Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The Associated Press Admits Defeat

The Associated Press Admits Defeat | Power Line:
"The Associated Press did all it could to elect Hillary Clinton, but today it (almost) gave up the ghost. 
The “news” service headlined: “Trump cruises to Electoral College victory despite protests.”
“Despite protests”? 
What does that mean? 
Are we supposed to take seriously the idea that a handful of slackers waving signs at state capitols around the country could somehow reverse Donald Trump’s victory?
Trump’s polarizing victory Nov. 8 and the fact Democrat Hillary Clinton had won the national popular vote had stirred an intense lobbying effort, but to no avail.
Why was Trump’s victory “polarizing”? Would it be any less polarizing if Hillary Clinton had won? No.

...Despite everything, the AP hasn’t quite given up hope:
A joint session of Congress is scheduled for Jan. 6 to certify the results of the Electoral College vote, with Vice President Joe Biden presiding as president of the Senate. Once the result is certified, the winner — almost certainly Trump — will be sworn in on Jan. 20.
“Almost certainly Trump”? 
I have no idea what loophole the AP has in mind. Trump won the election, and it is 100% certain that he will be certified as the winner, however much that may dismay America’s reporters and editors."

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