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Sun Nov 8, 2020, 12:05 PM

Fraud claims aimed in part at keeping Trump base loyal

Source: Associated Press

Fraud claims aimed in part at keeping Trump base loyal

By COLLEEN LONG and ZEKE MILLER
November 8, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) ó President Donald Trump has promised legal action in the coming days as he refused to concede his loss to Democrat Joe Biden, making an aggressive pitch for donors to help finance any court fight.

Trump and his campaign have leveled accusations of large-scale voter fraud in Pennsylvania and other states that broke for Biden, so far without proof.

But senior officials, campaign aides and allies told The Associated Press that overwhelming evidence of fraud isnít really the point.

The strategy to wage a legal fight against the votes tallied for Biden in Pennsylvania and other places is more to provide Trump with an off-ramp for a loss he canít quite grasp and less about changing the electionís outcome, the officials said. They spoke to AP on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal strategy.

Trump aides and allies also acknowledged privately the legal fights would ó at best Ė forestall the inevitable, and some had deep reservations about the presidentís attempts to undermine faith in the vote. But they said Trump and a core group of loyalists were aiming to keep his base of supporters on his side even in defeat.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/article/election-2020-joe-biden-donald-trump-virus-outbreak-pennsylvania-e1c3c5147d11a033fb43ebe66a29f7e8


Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference on legal challenges to vote counting in Pennsylvania, Saturday Nov. 7, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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Eugene Nov 8 OP
SheltieLover Nov 8 #1
soothsayer Nov 8 #2
Jarqui Nov 8 #3
onetexan Nov 8 #7
intrepidity Nov 8 #4
Newest Reality Nov 8 #5
Harker Nov 8 #6
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 9 #8

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 12:06 PM

1. Trying to leverage his bs for a plea deal

No deals!

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 12:07 PM

2. It's to bleed them for any money they have left

Heís horrible

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 12:09 PM

3. It's a Trump scam to raise money

He's lining his pockets on the way out the door.

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Response to Jarqui (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 07:42 PM

7. exactly. The mooch was on CNN earlier saying it's the Trumps' last grift.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 12:09 PM

4. No, it's about the grift, always the grift

Fundraising to retire his debt, hidden in the court-cost fundraising.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 12:15 PM

5. Without his

Without his devotees, he must feel naked and BROKE! They have been his loyal smokescreen.

Now? MAGA = The official Suckers and Losers Club. I guess they don't really mind that most of the country will see them that way and wonder why they are anathema to many. Fools being fooled stands out all the more now.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 05:50 PM

6. It'll be hard to explain if or when "his" Supreme Court

refuses to hear an election case, or shoots him down in flames.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 02:57 PM

8. And their wallets open

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