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Judge tosses one Republican bid to throw out Massachusetts election results, but we've got two more cases to go; one guess who's involved in those

CommonWealth Magazine reports a judge in Worcester Superior Court on Monday dismissed a suit by a bunch of Massachusetts Republicans, including two failed Congressional candidates, to overturn the November election results.

That election boat has sailed, the issues raised are pining for the fjords and the suit is moot, the judge ruled on the challenge, which the five GOPers brought after they initially filed in federal court, where a judge "suggested" the case belonged in state court.

But don't worry, Republican electoral drama fans: We still have Shiva Ayyadurai, who has not one, but two pro-se cases in federal court against the state for the way Secretary of State Bill Galvin and his allegedly evil minions conspired to make him lose, by allegedly destroying one million ballots and by getting Twitter to suspend his Twitter feed at critical points in the campaign. And he is now seeking to formally add Twitter as a defendant in one of the suits.

State officials have denied both claims and their filings are increasingly filled with the sorts of phrases one doesn't often see in federal pleadings, such as "unfounded and inflammatory prevarications" and "ever expanding and completely fact-free conspiracy theories contradicted by reality and dressed up in the guise of a lawsuit."

For its part, in response to a query from US District Court Judge Mark Wolf on whether it wanted to be added to the suit, Twitter responded, essentially, no.

Wolf has set a May 20 hearing to discuss key questions in the suit - in which Ayyadurai originally sought $1.2 billion - including whether the state officials are covered by qualified immunity for whatever it is they did while acting as public officials.

Wolf also wants to hear from both sides on whether Twitter's terms of service, which alleged Father of Email Ayyadurai had to agree to to get the account he wants back, bars suits brought against it by users anywhere but San Francisco and why he should even hear Ayyadurai's First Amendment complaint against Twitter for actions that included banning him permanently, since it is a private company.

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clowns, grifters and raving loons, and Ayyadurai represents a rare trifecta there.

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plus he dated the Nanny!

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*laughs in Fran Drescher*

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When the GOP in this state wants to "cut budget" . Let us remind them of this boondoogle and how much time and money was wasted on this nonsense.

Argue with me all you want about "justice", I don't care. These folks behind these cases have nothing better to do than the clog up the courts with this nonsense. Their "justice" is all in their head and we, as tax payers, shouldn't have to pay for this.

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Call the Mass GOP and ask them!

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I don't think MassGOP wants anything to do with Shiva, either. I don't believe he's run on a GENERAL election ballot as a Republican nominee.

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Well, he invented EMAIL, and Twitter is basically just email, so he invented Twitter.

And the postal service, which destroyed all the ballots he filled out for himself. HOW DARE THE POSTAL SERVICE DO THIS TO SHIVA?!

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but he does seem to be bringing some serious innovation to that space.

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as "an idiot savant whose special skill is 'being an idiot.'"

Meaning that the boss was not only a moron, but came up with new and intriguing ways to show it.

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Magoo invented Magoomail. Magoo.

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I thought you said you were going away.

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Can we start a GoFundMe drive to raise enough money so this guy can move to a state where a republican, even a crazy one, has a shot at winning an election and be done with this nonsense once and for all?

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That will not help. The flowchart here is:

Shiva -> universalhub.com -> you

Whether you or Shiva move to a different state, you'll still be connected as long as you keep visiting universalhub.

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I'm not sure we want to be responsible for getting another lunatic in office who can't recognize when an election has been decided.

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wasn't stolen. Theirs is a conscious, craven, cynical decision to promote the Big Lie in order to curry favor with the Great Orange Mistake and his idiot cult. The GOP is now officially an anti-democratic, authoritarian party: a pox on the republic.

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When the GOM keels over from being old and sucking too much adderall, what conspiracy theories will cover that?

Especially with uberspook Darth Cheney's daughter vowing to never let him get near the oval office again?

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When the GOM keels over from being old and sucking too much adderall, what conspiracy theories will cover that?

Oh, they will be endless, you know that. RepubliCons are still going on about Vince Foster, for heaven's sake.

Especially with uberspook Darth Cheney's daughter vowing to never let him get near the oval office again?

He can't very well get near it if he's dead. While he's alive...well, this will get interesting. The problem with the Cheney/Romney/Kinzinger Republicans is that they've been threatening to take their ball and bat and go home for a while now, but not doing anything. It's possible that Cheney's ouster may trigger some real action, but the announcement from the 100 "prominent" Republicans, many retired, that NOW they're good and mad and they might just go and start a new party any day now doesn't inspire confidence.

If Trump were to die, it would take the air out of the balloon of the Republican engine, which is currently fueled exclusively by Trump's kingmaking. Currying favor with him is the only game in town while he's around. When he's gone, it will be like Nazi Germany post-bunker scene, a sad battle between defective kaiju Bohrman and Goering.

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