2020 Presidential Election

Exit Sidney Powell

Featured image When Rudy Giuliani took the lectern at his 90-minute press conference last week (video below), he was accompanied by five members of the Trump campaign’s legal team including Sidney Powell. Indeed, the press conference was billed as that of the Trump legal team. After greeting the assembled reporters, Giuliani stated: “This is representative of our legal team. We’re representing President Trump and we’re representing the Trump campaign.” To be clear, »

A conspiracy less immense

Featured image As John notes in a nearby post, Sidney Powell has been separated from President Trump’s legal team. Politico’s Kyle Cheney is one of the first with the story here. John doesn’t do full justice to the vagaries of Powell’s contributions, such as they were. Politico’s Kyle Cheney is one of the first with the story here. I thought that Powell’s “a conspiracy so immense” performance at the big Trump team »

Trump Team Disowns Powell

Featured image Sidney Powell’s claim that the presidential election was stolen using Dominion voting machines has dominated post-election controversy over voter fraud, but the Examiner reports that the Trump campaign is distancing itself from that claim: With Trump-allied insiders distancing themselves from massive and unproven election fraud allegations being made by Sidney Powell, the president’s legal team announced on Sunday that the attorney has no direct role in their efforts. Sources close »

The Left’s Class War on the Working Class

Featured image The left is all about class warfare, but you’d be mistaken if you think the class they want to make war on is the upper class. Quite the contrary: the left is the upper class now, and their longtime critique of “neoliberalism” as a mechanism to transfer wealth from the poor to the rich is ironically accurate, as that is exactly what the left intends to do. Two pieces of »

Where’s the outrage?

Featured image The Washington Post claims that the “Black community” is angry over claims of vote fraud by President Trump and his legal team. It’s true that some of the claims of fraud center on precincts that are populated almost entirely by Blacks. However, I doubt that many Blacks care about the Trump campaign’s allegations of fraud and I suspect that even fewer are outraged by them. The Post cites five Blacks »

A vast international leftist conspiracy?

Featured image I doubt that voter fraud and irregularities cost President Trump the presidential election, and I’ll be shocked if Trump’s lawyers prove they did. However, Trump has every right to litigate the matter. Indeed, litigation, responsibly conducted, offers several benefits even if it fails to overturn what appears to the outcome of the election. If Team Trump gets a fair hearing and falls short, the litigation can make sane people less »

A conspiracy so immense

Featured image I think that voter fraud had a lot to do with the outcome of the electoral results in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere. It’s a staple of Democratic Party politics. Democrats have long protected illegal voters like they are a core constituency of the party, as I believe they are. The vast expansion of mail-in voting predicated on the COVID-19 epidemic considerably widened the playing field, to say the least. So »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll is all in on SCORCHED EARTH, BABY! She writes: In the run-up to the 2020 election, I delighted at the sight of 57,000 patriots in Pennsylvania, a 90 mile long Trump car parade in Arizona, YUGE rallies wherever President Trump went. I commented to Mr. AG that it was terribly odd that Biden/Harris had NO rallies. A couple of “gatherings” about the size of an AA meeting, if »

Do Trump’s Lawyers Know What They Are Doing?

Featured image Today several of President Trump’s lawyers, including Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell, held a press conference in which they alleged that they have convincing if not conclusive evidence that the presidential election was rigged, and that in addition to garden variety voter fraud, hundreds of thousands of votes were added to Joe Biden’s totals through electronic manipulation. This is the familiar issue that involves Dominion and SmartMatic software. Here is »

Psychotic Break at the NY Times?

Featured image Reading the New York Times is kinda fun right now, in a clinical sense. They seem to be having psychotic break over the election results, since the massive “blue wave” didn’t happen, and even more worrisome, Trump improved his share of the non-white vote so significantly. And now that the Times is snug and secure in its warm, Upper West Side bubble blanket with the presumption that Agent Orange has been »

Foreign Interference? What’s That?

Featured image I’m so old, I can remember when foreign interference in our elections was a vitally important problem. A naive observer might have thought that the issue would still be with us, what with Joe Biden, the Manchurian Candidate, being one of the nominees. But the naive observer would be wrong. Tyler Cowen asks some good questions: What is the current take on foreign interference in the 2020 presidential election? I »

The Power Line Show, Ep 225: Can We Transition? Charles Lipson Says Yes, We Can!

Featured image Can American democracy walk and chew bubble gum at the same time? Charles Lipson thinks so, arguing in the Wall Street Journal today that normal transition activities can and should take place even as President Trump pursues his legal challenges to the election results. Lipson, professor emeritus of Political Science at the University of Chicago, is no shrinking violet when it comes to thrashing the left; he’s been arguing for »

Conspiracy Theory, Or Stolen Election?

Featured image In the aftermath of the election, many questions have emerged not just about individual instances of voter fraud or vote suppression, which are legion, but more systematic issues involving software and electronic vote tracking. We know, for example, that thousands of votes that were cast for President Trump in Michigan were improperly shifted to Joe Biden due to an alleged software “glitch.” I have no opinion on whether the election »

Biden deserves worse during the transition than he’s likely to get

Featured image Broadly speaking, there are three ways an administration that’s on its way out can treat an incoming administration. It can cooperate, it can largely decline to cooperate, or it can subvert. In 2016, the Obama administration, of which Joe Biden was a part, chose to subvert Team Trump. Therefore, Team Biden should not be heard to complain if the Trump administration chooses the less malignant approach of not cooperating. Rowan »

Law Firm’s Withdrawal Reflects Chilling Reality [Updated]

Featured image This is one of the saddest news stories of recent times: Porter Wright firm withdraws from representation of President Trump. A law firm representing the Trump campaign in its challenges to the Pennsylvania election results gave notice that it’s withdrawing from one of the cases. Lawyers with Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP submitted a filing late Thursday stating they were withdrawing as counsel in a federal suit seeking to »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll draws on her personal experience to deduce CHEATING? WE DON’T SEE NO STINKIN’ CHEATING. She writes: Cheating, it turns out, is a tricky business. Once when I was in high school, a lazy teacher did not wish to correct the final exams and had one class correct another class’s exams. Now, as it happened, a young woman friend of mine in another class was a very troubled girl. »

The Geek in Pictures: Post-Election Edition

Featured image Okay, who’s up for more election-related charts and graphs? I know I am. First, like a timeshare pitch, you have to sit through some narrative before the good stuff. I was privy today to some extensive survey and voting data analysis by several political scientists, all of them liberals needless to say, but nevertheless offering some very interesting findings free of ideological bias. These data are proprietary and unpublished (and »