The anti-Trump forces don’t give up easily, do they? They battled him with all they could muster during the presidential campaign. Naturally, this is their right and is to be expected. Perhaps some of the Clinton campaign’s tactics were a tad bit unethical, but there’s no need to press that issue here. The Democrats put up a hard fight as they should. Enough said.
Once the election was over, however, the battle should have ended. Of course, it didn’t. We had the Jill Stein recount effort that flopped. Then there was the attempt to get Trump electors to turn “faithless” which not only failed, but found more Clinton electors turn faithless than Trump’s. A bit embarrassing. Then there is the whole brouhaha of accusing Russia of interfering with the vote which so far has gone nowhere.
Now the effort to derail his victory will be pursued when Congress meets today, January 6, to certify the results of the vote of the Electoral College that gave Donald Trump the win. It’s a testimony to the vindictiveness of some members of the left. Here’s their plan.
From The Political Insider:
Leading Democrat lawmakers in Congress are now considering a move to challenge Trump’s entire victory when Congress meets in joint session to certify the results.
House Democrats leading the charge are Reps. Ed Perlmutter of Colorado, Bobby Scott of Virginia, and Jamie Raskin of Maryland, among others.
To understand this we have to get into the rules by which Congress certifies the Electoral College vote which include the right of members to lodge a protest. First, we need to know that, “Members have the right to lodge those protests when Congress officially counts the electoral votes on Friday. But for the protests to have any effect on the proceedings, they’ll need to secure the backing of at least one senator, and it’s unclear whether any Senate Democrats are weighing a similar challenge.”
Assuming the anti-Trump forces can assemble the necessary group, the protests will tie up Congress for hours before voting to certify the results:
“Either way, there’s effectively no chance the protests will alter the actual election outcome, given Republican control of Congress. Instead, the effort could give Democrats a new venue to protest Trump’s victory. And if the Democrats can secure a senator’s support, the challenges could delay the certification of Trump’s victory for hours while the House and Senate separately debate the merits of each protested electoral college vote.”
This is almost unprecedented: “These types of challenges have only happened 3 times in history. They are going after individual electors – one by one- claiming they don’t live in the correct Congressional Districts or are disqualified due to currently holding public office.”
With the Republicans holding control of both houses of Congress, this is going to fail, just like previous efforts.
Seen in the context of every other post-election effort to make trouble for Mr. Trump, this is just another scream of liberal angst over Trump’s victory. With luminaries of the loony-left like Michael Moore encouraging civil disobedience at Mr. Trump’s inauguration, that will probably be their next opportunity to make fools of themselves. Something they are quite good at.
Source: Political Insider