Thursday, December 10, 2020

'Christian' group Family Research Council supports fraudulent lawsuit aimed at stealing the presidency from Biden

The Family Research Council approves of attempts to steal the presidential election from Biden.

It shouldn't be unbelievable that the Family Research Council has come out supporting what's been called a "long shot" and a "seditious" attempt by Donald Trump and his supporters to overturn the election which he lost to Joe Biden. 

First a little background.

 Since losing to Biden, Trump and his allies have falsely contended that he actually won by a landslide but because of a massive conspiracy of fraud, Biden turned out to be the victor. They have filed lawsuit after lawsuit across the country attempting to overturn the election on hearsay and discredited, refuted claims. They've lost over 50 cases. Politifact said these losses can be attributed to them not being able to prove widespread fraud, errors, and jurisdictional problems.

But now enters Texas attorney general Ken Paxton with a lawsuit which is not only a sham, but has dangerous repercussions. 

According to Raw Story:

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing four battleground states — Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — whose election results handed the White House to President-elect Joe Biden. In the suit, he claims that pandemic-era changes to election procedures in those states violated federal law, and asks the U.S. Supreme Court to block the states from voting in the Electoral College. 

 . . . In a filing to the high court Tuesday, Paxton claims the four battleground states broke the law by instituting pandemic-related changes to election policies, whether “through executive fiat or friendly lawsuits, thereby weakening ballot integrity.” Paxton claimed that these changes allowed for voter fraud to occur — a conclusion experts and election officials have rejected — and said the court should push back a Dec. 14 deadline by which states must appoint their presidential electors.

Paxton's claims of fraud are the same ones which were practically laughed out of court in several of the over 50 cases I mentioned earlier.  The courts found that the claims simply were not proven. 

Still, the lawsuit is asking the Supreme Court to nullify the results of those four battleground states, thereby removing 62 electoral college points from Biden and then allowing the House of Representatives in those states - all GOP majority - to vote for the presidential candidate.


In other words, stealing the election for Trump. 

In addition, 17 states, all voting for Trump in the election, and over 100 members of the House of Representatives, all Republicans, have signed on to this lawsuit.

But them, the lawsuit itself, and Paxton have been widely slammed by the legal community, the media, and others elected officials. Many have predicted that SCOTUS won't even waste time considering it. Others have called the lawsuit "undemocratic and seditious,"  a joke, and "a dangerous violation of federalism."

On his blog, law professor at the University of California Irvine Richard Hansen was especially brutal as he broke down the reasons why the lawsuit will fail:

 . . .this is a press release masquerading as a lawsuit. Texas doesn’t have standing to raise these claims as it has no say over how other states choose electors; it could raise these issues in other cases and does not need to go straight to the Supreme Court; it waited too late to sue; the remedy Texas suggests of disenfranchising tens of millions of voters after the fact is unconstitutional; there’s no reason to believe the voting conducted in any of the states was done unconstitutionally; it’s too late for the Supreme Court to grant a remedy even if the claims were meritorious (they are not). What utter garbage. Dangerous garbage, but garbage.

Now the main point. 

'RuPaul's Drag Race announces first trans man contestant' & other Thur midday news briefs


 'RuPaul's Drag Race' announces first trans man contestant in season 13 cast - It is significant. 

Frustration builds as Biden’s Cabinet includes no LGBTQ picks - I think in this case, we can show a bit of patience. We got a rabid dog on the other side who won't let go unless he's smacked on the head. 

Biden faces pressure on women’s health, LGBT issues - Hello! Can he get sworn in, first?