Trump-Biden $100 Bet Lands Friends in Court

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Jagajeet Chiba
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Jeffrey Costa of Georgia has sued Sean Hynes of Florida in small claims court over a $100 friendly political bet.


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Hynes, a supporter of former US President Donald Trump, allegedly refuses to pay up on their $100 wager.

From the Legal Examiner:

The terms of the bet, as defined in a Facebook chat between the two men, was based on who won “the actual seat of the presidency” — once the election had been “settled by law.”

On Nov. 3, 2020, the two friends wished each other good luck and the day after Biden was named the winner, Costa texted Hynes that it was “time to pay up!!!

It should be noted that few, if any, online betting sites graded wagers until all votes were certified in early January as a result of Trump refusing to concede.

“Bro the elections are determined by the courts, not the networks,” Hynes insisted.

“No, they are not,” retorted Costa, adding that “there is no mathematical way for Trump to win.”

“I’ll gladly pay you after its [sic] settled by law,” Hynes replied.

Dozens of legal attempts to overturn the results were thrown out by courts in critical battleground states where fraud allegations were made but no proof offered.  Biden was inaugurated January 20.

During the weeks leading up to the Inauguration, Costa repeatedly demanded that Hynes pay up,  reminding him “It’s over.”

“Sometime before the inauguration/Electoral college … Learn the process bud,” answered Hynes, telling Costa to stop sending him links to news articles about the election results.

On Dec. 15, Hynes wrote a nearly 800-word explanation of the electoral certification process, including ways the Congress could potentially overturn the election.

“The Democrats, the media, social networks and globalists around the world will come unhinged and chaos will erupt. Bigly,” Hynes wrote.

Fifteen minutes later, Costa gave Hynes a one-day warning that if he did not “make the right choice” and pay the $100 they had bet, he would sue for the money.

Costa filed his “breach of agreement” claim in Pinellas County Small Claims Court, demanding not only that Hynes pay the $100 wager, but that he also pay $250 in court costs and $300 in interest.

Perhaps not surprisingly, Hynes ended up unfriending Costa on Facebook.

- Jagajeet Chiba, Gambling911.com

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