Donald Trump increasingly resembles the villain “Two Face” from the Batman franchise movie “The Dark Knight.” On one side is The Donald, who will never admit defeat and fight to the death. On the other side is The Candidate, who might be closer in touch with reality and just looking to monetize a “challenge” to the election results.
On Sunday Trump’s campaign attorney filed a revised version of their federal lawsuit in Pennsylvania that jettisoned the major contentions that challenged the vote total in the Keystone state. Trump Pennsylvania lawsuit 2.0 removes the allegations that the Trump campaign’s “Constitutional rights” were violated by an alleged inability of its observers to watch every vote being counted.Trump’s election challenge efforts are now headed by Rudy Giuliani, his personal attorney and Borat film star, who has no experience in such matters. The two have said repeatedly that more than half a million votes in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh should be invalidated. But on Sunday, the president’s slimmed down lawsuit alleges that Republicans were disadvantaged because just a few Pennsylvania counties allowed voters to fix errors on their mail-in ballots.
If that’s actually true, the counties have said only a tiny number of votes would have been affected – and certainly not enough to have any impact on the overall result.
Cliff Levine, who represents the Democratic party in the case, said, “Now you’re only talking about a handful of ballots. They would have absolutely no impact on the total count or on Joe Biden’s win over Donald Trump.”
But Sunday evening, at about the same time The Candidate was turning a (slightly) rational cheek by amending the lawsuits, The Donald was Tweet-screaming about fake news, poll watchers being thrown out and the “Radical Left” owned Dominion Voting Systems. Those tweets are below because you may not see them as they were pretty much immediately flagged.
Clearly The Donald/Candidate are of two minds about how to maintain “the base’s” interest in a presidential election that’s already been decided by cold, hard numbers, all in order to keep legal defense fund contributions flowing.