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The Rot Is Deep

In case you missed last evening’s developments, a DOJ official has resigned over Bill Barr’s new memo authorizing prosecutors to investigate so-called election irregularities before the results are certified. More soon on this.

For All The Marbles

The newly constituted 6-3 conservative-majority Supreme Court hears oral arguments this morning in the case that Republicans are using to try to dismantle Obamacare once and for all. Tierney Sneed will be covering it for TPM. Here’s her latest on the exquisite bind the case has put Republicans in, even though it’s all their own doing. Come back for more from Tierney late this morning after the oral arguments.

I Have A Question

Imagine for a moment the reaction to Loretta Lynch going to Chuck Schumer’s office while President Obama refused to concede defeat. Seriously though, what was Bill Barr doing in Mitch McConnell’s office today?

Echoes Of 2016 Prime Badge

A couple of reader emails, the first one fun, the second especially poignant. Both connect this day to the awful experience of election night 2016.

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Remember This Day, Part 2

TPM Reader JE:

Small, rural, multigenerational family farm here in Maui, Hawaii.

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The View From Inside Gov’t

A TPM reader in DC:

I’m a civil servant. Joe Biden’s victory feels like a war-time liberation.

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Remember This Day Prime Badge

More from TPM readers around the country:

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Catharsis! Prime Badge

Here’s what you’re experiencing:

From North Carolina:

Walking to the Farmer’s market in Durham NC and we hear screaming and cheers from 2 blocks away. I start crying because I know what it means. Everyone wants to hug but everyone is staying COVID happy. ♥️♥️♥️

From Buffalo, NY:

Lulu Pranikoff celebrating Joe Biden winning the presidency Buffalo, NY Nov. 7, 2020 (credit: TPM Reader Mike Lamb)

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At Long Last
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 29:  Bottles of champagne are seen on display at a Costco store December 29, 2008 in South San Francisco, California. As the economy continues to falter, sales of sparkling wine and champagne are down this year compared to a 4 percent surge from last year.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Send us your reactions and accounts of the celebrations where you are. And thank you. We couldn’t have made it through the last four years without you. You stood tall. You persevered. There is much work to do now. Celebrate now. Get busy tomorrow. Cheers!

 

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