As President Trump pathetically flails about while challenging the valid result of the election won by President-Elect Joe Biden, he has unleashed a flurry of legal actions.
Most of those have failed miserably.
But that did not dissuade Trump’s personal lawyer, former New York mayor and Legal Eaglet Rudy Giuliani, from heading to federal court personally this week to challenge the results in Pennsylvania.
It was a pathetic train wreck, as documented by the Washington Post’s Robin Givhan in a column headlined “Rudy Giuliani is a mess.”
His return to federal court as a practicing attorney, for the first time in nearly three decades, would not be the worst of Giuliani’s water-carrying for Trump, but it was, perhaps, the saddest.
In court, Giuliani alleged “widespread nationwide voter fraud of which this is a part.” And then he admitted, that, well, there wasn’t fraud in the legal sense, just in the hysterical, made-up Trumpian sense. Throughout the afternoon, Giuliani misspoke, calling Joe Biden “Bush.” He was denigrated by defense counsel. He expressed dismay that Republican counties didn’t let voters fix mail-in ballots but turned his legal wrath on Democratic counties that did.
At last count, Trump had lost 31 election lawsuits.
And Trump and Giuliani will continue to howl and yowl until Biden is sworn in as the 46th President on Jan. 20.
Great story on the NDP’s Precious McKesson!
On Dec. 14, McKesson will travel from Omaha to Lincoln to cast a presidential electoral vote for Joe Biden and his vice presidential running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris of California, who will be the first woman to hold the nation’s second-highest office.
The first Black woman.
“I wish my grandmother, who passed away in June, would have been able to see this,” McKesson says.
You can help swing the balance of the U.S. Senate, which depends on two Georgia runoff elections on Jan. 5.
Two GOP incumbents, Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, are facing runoffs against Democrats: Jon Ossoff facing Perdue and the Rev. Raphael Warnock facing Loeffler.
If Ossoff and Warnock win, the Senate will become evenly split, 50-50, with Vice President Kamala Harris holding the tie-breaking vote.
Nebraska’s Omaha-centric CD-2 is now Jomaha!
In part because CD2 gave the Biden-Harris team a precious electoral vote that helped pave the way to a hard-fought victory.
“Nebraskans can stand proud knowing we had a role in this historic moment of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris hitting 270 electoral votes,” said Nebraska Democratic Chair Jane Kleeb.
A message from Colette Yellow Robe, NDP Native Caucus chair:
“November is recognized as Native American Heritage Month in honor of the indigenous peoples of this land. Native Americans, Alaskan Natives and Native Hawaiians represent cultures, histories and connections to the land for well over thousands of years.
This month gives a platform to honor our Tribal Nations and Indigenous Peoples and has done so since 1990. The powerful narratives and diverse in cultures and languages bring forward incredible opportunities to learn, get involved and carry that forward throughout the year.”
Join the more than 12,000 Nebraskans urging Gov. Pete Ricketts to institute a mask mandate to save lives!
Get your Biden and NDP swag at the NDP/Shirts 101 store!
The store now features some terrific Jomaha swag!
We leave you this week with a rendering by Bill Bramhall.
–By Kevin O’Hanlon/NDP Communications Director
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