Journalist Jon Ralston, who has won broad acclaim for his in-depth knowledge of politics in his home state of Nevada, has delivered a fiery denunciation of the latest voting-related lawsuit filed by President Donald Trump’s campaign.
In his daily email he sent out to readers, he explained the significance of the lawsuit and accused the Trump campaign of trying to undermine citizens’ faith in Nevada’s vote-counting process.
“What they are doing, with no cause, is to use the court system to cast doubt on the election and specifically to raise questions about mail ballots,” he wrote. “Not only is there no evidence of fraud or a conspiracy to commit fraud, but they also know it would be almost impossible to carry this out.”
Ralston argues that Trump and the GOP are trying to put a stop to counting mail-in ballots because those ballots are disproportionately benefiting Democrats.
“The Republicans have done this because they know they are getting killed in mail ballots, and they want to stop the count or suppress the total,” he claimed. “That’s it. Period. And they are willing to smear good public servants, from poll workers to election officials, in service to a pathological liar who has denigrated this state at every turn.”
Commenting on Twitter about the lawsuit, Ralston ads that it is “nothing short of evil.”
The Trump campaign filed another lawsuit last night and is in court in a few minutes on another one, trying to undermine faith in NV elections. They have no evidence, but they are raising smoke to pretend there is a fire. It is nothing short of evil. Yes, evil. I wrote about it. pic.twitter.com/KPqlbxSL98
— Jon Ralston (@RalstonReports) October 28, 2020
Conservative columnist accuses Republicans of turning their voters into a mob of anti-democracy fascists
Conservative Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin attacked Republican officials who have spent the past decade turning their most ardent supporters into a kind of anti-democracy mob.
Writing her column on Monday, Rubin cited the CNN interviews with Gov. Larry Hogan (R-MD) and John Bolton as being one of a handful of Republicans willing to speak out against the tyranny that President Donald Trump is being allowed to continue.
“State election officials and judges throughout the country are serving as protectors of our democracy at a time when, frankly, Republican leaders in Washington, D.C., are failing miserably at the job, as are administration officials who have proven willing to degrade themselves, to serve the president’s brittle spirit instead of the Constitution and the American people," Rubin cited CNN's Jake Tapper from "State of the Union" this Sunday.
WATCH: Melania Trump goes maskless as she participates in White House Christmas tree delivery
First Lady Melania Trump declined to wear a face mask as she was receiving this year's White House Christmas tree.
In White House video released on Monday, the first lady can be seen without a mask while accepting delivery of the tree. However, masks were worn by everyone else seen in the video.
The White House has been criticized for allowing COVID-19 to spread at events where attendees are not required to wear masks. At least two "super spreader" events have already taken place at the White House.
The First Lady's Office has said that Hanukkah and Christmas celebrations are expected to take place with smaller crowds.
The Republican Party has already burst at the seams in the wake of Trump’s defeat: conservative columnist
Almost three weeks after Election Day — with President-elect Joe Biden having won 306 electoral votes and defeating President Donald Trump by more than 6 million in the popular vote — Trump has yet to concede and continues to claim, without evidence, that the election was stolen from him through widespread voter fraud. Some prominent Republicans, including Sen. Mitt Romney, are urging Trump to acknowledge Biden's victory, while others won't say a word against the president. And conservative Washington Post opinion writer Jennifer Rubin, in a November 23 column, argues that these divisions with the GOP need to become a litmus test — and that Republicans who refuse to accept the election results should become pariahs.