“In a challenge to Michigan’s results, she [Sidney Powell] filed a supporting declaration from a witness who claimed voting-data irregularities in Edison County—a place that doesn’t exist.”
That seems to be an apt description of this truly sad, truly dangerous, and infuriating attack on our elections, the officials, volunteers, governors, legislators and most egregiously, the American people. And all to satisfy a deranged president’s warped ego. Yet, the passive acquiescence of Republican Congressional leaders is even more disturbing. To know that they fear our president would be a shock to our founders who struggled to create a system where this could not happen.
The article points out that the election was not really close with about 300,000 votes separating the candidates in the key states. Never mind the 7 million popular vote count. Much larger margins, by far, than 2016. Ted Olsen, a lead attorney for Bush in 2000, said the Florida legal battle was over about 500 votes. No comparison. Trump, however, has set new parameters for our elections. Lose and litigate. Even if you can’t prevail, you will look tough.
Now his tweets say OVERTURN THE ELECTION in caps. No more pretense as to what he wants the Court to do. Or ever did want since 2016 when he declared all elections are rigged. Unless he wins.
And that is the basis for putting our nation through needless, expensive and perilous obstacles while we are also fighting a pandemic and economic uncertainty.