The Real Time host exposed just how empty the soon-to-be-former presidents allegations of widespread voter fraud really are.
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On Friday night, Real Time host Bill Maher opened his show by mocking presidential loser Donald Trump, who keepsagainst all logic, or reasontrying to convince the American public that he didnt lose the recent election to Joe Biden, despite the fact that Biden took home 306 electoral votes to Trumps 232, and also received well over 5 million more votes in the popular count.
This guy reminds meremember the movie The Sixth Sense? Remember that movie? The main character doesnt know hes dead? Maher joked of Trump.
Even though Maher cautioned Ellis about using canned talking points, she nevertheless opened with one: What all Americans should be concerned about is that every legal vote should be counted fairly and accurately.
Right away, you used a talking point there. Legal vote. No one is contesting the idea that we are not wanting to count legal votes, Maher fired back.
After Ellis repeated the far-fetched claim that Trumps main motive for questioning the results of the election was to ensure that we can have free and fair elections in this country, Maher was incensed. But we do know that, he said. Your lawsuits are being laughed out of court. I mean, Im sorry, I dont want to make this a contentious interview. Im just trying to present what is the truth. Whats going on in the court.
Indeed, the Trump campaign has thus far gone 1 for 20 in (almost entirely frivolous) lawsuits contesting the results of the 2020 presidential election. (And the one minor case they won involved the disqualification of a small amount of mail-in ballots of Pennsylvania voters who were unable to confirm their identification by Nov. 9, and which did not affect the vote count in the state.)
Even the Department of Homeland Security stated that there was no evidence of voter fraud in the election, and that it was the most secure election in history.
When Maher asked Ellis, Where have you prevailed? she repeatedly claimed that theyve made headway in Pennsylvania.
Then Maher snapped. No, you havent, he replied, later adding, Just stop. Just stop.
Becoming more animated, Maher cited a judge in Philadelphia who questioned a Trump campaign lawyer about their allegation that their observers werent allowed in the ballot-counting room. When the Trump campaign lawyer said there was a non-zero number of observers from team Trump in the room (translation: there were Trump observers in the room), the judge replied, Whats the problem?!
Arent you a little bit ashamed of how youre denigrating the people who work so hard in the most difficult election in memory? Maher asked Ellis. They worked so hard to make this come out right.
Reader, she was not. Not even a little.