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Arizona Officials Vow to 'Continue Our Job' Counting Votes as Trump Backers—Some Armed With AR-15s—Gather at Local Election Building

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/11/05/arizona-officials-vow-continue-our-job-counting-votes-trump-backers-some-armed-ar

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Not a mask in sight.

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Deplorably very young souls afraid of their own shadows. Imagine having to be courageous just to count the votes, not unlike the frontline workers risking health and their lives to protect the lives of others because of a situation created by Trump. Unimaginably ignorant to insist with rifles on getting your way and actually voting for this monster who belongs in prison.

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From the article:
“Stop the Steal!”—a slogan that has been amplified by Trump backers on social media.

Didn’t Trump write the book: The Art of the Steal

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The delay in results from all swing states this morning feels ominous.

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Here’s the latest from UK Guardian:

~https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/05/swing-states-when-will-vote-results-come-in-us-election

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Don’t worry, the actual shooting probably won’t start until Trump officially loses.

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The article states that:

" And on Wednesday morning, Mr. Trump’s campaign manager, Bill Stepien, insisted the president would win Arizona by 30,000 votes.""

If this is what he believes then one would logically think that both he and Trump would be eager to have all the votes counted which would validate his belief. But yet he and his team are doing the opposite in wanting to shut down the vote count which is certainly anathema to a country which claims to be the greatest democracy in the world. We are seeing here a repeat of 2000 when far right cretins tried to intimidate votes from being counted in South Florida during that presidential election. We are also seeing this country sinking into the throes of chaos and fascism where respect for democratic principles are not so slowly becoming a thing of the past.

And while this is happening Biden and his Democratic colleagues refuse to condemn the actions of Trump and his maniacal followers while never calling for the people to take to the streets, which is what happened after the murder of George Floyd, to protest against the insane behavior of the far right. Apparently the last which the Democrats, the party of Wall Street, the intelligence agencies, and the military, want is for the people to go up against the oppressive power of the establishment, a group which the Democrats and Biden are most certainly joined to at the hip.

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Expecting Trump and his sycophants to think logically? Now that’s funny!

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I’m hearing that Nevada reports in 30 minutes, with 6 more electors for Biden = 270.

Technically over, in a half an hour. Touch wood.

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Batten down the hatches!

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I’m surprised someone hasn’t been shot so far by one or more of those RW fools. What the heck to they think? (rhetorical) What really bothers me is how far our country has gone into two main tribes, with no overlap in perceived interests. The voting has little if anything to do with programs and management for “the people” (us). Instead it is all voting for tribes. Just tribes, to dominate, and for what?
In any case, allowing these fools to parade around in a protest crowd like this, pounding on the windows of the counting location (Democracy Now this morning showed them doing this), is just waiting for the moment one of them goes all Rittenhouse on election workers. A TV crew was threatened with being shot and was told they would go after the members of the crew at their homes. These thugs should be arrested, but won’t be. Can’t count on police, who are just as liable to be members of the thug crowd.

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Biden 264/dump 214 according to Guardian. Says 270 to win.

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You can’t be surprised…still?!

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Read on a news web site about a half hour ago that Biden simply needs to win in one of the four battleground states while Trump needs to sweep all four of them. While nothing should be taken for granted, especially with Trump in charge, to recall a title from a song from the 1960s, the likelihood of Trump doing that would seem to be easier said than done.

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No bystander, Dump didn’t write the book. He stole it. Grifter that he is.

Stole the idea, then while watching Faux News, claimed he’d pay the real writer (but then probably stiffed him) just so he could have his name on something, because buildings, steaks, a “university” (coming from the biggest idiot who doesn’t read is a joke), government stimulus checks (paid by our own hard earned $$$) wasn’t enough for this bloviator narcissistic sociopath.

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I’m saying nothing. But i have a nice bottle of Cava in the fridge. :slight_smile:

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Trump’s hoping to “win” in the courts, ala Bush the Lesser in 2000. His legal team has already filed suits against Georgia, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

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Which would achieve what exactly? More useless virtue signaling? Republicans don’t give a single shit about some liberal’s “condemnation”, or they would have been stopped in their tracks long ago by the endless finger wagging of the left.

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Yes, and if Trump’s lawyers do that and they go to court in those states one would hope that one of the judges of Biden’s attorneys in those cases would say to Trump’s team that if you do not have evidence to show that the votes in a particular state were fraudulently obtained then your case will be immediately dismissed. Trump’s claim that he is the victor in the election is simply absurd as he does not wish to acknowledge that counting all the votes is what always should be done, both during and after an election, especially in a country which claims to be the greatest democracy in the world. But stealing elections has always been a time honored tradition in the good 'ol US of A.

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