WV Republicans rally round Trump’s efforts to steal the election
The WV GOP, AG Morrisey and Governor Justice do their part as Capito and McKinley remain silent
From the West Virginia Republican Party
This fight is not over. President Trump will continue to fight for us, and we will continue to fight for him. The American people are entitled to an honest election. We must ensure every legal vote must be counted. We must investigate any allegations of fraud. pic.twitter.com/DrAcKkZu9e— WVGOP (@WVGOP) November 11, 2020
From WV Governor Jim Justice
JUST IN: West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice refused to acknowledge that Joe Biden won the presidential election. https://t.co/oUM6rMOlcy— KDKA (@KDKA) November 11, 2020
And WV's attorney general joins other Republican states suing Pennsylvania
From the front page of today’s Charleston Gazette-Mail:
Morrisey signs West Virginia on to effort to stop mail-in ballot counting in Pennsylvania
The article explains:
State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has joined West Virginia in a legal fight to halt the counting of late mail and absentee ballots in Pennsylvania.
The wrangling centers on ballots received after Election Day. A Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling allows election officials to count ballots received up to three days later so long as they were postmarked Nov. 3. Republicans want the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn that decision. Morrisey signed a brief authored by Republican Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter as part of the appeal. GOP attorneys general from Indiana, Kansas, Nebraska and Tennessee also signed the brief.
But, as The Hill reported yesterday:
The U.S. Supreme Court last week ordered Pennsylvania election boards to separately count mailed ballots that arrived after Election Day, although the court rejected a Republican request to stop counting them. The number of ballots in question is believed to be between 3,000 and 4,000.
Election law experts have said that, even if the U.S. Supreme Court invalidate the ballots, it would not affect the outcome of the presidential race unless the election were decided by a slim margin in Pennsylvania. Biden leads Trump by more than 45,000 votes in Pennsylvania, according to The Associated Press.
I can't help thinking that Morrisey joined the lawsuit to show West Virginia’s Trump supporters what a loyal soldier he is.
So where's the fraud?
Where is all this fraud that Trump and his WV minions are clamoring about? Here is the headline from an article addressing this in today’s New York Times:
The Times Called Officials in Every State: No Evidence of Voter Fraud
And the subheadline:
The president and his allies have baselessly claimed that rampant voter fraud stole victory from him. Officials contacted by The Times said that there were no irregularities that affected the outcome.
What about Senator Capito and Representative McKinley?
Both appear to be dodging the issue -- I could not find any response by either Republican. Neither could HD Media (the Charleston and Huntington papers, among other) as they surveyed WV’s elected officials:
U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Rep. David B. McKinley, R-W.Va., could not be reached for comment.
Both appear to be actively putting out press releases, however, so they are still alive.
Finally, as is often said about Trump on Twitter, “there’s a tweet for everything”:
The Green Party just dropped its recount suit in Pennsylvania and is losing votes in Wisconsin recount. Just a Stein scam to raise money!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2016
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