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Wed Nov 11, 2020, 08:03 AM

The Electoral College Play

How low will they go?

https://politicalwire.com/2020/11/11/the-electoral-college-play/

The Electoral College Play
November 11, 2020 at 7:48 am EST By Taegan Goddard


“As the weaknesses of President Trump’s legal cases to overturn Joe Biden’s win become clearer, Republicans are talking more about the Electoral College — hinting at an extreme last-chance way for Trump to cling to power,” Axios reports.

“In this long-shot scenario, Trump and his team could try to block secretaries of state in contested states from certifying results. That could allow legislatures in those states to try to appoint new electors who favor Trump over Biden.”

Said one lawyer: “It’s basically hijacking the democracy. They’ve got nothing else; you’d be trying to deny Joe Biden 270.”

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 08:09 AM

1. Republicans were elected also

If they block the certification of votes, they block Republicans in states that voted for Biden.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 08:09 AM

2. Legislators.Don't.Choose.Electors

How many times does this have to be said?

They're chosen by the respective political parties.

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 08:17 AM

5. I'm not saying you're wrong, but if you're right and everyone knows

that you're right, how come so many legal experts and think tanks that are war-gaming this election are so worried about this?

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 08:25 AM

6. I don't think most legal experts are worried

You have to remember that many of the ones you see in the media have an interest in staying in the media, so they send up these trial balloons.

For example, I've stated a simple fact several times, and others have stated it better than me-electors are not chosen by legislators, PERIOD. Someone here-who writes better than I-reprinted that from the US Constitution itself. The legislatures have nothing to do with it. Yet, some of these "legal experts" seem to keep forgetting that simple fact. Why is that, do you think?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 08:10 AM

3. Gellman did everyone such a disservice

by writing that far-fetched article in The Atlantic. Ron Brownstein, one of the editors, should be embarrassed he allowed it to be published.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 08:10 AM

4. Time to suit up, people, as my passionate protester neice would say.

Speaking of protective gear, protest signs, solidarity, and plans Time to put our bodies on the line. Not the bravest person myself, physically, but what's the alternative?

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