Zany? I’m talking about my stand since Nov 3 for the US election result to be overturned. I knew something would happen to force the issue one way or another. OK it’s not happened yet, but it will. And it has nothing to do with Trump’s legal team.
The state of Texas started the ball rolling earlier this week, l can’t locate the exact date, by launching its own lawsuit to SCOTUS, calling for exactly that turnover. Not on the basis of fraud (which is still the Trump team’s best bet – and quite justified, though difficult to prove), but on the grounds of unconstitutionality of the actions of the four contentious states. This is a remarkable turn of events.
But wait, there’s more…
Today it is announced that many more US states, 17 in total – that’s one in three of all US states – have also become parties to the action. There is obviously a groundswell under way to prevent a Biden victory. Can SCOTUS ignore that? Or find that constitutional laws have not been broken? I doubt they can. It all seems fairly obvious to an outsider layman.
This ZH article does not name all the states taking matters to the Supreme Court, other than Louisiana and Missouri, however they are listed in this copy of the deposition (if that is the right word) to SCOTUS.
But once again, of course, there is a further waiting-to-see period we must endure before a resolution or non-resolution is found. Fortunately, as far as I can tell, it can last no more that the next 4 days. But this surely must be one of the final attempts to turn things around. How many more rabbits can be pulled out of the magician’s hat?
I think I must say here, that I don’t want Trump to win any more than the next man. No, that’s not quite true. I do want Trump to win more than the next man, because the next man, or the man who thinks he is the next man, is Joe Biden. And there could not be a worse leader for the US to have chosen – and for the impact of that choice on the wider world – than Joe Biden. Except maybe Barak Obama #2.
No, what I do think is that America has boxed itself into a corner here. Giving itself no real choice of a decent head of state – and quite possibly there just isn’t one available. Well, there’s Tulsi Gabbard, but she hasn’t really got the backing, or is even on the radar, for a majority of Americans – yet. And with the ruckus that is sure to follow this little shindig, there may not be an American union of states for her or anyone else to eventually lead.
That’s also a zany idea. Twenty-twenty must be the year for zany ideas and, with next year soon to be upon us, this zaniness may well spill over into 2021. What a prospect!
Incidentally, my internet service is back, and better then ever before. My recently acquired Huawei wi-fi comms gear can now run at its true potential.