File this under another of Trump’s projections. Even as he was filling the airwaves with complaints about illegal voting, turns out his own electors were doing just that.
In yet another stranger-than-fiction twist in the election–which will no doubt be remembered as a tragically low point in this country’s history–it turns out a total of 50 Trump’s electors have been deemed illegal.
This also provides further evidence of Trump’s unending knack for projection, as we can recall it was he who liked to rail against illegal voting. Amazing.
The 50 Electoral College members who voted for Donald Trump were ineligible to serve as presidential electors because they did not live in the congressional districts they represented or held elective office in states legally barring dual officeholders.
That stunning finding is among the conclusions of an extensive 1,000-plus page legal briefing prepared by a bipartisan nationwide legal team for members of Congress who are being urged to object to certifying the 2016 Electoral College results on Friday.
“Trump’s ascension to the presidency is completely illegitimate,” said Ryan Clayton of Americans Take Action, who is promoting the effort. “It’s not just Russians hacking our democracy. It’s not just voter suppression at unprecedented levels. It is also [that] there are Republicans illegally casting ballots in the Electoral College, and in a sufficient number that the results of the Electoral College proceedings are illegitimate as well.”
“Republicans like to talk all the time about people voting illegally,” Clayton continued. “We have a list of a bunch of Republicans that allegedly voted illegally in the Electoral College. Pam Bondi is the attorney general of the state of Florida and the Florida Constitution says that you cannot hold two offices. And she holds the office of Attorney General and she holds the office of federal elector in the Electoral College. That is a violation of the law. That is a violation of the Constitution. And the vote that she cast in this election is illegal.”
Shocking to be sure. However, when you consider Russian hacking, voter suppression and Cross-Check, the Comey letter, the millions, billions (?) of dollars of free press given to Trump by a mainstream media which held their orange-hued cash cow to an entirely different standard than they held the serious candidate, we should hardly be surprised. The level of corruption infecting this election was unprecedented.
If these electors votes are allowed to stand, it’s clear the corruption that led to Trump’s “election” wont miss a beat in carrying over to the administration itself.