In a long, often disjointed, conference call between outgoing president Donald Trump, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and others in Washington and Georgia, the defeated president who lost in both the popular and Electoral College vote for president against Joe Biden tried to convince, persuade, threaten and even begged, the state to change at least enough votes to overturn his loss in that state. It didn’t sell.
A federal judge, appointed by outgoing president Donald Trump, ruled against an effort by some Republicans to give Pence unwarranted power to shift the outcome of the election but the division within Republicans continues to affect the party.
Howley will play the useless foil of Trump’s last-chance attempt to overturn the will of voters from the Nov. 3 election, a final stunt of a dying presidency.
In a divided America, both sides wonder what it will take. Some say this nation will find a way. Others say it is too late.
If you can’t win an election from the voters, find ways to keep voters who oppose you from casting ballots. It may not serve democracy, but it does serve the Republican agenda.
As expected, aides — even those who leave knowing they served a failing and fallen president — mix adulation for the ego-driven president who still won’t admit defeat.
But the Senate Majority Leader also lauded defeated president Donald Trump for his Supreme Court appointments and other claimed “accomplishments” while other Republicans say the fight to overturn democracy is “not over.”
Trump continues to claim he won the election but the democratic process, while under constant fire by an autocratic wannabe, held and bestowed the final win to President-elect Joe Biden.
As usual, Trump lied. He had claimed that the Electoral College vote would allow him to accept the results of an election he lost, but he turned to Twitter to claim Biden lost while he, and only he, won.
The president-elect, who won more votes in Georgia Nov. 3 than any other candidate on the ballot, hopes to put that support to work to put two more Democrats into the U.S. Senate.