The day Trump supporters have been holding out for has finally come—and it did not exactly result in the best possible outcome.
In the weeks since November 3rd, Republican voters—including myself—have been waiting for December 14th, the day the Electoral College pledges their votes to decide who becomes President-Elect.
Although we were hoping for litigation to result in court rulings that would ultimately affect the popular vote in the contested states to reflect only legal votes, it did not happen in time.
Now, after yesterday’s voting, Joe Biden is officially President-Elect and a lot of people are wondering: where do we go from here?
Biden may be President-Elect, but that does not mean the battle is over—far from it, in fact.
The most important indicator that this battle is going to march on, perhaps until Inauguration Day, is the fact that the Electoral College votes are not yet finalized.
On January 6th, 2021, the Senate and the House of Representatives will meet in a joint session to certify the Electoral College results. Vice President Mike Pence presides as President of the Senate and will declare the winner of the 2020 election.
This statutory deadline buys the Trump campaign about three more weeks of time to litigate in the contested states and get legal votes counted. At this time, the results could still be potentially overturned.
Is it a long shot? Maybe. Is it possible? Definitely.
In addition to the January 6th deadline, there is much more good news to look forward to in the fight to stop the steal.
As you know, Monday was a firestorm of breaking news updates including a lot of great news for the Trump campaign’s pursuit of another four years. Those updates included:
- The Arizona Senate Judiciary announced a full forensic audit on Dominion machines and software.
- President Trump filed a new election lawsuit in New Mexico.
- The Wisconsin Supreme Court said election officials were wrong, meaning some ballots may not be counted.
- GOP electors in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico all cast procedural votes for President Trump.
- America saw the first instance of “dueling electors” since 1876
- A forensic report on Dominion Voting Systems revealed “that the Dominion Voting System is intentionally and purposefully designed with inherent errors to create systemic fraud and influence election results,” therefore the vote in Antrim County, Michigan should not have been certified according to the judge.
- S. Attorney General William Barr is resigning before Christmas. The Acting Attorney General will assume his duties.
This is on top of the existing lawsuits put forth by Trump lawyers Jenna Ellis and Rudy Giuliani who have been collecting evidence, conducting hearings, and filing in court to combat mass election fraud.
And it’s all bad news for Biden considering three weeks remain before the Electoral College’s vote is certified.
Although I don’t think anyone can predict exactly what is going to happen over the next few weeks, we are living in unprecedented times. If there’s one thing we’ve learned in 2020, it’s that anything is possible.
What I do know is that it is urgent we restore election integrity as we cannot allow the most important aspect of our society, free and fair elections, to be susceptible to the whims of the power-hungry.