Wednesday, December 9, 2020

President Trump's Case To Change the Electoral College Vote Is Much Stronger Than Dems' Was in '16

Remember following the 2016 election when Democrats and their allies in the media were cheering on the idea of “faithless electors.”
Their argument was that Russia had interfered with the American election so Donald Trump’s win over Hillary Clinton could not be trusted.
New York Magazine headlined, “Last-Minute Push to Sway Electoral College Voters Intensifies,” noting that then-House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi supported the effort by 79 Democrat electors to be briefed by the Obama administration on Russia’s alleged interference.
Politico reported that California Democratic elector Christine Pelosi, the speaker’s daughter, spearheaded the effort.
“The nation’s 538 presidential electors have been thrust into the political foreground like never before in American history. In the aftermath of a uniquely polarizing presidential contest, the once-anonymous electors are squarely in the spotlight, targeted by death threats, harassing phone calls and reams of hate mail. One Texas Republican elector said he’s been bombarded with more than 200,000 emails,” the news outlet explained.
One GOP Arizona elector told The Washington Post, she was receiving 50 letters and 3,000 emails a day ahead of the December 2016 Electoral College vote urging her to be a faithless elector.
The New York Times reported that a “historic number” of electors in fact defected, voting for someone other than their party’s nominee.
As happened multiple times during the Trump administration, Democrats have given themselves no ground to stand on when the president now argues he has real concerns about the integrity of the current election.
If “Russia, Russia, Russia” allegations were a legitimate reason to argue for electors to vote differently (and they weren’t by the way) than the results of the election, how much more when Trump’s campaign has offered hundreds of affidavits and other evidence of fraud in hearings before state legislators in Georgia, Arizona, Pennsylvania and Michigan.
The campaign, in fact, is calling for the Republican-controlled legislatures in these states to exercise their constitutional authority to stop the final certification of the presidential election in their respective states.
Read the rest from Randy DeSoto HERE.

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