[ZeroHedge] Harvard Professor Says He’s Rallied Nearly Enough GOP Electors To Block Trump
Harvard University law professor Larry Lessig, who has been providing free legal counsel to “faithless electors” from the GOP considering voting against Trump, claims that 20 GOP Electoral College voters have contacted him and are seriously considering flipping their vote. Of course, with 306 Electoral College votes assigned to Trump, it would only take 37 faithless GOP electors to block his presidency and push the election to Congress to decide.
Per Politico: Lessig’s anti-Trump group, “Electors Trust,” has been offering pro bono legal counsel to Republican presidential electors considering ditching Trump and has been acting as a clearinghouse for electors to privately communicate their intentions.
“Obviously, whether an elector ultimately votes his or her conscience will depend in part upon whether there are enough doing the same. We now believe there are more than half the number needed to change the result seriously considering making that vote,” Lessig said.
[ZurichTimes] We can now report through the diligent and unyielding efforts of ZeroHedge the names of all the Electoral College Coup Plotters – all 55 of them.
The list is below with the rest of the article, but here is our summary and our analysis of where we are now headed as we Imagine it based on this article and the Videos;
Larry Nichols is now reporting that Dec 19 they are going to Steal the Elections from Trump
55 Electors plotters are now openly plotting to deny Trump the Presidency
The process is being pushed into the Congress, but Republicans now control Congress
Congress is the not the preferred choice of action, but one of the many heads of the Hydra Monster
Asking Congress to decide provides a need time delay from “Anything, but Trump” Option
Deadlock in Congress leads to a Supreme Court fight with the Constitution and a potential Civil War
Naval College AI SuperComputer is War Gaming Civil War Scenarios and this might pull the trigger this time around
“Blame Russia for Everything” is another Head of the Hydra Monster and provides an excellent pretext for War
[ZeroHedge] Meanwhile, the list of Democrat electors demanding an intelligence briefing on Russian interference in the election prior to casting their vote continues to grow. As of last night we noted that 40 democrats had signed the petition and, as of this morning, the list has grown to 55. Not surprisingly, the list is loaded with disaffected Hillary supporters from Democratic strongholds like California and Virginia.
Of course, as we concluded yesterday, this effort to block Trump will almost certainly be a complete failure. That said, the point isn’t really to block Trump, but rather to do as much as possible to undermine the legitimacy of his presidency as possible before he takes office.
[Trader Scott’s Market Blog] Larry Nichols headline: They will steal the vote on December 19th.
Senator/Secretary Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton and the rest of her elitist comrades will never concede the election defeat – never. They were way too close and she was their checkmate. All of their plans were foisted upon her propped up corpse. If Trump is lucky, the attacks on him will continue for four more years.
Why would he be lucky?
Because it’s unsure if he will ever even be allowed to live in the White House. He’ll be lucky if he’s still President-elect past January 6th. I voted for Donald, actually my vote was against Senator/Secretary Diane Clinton. The elitists are lazy, arrogant cowards, but they’re not stupid. They aren’t going to just take their ball and trudge back home. I’m sure they have Plan A, B, C, etc. But right now, obviously,
Plan A is to “Dump Trump” and to prop up Diane’s bobble head corpse in the White House. One of the elitist’s greatest talents is somehow having people commit suicide by getting the victim to put three bullets in the back of their own heads. But their other great talents include lying, cheating, stealing, getting dumbasses to riot and monotonously chant weird slogans, and – rigging. They love rigging, it’s a real kick.
They love to rig polls, markets, economic “statistics”, and elections in every country on this Planet. But as they always do, the cowards got lazy and arrogant, and they “let” Donald Trump win the election. Well gee, that wasn’t in their blueprint. And their main focus now is to rig the electoral college. So the December 19th vote is crucial to them. And they are pissed, and in full battle mode. All of their “hopes and dreams” depend on Crooked Hillary being installed as the Queen. We all know the elitists’ fake news by now about Russian intervention in the election. It’s their story and they’re sticking to it.
They just need some made up BS, anything, to use to peel off electoral votes. And this December 19th vote will be very uncertain. And Plan B will be stealing the election via the January 6th Congressional count of the electoral votes. One member of the House and one member of the Senate objecting in writing would be the first step. Either way, Donald needs a reliable food taster. Maybe that’s the mystery behind why Donald brought Reince aboard. But in the big picture what all of this points to, is the beginning of the second American Civil War.
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For those who missed it, below is our full update from last night:
Update: Forty members (up from 29 earlier) of the Electoral College on Tuesday signed a letter demanding an intelligence briefing on Russian interference in the election ahead of their Dec. 19 vote.
The open letter — led by Christine Pelosi, the daughter of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) — urged Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to give a detailed briefing on President-elect Donald Trump’s ties to Russia.
“We further require a briefing on all investigative findings, as these matters directly impact the core factors in our deliberations of whether Mr. Trump is fit to serve as President of the United States,” the letter read.
The Clinton campaign applauded the effort Monday, saying it had repeatedly warned about Russian interference aimed at swaying the election in Trump’s favor.
“I am not looking to be satisfied with just the vote on Dec. 19 or 20, but on January of 2030, when Mr. Trump has either served no time, one term or two terms,” Suprun told The Hill. “History is going to judge my actions on whether he turned out to be Ronald Reagan, Herbert Hoover or Richard Nixon.”
But, as The Hill adds, Republican electors are coming under intense pressure to change their votes:
Bob Muller, a GOP county chairman in North Carolina and a Trump elector, said he’s gotten correspondence from “everywhere from Maine to California” asking him to vote differently.
“I just ignore them,” Muller said.
So far, only a few Electoral College voters have publicly declared that they will not back the candidates that their states supported — including just one of the 37 Trump voters that the self-styled Hamilton Electors, a group of mostly Democrats, need to make any noise on Monday.
And even if the rogue electors achieve their aims, they would only succeed in sending the election to a Republican-majority House, which would almost certainly certify Trump’s victory.
Virtually all Republican electors reached by The Hill said they will vote enthusiastically for Trump.
“I’m voting how the people of Florida have told me to vote,” said Brian Ballard, a Florida elector who raised money for Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio during the GOP primary. “I don’t know anyone who isn’t. I appreciate people using First Amendment rights to reach out and try to convince me otherwise, but I’m obligated to support Trump because he won Florida.
“Also, I love the guy and want him to be president.”
Faithless electors are rare but not unheard of in American history.
At this point, the effort appears to be more about undermining Trump, complicating his ability to govern and following personal convictions — and less about actually winning the Electoral College for another candidate.
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As we detailed earlier, Donald Trump could have the election legally stolen from him on either December 19th when the Electoral College casts their votes or on January 6th when a joint session of Congress gathers to count those votes. As The Economic Collapse blog’s Michael Snyder notes, the establishment is in full-blown panic mode at this point, and they seem to have settled on “Russian interference in the election” as the angle that they will use to unleash this ‘soft coup’ as today, the Hill reports more Democratic electors are joining the call for an intelligence briefing before they cast their votes for president on Monday.
Twenty-nine electors now are pressuring Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to disclose more information about the CIA’s conclusion that Russian interference helped sway the election in President-elect Donald Trump’s favor.
On Monday, 10 electors — spearheaded by Christine Pelosi, the daughter of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) — wrote an open letter to Clapper, demanding more information ahead of next week’s vote.
“The Electors require to know from the intelligence community whether there are ongoing investigations into ties between Donald Trump, his campaign or associates, and Russian government interference in the election, the scope of those investigations, how far those investigations may have reached, and who was involved in those investigations,” the letter reads.
“We further require a briefing on all investigative findings, as these matters directly impact the core factors in our deliberations of whether Mr. Trump is fit to serve as President of the United States.”
Twenty-eight Democrats and one Republican have now signed the letter.
On Monday, the Clinton campaign voiced support for the effort.
“Each day that month, our campaign decried the interference of Russia in our campaign and its evident goal of hurting our campaign to aid Donald Trump,” said John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, in a statement.
“Despite our protestations, this matter did not receive the attention it deserved by the media in the campaign. We now know that the CIA has determined Russia’s interference in our elections was for the purpose of electing Donald Trump. This should distress every American.”
Rather, this is all about the elite doing whatever is necessary to stop Donald Trump. The elite are going to fight against him every step of the way, and they are never, ever going to give up. This is a point that I made during an interview with Alex Jones on Monday…
The next key date that we need to be watching for is December 19th.
On Monday, members of the Electoral College will gather in Washington D.C. and in all 50 state capitols to cast their votes. We know that at least one Republican elector that is supposed to be pledged to Trump will not be voting for him, and that elector claims that there are others that also will not be voting for Trump.
If 37 Republican electors can be persuaded to cast their votes for someone other than Trump, that would throw the election into the House of Representatives, and it is unclear what the House would do in that scenario.
If Trump is not stopped at the Electoral College, there is also the possibility that he could be derailed when a joint session of Congress gathers to count the Electoral votes on January 6th.
As I discussed yesterday, all it takes to force a vote on the validity of Electoral College votes is an objection in writing that is signed by at least one member of the House and one member of the Senate. As the official House.gov website explains, if both the House and the Senate vote to approve the objection, the votes covered by the objection are not counted…
Since 1887, 3 U.S.C. 15 sets the method for objections to electoral votes. During the Joint Session, Members of Congress may object to individual electoral votes or to state returns as a whole. An objection must be declared in writing and signed by at least one Representative and one Senator. In the case of an objection, the Joint Session recesses and each chamber considers the objection separately in a session which cannot last more than two hours with each Member speaking for no more than five minutes. After each house votes on whether or not to accept the objection, the Joint Session reconvenes and both chambers disclose their decisions. If they agree to the objection, the votes in question are not counted. If either chamber does not agree with the objection, the votes are counted.
In both the Senate and the House, there are anti-Trump Republicans that would absolutely cherish the opportunity to deny him the presidency.
I don’t know if it will happen, but this Russian interference issue is the kind of thing that could be used to justify taking this kind of action.
Of course if the election was stolen from Donald Trump that would likely throw the entire nation into a state of chaos, but I think that at this point the elite would be willing to risk just about anything to keep Donald Trump out of the White House.