Before midnight on the East Coast on November 3, 2020 – 11:24pm exactly – was when I knew it was over for the Trump presidency. Those of you who read my one month later and were here on election night know how big of a deal I made of Fox News’s call of Arizona for Biden… and Trump too, given that he got Fox News to actually fucking fire the guy who did it.
But we already did that retrospective. Today’s is about the absolutely godawful four days the American right wing had after that night. To wake up one morning assured of your team’s place, that nothing can stop you, and then to wake up the next morning trying to make up bullshit excuses about some “ballot dump” showing up in the middle of the night is not where they wanted to be that day. The following days went much, much worse for them, leading up to the race being called.
What follows is a tour of the moments of that historic week from election day until the networks called it for Biden before noon on Saturday, November 7th 2020, as covered by National Zero and elsewhere (plus some fun comments from our pals at The Hill), which set in motion a stretch that was arguably the most consequential in American politics and media since the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks in 2001.
Wednesday, November 4th, 2020:
🇺🇸 Biden wins Wisconsin – First swing state called more or less unanimously by the big boys.
🇺🇸 Trump Regime just going to go ahead and declare victory in Pennsylvania as if that somehow stops the vote count – Eric Trump’s tweet below. It was painfully obvious this was coordinated.
We have won Pennsylvania!
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) November 4, 2020
🇺🇸 National Zero calls race at 4:43pm EDT – Yeah, we did it. And early. So what? Fuck you.
Thursday, November 5th, 2020:
🇺🇸 Georgia judge tosses Trump campaign’s ballot count lawsuit – The first article we have about Trump’s many, many, many post-election day court losses.
🇺🇸 Perdue falls under 50% mark in GA Senate race, heading to run off – This is an important plot point, because Dems were screwed on the Senate until Perdue missing a majority by an ass hair opened the window for Ossoff’s later win.
🇺🇸 47,000 ballots still outstanding in Georgia – Snapshot of the moment showing the Trump campaign was fighting a war way too deep in supposedly safe territory.
🇺🇸 Defense Secretary Mark Esper drafts resignation letter – Secretary of Defense quits, worrying some folks that the Orange Tyrant would install a loyalist who would back an effort to use the military to stay in power.
REMINDER TO THE REPUBLICAN STATE LEGISLATURES, YOU HAVE THE FINAL SAY OVER THE CHOOSING OF ELECTORS, NOT ANY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, SECRETARY OF STATE, GOVERNOR, OR EVEN COURT. YOU HAVE THE FINAL SAY — ARTICLE II OF THE FED CONSTITUTION. SO, GET READY TO DO YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) November 5, 2020
🇺🇸 Hannity says there needs to be a do-over election in Pennsylvania – Video below.
🇺🇸 Nevada GOP makes criminal referral to DoJ about 3,062 voters – Republicans begin their quests for revenge.
Friday, November 6th, 2020:
🇺🇸 Biden takes lead in Georgia – Bad to worse for the MAGA dipshits.
🇺🇸 Secret Service assigns Presidential-level detail to Biden – The Secret Service just went ahead and called the election while it was still technically up in the air.
🇺🇸 Pennsylvania news hits Fox and Friends crew like a ton of bricks – Video below… Moments like this almost made four years of Trump worth it.
🇺🇸 Trump campaign claims election is not over – The fact that you have to say that the election isn’t over means the election’s fucking over.
🇺🇸 Wisconsin GOP telling Pennsylvania Trump fans to vote after election – This is how desperate they got. The shit they were freaking out about, with ballots arriving and counted late before the election became one last desperate lifeline, where these Wisconsin MAGA dickheads were begging Pennsylvania MAGA dickheads, whoever they were who hadn’t already voted, to send in a late ballot because it would still be counted. I know, right?
🇺🇸 Republican member of Georgia county vote count review panel keeps trying to count write-in ballots for Pence as being for Trump – Seriously laughed out loud looking back at this one.
🇺🇸 The Trump “War Room” voter fraud tip line is 1-888-630-1776 – My God this was hilarious.
Saturday, November 7th, 2020:
🇺🇸 Team Fuck Your Feelings really upset you no-good punk spammers keep forcing them to change their voter fraud tip line number – This was just the icing on the cake.
Another new number 👇🏽 To those who have spammed our other numbers: it’s shameful that you don’t think it’s important to have integrity in our elections. It’s fundamental to our republic. Keep spamming. We will keep changing the number. 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/ILPJrqG42D
— Lara Trump (@LaraLeaTrump) November 7, 2020
We’ll continue our look back soon with a more zoomed-out tour of the six months, leaving off from the race being officially called on that nice sunny Saturday in November.