Regardless of the certification of Joe Biden’s victory in all 50 states, Seth Meyers reported on Thursday’s Late Evening, Donald Trump’s allies proceed makes an attempt to overturn the consequence. “Trump and his allies in rightwing media are going all in on making a false mythology round his election loss,” Meyers defined, “an unhinged fantasy the place he really gained and votes for anybody else are illegitimate.”
Their perception in Trump’s victory isn’t rooted in “any precise proof of voter fraud, since there’s none,” Meyers continued. “They only take it as an article of religion that there isn’t a manner Trump may’ve misplaced.” For instance, a lawsuit filed by Texas lawyer basic Ken Paxton to override the election ends in Pennsylvania is so “flimsy and error-prone,” that to assist the declare that Trump’s loss was statistically unimaginable, Trump lawyer John Eastman, peddler of a conspiracy idea towards Kamala Harris’s citizenship, tweeted that Trump “gained each Florida and Ohio; no candidate in historical past – Republican or Democrat – has ever misplaced the election after profitable each states.”
“Which is true – should you simply begin counting after 1960,” Meyers corrected (Richard Nixon gained each Florida and Ohio however misplaced the election to John F Kennedy).
“Do these guys do, like, any analysis earlier than they write these things?” Meyers questioned. “Can they not afford a Siri or a Clippy? Simply swallow your pleasure and Ask Jeeves for god’s sake.”
However, Republican attorneys basic in 17 states have joined the Texas lawsuit, with public assist from Georgia senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue. “That is what Trump and the Republican celebration obsessively targeted on as hundreds of Individuals die every single day from a pandemic they clearly don’t care about,” Meyers lamented. “In some unspecified time in the future, you simply run out of phrases.”
On The Late Present, Stephen Colbert additionally touched on the Trump crew’s Hail Mary lawsuit in Texas to overturn Pennsylvania’s election outcomes, which is backed by Republicans attorneys basic in 17 states. “Hmm, what do you name it when a bunch of states band collectively to say that the opposite states elected the flawed President?” Colbert deadpanned. “Some kind of grouping or … confederation of states? I see why they stored all these flags now.”
The success of the case is extraordinarily unlikely, a reality even acknowledged by among the president’s supporters. Texas senator John Cornyn, for one, advised CNN’s Manu Raju that he learn the abstract of the case and “frankly wrestle to know the authorized idea of it.”
“Let me clarify, senator: the Texas lawyer basic is simply carrying water for the president,” Colbert defined, “citing the landmark case of Brown v Nostril.”
In different information, the US authorities and 48 attorneys basic filed anti-trust lawsuits towards Fb on Wednesday, calling the tech behemoth an “unlawful monopoly.”
“Sure, it’s similar to monopoly,” Colbert stated, “besides each time you move go, as an alternative of getting $200, Zuckerberg sells your information to a Moldovan spam farm.”
The Federal Commerce Fee is arguing that the corporate, which additionally owns Whatsapp and Instagram, have to be damaged up. “To be clear, Fb has not damaged up but, however it has modified its standing to ‘it’s difficult,’” Colbert quipped. “After all, if Fb does break up, it has the daunting activity of going by and manually untagging the photographs of it collectively.”
And in Los Angeles, Jimmy Kimmel urged Individuals to belief the approaching Covid vaccines, after a survey revealed about half of Individuals intend to obtain one. “A variety of Individuals are saying they wish to wait and see, which is a technique that’ll consequence within the pointless dying of lots of people,” he defined.
“If the vast majority of us don’t get it, it gained’t work as properly. Half of us are nervous about placing this substance in our our bodies as a result of we don’t know what’s in it, and but we have now no downside down 16oz of one thing known as Monster Vitality Assault.”
“In case you are within the half of Individuals who do need the vaccine, you continue to won’t have the ability to get it,” he added, because it was revealed this week that over the summer time, the Trump administration handed on a deal with Pfizer to safe 100m extra doses of its vaccine, which can now go to different international locations.
“By not pre-ordering sufficient vaccines, deal-maker Don put America manner behind Canada, the UK, Australia, and all 27 international locations within the EU,” Kimmel stated. “Till we get the vaccine, we simply should watch out – which we aren’t.”