GOP ‘Electors’ In Michigan Turned Away By State Police
Michigan did not miss out on all the fun on Elector’s Day this last Monday.
I was listening to Stephen Miller talk (Fox New Telecast) about sending Alternative Electors to state capitals to vote for a “trump” in place of Biden President as selected by the popular vote in each state. Sending alternative electors did not include every state in the union and just the ones which had voted with mail-in ballots. And illegally according to the claims of some pundits and commenters. To which every level of court in the US up to SCOTUS have proclaimed the voting process was legal. Still the contesting is going on today with trump filing in New Mexico also.
Stephen never mentioned Alternative Electors for Michigan in a Fox New Telecast (displayed at Crooks and Liars) early on in his broadcast which I thought was rather odd since trump met with the Michigan Senate Leader (Shirkey) and the House Speaker Lee Chatfield. “trump” after calling for them to come to Washinfton D. C. Like good boys, they went. The after-thought was, Shirkey and Chatfield would do something stupid and rile people . . . most likely Dems . . . up. The Repubs are devious; but not smart.
Karoli Kuns writes at Crooks and Liars,
“Republicans claiming to be ‘electors’ tried and failed in their bogus performative effort to gain entry to the room where the real electors were voting in Michigan’s state capitol.
This must have been what Stephen Miller was talking about this morning when he said there would be “alternate electors” sent to vote for Donald Trump.
A group of self-appointed ‘electors’ went to Michigan’s state capitol, expecting to be admitted, only to be turned away by the state police. When they demanded to be let in, an officer explained that the Capitol was closed unless they had an office there, or were taking part in the Electoral College process.
“We’re electors!” someone shouted out.
“The electors are already here,” the officer replied. ‘They’ve been checked in.’
“Not all of them,” someone in the group whined.
“The Capitol is closed,” the officer told them, while he affirmed that all 16 electors were in the building.
Undeterred, a man shouted out, ‘Not the GOP electors!'”
Well as you can see, the State or Capital Police met the Republican Electors at the door and turned them away. Michigan did what it was supposed to do and cast its Electoral Votes for Biden who won the state by an impressive 154,000 votes over “trump.”
I am still wondering what the Republicans may pull off in Michigan as they own majorities in both the Senate and the House which is not unusual. They did not go to Washington D.C. just to drink champagne.
Traitors to the USA.
Send the ‘electors’ to the FEMA reëducation camps.
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Try as a newbie to our site. When I first commented, nothing was there till I hit enter and then it appeared. we can’t do an image?
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The functions are not there immediately when you go to comment and not until you hit enter (for me at least) . The save a name is not working when you leave the site and come back to comment. Is it supposed to work then?
After I comment on a specific thread then on that thread at least sometimes I see the Name* and Email* saved. As long as I do not clear cache then all I need to type is the first letter of each to get a fill-in block to click on any thread even first time to comment on that thread.
I was hoping it would be permanent. This would also tell me who is new too!
Why not charge the fake Republican “electors” with attempted fraud and take them off in shackles to jail?
I am sure AG Dana Nessel could do so and maybe she does not due to the politics of it ay a state level. She is smart enough for sure. These Electors will also turn up in January also. Then it becomes a Federal issue.
The idea that any random person can turn up at the capitol and submit a vote as an elector is absurd. The electors are a designated group of people named by the separate political parties. When you vote for a candidate for President, you are actually voting for the slate of electors for the President named by his political party. After the votes have been counted, the state elections officials, specified by laws passed by the legislature, certify the electors who have received the most votes. Then the governor approves the certification according to the Voting statute of 1877 (I don’t recall the exact name). Then, on the specified date, this year 14 December, those electors, whose names are known, come to the place designated by the election officials and cast their votes. Their ballots are then approved and forwarded to Congress (the procedure is explained in detail, including the forms used, on Wikipedia). No, random people cannot walk in off the street and deliver an “alternate” set of ballots on 6 January.
Not random people. These were people selected by Republican legislators to represent the Republican party belief in a flawed election that defeated trump..