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Thu Sep 10, 2020, 11:39 AM

The Deadline That Could Hand Trump the Election

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/09/trump-biden-electoral-count-act-1887/615994/

The Deadline That Could Hand Trump the Election

A 133-year-old law creates perverse incentives for the Trump administration—and could make a chaotic postelection period even more tumultuous.

EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE
SEPTEMBER 9, 2020

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sl8 Sep 2020 OP
LakeArenal Sep 2020 #1
TreasonousBastard Sep 2020 #2
Laelth Sep 2020 #3
Me. Sep 2020 #4
SWBTATTReg Sep 2020 #7
Thekaspervote Sep 2020 #8
brush Sep 2020 #5
llashram Sep 2020 #6
marie999 Sep 2020 #9
Haiti2Quebec Sep 2020 #10

Response to sl8 (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 11:41 AM

1. Am I supposed to fear this. Again?

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 11:44 AM

2. Or not. We shall see.

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 11:46 AM

3. Panic-inducing BS.

Lots of states, historically, have turned in their electoral vote counts late, and they were still counted. This law has never been enforced. It’s not worth worrying about.

-Laelth

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 11:46 AM

4. PLease Stop With THe Scare Threads

they really do not help

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Response to Me. (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 12:36 PM

7. Absolutely. I am sick and tired of these popping up right and left attempting to scare all of us...

etc. etc. etc. What sinister purposes do these people have? Don't you think that the states and all other territories voting are well aware of this fact, and thus, what's the purpose of stirring up hysteria here on DU, when 99.999999% of us have no role in gathering vote tallies, reporting on vote tallies to state entities, etc.

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Response to Me. (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 01:21 PM

8. Agree..these kinds of posts are not helpful..

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 11:47 AM

5. I don't know about that. That obscure law states that if the vote count...

isn't done by 41 days (why such an arbitrary number?) after the election, which will be Dec. 14th, the candidate ahead in electoral votes then wins. The article further goes on to say that trump most likely will be ahead by then with all the expected delays.

I call bullshit. Why in the hell is trump supposed to be ahead by then? There's no basis for such speculation.

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 12:09 PM

6. why

this is unneeded info...the post-election weeks will be chaotic enough...geez

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 06:05 PM

9. So Biden should take to court every state that votes for trump.

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 07:19 PM

10. Don't worry what the enemy will do

our job is to make sure we get out the vote period . Only those who are prepared to loose worry what the enemy will do

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