Where Election 2020 stands?

Newton could explain this: “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction” in Newton’s third law. Things can look like they are at a standstill, because the forces are in balance. Lawsuits backed by evidence opens doors to the courts. Lawsuits presented without evidence closes doors.

In four states where Trump lost, lawsuits have been filed and quickly dismissed. Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Nevada. Doors are closing because evidence good enough for Twitter, doesn’t come close to what is needed in court.

Trump’s baseless claims in Nevada

The vote count is continuing and this is not helpful to Trump’s case. Biden’s margin in Pennsylvania is above the 0.5% so there is no automatic recount.

You get a judge to hear a case because there is something to be presented that shows violations of the rules and could make a difference in the case. The “there” isn’t there.

It was in year 2000 (for those of us that remembers year 2000) when all that separated candidates Bush and Gore was 700 votes and lawyers could show up in court with the punch card ballots in hand, showing ballots that should have been counted. The case was resolved in favor of Bush.

Twenty years ago, candidate Al Gore gave a concession speech which is a model today, of the real choices candidates have between patriotism and partisanship.

Al Gore’s Concession Speech

I have to give the President George HW Bush the top award, with the best concession speech, “Thank you, thank you, thank you” and he then puts up his hands and says, “Hey folks we’ve got to get going” – from humility comes strength. And he begins with the fact that he had just called Clinton to congratulate him on becoming president.

A dozen more are on Youtube. Larry Sabato (University of Virginia, Center for Politic) provides a few clips of 3 presidents who lost re-election (Ford, Carter and HW Bush):

Sabato’s Crystal Ball America Votes 2020 – Episode 13

Stay tuned,

Dave

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