All Americans should be deeply concerned about the mounting evidence of widespread fraud and chicanery tainting the legitimacy of this year’s Presidential election. Fortunately, the Trump campaign has one of the most talented legal teams ever assembled, led by our former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and the Constitution provides for a mechanism to restore confidence and legitimacy in the outcome and re-elect the President.
The Constitution of the United States specifies that presidential electors are appointed by each state “in such manner as the legislature thereof may direct” (Article II, Section 1). In 2000, a unanimous opinion of the Supreme Court of the United States affirmed that “the individual citizen has no federal constitutional right to vote for electors for the President of the United States unless and until the state legislature chooses a statewide election as the means to implement its power to appoint members of the Electoral College” (Bush v. Gore). The unanimous opinion in Bush v. Gore then added, “the state, of course, after granting the franchise in the special context of Article II, can take back the power to appoint electors.”
The legislatures of Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin each have Republican majorities. Not only is there significant evidence of fraud in each of these states, but each state also uses a highly suspect computer program to count votes. These state legislatures should block the certification of electors if the evidence of fraud is greater than the vote difference between the two candidates or of an otherwise significant degree. Under the U.S. Constitution, if neither candidate receives a majority of electoral votes, the election moves to the House of Representatives, with each state delegation casting one vote. In January, when Congress would conduct such an election, Republicans will have a majority in twenty-seven states, a number sufficient to re-elect the President. The Senate would elect the Vice President, with each Senator casting one vote. Republicans are likewise assured a majority, as Vice President Mike Pence remains in office during this time and could vote for himself along with the fifty Republican Senators. These constitutional procedures are not unprecedented, with the House electing the President in both 1800 and 1824 and the Senate electing the Vice President in 1836, and a testament to the wisdom of our founding fathers, who provided for all contingencies.
The Conservative Party of Richmond County is proud to have contributed more than 7,500 in-person votes towards the re-election of President Donald J. Trump on our line, with absentee ballots yet to be included in the final total.