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Republicans Should Help Reform the Electoral Count Act

… wow! just wow!… the Editors of the very right leaning National Review arguing for electoral count reform based on the fiasco of 45 and making it clear that 45 behaved badly and caused the January 6 riot …

When these efforts failed, the Trump campaign simply had several slates of Trump electors “cast” public votes on the required day, without any sanction from any arm of state government. A lawsuit, objections in Congress, legal memos by Trump adviser John Eastman, and ultimately the January 6 “Stop the Steal” rally and subsequent riot at the Capitol were all directed at having either Vice President Mike Pence or Congress certify these fraudulent electors, or at least delay the counting of votes by electors properly certified by state governors.

… i know, i know, we lefties use the term ‘insurrection’ to describe what happened on January 6, but until that is fully established in legal proceedings, as we all believe it will be, i am good with ‘riot’ if it gets us to agreement on electoral count reform… you know, i say potato, you say potato…