Many arcane and asinine theories have been floated by which Donald Trump could stay in the White House. My favorite by far is Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick’s.

The next best scheme is from Ron DeSantis, who pushes the misinformation that GOP-controlled legislatures will declare Trump won and appoint electors supporting him and then in some murky legal fashion not yet disclosed, the Supreme Court will tie everything up with a bow and gift Trump the White House. But it looks like that’s not going to happen. Associated Press:

Republican leaders in four critical states won by President-elect Joe Biden say they won’t participate in a legally dubious scheme to flip their state’s electors to vote for President Donald Trump. Their comments effectively shut down a half-baked plot some Republicans floated as a last chance to keep Trump in the White House.

State GOP lawmakers in Arizona, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin have all said they would not intervene in the selection of electors, who ultimately cast the votes that secure a candidate’s victory. Such a move would violate state law and a vote of the people, several noted.

“I do not see, short of finding some type of fraud — which I haven’t heard of anything — I don’t see us in any serious way addressing a change in electors,” said Rusty Bowers, Arizona’s Republican House speaker, who says he’s been inundated with emails pleading for the legislature to intervene. “They are mandated by statute to choose according to the vote of the people.”

The idea loosely involves GOP-controlled legislatures dismissing Biden’s popular vote wins in their states and opting to select Trump electors. While the endgame was unclear, it appeared to hinge on the expectation that a conservative-leaning Supreme Court would settle any dispute over the move.

Meanwhile, an elections fraud lawsuit in Wisconsin was dropped minutes before oral argument was supposed to begin Monday. These lawsuits are dropping like flies and all the rest of Trump’s contingency plans are falling through, like plaster after a bombing. Trump’s lawyers are like rats in a maze, running every which way, hoping to find the legal solution and the way out.

So I guess now we just watch and see how long before he concedes — or if he does like Michael Cohen has suggested, runs to Mar-a-Lago at Christmas and stays there? Right now, Cohen’s idea is the one that appears the most likely.

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15 Comments on "Trump’s Fail Safe Plan Flops, Electors In 4 States Say They Won’t Flip"

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Cherl Harrell
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I got a kick out of Dan Rather’s reply.

Gus K.
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More than anything I think Trump fears becoming insignificant even more than losing. Of course losing will cut into his significance, i.e. be the center of all media attention and conceding will automatically put significant attention on Biden and the future. Ultimately after all that is said and done if he can somehow have speaking engagements and be paid handsomely for it, he would probably be just as happy. After all, what are his rallies anyway? I think his ultimate hell would be to find himself in a cell and be bereft of any attention. I think he’d just whither… Read more »
daithi
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Anyone remember ““Please, Mr. President, we beg you sir, we don’t want to win anymore.” ?

The Guardian summed it all up nicely though “What started on a golden escalator five years ago ended in the parking lot of a garden design company next to a sex shop and across the street from a crematorium.”

Darrel
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Trump IS a complete idiot and has confirmed his idiocy more every day for these last months, the elegance of the garden design company provides the ultimate background, simply because his trade marks and power of his, “BRAND”, have become worth no more than the bags of topsoil lined up for sale at the garden shop … and buried in that topsoil might actually support growth of some flowers …. nah, he has refined toxic touch to the highest levels of pollution … he should be required to carry a sign around, warning of his toxicity, so he won’t rub… Read more »
mae
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Robert O’Brien jusr said this morning that it, “looks like Biden has won.”😊

Scott Jackson
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So much winning!

Sexena
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