The big corporate news networks are trying to convince us that there is absolutely no way the Supreme Court will rule in favor of President Trump and his allies in Texas v. Pennsylvania, but what if they are wrong?
The case is on the register and the states of Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin were ordered to file their responses at 3 p.m. Thursday.
It seems the Court understands the urgency of this case and it seems determined to get things done very quickly. Somehow we should know what they’re thinking pretty quickly.
In Part 1 of this series, I discussed the fact that 18 other states have now joined with Texas in arguing that election results in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin cannot stand.
Trump’s massive GA trial includes 66,000 underage votes, 2,500 felon, and 45K + illegal ballots.
And the more I examine the facts, the more I am convinced that their legal claims are correct.
Everyone agrees that officials in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin changed the electoral rules without consulting their legislatures. But the election clause of the US Constitution gives state legislatures exclusive power to determine how voters will be selected. The rule changes that officials in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin made were unconstitutional and had a significant impact on the outcome in each of those states.
Likewise, everyone agrees that voters and ballots were treated very differently in the left-wing parts of Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin than in the right-wing parts of those states. These are violations of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, and the Supreme Court should be completely blind not to see this.
If the Supreme Court is true to the US Constitution, the results of the vote in all four states will have to be rejected.
But what happens then?
Well, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is asking the court to declare that not all electoral votes in these four states should be counted …
In the lawsuit, Paxton asks the High Court to “declare that any electoral college vote cast by these presidential voters appointed in the respondent states of Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin is in violation of the election clause and of the Fourteenth Amendment cannot be counted. “
I don’t think the Court will do that, because it would deprive all legal voters in all of those states.
Alternatively, the Court could choose to ask the state legislatures of each of these four states to choose their own voters list, but I don’t think the Court would be willing to do that either.
Instead, I think the most likely cure would be a new election. It would also be problematic, as the results of these elections might not be known until electoral votes are supposed to be counted in Washington on January 6.
But even though a new election would be a chaotic solution, I think it’s the best bet.
Either way, if the current election results are overturned by the Supreme Court and President Trump ultimately wins, it will trigger the biggest tantrum in US history.
We have already seen rioting, looting, arson and widespread violence in our major cities throughout 2020, and we have continued to see more civil unrest in recent weeks. Look at what just happened in Portland.
But if Trump does end up getting a second term after everything that’s already happened, we’re going to see an outburst of anger that will be off the charts.
Already, politicians in some states are making decisions based on fear of what might happen. For example, members of the Georgia state legislature were apparently afraid to call a special session to address issues related to their elections, because they feared Atlanta would “burn” if they did …
In an interview with The Georgia Star News, State Representative Colton Moore (R-Trenton) said lawmakers are reluctant to call a special session to address the general election and the second round.
“The attitude of a lot of Republicans was, ‘Let’s just say outside of this and let the court decide.’ A lawmaker said [if they did call a session that] Atlanta will burn a second time, ”he said. “My personal theory is that the governor blocked a special session because about half of the Republicans in the house don’t want to be responsible for that burden.
I assure you that the potential for violence will weigh heavily on the minds of members of the Supreme Court as they consider the merits of Texas v. Pennsylvania.
I wish it hadn’t been true, but the truth is that members of the Supreme Court are humans too. If they are responsible for Biden’s loss of the election, there is a very real possibility that the radicals will violently attack them, their families and their homes.
Hopefully there will be at least five judges who are brave enough to do what’s right for the country, regardless of the short-term consequences. As Sean Hannity recently explained, we have reached an absolutely critical moment in our history and the American people deserve answers …
“The country deserves it. You deserve it, ”Hannity argued. “We the people deserve it. I don’t know what the judges are going to do, but the American people deserve answers. We must have confidence in both the integrity and the election results of each state, in the process, because we have millions of innocent Americans in states where the law and the Constitution have not been followed. They are therefore deprived of their rights in a corrupt process.
But whatever happens, it is likely that divisions in this country will continue to grow deeper and deeper.
And as they deepen, many wonder if we will be able to stand united as one nation. For example, Rush Limbaugh seems to think that the United States is rapidly approaching a breaking point …
“There can be no peaceful coexistence of two completely different theories of life, the theories of government, the theories of how we run our business. We cannot be in this terrible conflict without something giving somewhere along the way.
“I know there is an appreciable and growing feeling for people who believe that this is where we are headed, whether we like it or not. Whether we want to go or not. “
Unfortunately, there is no easy fix and the frustration on both sides will only increase.
Whether now or later, it seems inevitable that there will be a lot more civil unrest in our major cities, and that is extremely unfortunate.
In the beginning, the United States was united by a unique set of values and principles, and those values and principles have helped make us the greatest nation on the planet.
But now we have given up on those values and principles and as a result we have a huge mess on our hands.
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