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Here are the 9 Republicans daring to tell Trump the election is over and it’s time to go

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President Donald Trump waves as he steps off Air Force One at John Wayne Airport. (Ringo Chiu / Shutterstock.com)

Republicans have taken a sharp turn away from departing President Donald J. Trump over the past 72 hours – and what they’re saying speaks volumes to their commitment post-election.

The Washington Post‘s Amy Gardner reported on Sunday, “Ever so slowly, Republicans are starting to say it’s over. Here’s a compilation from the past 72 hours.”

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The compilation consists of Michigan Senate Leader Mike Shirkey and House Speaker Lee Chatfield, who said in a joint statement, “We have not been made aware of any information that would change the outcome of the election in Michigan.”

Maryland GOP Gov. Larry Hogan said Sunday, “If you had done your job, America’s governors wouldn’t have been forced to fend for themselves to find tests in the middle of a pandemic, as we successfully did in Maryland. Stop golfing and concede.”

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said, “The numbers that we have presented today are correct. The numbers reflect the verdict of the people, not a decision by the secretary of state’s office or of courts or of either campaign.”

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said, “Quite frankly, the conduct of the President’s legal team has been a national embarrassment.”

“Having failed to make even a plausible case of widespread fraud or conspiracy before any court of law, the President has now resorted to overt pressure on state and local officials to subvert the will of the people and overturn this election,” said Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT. “It is difficult to imagine a worse, more undemocratic action by a sitting American president.”

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“Based on what I’ve read in their filings, when Trump campaign lawyers have stood before courts under oath, they have repeatedly refused to actually allege grand fraud – because there are legal consequences for lying to judges,” said Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE).

Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said, “I assume Joe Biden is going to win, because I think it’s very unlikely that we’re going to find 20,000 cases of fraud.”

To sum up the mood of the latest comments by Republicans, conservative election law expert Rick Esenberg offered, “I think it’s highly unlikely that the issue could result in a change of the outcome.”

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Republican’s own standing in Congress now in doubt — did his voter fraud lawsuit backfire?

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A Republican congressman from Pennsylvania has cast doubt on his own legitimacy to serve in Congress with his failed lawsuit attempting to overturn the 2020 election results.

Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) attempted to have the courts block certification of the 2020 election results, but his effort was rejected by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Saturday.

"The PA Supreme Court dismisses the case brought by U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly that sought to overturn last year’s law creating no-excuse mail voting and to throw out those mail ballots cast in this election," Philadelphia Inquirer correspondent Jonathan Lai reported Saturday. "This is the case the Commonwealth Court had earlier blocked certification in."

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‘Another win for democracy’: Pennsylvania AG celebrates Trump’s latest loss in court

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Republican efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election continued to be rejected by judges on Saturday.

"The PA Supreme Court dismisses the case brought by U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly that sought to overturn last year’s law creating no-excuse mail voting and to throw out those mail ballots cast in this election," Philadelphia Inquirer correspondent Jonathan Lai reported Saturday. "This is the case the Commonwealth Court had earlier blocked certification in."

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro celebrated the ruling on Twitter.

"BREAKING: We just notched another win for democracy," Shapiro tweeted, with a red siren emoji.

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What can the left expect from a Biden-Harris administration? Pretty much nothing

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On Nov. 7 of this year, the United States let out a collective roar that rippled across the nation, resonating the crowds of blue-clad people swelling the streets and the squares, and causing buildings to tremble as those inside broke out the champagne and began to dance. The celebrations lasted long into the night. For those few precious moments, it felt as though a curse had been lifted, a nightmare abated. Trumpism had ground itself to a resounding and decisive halt and it seemed that political space on the left, and on the center ground, had finally begun to open again.

This article originally appeared at Salon.

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