the United States! We put this man in office; whether we voted for him, did not vote or chose not to do anything with known hacking of the election!

  4. Anonymous5:33 AM

    First off it aint no fantasy darling. It is fact and truth. And if bozo trump the so called usa president or anyone else does not like it? Tough Shit. Our Country is founded on documents of history and it has a clear blue print of remedies. You can bet this is it and it will be served and it will go forward and those involved will go down. NO matter who they are. Civil War? Bring it on Sweetheart. Americans are ready to clean this mess up now. Our Military and Law Enforcement must move in today and remove these criminals and their access now.
    Happy Valentines Day Massacre Everyone. Its real honey!! its reality. face it.

  5. Anonymous5:54 AM

    wow, do you guys realize how demented you sound????

    1. We take lessons from Trump.

    2. Connie from Denver7:35 AM

      Demented:driven to behave irrationally due to anger, distress, or excitement.

      Based on facts and driven by the unconstitutional actions of leaders in positions of power, I'd say we are exercising our rights and duties as citizens of the USA.

      Demented? No.
      Patriotic? Yes! The resistance lives on. Theocrats tried to bury us, they didn't not know we are seeds.

    3. Anonymous8:42 AM

      And meanwhile the lying disgraceful republicans are worried about who leaked it. NOT that their lying unethical nose pickers are a bunch of criminals disgracing America. GEE they are pathetic. As Hillary said What comes around comets around Flynn. Suck it up liars.

    4. Anonymous8:47 AM

      Poor demented Republicans.

    5. Anonymous8:49 AM

      Democrats have every right to throw the republicans out of the buildings. Liars and cons do not belong in congress or the white house.

    6. Anonymous9:04 AM

      It is good fun reading the loony bin comments 5:54. This group has long ago tied, if not surpassed the c4pers.

    7. Anonymous6:38 PM

      Any sane person should go of the edge when the crazies or should I say deplorables get a reality TV star elected to the presidency. Obviously your not one of the sane 5:54am

  6. Anonymous6:00 AM

    Unfortunately, it will never happen, but it's embarrassing to know that the majority of the rest of the world would enthusiastically support a do-over.

    1. Anonymous8:43 AM

      what makes you so sure?

  7. Anonymous6:18 AM

    "If President Trump's election is nullified, there is no need to worry. Former Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin is waiting in the wings to Make America Great Again."
    -Lou Sarah

  8. WA Skeptic6:59 AM

    @6:18; Thanks, but that's already covered by the Constitution. You know, that bedrock of our nation, which the Palefaced Twatwaffle never bothered to read.

  9. Anonymous7:27 AM

    I agree with the sentiments of the petition, but having a re-do election would set a terrible precedent. Also, there's nothing in the Constitution that provides for a re-do election, anyway.

    Instead, let's just get rid of the SCROTUS, deal with President Pence (or President Ryan, depending how deep the scandal runs) and focus on 2018.

  10. Anonymous8:36 AM

    Geez, voiding the election would mean that Obama is still our president? I'd love that. He could hold us together until we do a do-over election. If impeachment or treason processes start soon, it might make this petition more viable. I don't think it would mean a civil war. Esp with all the Russian info that is on the verge of exploding out.

    1. Anonymous9:39 AM

      How out of touch with reality on a scale of 1-10 do you think you are?

      I'm guessing like 18, beyond the scale measurements lol.

    2. Anonymous10:13 AM

      I will vote for that. President Obama come home and bring a broom. We have a mess to clean up.

    3. Anonymous7:07 PM

      Well he is not President anymore, and he can't be President ever again 10:13, no matter how many times you click your crazy heels together.

      President Trump!

    4. Anonymous9:22 PM

      Oh, i believe Hillz would be named as President.

      As so she should be. Bring on the Writ of Mandamus!

    5. Anonymous6:53 AM

      Ok crazy at 9:22, you can write that on the padded walls of your special room lol and believe whatever you like.

      Even though in the real world. Hillary failed miserably. She failed all her supporters. She will never be President as she was a failed failure as a Presidential candidate, as so many of us realized long before the primaries ended. Failure. Failed wife too.

    6. Anonymous9:29 AM

      @6:53 ~ Ewww... the Dunning-Kruger is oozing out of your eye sockets and it's gross. In the battle of our sophomoric wits, sir/madam, i bow to your unbridled prowess.

    7. Anonymous1:49 PM

      Be sure to let us all know when Hillary becomes President 9:29......

  11. As much as I would love for us to redo the election I'm not sure it's the solution. Ironic that after all the years of meddling in other countries "free democratic elections" to instill a puppet we got a taste of our own medicine.

  12. Anonymous10:12 AM

    Wait a minute. America cannot move forward until this is corrected. We cannot have a So Called president that we the people did not elect another day. He must resign and either Hillary or speaker of the house takes oath and a new election is completed. Only the vetted ethical apply with tax returns in hand.

  13. It sets an interesting precedent.

    I'd be really interested in what "discovery" turned up and what is presented to support the case.

    But no, I don't see this going anywhere.

    We are stuck with the orange anus and his revolving clown show.

  14. Anonymous9:24 PM

    This valiant effort filed by those three women in Massachusetts is gaining legs.

    The WORLD is all a'twitter about http://progressivearmy.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/170108-Writ-of-Mandamus.pdf


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