Patterico's Pontifications


Day 42 Election-Post-Election Open Thread

Filed under: General — Dana @ 4:05 pm

[guest post by Dana]

Time for a fresh thread:

It’s like talking to a small child: Your big lead disappeared as the days went by because more ballots were counted. There’s nothing miraculous about it. It’s simply the process at work.

There’s always someone or something to blame for anything bad that happens in Trump’s world. After all, losing is for losers. And you know who doesn’t like losers…

Strike while the iron’s hot:

President Trump is racing to raise money for an “official election defense fund.” But the fine print on the solicitations tells a different story: Half — or more — of any contribution will be used to retire debt from his re-election campaign.

With Democratic nominee Joe Biden ahead in several battleground states as the vote count continues, the Trump campaign is filing lawsuits in at least four states, including Michigan and Pennsylvania.

Starting early Wednesday, the campaign and the Republican National Committee have been sending dozens of daily text messages and emails saying they need financial support to challenge voting procedures.

“We must PROTECT the Election!” says one campaign text Friday signed by Mr. Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. “My father’s calling on YOU to help bolster our critical Election Defense Fund.”

Clicking through to the donation page, potential givers can review a disclaimer that 50% of any contribution will be used for general election campaign debt retirement and 50% for the campaign’s recount account.

*The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to questions about the financing structure for the defense fund, and how much debt the campaign is facing.

*Sounds like a little grift is happening…still.


Decision Desk Calls Pennsylvania, Presidency for Joe Biden

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 6:58 am

Donald Trump has lost.


That’s too bad.

UPDATE: Perfect.

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