Status of High Stakes Election Continues to Be Unclear

Status of High Stakes Election Continues to Be Unclear, by Matt Walsh.

5) Dec. 8 is the so-called “safe harbor” date, under which the states by federal law must have resolved any and all controversies regarding a disputed election, and their governors must so certify, in order that the names of the actual electors may be reported to the National Archivist.

6) Neither state governors nor courts, including their high courts, have any authority over how federal elections are conducted in their states.

7) If the election results are still in doubt by that date — as they might well be — the Trump campaign could ask the state legislatures in the disputed battleground to set aside the tainted tallies and use their plenary powers under Article 1, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution to appoint and certify slates of electors favorable to the GOP.

8) Republicans now fully control 24 states, in which they have both houses of the legislature and the state house, including the battleground states of Arizona and Florida. Meanwhile, in Michigan, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Wisconsin, they control the legislatures but the governors are Democrats. All six of those states could send Trump slates to the feds by Dec. 8 should they wish to. Whether their Democrat governors would certify the slates is, of course, another matter. By contrast, the Democrats control only one current battleground state in which the vote is in dispute, Nevada, with a majority in the legislature and a Democrat as governor.

9) Should the election be thrown into the House of Representatives — as it was in 1800 and 1824 — each state delegation gets one vote for President, and Trump would win, 31-18. For those scoring at home, that would mean 185,895,957 Americans, voting via their congressional delegations, would outvote 133,888,565 people living in Democrat states. …

The Democrats won nearly all the close races over the past few decades. Doesn’t that raise your suspicions?

12) Elsewhere electronic “glitches” have been reported, switching Trump votes to Biden, although rarely if ever the other way around. But this is par for the course regarding important elections, in which the Democrats somehow pull off amazing statistical improbabilities/impossibilities and nip the Republican candidate at the wire every time. Only once in recent history has it been stopped: in Florida in 2000, and there they fumbled by asking for recounts in only three, heavily Democrat counties. …

14) During one of his few campaign appearances, the bumbling Biden made the following unconditional statement: “We have put together, I think, the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics.” Imagine the howling on the left had Trump said something like that. And yet fraud and the Democrat Party have gone hand-in-hand at least since Tammany Hall in the 19th century. Indeed, it has become the punchline of a joke everybody knows, including Democrats. Except they’re proud of it.

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20) It’s also long past time to strip the “social media” companies and internet giants of their federal protection, specifically section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which shelters them from liability actions on the grounds that they are “platforms,” not publishers. But as 2020 has shown, they were and are active partisans on the leftist side, slanting and shading the news — and even, in the case of the Hunter Biden laptop bombshell — suppressing it altogether.

The emerging themes:

  • Democrats: Count every vote.
  • Republicans: Investigate every fraud.