A Democrat won a US House seat this week with 79 percent of the vote. Her GOP opponent has not conceded
I’ve been saying this for awhile. This is the new gop strategy. No election a republican loses will not be called fraud. They can’t win through democracy so they will destroy its foundations.
The losing Republican candidate is Jason Mariner, who lost the special election in Florida’s 20th Congressional District two days ago. He has refused to concede and filed a lawsuit alleging that there were issues with the ballots… Even though he got less than 20% of the vote, losing to Democrat Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick by a 60% margin. This is the new normal in Republican politics: refusing to concede and claiming election fraud even when you’ve been thoroughly trounced. This is Donald Trump’s legacy on American politics.
Imagine only getting 20% of the vote or losing by over half a million votes and still not conceding. The Republican Party has truly gone off the rails
The newest GOP double-standard, because you know that if a Democrat lost by a single vote, then he or she will be expected to concede immediately. It’ll be especially heartbreaking if it was due to a coin-flip tie-break, which has happened.
I’d love to see consequences to dissuade bs lawsuits. “Sure, we’ll recount, but if there’s still no fraud, you, not your PAC, are paying for it”
It’s only going to get worse. This is what happens when you claim that no one is above the law and yet… lawmakers and politicians are indeed above the normal persons laws.
This is an extremely worrying trend. Especially when combined with the takeover of key electoral roles by Trump supporters. The contemporary GOP is a threat to democracy.
Preview for 2024
Why aren’t there laws forbidding election participation from those who won’t respect the election itself? It’s like trying to play chess with someone who insists playing it like checkers. Tell them to grow up or fuck off.
The losing republican candidate, Jason Mariner, rap sheet shows:
* Three counts of Grand Theft. * One count of trafficking in stolen property. * One count of Cocaine possession. * One count of Burglary. * One count of Obstructing an investigation. * One count of Resisting arrest/Assaulting a police officer.
Just throwing it out there, but maybe, just maybe, possibly, perhaps Jason’s extensive criminal history was a factor in voters not endorsing him? Yeah, nah. I’m sure it was dodgy bamboo fibres or whatever the fuck GQP claims.
For what it’s it worth, for all these crimes Mariner was sentenced to a whopping 14 months.
Why so little? Because fortunately there were mitigating circumstances: he was White while committing all those crimes.
Edit: for reference here is his rap sheet
Conservatives are natural born losers.
Typical gop crying about what a sore loser they were
Why should he concede when obviously millions of ballots must’ve been cast by dead illegal immigrant terrorists hired by AOC who then cleverly destroyed all of the evidence?
“Now they called the race, I did not win, so they say, but that does not mean that they lost either, it does not mean that we lost,”
Wasn’t participation trophies a big sticking point a little while back?
They don’t like democracy.
What’s crazy is that both political parties know the election laws and have election observers at polls and during counting, and somehow the GOP loses spectacularly big but still claims they’re being cheated somehow but can’t point to how the other side did it.
That’s how you get your lawsuit election tossed with prejudice and alienate swing voters at the same time.
See, this is the fucking problem. No republican anywhere will concede anything ever because they’ve seen that Trump can pound his fists and cry foul without losing an ounce of support, so they think they can get away with it too. Trump has bred an insufferable generation of crybaby Republicans and I’m fucking tired of it.
Why do we care if he concedes? Just ignore these idiots. Laugh in their faces. Pat them on the head and tell them to be quiet when the adults are talking.
Fascism is not something with which you entertain discourse. It is something you destroy. As for this asshole in particular, he’s just sticking around to swindle those extremists he simultaneously emboldens by further weakening the voting system.
This November is going to be ugly. All the tantrums that these supposed adults running on the Republican ticket is going to make the rest of the world look at us like we’re the terrible parents at Walmart who let’s their children scream and cry and run amok.
Typical. Republicans can never accept reality.
Republicans have devolved into a cult. They are no longer a political party. They are domestic terrorists. And we’re dealing with them like we traditionally deal with terrorists: we let them run amok. Fuck every last person who identifies with this shit-stain of a party.
After all you’re governor has done to try to block out the dems I’m sure it’s hard to understand you still lost after all the governor did everything in his power to rig the election in your favor.
Republicans are anti-democratic traitors. The party should be dissolved
WTF has happened to the GOP? Is this the new way to get in office? Refuse to admit defeat? Refuse to believe voting results no matter how wide the margin is? Refuse to concede? What happened to “for the people, BY the people”? It’s like they’re all possessed with Donald trump evilness. In which case, we’re all fucked.
Jason Mariner [as a felon Who didn’t go through the process cannot vote, and may not be allowed to hold federal office.](https://amp.palmbeachpost.com/amp/6296359001)
Mariner had served roughly two years total in the Palm Beach County Jail over 2007 and 2012 on charges that included felony theft, burglary, cocaine possession, obstruction and violently resisting arrest, records show. He was open during his campaign about his criminal background, telling voters, “Before running for Congress, I ran from the law.” He also promised he will be tough on crime.”
He has a confederate flag tattoo.
Oh. Oh, I see. Running away, eh? You yellow bastards! Come back here and take what’s coming to you. I’ll bite your legs off!
Oh I see the Republican voting laws haven’t taken place in that district yet
“It wasn’t a fair election! A whole bunch of people voted for her! It’s disgusting! I demand a recount!”
He knows he won’t win – he also knows he will get some sweet ass donations from his followers to “fight” this.
I’m still convinced that I won the 2020 Presidential election. 100 million people voted for me as a write-in candidate but it was rigged and those ballots all went missing.
It’s funny how it’s always the Republicans that launch lawsuits when they lose.
> To be clear, Cherfilus-McCormick doesn’t need Mariner to concede to be seated in Congress. Members of the House approve who sits in the chamber and Democrats, for now, control the House.
Could a Republican-controlled House actually refuse to seat someone who wins a Congressional election? What would be the recourse in that situation?
So I guess this is going to be a Republican thing from now on and forever.
the GOP is not a popular platform and violated most of its voter base. Ironically the numbers Trump said he was short in Ga and other states also match a lot of the elderly covid deaths in those states.
their last bastion is to blame the game.