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Fri May 14, 2021, 06:52 PM

Michelle Goldberg: How Republicans could steal the 2024 election

Erica Newland serves as counsel for Protect Democracy, a nonprofit organization founded in 2017 to fight democratic breakdown in America.

Before Joe Biden’s victory was officially confirmed in January, she researched some of the ways that Donald Trump’s allies in Congress might sabotage the process. She came to a harrowing conclusion.

“It occurred to me,” she told her colleagues then, “as I dug into the rules and watched what happened, that if the current Republican Party controls both Houses of Congress on Jan. 6, 2025, there’s no way if a Democrat is legitimately elected they will get certified as the president-elect.”

At: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/13/opinion/cheney-2024-election.html



New York Times Columnist Michelle Goldberg:

"With enough procedural mischief, politicians representing a minority of the country could hand the presidency to a candidate who got a minority of both the popular and Electoral College votes."

"The Republican electorate, believing that Democratic victories are by their nature illegitimate, demands that everything possible be done to subvert them."

"Republicans are showing us exactly what they expect of their officials."

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Response to peppertree (Original post)

Fri May 14, 2021, 07:01 PM

1. Here's a paper by Laurence Tribe and others that show this is still pretty far fetched

https://verdict.justia.com/2020/09/30/no-republicans-cannot-throw-the-presidential-election-into-the-house-so-that-trump-wins

The percentages of votes needed to carry this off is just not feasible

Plus, we may indeed lose the house, but we will add 1-2 seats in the senate in ‘22, possibly 1-2 more in ‘24

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Response to peppertree (Original post)

Fri May 14, 2021, 07:18 PM

2. Michelle always sees the dark side.

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Response to Polly Hennessey (Reply #2)

Fri May 14, 2021, 07:26 PM

3. Obviously! In the link I provided above it's pretty clear just how difficult that would be

Thank the gods we’re not there

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Fri May 14, 2021, 07:54 PM

4. I am so sick and tired of articles like this.

Evidently these writers or whatever they call themselves always think they know what the future holds. Nobody does so stop trying to scare people. Stop seeing the glass half empty. We will survive this threat and come out the winner because we are on the right side of history.

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