28 February, 2021

‘A Decrepit Democratic Machine’

‘Democratic’, in America, can often mean just one party. But even the judges called the Trump team’s howls of fraud a “Frankenstein’s monster”. This transition has hurt the system.

‘A Decrepit Democratic Machine’

As they frantically searched for ways to salvage President Donald Trump’s failed reelection bid, his campaign pursued a dizzying game of legal hopscotch across six states that centered on the biggest prize of all: Pennsylvania. The strategy may have played well in front of television cameras and on talk radio.  But it has proved a disaster in court, where judges uniformly rejected their claims of vote fraud and found the campaign’s legal work amateurish, reports the Associated Press. In a ruling this weekend, US district judge Matthew Brann—a Republican and Federalist Society member in central Pennsylvania—compared the campaign’s legal arguments to “Frankenstein’s Monster”, concluding that Trump’s team offered only “speculative accusations”, not proof of rampant corruption. However, Trump does seem to acknowledge the writing on the wall: his administration cleared the way for Joe Biden’s transition to the White House, giving him access to briefings and funding, even as vowing to fight the...

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