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December 08, 2020

The Morning Report - 12/8/20 [J.J. Sefton]

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Good morning, kids. Tuesday and the news broke early this morning that legendary American aviator Chuck Yeager has passed away at the age of 97. For those who do not know, Yeager, a fighter pilot in World War 2, became the first man to break the sound barrier in October of 1947. As piston and then jet engine technology propelled aircraft at higher and higher speeds, the sound barrier seemed impenetrable, and attempts to break it killed many pilots, until Yeager pushed the envelope. Into the wild blue yonder goes another great American hero. Rest in peace and well done, sir.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled meshugas where a number of things are breaking in the Democrat-engineered 2020 election heist. While Sidney Powell's lawsuits in both Georgia and Michigan have been out of hand by those states' corrupt federal courts, Texas has slammed those two states plus Pennsylvania and Wisconsin with a suit at the Supreme Court.

Texas is asking the Supreme Court to order the states to allow their legislatures to appoint their electors. The lawsuit says:
Certain officials in the Defendant States presented the pandemic as the justification for ignoring state laws regarding absentee and mail-in voting. The Defendant States flooded their citizenry with tens of millions of ballot applications and ballots in derogation of statutory controls as to how they are lawfully received, evaluated, and counted. Whether well intentioned or not, these unconstitutional acts had the same uniform effect -- they made the 2020 election less secure in the Defendant States. Those changes are inconsistent with relevant state laws and were made by non-legislative entities, without any consent by the state legislatures. The acts of these officials thus directly violated the Constitution.

Texas approached the Supreme Court directly because Article III provides that it is the court of first impression on subjects where it has original jurisdiction, such as disputes between two or more states.

Along with the angles being pursued by Sidney Powell and Lin Wood, the official Trump legal team is making hay while it can in a parallel full-court press on the state legislatures themselves to recognize the massive and coordinated fraud pre-Election Day and the night of, when the counting stopped and the ballots were dumped, along with all the other evidence both solid and circumstantial as reason to invoke their Article II authority in awarding the electors.

This legislative approach represents another facet of the Trump team's push to reverse the allegedly tainted results. "We do have the parallel paths. We are continuing on in the judiciary and I do anticipate that we will get to the Supreme Court," Ellis told Fox Business's Charles Payne. The legislative approach represents an alternate path to the same result.

Ellis said she and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani have been "going to the state legislators and telling them that they actually have the constitutionally-delegated authority to make sure that they select their delegates in the manner that does not allow for corruption."

"When all of these rules and laws in these states have been ignored, it's actually their constitutional obligation, responsibility, and exclusive power to make sure that they take back their delegates and they don't allow these false certifications to move forward," the Trump lawyer argued.

Ellis predicted that the legislatures of Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Michigan would use their authority over determining Electoral College electors in order to reverse the fraud which Ellis argued was responsible for Biden's margin in those states.

I am heartened by her confidence, and the evidence is both massive and solid, but it's arguably an extremely tough row to hoe. And with a nation that is on the verge of an actual shooting civil war, the consequences to those charged with doing their Constitutional duty are obvious. That said, there are some legislators in a few of the states that are now openly questioning the validity of the elections in their states as well as the rush to certify them, choose the electors and legitimize the steal. No doubt this ultimately is going to go to the Supreme Court but it's extremely long odds that that body is going to actually decide the case, much preferring to send it back down to the States to adjudicate the matter. Not that I'm making a prediction but if - and it's a very big if - the Court were to rule, I think the pivotal player may turn out to be Samuel Alito. It was Alito who was told go fuck yourself, twice, by Pennsylvania's Democrat machine when they were ordered to segregate the ballots that came in after election day, and then spoliated the evidence by destroying the accompanying envelopes to prevent any sort of accurate accounting. I do not think that has gone done well with the esteemed associate justice, who heads up that state's area in cases that come before the court (he's also bumped up the deadline from Wednesday to today for that state's crooks to respond to the case). While John Roberts hates Trump's guts, he's such a raving egomaniac that he might actually join the majority just so that he could write what would be one of, if not the most important opinion in US history. But this is getting WAY ahead of things.

At any rate, the clock is ticking, and we'll know soon enough. The waiting and the spinning is eating a hole in my stomach.

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