Sunday, November 22, 2020

Pennsylvania Court Decision: Dismissed With Prejudice

Here's an excerpt from last night's court decision in Pennsylvania, where the Trump campaign filed to block the certification of Pennsylvania’s election results, alleging "that Republicans had been illegally disadvantaged because some counties allowed voters to fix errors on their mail ballots" [WaPo]. The federal judge didn't hold back in ruling against them, citing no evidence:

"Dismissed 'with prejudice' means that the case is dismissed permanently, it cannot be brought back to court, and the charges cannot be refiled. A case that is 'dismissed with prejudice' is completely and permanently over."

Giuliani and Jenna Ellis said they would appeal and expect the case to reach the Supreme Court. There's no guarantee SCOTUS would agree to hear the case. Maybe Hugo Chávez will show up in support of the plaintiffs. 


Balázs said...

> "Maybe Hugo Chávez will show up in support of the plaintiffs."
Correction: "Maybe Hugo Chávez will show up in support of the defendants." 'Cos one of the methods of US imperialism is pushing (unsupported) allegations of election fraud, just like Trump's doing that at home now. How ironic... This is coup d'état using press propaganda and "activists". Nevertheless, in the case of Chávez the USA couldn't even do that, his support was so obvious. In 2003, when the USA attempted a _military_ coup d'état, mass mobilization of the people and the lower ranks of the military stopped even that.

David Appell said...

What I meant was that Sidney Powell, on Trump's team of lawyers last week, claimed that software fraud in the Dominion voting systems used in some US states in this election was originally written for Hugo Chavez when he wanted to swing some votes on constitutional issues in Venezuela. Maybe not the best of jokes, but that's what I was aiming for.

Balázs said...

Right, I understand. FYI Chávez didn't swing and didn't want to swing that referendum (neither Maduro the subsequent ones), and all these allegations were pure, grade A bullshot. Now you can get a glimpse of it in the US, how it feels when powerful forces with considerable propaganda power claim fraud without any justification.

David Appell said...

Trump's lawyers were slinging bullshit? Hard to believe!