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On the way to trying to have Pence simply throw out votes he didn't like, Trump was trying to pull other levers to change the vote.

Trump told Giuliani to call the Department of Homeland Security to see if they could 'take control of voting machines': NYT report

Former President Donald Trump asked Rudy Giuliani, his attorney, to call the Department of Homeland Security to see if they could legally take control of voting machines in key states in December 2020,...Giuliani called Kenneth Cuccinelli, the acting deputy secretary at the Department of Homeland Security, who told him he did not have the authority to do so, the Times reported.

Trump's request to Giuliani to call DHS came after he rejected a proposal to use the Pentagon to confiscate the machines to look for evidence of alleged voter fraud ...after Trump presented that idea to Giuliani, the attorney opposed it.

The Times reported that Trump also met with former Attorney General William Barr about the idea of using the Justice Department to seize voting machines. Barr immediately shot down the idea,

The former president even asked lawmakers in Michigan and Pennsylvania to use local law enforcement to seize machines, the Times reported.


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-told-giuliani-...

Everyone Trump tried to pressure/bully refused to go along with his coup, this time.

Shinyland is "not a democracy" says the GOP, and Trump tried his best to make that a reality.

Steve...remembers the Repub Michigan House and Senate leaders being summoned to DC by Trump, and how little they were willing to say about that meeting.
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What impresses me ... not!!! is that poor old Boris is being pilloried for a few ... well a bit more than a few staff parties during lock down and this sack of poop is treating the USA like a tiny personal fiefdom where he can ignore elections to continue running it as such? He really should be in jail with a large ball and chain attached but instead he is working on doing it all again!

Saw an interview on Canuck news last night that the rest of the world is aghast at the current goings on ... never mind what happened 6 Jan 2021!

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"remembers the Repub Michigan House and Senate leaders being summoned to DC by Trump, and how little they were willing to say about that meeting."
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I remember that, too, it really p.m.o.
I'd say it was a dubious and shady maneuver, but since we're talking about Trump,
that would be redundant.
I know Trump is not a reader, but it sures seems that he's studied Nazi and KGB tactics.
Every time I hear him speak, he reminds me of Goebbels. We must have a decent sized
percentage of Nazi lovers in America, cause they eat up Trump's bs and ask for more.
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... is that poor old Boris is being pilloried for a few ... well a bit more than a few staff parties</i

Interesting comment on the BBC news last night, about how Johnson became party leader in the first place. Seems he is not detail oriented, really doesn't care about policy or actually governing. Seems the party put him forward, entirely because he's "popular". Sounds very much like Trump.

Here in Shinyland, ignoring covid mitigation measures make you a hero to tens of millions. Trump could have an alcohol and coke fueled sex orgy in the White House, and his followers would cheer "wow, does he have style".

As for those "nice" Canadians, the people in that truck convoy look very USian-style to me in their ignorance and belligerence. Only difference between the Canadians and the USian mob that overran the Michigan capital building is I don't see the Canadians waving assault rifles, like the USians did.

Steve
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As for those "nice" Canadians, the people in that truck convoy look very USian-style to me in their ignorance and belligerence.

Also interesting that much of the gofundme cash was Anymouse from US sources? A bunch of them also blocked a crossing on the Alberta border and the legit truck drivers couldn't get through until the RCMP showed up to escort them. RCMP presence is increasing in Ottawa as well. I suspect they will be leaving pretty soon. Some committed offenses and those ones probably won't be leaving soon. The general population is totally pizzed and really want the clubs to come out. These people are making demands that effectively claims they are our current government ... that is not going down well. Our PM has COVID but says he doesn't have symptoms. He got it from one of his kids that brought it home from school.

Where it gets really odd is that the vaxx mandate has been in place for awhile and most of them (~90%) are vaccinated as required for their job.

There was a call for them to block the 104 highway in Nova Scotia but the premier declared a law that made it an offense with large fines ... then a nasty blizzard blew in.

https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/new-order-bans-highway-border-bl...

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New order bans highway border blockades in Nova Scotia

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If an individual or corporation fails to comply with the directive or finances, organizes, aids, or encourages a blockade, the government says they could face a fine ranging from $3,000 to $10,000 for an individual and $20,000 to $100,000 for a corporation.


Anymouse ... because I can't spell Anonymous
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A bunch of them also blocked a crossing on the Alberta border and the legit truck drivers couldn't get through until the RCMP showed up to escort them.


Police action in progress to open up the illegal border blocking in Coutts, Alberta. Lots of TV cameras and news people on site as well as police vehicles and helicopters over head. Trucks are now moving including some of the ones with protest signs.

Protesting is legal, blocking highways ... not so much. Hopefully serious fines and no violence. More trucks starting to move AIT.

Anymouse
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