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article imageOp-Ed: Leaked call and another defeat in court — The Trump saga goes on

By Karen Graham     Jan 4, 2021 in Politics
A federal judge on Monday rejected a legal effort from groups of Trump voters to block Congress from officially counting the Electoral College votes, dealing yet another defeat for the last-ditch legal maneuvers aimed at overturning Joe Biden's victory.
It is getting a bit tiresome reading about the failure of the latest legal efforts to overturn the election results, and it seems most judges mention the fact that the legal maneuvering is nothing more than an attempt to undermine the democratic foundations of our Constitution.
In this latest failed case, District Court Judge James Boasberg, in a seven-page decision denied the group's request for a preliminary injunction against Congress and Vice President Pence, in his capacity as president of the Senate, from certifying the results of the election, according to The Hill.
Judge Boasberg, an Obama appointee to the Washington D.C. District Court, tore into the plaintiffs in his decision, saying it was "not a stretch to find a serious lack of good faith here," and warning that they may be subject to sanctions from the court.
"Their failure to make any effort to serve or formally notify any Defendant ... renders it difficult to believe that the suit is meant seriously," the judge wrote. "Courts are not instruments through which parties engage in such gamesmanship or symbolic political gestures. As a result, at the conclusion of this litigation, the Court will determine whether to issue an order to show cause why this matter should not be referred to its Committee on Grievances for potential discipline of Plaintiffs’ counsel.
The lawsuit was filed in December by voters from Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. They all made varying allegations of voter fraud which have been proven to be unfounded, and just to make it sound really good, they claimed that state and federal election laws were unconstitutional.
Proof of election fraud
For those who want some real proof of election fraud, they need look no further than the White House and the president. I would guess that millions of Americans have now heard the leaked hour-long phone call between Trump and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
Representatives, Ted Lieu of California and Kathleen Rice of New York have already sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray - asking that he open a criminal probe into the leaked call, reports NBC News.
"As members of Congress and former prosecutors, we believe Donald Trump engaged in the solicitation of, or conspiracy to commit, a number of election crimes," the two lawmakers wrote in a letter to Wray on Monday. "We ask you to open an immediate criminal investigation into the president."
During the call, a recording of which was obtained by NBC News, Trump asked Raffensperger "to find" enough votes for him to erase President-elect Joe Biden's margin of victory in the state. "So look. All I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have," Trump said. "Because we won the state."
The call comes across as a desperate attempt to not be labeled a one-term president and a loser by someone who is nothing more than a poor representation of the presidency.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of
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