The plan was always to lie about the mail in voting, delay the count in Pennsylvania, and use the time while all the votes were being counted to begin a disinformation campaign about a stolen election. This was all expected from Trump, and it’s less about winning an election he lost by a wide margin and more about keeping Trump base loyal. Sadly, its working for many of his followers. But it won’t change reality. And nowhere was that reality more stark than at Four Seasons Total Landscaping. Philadelphia Inquirer: “What began five years ago with the made-for-TV announcement of Donald Trump’s presidential ambitions from the escalator of his ritzy Manhattan high-rise ended Saturday with his aging lawyer shouting conspiracy theories and vowing lawsuits in a Northeast Philadelphia parking lot, near a sex shop and a crematorium.” (If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging. Unless the shovel you’re using was purchased at Four Seasons Total Landscaping.)

+ WaPo: “A pair of Trump’s most loyal surrogates made a defiant stand on the gravelly backside of a landscaping business in an industrial stretch of Northeast Philadelphia, near a crematorium and an adult-video store called Fantasy Island, along State Road, which leads — as being associated with Trump sometimes does — to a prison.” It began on a gold escalator. It may have ended at Four Seasons Total Landscaping.

+ “Brooks was incarcerated in the 1990s on charges of sexual assault, lewdness and endangering the welfare of a minor for exposing himself to two girls ages 7 and 11.” Man featured at Giuliani press conference is a convicted sex offender.

+ So far very few to Republicans have ceded the election and congratulated the winner. The few include W and Mitt Romney.