The Effort To Steal the Election From Trump Heats Up

A group of people who are unhappy with the democratic process and apparently think American institutions should be cast aside so that they might feel personally fulfilled are trying to overturn the election results. As Townhall’s Matt Vespa reports:

So, remember that ragtag group of electors who submitted papers with the Colorado Attorney General’s office to form a 527 group in order to raise money for legal fees in their efforts to block President-elect Donald Trump from office? Well, they’re going to use that money to file lawsuit against the binding Electoral College laws in 29 states. For some, electors have to vote in accordance to how their states went in the presidential election. Electors who go rogue could face legal trouble. Moreover, that person would be removed from the slate of electors and replaced with someone who will abide by the state’s election laws. As written, it’s a fruitless exercise, as is this hail marry attempt to block Trump.

This group, called Hamilton Electors is trying to peel 37 Republican delegates away from Trump. They also reportedly have eight Democratic electors who are ready to bolt from Clinton. The consensus alternative for these people is Ohio Gov. John Kasich. The Clinton’s have kept their distance from this political tango, with the group’s leaders adding that the power couple’s distance is an asset in their lobbying campaign with Republican electors, according to Politico, though Bill Clinton is an elector from New York so I don’t know how long that talking point can hold up:

Advocates of the long-shot bid to turn the Electoral College against Donald Trump have been in contact with close allies of Hillary Clinton, according to multiple sources familiar with the discussions, but the Clinton camp — and Clinton herself — have declined to weigh in on the merits of the plan.

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The electors leading the anti-Trump push say they’re operating without regard to the Clinton campaign’s views and without its assistance. To some leaders of the anti-Trump effort, the lack of formal Democratic Party engagement is an asset as they attempt to woo Republicans.

First they complained about the existence of the electoral college, and now they’re appealing to the institutions higher purpose. Let’s recognize this for the steaming pile of bullshit that it is: A bipartisan group of people who failed to successfully pitch their preferred candidate to the American public and were bulldozed by a total political neophyte now behaving like a bunch of spoiled children and calling it enlightened. As Vespa and other notes, their goal is a political impossibility. In the very unlikely case that they succeed, congressional Republicans are not going to vote to unseat the duly elected president of the United States. Surely these enlightened folks understand this, in which case this amounts to nothing more than a virtue signaling fundraising stunt. They are standing athwart history, yelling “NOT FAIR!”

 You lost. Suck it up and move on with your sad lives. 


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