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Tue Jun 14, 2022, 03:03 PM

The Loophole That Trump Tried to Steal the Election With Is Still There

Yes it's TDB which is frequently garbage... but the author is Margaret Carlson, former managing editor of the New Republic and first female columnist for Time magazine... hardly a RW'er.

A 5 month old article but describes in detail WHAT legal process the TFG team thought might work, how they attempted it and how it needs to be fixed.


https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-loophole-that-trump-tried-to-steal-the-election-with-is-still-there

Much of what was broken on Jan. 6 can’t be fixed, but there’s one thing that can: the loophole in the Electoral Count Act on which Donald Trump pinned his hopes of overturning the 2020 election.

That badly worded law—leaving open the question whether the vice president’s role is merely ceremonial or he has the power to replace duly certified electors—is still on the books. It requires only one member from the House and one from the Senate to make an objection to halt the count, with both branches of Congress then retiring to their respective chambers.

From there, the election can be tossed to the House.

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Reply The Loophole That Trump Tried to Steal the Election With Is Still There (Original post)
WarGamer Jun 2022 OP
blm Jun 2022 #1
SoCalDavidS Jun 2022 #2
kairos12 Jun 2022 #3
Baked Potato Jun 2022 #4

Response to WarGamer (Original post)

Tue Jun 14, 2022, 03:11 PM

1. Good point.

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Response to WarGamer (Original post)

Tue Jun 14, 2022, 03:34 PM

2. If It Requires 60 Senate Votes, It Ain't Going Anywhere

There's little chance the repubs will give up something they might be able to use someday, if they so decide.

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Response to WarGamer (Original post)

Tue Jun 14, 2022, 03:39 PM

3. All they need to get it changed is to say

if a Rethug wins in 2024 VP Harris will disallow that win and not certify the vote. Republican idea, they can live with it.

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Response to WarGamer (Original post)

Tue Jun 14, 2022, 03:43 PM

4. I don't think 80 million+ voters would just roll over and surrender

to that.

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