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Monday, December 18, 2017

Christmas Grifts!



AP:

Alabama Republican Roy Moore on Friday told supporters that the “battle is not over” in Alabama’s Senate race even though President Donald Trump and others have called on him to concede.

Moore sent a fundraising email to supporters asking for contributions to his “election integrity fund’ so he could investigate reports of voter fraud.

“I also wanted to let you know that this battle is NOT OVER!” he wrote.

Yeah, that's gonna happen:

Secretary of State John Merrill has said it is unlikely that the last-minute ballots will change the outcome of the election or even trigger a recount.

Merrill said his office has investigated reports of voting irregularities, but “we have not discovered any that have been proven factual in nature.”

I read earlier that several lawyers had looked at Alabama law and determined there were no grounds for a recount absent a margin of victory less than 0.5%.  In other words, even if Moore wants to pay for a recount, there is no provision in Alabama law for a recount or reconsideration of the tabulated votes.

Moore's e-mail apparently doesn't mention any plans to pay for a recount; just to raise money for his "election integrity fund" to investigate claims of voter fraud.

It's the holidays; you have to watch out for scams.

1 Comments:

Blogger The Thought Criminal said...

He could get a job playing The Reverend Little Ed if they ever do a remake of WKRP. He's got all the qualifications, mixing inanity with mendacity with mental incapacity - though as far as I recall Little Ed wasn't a child molester.

3:22 PM  

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