Ever since Republican lawmakers announced they intend to mount an objection to the Electoral College vote when a joint session of Congress meets Wednesday, Democrats and mainstream media have denounced it as undemocratic.
But the caterwauling from the left brings to mind a line from Shakespeare’s "Hamlet," that "The lady doth protest too much," and thus loses all credibility. Are they really that afraid of the truth?
At least a dozen senators and 140 House members are expected to object to the certification of Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory as the 46th president.
They’re calling for an electoral commission to go over the results in key states for 10 days before they’re certified.
In response, Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., claimed on MSNBC Sunday that her GOP colleagues were violating their oath to the Constitution.
"Of all the damage that’s been done in four years, and there’s been a lot of it, this is the worst," she said.
What “damage” is she talking about? Sending billions to foreign countries in a coronavirus “relief” bill while giving Americans who’ve been impacted $600?
She made numerous references to the Constitution without pointing to a single provision they might violate.
Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., called the senators leading the charge "enemies of democracy."
This promoted an observation and question from former Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell.
"This is the Beijing line," he tweeted. "Why does Swalwell always push the Beijing line?"
This would be the same Eric Swalwell who allegedly with a Chinese spy early in his career.
Could that be it?
NBC’s Chuck Todd positively browbeat Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., on air for nearly nine minutes. The Wisconsin Republican is one of the lawmakers who questions the election results.
"You made an allegation of widespread fraud, you've failed to offer specific evidence of that widespread fraud, but you're demanding an investigation on the grounds there's allegations of widespread fraud," Todd told Johnson on "Meet the Press" Sunday. "Essentially, you're the arsonist here."
When Johnson brought up corporate media’s failure to report the Hunter Biden scandal, Todd shot back, "Alright, I've had enough of hearing this. You've spent the last 2 years . . . carrying a lot of this crazy, conspiratorial water for President Trump."
Jedidiah Bila, co-host of Fox News Channel’s "Fox & Friends Weekend," found the plan "really outrageous," adding, "the reason is that if you look at what’s gone on here, I think the media has actually been pretty fair, particularly the news divisions."
She apparently missed the NBC News Todd-Johnson fireworks that same day.
Bila observed that the courts rejected numerous cases that the Trump campaign legal teams initiated, but the courts seldom ruled on the merits of the cases. They were rejected instead on claims that the plaintiffs lacked standing, or the cases were presented to the wrong court or filed too late.
Evidence of widespread voter fraud has been uncovered in at least six battleground states: Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
In addition, state and local officials in at least four states — Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — used the pandemic to make last-minute changes to their voting laws. This is in clear violation to the U.S., Constitution, which provides that only state legislatures may set the time, place, and manner of elections.
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an action brought by the state of Texas, and joined by 18 other states, on that very issue, claiming they lacked standing to sue.
Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito dissented.
In addition to evidence the 2020 election may have been rigged, it doesn’t pass the smell test. It doesn’t make sense that Biden, who hasn’t had an original thought in 78 years and 45 days, won the election, despite the fact that:
- His party lost at least 11 House seats
- He lost heavily in the bellwether states of Florida, Ohio, Indiana, and Iowa
- He lost nearly every bellwether county in the country
- He bested Hillary Clinton’s 2016 performance in only a few cities
Finally, questioning the Electoral College results is hardly unprecedented.
It was done by congressional Democrats:
- In 2017, and described by CNN as mere "interruptions"
- In 2005, by 32 Democratic members of Congress, led by Sen. Barbara Boxer of California
- In 2001 by a group of Democratic House members, led by then-Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. of Illinois. Jackson was later sentenced to a 30-month prison term for misusing campaign funds
But it was all within the normal course of business then; today some Democrats claim it’s treason and sedition.
Does that mean congressional Democrats realize that this time the claims aren’t frivolous?
That they have real merit.
Even Democrats recognize there was something hinky about the 2020 election.
When the people distrust of their elections, they lose faith in government.
Michael Dorstewitz is a retired lawyer and has been a frequent contributor to BizPac Review and Liberty Unyielding. He is also a former U.S. Merchant Marine officer and an enthusiastic Second Amendment supporter, who can often be found honing his skills at the range. Read Dorstewitz's Reports — More Here.
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