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Sun Jan 3, 2021, 04:37 PM

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Someone posted a post about setting precedent with this crap.

Someone please answer this:

its an alternate universe, everything is the same trump lost, Biden won. BUT, the conservatives have a large majority in the house and senate. could they then conceivably challenge and overturn an election? If the answer is yes, then I think we are looking at this happening in some future election.

I'm SO glad we have the house!!

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Sun Jan 3, 2021, 05:11 PM

1. Yes they could. The reason why this won't work now is that...

both the Senate and the House have to agree with the objections/nullification of EC ballots.

It won't happen now because Dems have the majority in the House and won't go along with this sedition.

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Sun Jan 3, 2021, 05:35 PM

2. With No. 1 priority being the end of voter suppression tactics.

Perhaps one of the most effective tactics is allocating resources in "certain areas" to create long lines. This must be addressed. We need a new voting rights act that, among other things, includes a stiff fine for counties that run their election so badly people have to wait for anything more than an hour.

Even well meaning democrats spend more time lauding the demonstration of determination of those waiting than decrying the fact that perhaps 5% or more confronted with an intolerable line can't, or don't consider their vote important enough, to wait. (Particularly when there is overconfidence in a democratic win, as in 2016 and last year)

Thanks to effective voter suppression, despite the apparently decisive popular vote, we won the electoral college by the thinnest of margins (see excerpt below from the Cook Report). It we don't act, we may fail to overcome the suppression next time.

Joe Biden won the popular vote by 7.1 million (4.5 percentage points), but Donald Trump came within 42,918 votes (Biden's combined margin of victory in Arizona, Georgia and Wisconsin) of a 269-269 tie in the Electoral College, which would likely have been resolved in Trump's favor in the House. Trump came within 65,009 votes of winning 270 Electoral votes outright, when including Biden's win in Nebraska's 2nd District.

It's up to us to do whatever we can to inspire passion for the basics -- like truly free and fair elections, anti-racist policies, universal health care, remedies for the dehumanizing distribution of our national wealth, and other changes that would build this country into something we could be truly proud of.

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