Yea, You Know They’re Gonna Try…

A 7 days or so in the past, Rolling Stone posted

To whit: 

In the latest months, Trump has convened a collection of in-human being conferences and
meeting phone calls to talk about laying the groundwork to challenge the 2022
midterm election final results, four men and women acquainted with the conversations inform
Rolling Stone. In these conversations, pro-Trump teams, attorneys,
Republican Bash activists, and MAGA diehards frequently examine the kind of
scorched-earth legal tactics they could deploy. 

And they’ve gamed out scenarios for how to aggressively problem elections,
specifically kinds in which a winner is not declared on Election Night time. If
there is any trace of doubt about the winners, the teams approach to wage
aggressive courtroom campaigns and start a media blitz. Trump himself established the
blueprint for this on Election Night 2020, when — with the race considerably from
made the decision — he went on countrywide tv to declare: “Frankly, we did acquire
this election.”

In excess of at Elon’s spot, J.J. Abbott tweeted:

J. J. (Hey, J.J.! Do you prefer “Great Situations” or “Abbot and Costello”
references? ‘Cause I received both equally.) follows that up with a couple of excellent resources
for details.


Leigh Chapman, Pennsylvania’s leading election formal
spelled out
in the course of a Wednesday job interview that due to the fact of a point out law that does not let
officials to start out counting mail-in ballots until finally 7 a.m. on Election Working day,
final results for Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial and U.S. Senate elections might not
be offered for “days” later on. Because Democrats are
much more probably to rely on
and take part in mail-in voting though Republicans are extra most likely to vote
in-person, early tabulations could demonstrate Republican candidates with a direct that
is then whittled down as mail-in ballots are tabulated over time.

And (as considerably as this non-specialist can tell)
this is the legislation that claims so.

Title 25 § 3146.8 

[1.1] The county board of elections shall fulfill no before than seven o’clock
A.M. on election working day to pre-canvass all ballots received prior to the meeting.


[2] The county board of elections shall fulfill no earlier than the close of
polls on the working day of the election and no later than the third working day next the
election to start out canvassing absentee ballots and mail-in ballots not included
in the pre-canvass assembly.

 Something the Republican led legislature could have transformed,
but they failed to.

Negotiations among the Republican-led legislature and Gov. Tom Wolf to allow
counties get started opening mail ballots in Pennsylvania prior to Election Day
appeared to collapse Wednesday, location up
a potential
nightmare situation

that some fear could depart the state counting hundreds of thousands of ballots for days
soon after Nov. 3.

The Democratic governor and legislative leaders had been negotiating at the rear of
closed doorways as just lately as Tuesday to adjust the election code soon after months
of inaction. But the Basic Assembly adjourned Wednesday and is not
scheduled to reconvene until eventually Nov. 10, a week just after the election.

So upcoming time you listen to your ridiculous MAGA friends concern the authenticity of the
“sudden” influx of “democrat votes” posted a day or so soon after election working day, now
you know that this is a condition the Republicans in Harrisburg
could have improved, but simply selected not to.

They want it this way so they can wail about “election integrity.”

Abbot also posted this url.

Let’s acquire a glance at what PA has to say about:

Ballot Stability:

And try to remember, when our MAGA mates start out in on Act 77, remind them that each the GOP led House and GOP led Senate voted for it.

Which include St Sen (and right wing nut occupation) Doug Mastriano and St Rep (and proper wing nut job) Daryl Metcalfe.

J. J. posted two great resources of details so take your pick (I’ll get the shovel.)

My profound Apologies: I could not resist the Abbott and Costello joke.