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Fri Dec 11, 2020, 10:33 AM

BREAKING: Montana Gov. files Amicus Brief in support of GA/PA/MI/WI

https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/22/22O155/163482/20201210234950524_22O155%20Bullock.pdf

Texas has sued four other States, directly in this Court, seeking to overturn the results of the presidential election. Texas alleges that those States’ efforts to facilitate voting in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic violated the Electors Clause. Texas further maintains that expanding the availability of mail ballots resulted in fraud on a massive scale. Seventeen states have signed an amicus brief in support of Texas’s lawsuit.

Texas chose not to include the State of Montana, where President Trump and other Republicans were successful in a mail ballot election conducted to reduce the impact of COVID—underscoring, of course, that this action is less about election integrity than it is about attempting to overturn the will of the electorate. But if Texas is successful in its suit, it would destabilize the results of elections in Montana and any other state that took valid state-law actions to minimize the impact of the virus on voting, including states that delivered victories to Republican candidates using mail ballots.


IOW: Montana did the same thing Texas is suing Georgia et al. for, but they arbitrarily chose not to sue Montana because Trump won there.

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Reply BREAKING: Montana Gov. files Amicus Brief in support of GA/PA/MI/WI (Original post)
brooklynite Dec 2020 OP
dsc Dec 2020 #1
2naSalit Dec 2020 #2
pwb Dec 2020 #3
jmowreader Dec 2020 #17
TigressDem Dec 2020 #4
ecstatic Dec 2020 #5
treestar Dec 2020 #8
ecstatic Dec 2020 #11
Laelth Dec 2020 #12
treestar Dec 2020 #13
jmowreader Dec 2020 #22
treestar Dec 2020 #25
BlueMTexpat Dec 2020 #6
barbtries Dec 2020 #21
BlueMTexpat Dec 2020 #28
UCmeNdc Dec 2020 #7
dubyadiprecession Dec 2020 #9
Laelth Dec 2020 #10
MontanaMama Dec 2020 #14
Cha Dec 2020 #30
BGBD Dec 2020 #15
intrepidity Dec 2020 #18
BGBD Dec 2020 #20
intrepidity Dec 2020 #24
gab13by13 Dec 2020 #16
obamanut2012 Dec 2020 #26
Ford_Prefect Dec 2020 #19
BobTheSubgenius Dec 2020 #23
treestar Dec 2020 #27
Cha Dec 2020 #29
Dark n Stormy Knight Dec 2020 #31

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2020, 10:41 AM

1. So did NC

and, of course, we weren't sued either.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2020, 10:42 AM

2. Good.

At least our current governor is a real American where the incoming is a cultist traitor.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2020, 10:42 AM

3. It is like all the Red state Governors knew of the privileged Regeneron cocktail ?

And had access to it long ago. So no harm done? Isn't that an embryonic stem cell cocktail? Which they are all against?

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Response to pwb (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 11, 2020, 01:20 PM

17. If Trump is any indication...

...the “Regeneron Cocktail” contains tequila and crack, which are the only two things that will make you that stupid.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2020, 10:44 AM

4. LOVE THIS PART...

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=post&forum=1002&pid=14692156



Texas has not developed an evidentiary record of violations in any of the states whose results it challenges, and so it seeks to simply skip the critical fact-finding stage. Texas should not be permitted to short-circuit the judicial process in this way and obtain relief to which it is not entitled.




TEXAS FEELING ENTITLED? NAH. SERIOUSLY?



(Going to wear out the SARCASM button today.)


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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2020, 10:55 AM

5. I'm confused. Didn't Montana's AG join in support of Texas?

Does this latest filing show that the governor is filing something opposite of what the AG filed, or is the entire state now on the side of GA/PA/MI/WI?

Montana is one of the 17 states joining an amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court asking that it delay the Electoral College votes of four states that Republican President Donald Trump lost in the November election

https://helenair.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/fox-joins-brief-trying-to-stop-electoral-votes-in-4-states/article_d87561e4-da2e-5ff5-b89a-8a0fe712c4b9.html

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 11, 2020, 10:59 AM

8. The AG is a different person from the governor

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Response to treestar (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 11, 2020, 11:04 AM

11. Yes, I know. It's still weird, don't you think?

For Montana's Governor to be in support of democracy, but Montana's Attorney General is not?

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 11, 2020, 11:08 AM

12. In the brief, Montana expresses "surprise" that it's own AG has done a 180 on these issues. n/t



-Laelth

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 11, 2020, 11:15 AM

13. Yes.

I looked it up and Montana has a Democratic governor! That seems miraculous! That explains it. The AG is Republican.

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Response to treestar (Reply #13)

Fri Dec 11, 2020, 01:28 PM

22. Montana has had several D governors

Montana also has the only statehouse in the nation without security checkpoints, or if they have them now they were the last to install them.

I read a fun story once of Brian Schweitzer’s time as governor. (Schweitzer was the governor the GOP was most afraid of, because none of their attacks would have worked on him.) Apparently a family from out of state was vacationing in Helena when they decided to have lunch. They wanted to eat inside so they went in the statehouse and found an empty room, which turned out to be the executive conference room. Schweitzer found them in there, went in and asked them about their vacation, where they got their food, etc., then told them to have a nice lunch and started to leave. They asked him what he did in the Montana government. “Oh, I’m the governor.”

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #22)

Fri Dec 11, 2020, 03:29 PM

25. Love it!

That impressed them!

Delaware is small in population like that. I once saw Joe (Senator then) and Jill get out of their car to go to the State Fair. They parked where everyone else did. We passed them walking from the car to the fair. When Carper was governor, I saw him in a church. And the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court - passed him walking on the sidewalk in Wilmington once.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2020, 10:58 AM

6. Giant Fart is NOT

yet the Governor of Montana.

He is still only the Governor-elect and has absolutely NO standing whatsoever to speak for the state. F*ck him forever!

IMO, he would do the world a favor by dropping dead before he is ever sworn in.

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 11, 2020, 01:27 PM

21. Steve Bullock, a Democrat,

has been the governor of Montana since 2013. He is the lame duck governor actually.

Gianforte would not have filed on behalf of defendants.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #21)

Fri Dec 11, 2020, 05:31 PM

28. Giant Fart

is a Mini-Diaper-Don and every bit as abhorrent.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2020, 10:58 AM

7. Where is CA? NY? WA?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2020, 11:01 AM

9. President Elect Biden, will need to address the level of mental illness of these lunatics.

We cannot continue to ignore these batshit crazy politicians.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2020, 11:04 AM

10. Well done, Governor Bullock.

That brief is worth reading in its entirety.



-Laelth

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2020, 12:43 PM

14. I was happy to learn of this.

We have a good Governor for another month. After that, expect a nightmare from Governor Thug.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #14)

Fri Dec 11, 2020, 06:36 PM

30. So sorry.. at least Gov Bullock

did this important thing before he leaves. Great Legacy.

Texas chose not to include the State of Montana, where President Trump and other Republicans were successful in a mail ballot election conducted to reduce the impact of COVID—underscoring, of course, that this action is less about election integrity than it is about attempting to overturn the will of the electorate. But if Texas is successful in its suit, it would destabilize the results of elections in Montana and any other state that took valid state-law actions to minimize the impact of the virus on voting, including states that delivered victories to Republican candidates using mail ballots.



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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2020, 12:46 PM

15. Montana's Governor is saying

that they ran their election in the same way the 4 states named did, so ruling against them would also undercut Montana's election.

He's right.

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Response to BGBD (Reply #15)

Fri Dec 11, 2020, 01:21 PM

18. Including, one assumes, their gubernatorial race? nt

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Response to intrepidity (Reply #18)

Fri Dec 11, 2020, 01:24 PM

20. Wouldn't matter to him

His term is ending.

However, he did lose a race for Senate. So he's basically filing a brief that says they need to preserve the election that he lost.

Integrity.

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Response to BGBD (Reply #20)

Fri Dec 11, 2020, 01:34 PM

24. I mean, the newly elected Gov. nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2020, 01:01 PM

16. The governor of Utah

was not consulted when Utah's AG joined the law suit.

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Response to gab13by13 (Reply #16)

Fri Dec 11, 2020, 03:31 PM

26. Wow, seriously???

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2020, 01:23 PM

19. Montana has a history of successful mail-in balloting for primaries, local and national elections.

It is true Trump won this time. The reason they did not sue Montana is they'd have no evidence of unusual voting procedures because we've done it for awhile and everyone here knows that it works.

All the more reason for our Democratic Governor to file an amicus. Our Rethuglican AG also knows better so his suit begs the question, and may violate Montana's Constitution. IMO AG Fox is aiding the attempted coup to improve his political future on the Neo-Confederate bandwagon.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2020, 01:32 PM

23. Politics makes for strange bedfellows?

I think so.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2020, 03:41 PM

27. Montana went to Dotard

And yet before the election, the Dotard Campaign tried to sue Montana regarding voting by mail! They lost that case. So they were wasting their time. Interesting they thought they could lose in Montana with voting by mail.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2020, 06:08 PM

29. Good on the Gov of Montana! Too bad

Montana signed up with the Texas lawsuit.. must have been the AG.

Texas chose not to include the State of Montana, where President Trump and other Republicans were successful in a mail ballot election conducted to reduce the impact of COVID—underscoring, of course, that this action is less about election integrity than it is about attempting to overturn the will of the electorate. But if Texas is successful in its suit, it would destabilize the results of elections in Montana and any other state that took valid state-law actions to minimize the impact of the virus on voting, including states that delivered victories to Republican candidates using mail ballots.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 04:25 AM

31. Anyone who can't see through the faade of these seditious RW bastards

is either brainwashed or lacking intelligence.

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