NORTH CAROLINA: McCrory Demands Full Recount

We knew this was coming. Via Reuters:

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory announced on Tuesday he has officially requested a recount of votes from the Nov. 8 election with official results showing him trailing his Democratic challenger, Attorney General Roy Cooper, by one-tenth of a point.

The gubernatorial race in the ninth largest U.S. state remained undecided two weeks after Election Day. Officials with the State Board of Elections were continually updating results as they arrived from the state’s 100 counties. A spokesman for the election board did not immediately respond to a Reuters query about when or whether McCrory’s request might be granted.

The election had been widely seen as a referendum on McCrory’s support for a state law denying transgender people the right to use the public bathroom matching their gender identities, instead forcing them to use those corresponding to the gender assigned at birth.

The law led to widespread boycotting of North Carolina by entertainers such as Bruce Springsteen and Itzhak Perlman while sports organizations such as the National Basketball Association and the National Collegiate Athletic Association moved major events out of state.

McCrory’s request came in a letter to the election board dated Friday and made public on Tuesday, citing a law entitling him to a recount as long as Cooper’s lead is less than 10,000 votes.

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  • Philly Mike

    If he wants it let the GOP pay for the recount.

  • Rebecca Gardner
    • Frostbite

      But they said the cheating was a guaranteed win!

  • JWC

    McCorry yo lost be a man and accept it you whinning schmuck

  • SoCalGal20

    Of course he did. Was totally expecting that.

  • jimbo65

    It’s like he’s having his Karl Rove moment. NC probably stole the vote from Hillary, so by extension the hijinks should have translated to a win for him.

    • SelectFromWhere

      It would be hilarious is the recount showed Clinton winning NC after all.

      • Blake Jordan

        Probably why NC GOP won’t let it go that far…

  • He is accusing the Republican controlled boards of elections which control most of North Carolina’s counties of condoning fraud- checking and rechecking the results several times. Rachel Maddow had a segment on this last night. And if it were not for voter suppression the Democrats would have won by a much bigger margin. McCrory is a jerk.

    • Stev84

      That’s what he is pissed about. All the voter suppression and he still lost

      • Chris Baker

        Trump won by 177,000 votes and he still lost. That’s gotta hurt.

        • SelectFromWhere

          Even his own Lt Governor won his race (they run separately) over the Gov! As did many other statewide Republicans, so they can’t say it was rigged Dem. Fact is, McCrory got fewer votes than almost every Republican who ran for statewide office: President, US Senate, Lt Gov, State Treasurer, Head of Public Instruction and Commissioner of Agriculture. ALL of them got more votes than Governor McPotty did.

    • See? Even the Republicans want him gone.

    • SelectFromWhere

      Republicans control ALL of the NC county BOEs–it’s always the party of the governor. (One reason it’s so vital to keep up this fight to flip it back to Dems where it has been for most of NC’s history).

  • VodkaAndPolitics

    Perhaps in the course of that recount, we’ll discover the smoking gun that proves the election results were tampered with in PA, NC, FL, and Ohio, and we can end this national nightmare.

    • NC, FL, and Ohio are controlled by Republican governors and legislatures as is Arizona and Wisconsin.

      • Ian

        And MI too.

      • Derrick Johns

        I told you before that loved your posting name, Eddie Haskell ( I added the “e”). Eddie was one sexy White boy on “Leave It To Beaver”…but he’d probably woulda’ been a Trump voter today..so, fvck him.

        • Phillip in L.A.

          Was he the one with the famous schlong, Derrick?

    • moebym

      I saw this not long ago. This happened in WI, and there’s still time to call for a recount. https://twitter.com/dansolomon/status/801119244989542400

      • Salton

        Who said the election was rigged?

      • SoCalGal20

        Note for anybody reading this: Make sure to read Mike Solo’s entire thread about this. Basically, 3 precincts in this county originally had the number of Trump votes as MORE than the number of people in the precinct who actually voted. It was then corrected and led to a significantly reduced Trump lead in those precincts. Clinton’s votes didn’t change. It was only Trump votes that were at issue.

        • moebym

          Thanks for the clarification.

          • SoCalGal20

            No problem! It’s important that people read the entire thread so that they can see what all Dan Solomon is talking about. The twitter embed in disqus doesn’t make it very intuitive to look at the entire thread.

    • Randy Ellicott

      Couldn’t you just see that, Oh you mean these boxes of ballots over here, we completely missed those, and they are all for Hillary….

  • justmeeeee

    How does a recount rectify voter fraud? I voted three times, but all three votes will still be counted in a recount! Ya moron!

    • Gil

      Play that funky music, white boy…

    • Chris Baker

      Most likely it’s a formality. My county uses voting machines. You can’t really re-count those, just double-check the entries are correct. But for each machine there is a paper printout of the totals and 3 digital records.

      I suppose the recount is mainly for paper ballots. But I suppose in this election there were several people counting and double-checking each paper ballot too. i suppose there could be a variance of a couple hundred, but those could swing either way.

      If Cooper were down by 6,000 he would probably do the same things as McCory and we would all be urging him on.

  • PickyPecker
  • moebym

    (Reposted from previous thread)

    OT: A Real American Patriot (TM) hurls vile racist insults at, and subsequently traps two Chinese-American women in a diner in NYC while he calls the police on them. He then sprays pepper spray directly into the face of a guy who was trying to defend the women. Welcome to “Toupeed Fucktrumpet”‘s America!

    http://evgrieve.com/2016/11/report-mike-pence-supporter-arrested.html

    • Christopher

      “As for why the diner’s staff didn’t come to assist the women, a manager there told Gothamist that he “had no idea.””

      Bullshit! He didn’t care!

    • SoCalGal20

      I do love that the asshat got arrested because the cops who HE CALLED TO SCENE hadn’t left yet when he pepper sprayed the guy who came to the women’s defense. Good job, genius.

  • FAEN

    OMFG McBigot! You lost. Move on. We voted for Cooper now get the fuck out and go back to the corporations that own you.

  • HanyBaal

    Hillary, take note. get an audit of the 4 states that flipped inexplicably.

    • The_Wretched

      Dems don’t fight. It’s kind of depressing really.

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    • j.martindale

      Second!

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Oh dear, someone needs their diaper changed again.

  • Ninja0980

    Exactly what Trump would have done if he had lost.
    McCrory can’t accept voters want him gone and now is trying to steal the election that is OVER.

    • joe ho

      And he couldn’t even win despite the massive voter suppression efforts in NC, which gave the state to Trump.

      • SelectFromWhere

        Even his own slimy Lt Governor (who is a rat but at least cute) won his race (in NC they run separately, meaning we will have a Dem Gov and a Rep Lt Gov).

  • Spudman

    I would have amended the salutation to: “Dear Sir and/or Madam”

    • TrollopeReader

      i would have know the specific people to address it to ….

      • clay

        What? Like the governor would know that?

        • TrollopeReader

          I know, huh!

  • 2patricius2

    Republican politicians will not be satisfied until they control every single office in the country and can impose their fascist, theocratic government on every single person, and can eliminate every opponent by whatever means.

    • RoFaWh

      And then the infighting begins.

  • OncomingWedgie

    Headline: Member of the “Party of Personal Responsibility” cries “It’s not fair!”

    They should change their mantra to “Party of Whiny Little Bitches.”

  • Brooklyn Joe
  • boatboy_srq

    Recount. Because there can’t be so many voters in NC that all the GOTea voter suppression was made ineffective.

    One wonders whether McCrony’s snide ire isn’t at the Dem “fraudsters” who “miscounted” but rather at the GOTea fixers who did such a poor job of protecting his posterior.

  • Friday

    Cause you may as well try knowing recounts won’t affect most of your Republican voter-suppression methods, even if you know damnwell that the people you *prevented* from lawfully voting would make the total way against you and your idiotic bigotry, McCrory, even on Trump’s coattails. Keep trying to flip the narrative, though, right?

  • Bill Post

    I want to see his birth certificate.

    • ByronK

      Or the return clause in his manufacturer’s warranty.

      • Phillip in L.A.

        I hope he wasn’t sold “as-is,” ByronK!

        • ByronK

          I suspect some serious damage to the original. Perhaps some cornfield accidents.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            Is that similar to a crop-circle?

          • BudClark

            Or a “corn-holing?”

    • SelectFromWhere

      He wasn’t born in NC, that’s for sure! We don’t’ claim him! Send him back to Ohio!

  • Todd

    Douchebag “….waste tax payer money for a state Youve caused to lose millions.

    Spoiled sport ….take your ball home and shove it us YOUR ass

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    Those numbers would have caused an instead recount in several states. It very seldom changes the outcome.

  • Xuuths

    Maybe it will show HIllary actually won that state.

    • moebym

      She lost by too many votes to trigger a recount. It’s more important to look into what happened in MI and WI.

  • TexasBoy

    So who pays for the recount? The state or the person who loses the election?

    • OdieDenCO

      GOP SOP = OPM

  • TexasBoy

    I imagine that after the count shows clearly that he lost, he’ll leave peacefully. With the aid of Federal troops.

  • Phillip in L.A.

    By far the most important post today, imo, Joe! thx for this! ;}

  • Robincho

    I want a graphoanalyst to give us the ‘Tard Factor on that signature…

    • perversatile

      A cursory glance shows Pat skewing heavily towards the schmuck end of the behavioral spectrum, with some unusually specific traits revealed by the crabbed angular under-strokes, which indicate a desperate need to have some type of authoritative female figure watch as he repeatedly strikes a roll of pop caps on his testicles, using either the marble base of a bowling trophy or a 5LB ball peen hammer.

      Of course even a remarkably skilled Forensic Graphologist can do little more than make vague speculative generalities based on the thorough examination of a single signature.

    • Rt1583

      Does the scale go low enough to register GOP?

  • stuckinthewoods

    O/T, some slightly brighter news from next door. In VA, an appeals court upheld the conviction of a man who hung a dark colored dummy from a noose in his yard to intimidate his black neighbors. We have a 2009 “noose law”, what he did was a felony, and the appeals court found he has no First Amendment right to terrorize his neighbors. The dummy appeared hours after the Charleston shooting. He could have gotten 5x longer a sentence than he did – and should have.
    http://www.richmond.com/news/national-world/ap/article_a976d8d5-6b1c-5282-a222-d6762aa4e37a.html

  • BobSF_94117

    Wasting the taxpayers’ money up until the very end. True to form…

  • JOHN MAYOR

    LITIGATIONALLY VS PETITIONALLY REMOVING THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE
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    In even a cursory examination of this outrageous nigh past– though, tentative!– U.S. Election, at the root of the abysmal failure of the U.S. “Electoral System” to achieve a D-E-M-O-C-R-A-T-I-C Plurality, is its failure to facilitate the E-S-S-E-N-T-I-A-L D-E-M-O-C-R-A-T-I-C R-E-Q-U-I-R-E-M-E-N-T of a “D-I-R-E-C-T E-L-E-C-T-I-O-N”, through a “O-N-E V-O-T-E-R, O-N-E V-O-T-E” Elections System! And due– PRIMARILY!– to the institution of a Republican preferred U-N-D-E-M-O-C-R-A-T-I-C “Electoral College”!… with “Electors”, and INDIRECT “Electoral Votes”!
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    Consequently!… given the astounding and P-E-R-V-E-R-S-E Trump “win”, numerous Petitions have now emerged online– at least!– to challenge, and to eliminate, the Electoral College! To many Americans– and I suggest, to MOST Americans!– Trump becoming the “President-elect”… and despite losing the “popular vote”!… was– and still is!– A S-H-O-C-K T-O T-H-E C-O-R-E O-F D-E-M-O-C-R-A-C-Y, A-N-D, T-O R-A-T-I-O-N-A-L P-O-L-I-T-I-C-A-L D-I-S-C-O-U-R-S-E! And the situation is reminiscent of the controversial 2000 Presidential race between George W. Bush and Al Gore!… in which Gore won the “popular vote”, but, Bush was elected President!
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    Under the U.S Constitution, until the designated Electors of the Electoral College assemble in their state capitals to place in their votes (and in this present process, on December 19th!)… followed, by a meeting of Congress to affirm the result (and in this present process, on January 6th)!… things are still not fully settled! In most of the country, it’s a “winner-takes-all” system: whoever wins a state’s “popular vote” is awarded all the Electoral votes for that state! The catch is, that these votes are based on a state’s number of Senators and House Representatives!… so, they vary from state to state! It’s more important to win states with a high proportion of Electoral Votes– like Trump taking Wisconsin, and Florida!– than to receive the most votes overall! November 8th’s U.S. vote, was– technically!– not to make Trump the next President, but, to determine who the 538 Electors in the various states across the country will be! It is those Electors who will bear the responsibility of casting the votes that will “legally elect” the next U.S. President (i.e…. and presently!… on December 19th!)! And it is for this reason, why millions of Hillary Clinton supporters… and supporters of “democracy”!… are anxious to lobby Electors, in an effort to trump Trump!
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    And so… this “mysterious victory” has reawakened… of course!… interest in, and has revived tactical approaches to, the elimination of the much criticized Electoral College! And, VEHEMENT criticisms!… and which are not only rife today, but, which have flurished for decades!
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    And, for example, David Boise… a lawyer who represented Gore, in Bush v. Gore, in 2000!… told the New York Times, that he considers the Electoral College a “historical anomaly”! A view, that has been echoed by millions online– at least!– since 2000!… and, by millions more, since November the 8th!
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    However!… the S-O-L-U-T-I-O-N to the evils inhere within this nearly completed U.S. Election, is not to place emphasis on merely changing the minds, and votes, of Electors!… as is currently the case with the Lady Gaga supported Change.org Petition (among other “Elector Lobby” Petitions!)… but, on challenging CONSTITUTIONALLY (and through TORT!… AND, NOW!), the inherent violation of the “Principles of Democracy (i.e., those respective of one’s Democratic Right to a ‘DIRECT ELECTION’, and, to ‘ONE VOTER, ONE VOTE’!)” through the present UNCONSTITUTIONAL, AND TORTIOUS DEFERENCE to the Electoral College in the first place!… and, to the “Colleg(e)al Conventions” that will finally determine who becomes President!
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    Challenging the Electoral College based on a “C-O-N-S-T-I-T-U-T-I-O-N-A-L I-M-P-E-R-A-T-I-V-E” to peg the Electoral College to the “Principles of Democracy”, is as an important consideration for those desiring an end to the Electoral College, as it is for those desiring the beginning of D-E-M-O-C-R-A-T-I-C PLURALITIES! If the T-R-U-E “Principles of Democracy” are said (IN A SOUND COURT OF LAW!) to necessitate the B-I-N-D-I-N-G A-D-H-E-R-E-N-C-E of governments to the “popular decisions” of an electorate (R-E A-N-Y E-L-E-M-E-N-T T-H-A-T W-O-U-L-D P-O-R-T-E-N-D A-N E-L-E-C-T-O-R-A-T-E-‘-S G-O-V-E-R-N-A-N-C-E!… and e.g., the Electoral College!)”, then, a CONSTITUTIONAL CHALLENGE (and TORT CHALLENGE!) against an ENTRENCHED MARGINALIZATION of an electorate’s “popular vote” through a “S-L-I-G-H-T O-F H-A-N-D” and “E-N-D R-U-N” around the “Principles of Democracy (e.g., through the Electoral College!)”, would go a long way toward “EXPOSING” what these Electoral mechanisms have been– and are!– all about! And!… MOST IMPORTANTLY!… such a challenge would reveal the veracity (or lack, thereof!) of the claims in support of the Electoral College!
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    The bottom line, is:… ANY ATTEMPT TO UNDERMINE THE B-I-N-D-I-N-G OF THE “POPULAR EXPRESSION” TO A “POPULAR ELECTION” BY WAY OF SOME “POLITICAL CIRCUMLOCUTORY OBFUSCATION (E.G., THE CLAIMS IN SUPPORT OF AN ELECTORAL COLLEGE!)”, SHOULD BE MADE SUBJECT TO “JUDICIOUS” CONSTITUTIONAL (AND TORT!) ADJUDICATION! AND SUCH “COLLEG(E)AL CIRCUMLOCUTORY OBFUSCATION”, SHOULD NOT BE MADE SYNONYMOUS WITH A “REASONED DEFINITION” OF, AND “REASONED APPROACH” TO, WHAT CONSTITUTES THE T-R-U-E “PRINCIPLES OF DEMOCRACY”!
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    In the face of the EVIDENCE that the U.S. Electoral System is a breach of the “Principles of Democracy”!… and, that the process Americans have been about (i.e., involving the Electoral College– at least!) has been a SHAM!… a competent court of jurisdiction could just as easily turn around, and say:… “You know… you guys (Senators and Congresspersons!) have been made WELL AWARE of the CLEAR CONSTITUTIONAL BREACHES inhere within the Electoral College! And so!… YOU ARE WITHOUT EXCUSE!… A-N-D Y-O-U A-R-E N-O-W O-B-L-I-G-E-D T-O A-M-E-N-D T-H-E P-R-O-C-E-S-S, F-O-R-T-H-W-I-T-H (and the stated Conventions of the Amending Formula, N-O-T-W-I-T-H-S-T-A-N-D-I-N-G!… and, the present Conventions and obligations of the Electoral College’s Electoral voting process, N-O-T-W-I-T-H-S-T-A-N-D-I-N-G!)!!… AND TO INSTITUTE WHAT HAS BEEN CALLED FOR BY COUNTLESS JUDICIAL ADVOCATES AND ADVOCACIES, AND, BY SOUND JURIPRUDENCE!!”
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    Of course, the legal machinations to be pursued, depend on what’s being argued before the court, and on how well this is presented!… and– ultimately!– before the US Supreme Court! But!… and for God’s sake– if for no one else’s sake!… Senators and Congresspersons (and America’s top legal minds!– at least!) have been made FULLY AWARE of the “Principles of Democracy”!… and have been made FULLY AWARE of the need to UPHOLD THE “DEMOCRATIC WILL” of the Electorate! And so… it’s not as if these learned political souls would be “blindsided” by a Court’s decision, that these act… AND ACT NOW!… to remedy a centuries-old injustice! Adherence to a Constitutional Amending Formula is of less importance… as is adhering to the present legislated Electoral College’s Electoral Conventions!… than adherence to the CORNERSTONE OF DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS!… THE CORNERSTONE OF DEMOCRACY! All a judge need say, is:… “Cut the cr*p!… and get on with it!”
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    And thus!… concerned Americans– I believe!– must refocus their efforts… FULL EFFORTS!– AND FOREMOST!… ON SEEKING (N-O-W!) TO CONSTITUTIONALLY (AND THROUGH TORT!) TO UPHOLD THE “PRINCIPLES OF DEMOCRACY”! And although Americans are free… of course!… to join in on the lesser “Electoral Lobby” Petitions, the “B-E-T-T-E-R R-E-T-U-R-N” will be from the suggested LEGAL ACTIONS (and through– e.g.– “Crowd Funding”!), and the “Abolitionist Petitions (such as those of MoveOn.org!… and, the like!)”! And!… inasmuch!… as the present ILLEGAL DENIAL of “DIRECT ELECTIONS”, and of “ONE VOTER, ONE VOTE (by way of the very existence of the Electoral College!)”, I-S T-H-E C-E-N-T-R-A-L P-R-O-B-L-E-M!
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    To sum up… the “Equal Protection Clause” is part of the FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT to the United States Constitution! The clause… which took effect in 1868!… provides, that no state shall deny to any person within its jurisdiction, “the equal protection of the laws (and, I’ll add here, Equal Constitutional Protection re the application of the Constitution with respect to the state application of Electoral College Voting, and a state’s elections law that applies to a given Federal Election!)”!
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    A primary motivation for this clause was to validate the “equality provisions” contained in the Civil Rights Act of 1866, which guaranteed that A-L-L P-E-O-P-L-E (and, I’ll add here, ALL AMERICAN VOTERS!… AND REGARDLESS OF THE STATE IN WHICH A VOTER RESIDES!) would have Rights EQUAL to those of A-L-L C-I-T-I-Z-E-N-S (e.g., whatever is afforded in one state pertaining to Electoral College voting, and a state’s elections law that applies to any given Federal Election, SHOULD BE AFFORDED TO A-L-L A-M-E-R-I-C-A-N-S!)! As a whole, the FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT marked a large shift in “American Constitutionalism”, BY APPLYING– SUBSTANTIALLY!– MORE CONSTITUTIONAL RESTRICTIONS AGAINST THE STATES THAN HAD APPLIED BEFORE THE CIVIL WAR!
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    The meaning of the Equal Protection Clause has been the subject of much debate!… and inspired the well-known phrase, “Equal Justice Under Law”! This clause was the basis for Brown v. Board of Education (1954)… the Supreme Court decision that helped to dismantle racial segregation! And!… which also formed the basis for many other Human Rights decisions which/ that REJECTED DISCRIMINATION AGAINST PEOPLE BELONGING TO VARIOUS GROUPS (and I’ll add here, a “hoped-for” future decision:… a state’s discrimination in its application of Electoral College voting, and in its creation and application of its elections law that applies to any given Federal Election, when compared to the creation and the application of such, state-to-state!… AND, DISCRIMINATION WITH RESPECT TO “DIRECT ELECTIONS”, AND “ONE VOTER, ONE VOTE”!)!
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    And despite the said “fact” that the Equal Protection Clause itself applies only to state and local governments, the Supreme Court held in Bolling v. Sharpe (1954) that Equal Protection requirements within the FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT apply to the Federal Government through the “DUE PROCESS CLAUSE” of the FIFTH AMENDMENT! IN OTHER WORDS, EQUAL PROTECTION AND BENEFIT REQUIREMENTS MUST APPLY STATE-TO-STATE, RE ANY ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTING, THE CREATION AND APPLICATION OF ANY STATE ELECTION LAW THAT WOULD APPLY TO A GIVEN FEDERAL ELECTION, AND, TO “DIRECT ELECTIONS”, AND “ONE VOTER, ONE VOTE”!
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    Well, folks!… and to cut to the chase!… even in adopting the Conventions of the Electoral College (leaving aside– for the moment!– the issue of “DIRECT ELECTIONS”, and “ONE VOTER, ONE VOTE”!), STATE-RUN ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTING, AND STATE-RUN ELECTION LAWS GOVERNING ANY GIVEN FEDERAL ELECTION BY WAY OF THE POWERS GRANTED STATES THROUGH ARTICLE II, SECTION 1 OF THE U.S. CONSTITUTION (WHICH GIVES THE STATES EXCLUSIVE CONTROL OVER AWARDING THEIR RESPECTIVE ELECTORAL VOTES!), ARE PRESENTLY IN BREACH OF THE FEDERAL “DUE PROCESS CLAUSE” OF THE FIFTH AMENDMENT OF THE AMERICAN CONSTITUTION (AND THEREBY, FEDERAL “EQUAL PROTECTION AND BENEFIT”, STATE-TO-STATE!), IN THAT, THE INDIVIDUAL STATES (BY MERE VIRTUE OF THEIR INDIVIDUAL APPROACH TO ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTING, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE CREATION AND APPLICATION OF STATE ELECTION LAWS THAT WOULD APPLY TO ANY GIVEN FEDERAL ELECTION!) S-Y-S-T-E-M-I-C-A-L-L-Y D-E-N-Y C-O-L-L-E-C-T-I-V-E/ U-N-I-L-A-T-E-R-A-L F-E-D-E-R-A-L D-U-E P-R-O-C-E-S-S A-N-D E-Q-U-A-L P-R-O-T-E-C-T-I-O-N A-N-D B-E-N-E-F-I-T T-O A-L-L A-M-E-R-I-C-A-N C-I-T-I-Z-E-N-S, WHEN THE RESPECTIVE STATES’ ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTING AND ELECTIONS LAWS ARE COMPARED SIDE-BY-SIDE/ STATE-TO-STATE! BUT, MOREOVER, THIS STATE-TO-STATE BREACH OF FEDERAL “DUE PROCESS”… AND THUS, FEDERAL “EQUAL PROTECTION AND BENEFIT”!… WITH RESPECT TO THE STATE-TO-STATE APPARATUS FOR ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTING, AND THE CREATION AND APPLICATION OF STATE-TO-STATE ELECTIONS LAWS, DOESN’T EVEN TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION THE MORE SERIOUS BREACH OF FEDERAL “DUE PROCESS (AND THUS, FEDERAL ‘EQUAL PROTECTION AND BENEFIT’!)”, IN THE DISCRIMINATORY STATE-TO-STATE FAILURE TO FACILITATE “DIRECT ELECTIONS”, AND “ONE VOTER, ONE VOTE”!
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    THEREFORE!… THE O-N-L-Y S-O-L-U-T-I-O-N THAT WILL END THIS STATE-TO-STATE DISCRIMINATION IN THE APPLICATION OF ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTING, THE CREATION AND APPLICATION OF RESPECTIVE STATE ELECTION LAWS TO ANY GIVEN FEDERAL ELECTION, AND THE IMPLEMENTATION OF “DIRECT ELECTIONS” AND “ONE VOTER, ONE VOTE”, IS THE ABANDONMENT OF BOTH ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTING AND STATE ELECTIONS LAWS, IN FAVOR OF THE CREATION OF ONE FEDERAL “DIRECT ELECTIONS, ONE VOTER, ONE VOTE” LAW!… AND, ELECTIONS PROCESS! BUT!… IN LIEU OF, AND IN ADVANCE OF THE LEGISLATIVE DRAFTING OF ANY SUCH LAW, ADVOCATES AND ADVOCACIES WHO/ WHICH CONTEST THE INEQUALITY OF ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTING, STATE ELECTIONS LAWS, AND, THE ABSENCE OF “DIRECT ELECTIONS” AND “ONE VOTER, ONE VOTE”, WOULD DO WELL TO E-X-P-E-D-I-T-E T-H-E L-E-G-I-S-L-A-T-I-V-E P-R-O-C-E-S-S THROUGH THE I-M-M-E-D-I-A-T-E I-N-V-O-C-A-T-I-O-N OF THE NECESSARY CONSTITUTIONAL AND TORT MEASURES, T-H-A-T W-O-U-L-D S-E-E T-H-E “J-U-D-I-C-I-O-U-S E-F-F-E-C-T-A-T-I-O-N” O-F S-U-C-H A L-A-W, B-Y W-A-Y O-F A C-O-U-R-T-‘-S R-U-L-I-N-G, T-H-A-T S-U-C-H A L-A-W, I-S “P-A-S-T D-U-E”!!
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    Your courts!… and your communities’ learned legal minds (and Crowd Funding resources!)!… await your calls! And the sooner, the better!
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    • TuuxKabin

      Calma tus tetas, niña.

      • JOHN MAYOR

        W-A-K-E U-P!… Y-O-U T-I-T-H-E-A-D!… M-R T-R-A-N-S-G-E-N-D-E-R!! And get a fan for your dog!… so it doesn’t have to seek out the coolest areas of your “habitat”! But!… maybe delimiting your “hot air” would help!!
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        • TuuxKabin

          Come on asshat. Give us your email address so we know we’re really not emailing you.

          • JOHN MAYOR

            I’d rather communicate with the dog!… it– at least!– has some sense!
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          • TuuxKabin

            idiot. you are communicating with a dog. now give me your mofo email address so I know where I’m not sending an email. You really are dense, aren’t you. Mofo.

          • TuuxKabin

            the dog wants AN ANSWER! ANSWER ME! Or I’ll find a way to send you an email goddamnit. Wha’ cha’ doing for Thanksgiving? Writing more labels for Doctor Bronner’s Soap bottles?

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  • John Sherwood Jr

    Missy Pantone: [Looks out the window] Shut up! You don’t have it yet! You don’t have it! Give it up already!

  • Bryan

    Won’t someone rid us of this meddling politician?

    No, really. I’m sick of it. After this recount shows crybaby bitchfuck still lost if he complains can we just kinda….you know, execute him? McFuckface losing NC is one of the few good things to come out of 2016, I refuse to let him reverse it and cheat the people of NC out of the governorship – if he won’t stop then somebody else has to stop him. If he’s allowed in by the republican legislature, if that little fucker gets to cheat his way in, then there’s nothing stopping us from just declaring Hillary the winner of the election by default.

    Have we considered just breaking the fucking union and declaring martial law after all? It’s not martial law if there’s only one power in place and the Republicans have shown themselves unwilling to govern for the last 8 years. We think up an awesome new name for the Democratic party and declare ourselves the sole political movement of the country. No of course Republicans don’t exist anymore, they elected a television reality show star, they’re all acting and putting on a performance, they’re not real politicians. They made themselves fictitious. They aren’t even USING logic, so let’s just ‘bend’ logic a little in service of crushing our enemies. If they’re just acting, and fictitious, then we all ran unopposed. We win by default, we’ll be takin’ our America back now gaiz.

  • TuuxKabin

    Surrender bitch.

  • JOHN MAYOR

    Dear FRIENDS of Joe.My.God!… and, those concerned about the potential impact of Trump possessing the White House afterupon the meeting of the Electors on December 19, and the subsequent meeting of Congress on January 6!… I am requesting your IMMEDIATE HELP in communicating the ensuing URL to as many as you can (by way of Tweets, and etc.!), in order to “spread the word” re a new solution that’s being offered up, that could see a different outcome than the one being proffered, and, which/ that could see Hillary Clinton TAKING THE WHITEHOUSE FROM TRUMP!
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    The solution– in part!– is one I’ve communicated below (although!… it does not squarely address the problem of the Electoral College!)! And so… without further (ado)!… the URL, and solution, is as follows… http://www.foxla.com/good-day/good-day-la-experts-and-other-guests/218882862-story
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  • John Kusters

    Is that really his signature? Looks like something a fourth-grader would scrawl.

  • BudClark

    Oh, go hump a he-goat, McGORY!

    Having cost North Carolina X millions of dollars in lost business because of your Rednecks Can’t Pee Straight Bill, you now proposed to spend a few million MORE on a RECOUNT?

    They ought to kick your sorry ass out, just for THAT alone!

  • JOHN MAYOR

    Well… ladies and gents (and I assume the gals are reading JMG blogs as well!)!… THE HEAT IS ON! It would appear that the PRESUMED “winner” of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election is in for a R-O-U-G-H R-I-D-E from here on out to the December 19 meeting of the Electors!… and, towards the meeting of the Congress on January 6! SERIOUSLY! Take a look at this… http://www.blueoregon.com/2016/11/oregon-can-help-abolish-electoral-college-right-now-no-really/ And the JUST AFORENOTED, is in addition to everything I’ve been communicating in the past few days, that would point to clear remedies to defeat this Presidential wanna-be! As it’s said:… “Truth, is stranger than fiction!” And:… “It ain’t over until Adele sings!”
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  • JOHN MAYOR

    Posted: Nov 22, 2016 08:40 PM MST at URL, http://www.kvia.com/news/politics/computer-scientists-urge-clinton-campaign-to-challenge-election-results/180227438
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    Update: Nov 22, 2016 10:01 PM MST
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    Computer experts urge Clinton to challenge election results
    by Justin Sullivan – http://www.kvia.com
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    (CNN) – Hillary Clinton’s campaign is being urged by a number of top computer scientists to call for a recount of vote totals in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, according to a source with knowledge of the request.
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    The computer scientists believe they have found evidence that vote totals in the three states could have been manipulated or hacked and presented their findings to top Clinton aides on a call last Thursday.
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    The scientists, among them J. Alex Halderman, the director of the University of Michigan Center for Computer Security and Society, told the Clinton campaign they believe there is a questionable trend of Clinton performing worse in counties that relied on electronic voting machines compared to paper ballots and optical scanners, according to the source.
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    The group informed John Podesta, Clinton’s campaign chairman, and Marc Elias, the campaign’s general counsel, that Clinton received 7% fewer votes in counties that relied on electronic voting machines, which the group said could have been hacked.
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    Their group told Podesta and Elias that while they had not found any evidence of hacking, the pattern needs to be looked at by an independent review.
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    Neither Halderman nor John Bonifaz, an attorney also pressing the case, responded to requests for comment on Tuesday evening. Their urging was first reported by New York magazine.
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    There were widespread concerns about hacking ahead of this month’s election, including the Obama administration accusing Russia of attempting to breach voter registration data. But election officials and cybersecurity experts said earlier this month that it is virtually impossible for Russia to influence the election outcome.
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    A former Clinton aide declined to respond to questions about whether they will request an audit based on the findings.
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    Additionally, at least three electors have pledged to not vote for Donald Trump and to seek a “reasonable Republican alternative for president through Electoral College,” according to a statement Wednesday from a group called the Hamilton Electors, which represents them.
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    “The Founding Fathers created the Electoral College as the last line of defense,” one elector, Michael Baca, said in a statement, “and I think we must do all that we can to ensure that we have a reasonable Republican candidate who shares our American values.”
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  • JCF

    All part of the process to get the Rethug Legislature to call (steal) it for him. F#CK THESE F#CKERS!!!

  • SilasMarner

    Oh, Pat, just STFU and crawl back underneath that slimey rock where you belong.

  • JOHN MAYOR

    See, http://www.globalresearch.ca/jill-stein-just-called-green-party-filing-for-recount-in-michigan-wisconsin-and-pennsylvania/5558662… for some added detail! Enjoy!
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    Apparently!… December 19 is a looooong way away! Oops!! Oh!… and pass this on!
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  • JOHN MAYOR

    P.S.: Re the globalresearch story, see, “Jill Stein Just Called…”, in the window on the left! I don’t know why the URL didn’t specifically LINK to the just aforenoted story! Apparently!… and unlike JMG, wherein, I can both go back to a specific story through a URL, AND, look at an “Archived List”!… when a blog/ story is Posted by globalresearch, it gets “shuffled” to their “story archives window” for subsequent review! It’s rare!… but, it sometimes happens!
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