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Response to dlk (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 10:14 AM

4. I believe you have missed the point . . .

. . . which is that Trump was elected President -- by the Electors, per the process specified in Article II and Amendment XII -- and thus he is the President. You start your analysis with the presumption that Trump is "illegitimate," and thus his appointments, etc., are themselves also "illegitimate," but you haven't established that your presumption is valid. And, in my view at least, you cannot.

Trump is, constitutionally-speaking, the "legitimate" President. His removal from office, if that is to occur, must itself proceed from a constitutional basis.

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