14 December 2020

It's Over (Obviously)

The electoral college has spoken and Joe Biden remains President-Elect with (at this moment) 302 votes to Trump’s 232 (with possibly only Hawaii still missing). Current president Trump refuses to concede, but that means nothing. The election is over. That doesn’t mean the steal (as Trump’s proponents have aptly termed their hijack attempt) is over; frivolous lawsuits and impotent street demonstrations continue. It may even be that this time Trump & co. manage to pull off the first successful presidential coup in this country—unless you count the election of 1876. (And I see that Trump’s minions are trying to emulate Hayes’ supporters in sending in rival electoral votes, but the situation is not parallel.) But regardless of unforeseeable results, the election is now a done deal, and all that is left is smoke.

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