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Trump effort to stop ballot count in Pennsylvania led by lawyer from Post Office Square

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Patrick Strawbridge, a lawyer with Consovoy, McCarthy in Post Office Square, is one of the lawyers on a filing by the Trump campaign to get in on the ballot-stop action in Pennsylvania.

In a filing with the US Supreme Court today, a legal team led by Strawbridge asked that it be allowed to join a suit brought by the Republican Party of Pennsylvania against that state's equivalent of Bill Galvin to prevent the counting of mail-in ballots that were postmarked before Tuesday but that arrived after the close of polling places.

The filing argues that the US Supreme Court should overlook precedence dating back to the early days of the Republic that leaves the conduct of elections to states and take control of ballot counting in Pennsylvania.

It comes after the Supreme Court decided on Monday not to intercede in Pennsylvania, something Strawbridge's client, the president, said amounted to a "political" decision by the court that would lead to violence across the country.

The filing includes a citation of an opinion by a Supreme Court justice in the Bush v. Gore case that gave the presidency to George H. W. Bush after the 2000 election that said the court can intercede in state elections issues - an opinion that the rest of the majority on the court effectively rejected by declaring that their decision could not be used to set precedent.

According to his bio, Strawbridge clerked under Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

This is not the first time a Boston lawyer has been at the center of a national issue.

On June 9, 1954, Joseph Welch, a lawyer with Hale & Dorr in Boston hired by the Army, tore into Sen. Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin at a televised hearing after McCarthy accused a young associate in Welch's firm of being a Communist, with what became the famous "Have you no decency" rebuttal:

The Mr. Cohn referred to by both McCarthy and Welch was McCarthy legal counsel Roy Cohn, who later became best buds with Donald Trump.

H/t Philip.

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They might want to get their payment up front, before starting any work.

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of the post.

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If you are dumb enough to work for Donald Trump w/o getting paid upfront, you deserve to get fucked.
I deeply respect political differences of opinion and am friends with people of all political strips, but FUCK THIS GUY. Seriously, EVERY VOTE CAST ON OR BEFORE Nov 3 MUST BE COUNTED.
If I were neighbors with this lawyer, I'm pretty sure it would get ugly.

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so supporting white nationalism and concentration camps is just a "political difference"?

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The good news is that the fascists are making themselves known to us.

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Antidemocratic dickheads. There was just some footage on the TV of a crowd outside an Arizona vote-counting operation chanting "Stop the vote." Since they disrespect our form of government so much, it's our turn to invite them to move somewhere else.

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it’s count the vote.

stop the vote is what they’re chanting in michigan.

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Arizona

A crowd of Donald Trump supporters, some armed with rifles and handguns, gathered outside an election centre in Arizona on Wednesday night after unsubstantiated rumours that votes for the Republican president were deliberately not being counted.

Chanting "Stop the steal!", and "Count my vote", the mostly unmasked protesters stood in front of the Maricopa County Elections Department in Phoenix,

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n/t

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But since there are more than 20 ...

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Once we're back in the office, this guy should never, ever, ever get to his car at the end of the day and find that all the tires have air in them.

(Sure he could take the T, but that's a socialist construct!)

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Yeah, leftist thugs is an urban myth. Nice job, comrade.

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Two wrongs don't make a right, and all that. Don't contribute to the" violent leftist" narrative

. this guy should never, ever, ever get to his car at the end of the day and find that all the tires have air in them.

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I believe that even the most heinous are entitled to vigorous legal representation. I have dear friends who are lawyers who handle, among other things, defense for nasty street criminals and financial transactions for hedge funds that I consider to be parasites on the economy. I don’t judge any lawyer by his or her clients until they stop being legal representatives and start being co-conspirators.

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For criminal law, even the most heinous are entitled to representation.

This ain't that. There's no moral obligation for a lawyer to represent Trump on this one.

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Pretty much anyone who has ever worked for trump in any professional capacity has gotten what they deserve and more. The Trump Brand stands for gold plated mediocrity, fundamental lack of qualifications and servile licking of things over professional competence.

Even if Trump pays the guy, he will have the Trump Stench about him that you can smell over Linkedin.

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Even if Trump pays the guy, he will have the Trump Stench about him that you can smell over Linkedin.

It's true, and lawyers are starting to notice. Case in point: Steve Bannon lawyers want off his criminal case after ex-Trump advisor discussed Fauci beheading

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for the last five years. It doesn't seem to have stopped 49% of the country from voting for them anyway.

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Is evidence of fraud on either side it should be investigated. This isn’t a Bad Man Orange thing. It’s an integrity of democracy thing. Trump Derangement Syndrome does not excuse the voter fraud to get Bad Man Orange out of office. Voter fraud is proven to put JFK in office and LBJ in office (state senator). It actually does exist and impacts elections, despite what people against Bad Man Orange say.

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now let’s see the evidence. i’ll wait.

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Show some evidence. I've had election news and ballot results on screens next to me virtually every waking hour, and I've neither seen nor heard of any substantiated allegations.

You bringing up potential election fraud from the 1960s is pointless. Believe or not, the Help America Vote Act after the 2000 election, and the focus on election security since 2016 seems to have worked. This is one of the cleanest elections, results wise, I've seen, and for context, I'm 40.

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Count every vote that has been cast legally by each state's law (which they are doing hopefully). And if repubs are concerned, allow them to watch the count of the votes.

The left wants every vote counted (rightfully). Votes are not being counted, and that's incredibly wrong, and against our voting system. The right sees fraud happening (there definitely is), and wants to see all the votes.

Don't we all win if every vote is counted, and all the ballots are reviewed to filter out fraud? We then get the real winner, and it can't be disputed. Why is this so hard... both sides can get what they want. Enough with the fighting.. this should be simple.

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In making the statement there definitely is voter fraud no proof is provided.

However, if there is voter fraud it's just as likely that the fraud is by people supporting Trump.

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Count votes in Arizona, where Trump is behind. Stop counting votes in Georgia, where Trump is ahead. Stop counting votes in Pennsylvania, where Trump is ahead. Count the votes in Nevada, where Trump is behind.

Did I get that right?

Election fraud is in the eye of the beholder.

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But both sides murder I give up why can't they?

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The role of "election challenger" (also known as "vote challenger", "voter challenger" is defined by statutory law in every state, and while there are a lot of variations, you don't just get to work yourself up into a state of nurtured grievance over nonexistent attacks and declare yourself an "election challenger". Not, mind you, that you Republicans haven't tried it plenty in the past. There is a well-established history of Republicans exploiting loopholes in existing (and often outdated) challenge laws to make spurious challenges, generally targeted at communities whose votes they want to suppress. So I'd say the onus is on you to prove that your challenges are in good faith. There is no history of significant voter fraud; there is considerable history of Republican voter suppression.

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oh, really? show and prove that

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Oh, I have indisputable proof of this now. Dead people voted for both of them. I have relatives that voted for them and they are dead.

(Take a deep breath and think about it for a moment before you get mad at me.)

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But, seriously, I had some jackass "inform" me that Oregon's mail in elections over the past 22 years had rampant fraud in the form of dead people voting. She couldn't supply information on this, but she was SURE of it.

So I posted pictures of the letter that I got when my father died in Oregon and his death certificate triggered a "removal from registration" notice. (I had it in my probate files). I then asked her how it would be possible to cheat that when most people die in their state of residence.

As usual, it is far easier to make up and spread bullshit like elementary school bullies do than it is to look up the processes that make that bullshit unlikely.

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Said it best "Vote Early and Often"

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In that case we should use the example of post-Civil War white southerners who did all they could to prevent any non-white from voting. They were racists through and through. Many if not most of people who voted for Trump did so because he hates anyone not of northern European heritage. Trump voters of today are the cultural war descendants of the racists of the 19th century.

This is not a partisan issue however. It is an issue of skin color and caste. And try to remember how Mitch McConnell proved that the southern hatred of non-whites continues. He stated that the most important goal was to prevent Obama from achieving a second term. This was not about policy; this was pure racism.

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but this kind of feels like one step from doxing.

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It's a public document pertaining to a Presidential Election. The firm is local and his picture is on their site.

Other clients of the firm might want to know this information going forward. Because if I we're using them and found this out, I'd definitely be calling around for other firms this morning.

Sidenote; if this we're Alabama they'd already be naming a "school" after him.

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Exactly. A Boston lawyer is involved in a national case? Really? A Boston lawyer is working for Trump? So what? What is the point of making a news story out of this other than to "out" this guy as being involved on the "wrong" side in the ensuing political mess?

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I don't know about the competency of the team, but the racial purity and gender composition of that law firm appear to be well suited for the job at hand.

https://consovoymccarthy.com/team/

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That looks about white.

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Here's one of those pictures at an actually-viewable resolution. Of the maybe ten people in focus, two appear to be Asian or Hispanic. Hard to say, with the masks, but they are definitely not all White people. Your lies stink.

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In case you missed the story.

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An opinion.

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You're right, Ginsburg should have hired more people of color. Glad we agree that diversity in hiring is important. What changes do you think we should make to try and improve this systemically?

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waiting with bated breath for a good faith response here

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We nominate more Kavanaughs.

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You'd have to find more anonymous sources to pay off their gambling debts first.

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The true way to get more diversity - put more white people in charge.

That worked real well for the first couple hundred years or so in this country, right?

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is this wholly unexpected?

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According to one of our colleagues here Clarence Thomas is an honorable man who would never violate the rules* of Federal Judgeships which - legally - he is exempt from (because the Supremes are better than the rest of us) yet, for whom the spirit does still apply.

*We're already seeing examples of Trump appointed judges who refuse to recuse themselves in spite of the most obvious of conflicts of interest. Susan Brnovich, a Federal judge appointed by Trump, refused to let another judge take over this case, even though her husband is directly involved in the prosecution case. Federal judges are OBLIGATED to respect only law itself but to not allow even the perception of potential conflict of interest.

No sireee. Clarence Thomas is a fine upstanding (woman grabbing) gentleman who has absolutely no sense of bias or unconscious bigtory against anyone. Down right saintly I think.

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who put that pubic hair on his Coke?

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She pulls the strings.

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not George H. W. Bush, his father who was elected president in 1988, defeated in 1992.

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