Thoughts from the Sidelines

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American FlabToday is the first of December and we are not sure who was elected President.  The media and big Tech have an opinion.  Fortunately, their opinion is not any better than mine in terms of legal effect.  

partiesThe strategies in the various states are fascinating to read.  It may be one of the few times that I enjoy listening to lawyers.  In basic terms, there are two arguments,  There are numerous allegations of fraud, from fraudulent introduction of ballots to surprising allegations of computer manipulations to change the vote totals.  These arguments are directed to the states and are designed to get the state legislatures to intervene at the Electoral College level - either by changing the electors that vote in the Electoral College or by getting the states to withhold reporting of the state's results if they are uncertain - thereby possibly preventing any candidate from reaching the 270 vote threshold.  The second type of argument is for the Federal Courts and ultimately the Supreme Court  - that is an equal protection argument that citizens in a state had their votes treated differently in parts of their states.

blogger wound too tightIf the Electoral College can resolve the election, it will be on Dec 14.  If no candidate reaches 270 votes, then the election goes to the House of Representatives.  Time will tell.

Of course, then we have two Senate run-off elections in Georgia on January 5, 2021 - on which the balance of the Senate will be decided.

But we will inaugurate a President on January 20, 2021.  

But in my view, we do not have a President-Elect quite yet.  And in any case, President Trump remains the President until January 20.  I would like to think in terms of "until every legal vote is counted" but that may be asking too much.



Comments (3)

James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Morning Ted.

Time will tell, we'll see what happens.  The next couple of weeks will be interesting for sure

Dec 02, 2020 12:28 AM
Ted Baker
Carmody and Associates LLC - Winter Haven, FL

Hi James - it is amazing to me that half of the country is passionately opposed to the policies and accomplishments of my President.  But "We the People"  have a right to the government we wish to elect.  The allegations of cheating have me concerned.  I support the right of the people to chose but I would like a level playing field.  As we both have said - time will tell.  

Thanks for stopping by.

Dec 03, 2020 12:00 PM
Mike Frazier
Carousel Realty of Dyer County - Dyersburg, TN
Northwest Tennessee Realtor

Ted, any sain person knows Trump won that election.

Apr 23, 2021 11:05 AM