Joe Biden has been named the new president of the United States of America.
And reportedly Donald Trump is not going to accept the results of the election.
There have been allegations of improper conduct at voting stations in several states including those who have played a pivotal role in deciding the outcome of the election.
Here’s what Donald Trump tweeted today:
THE OBSERVERS WERE NOT ALLOWED INTO THE COUNTING ROOMS. I WON THE ELECTION, GOT 71,000,000 LEGAL VOTES. BAD THINGS HAPPENED WHICH OUR OBSERVERS WERE NOT ALLOWED TO SEE. NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE. MILLIONS OF MAIL-IN BALLOTS WERE SENT TO PEOPLE WHO NEVER ASKED FOR THEM!
So one of the big points of contention right now seems to be that observers were not allowed to “meaningfully” watch the vote count in Philadelphia County.
Another issue is related to the extension of mail in votes in Pennsylvania for those without IDs.
Currently, a judge has ordered the state department there to segregate mail-in ballots with missing voter ID information that were provided after the deadline although it’s not clear if those will be ruled invalid.
There are several other legal actions that have been filed as well related to late-arriving ballots so there is a lot happening already in the courts.
Without getting too deep into the details about those allegations, the fact remains that it looks like President Trump is going to dispute the outcome of the election for the time being.
I think a lot of us knew that this would happen if voting results were close in some of the pivotal states.
So now the question remains what is going to happen with the next round of stimulus aid?
I think first we have to wait and see if the president is truly going to dispute the election.
The results were just announced today and so things still feel very fresh and I’m sure emotions are running pretty high.
So people are still wondering will Trump eventually concede defeat or will this thing get drug out with perhaps even the highest court getting involved at some point?
It’s possible that his team might look into things and realize that they could just be fighting a clear losing battle and decide to forgo contesting the election.
Lawyers like to throw everything at the wall to see what sticks so it’s no surprise to see so many legal actions pending.
Even with that said though, it seems unlikely that this is just a front. It sounds more like those involved in the Trump administration believe that they have some form of a case.
Given the state of uncertainty and just the bitter nature of this election, it still does not feel like lawmakers will be able to come together before inauguration day to get anything done.
And if the election somehow gets taken into the higher courts I would say there is a slim to none chance of progress happening.
I would wager that we will be waiting until January for something to happen in regards to stimulus relief.
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