Final Election Verdict: Conservative Compendium Comprehensively Closes 2020 Challenge Cases

This week on Hubwonk, host Joe Selvaggi talks with Ilya Somin, author and George Mason Law professor, about the newly released report on all court challenges to the 2020 presidential election entitled, Lost, Not Stolen, exploring what its authors intended to achieve, what its readers can learn from its findings, and whether such intra-party scrutiny can serve to reassure voters that their concerns about election integrity have had their day in court.

Guest:

Ilya Somin is Professor of Law at George Mason University. His research focuses on constitutional law, property law, democratic theory, federalism, and migration rights. He is the author of his most recent book, Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration, and Political Freedom (Oxford University Press, 2020, revised and expanded edition, 2021). Somin’s writings have been cited in decisions by the United States Supreme Court, multiple state supreme courts and lower federal courts, and the Supreme Court of Israel. He has testified on the use of drones for targeted killing in the War on Terror before the US Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights. Before joining the faculty at George Mason, Somin was the John M. Olin Fellow in Law at Northwestern University Law School in 2002-2003. In 2001-2002, he clerked for the Hon. Judge Jerry E. Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Professor Somin earned his BA, Summa Cum Laude, at Amherst College, MA in Political Science from Harvard University, and JD from Yale Law School.

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  1. I Walton Member
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    What this means is that if we do it the same way it will be won by Democrats because we don’t call some things fraud and others can’t be determined, but the notion that Biden, who didn’t campaign who had never gotten a plurality of votes in any campaign  to become the Democrat presidential candidate, who was already visibly senile and not competent to be President, won fairly.  So no votes were tossed which were collected by hand personally from nursing home residents and others that could be convinced to hand over a vote, and that none of these were disposed of, that there was no guidance or bias in collecting them, or managing them.  That none of these were also voted in other states which weren’t looked at.   Forget that the economy was booming, more folks were employed than for many decades, the Chinese were being put in place, the Middle East had been rearranged in our interest.  Give me a break.   While we have to accept it, but also have to insist that voting take place on a single voting day.  Democrats argue against that because they say too many people are too stupid, or incapable of voting in such a fashion, the way it’s done in almost all the rest of the world, used to be done here, but can’t be done any more and there is no risk of fraud.   What on earth is going on with these people.

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  2. Painter Jean Member
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    This report will be dismissed by Trump fans, because their allegiance to the idea that Trump won in a landslide but the election was stolen has the force of a religious belief. Facts don’t matter.

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  3. Gary Robbins Member
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    An excellent discussion.  Far more convincing than my efforts.

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  4. Hang On Member
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    Painter Jean (View Comment):

    This report will be dismissed by Trump fans, because their allegiance to the idea that Trump won in a landslide but the election was stolen has the force of a religious belief. Facts don’t matter.

    Rubbish. As usual. 

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  5. Bob Thompson Member
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    Painter Jean (View Comment):

    This report will be dismissed by Trump fans, because their allegiance to the idea that Trump won in a landslide but the election was stolen has the force of a religious belief. Facts don’t matter.

    Bad reasoning. The dismissals result from the fact that the report is opinion- based without the benefit of investigation. There was some investigation in Wisconsin and Arizona and some actions in Pennsylvania were illegal not even needing investigation. The report is similar to the intelligence officials signing the Russia hoax paper. When did we arrive at a place where having a particular ideological standing automatically conveyed authority. This is Leftist technique. @painterjean

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