147 Republican members of Congress voted against seating Joe Biden’s electors. They voted against accepting the votes of the people based on no evidence that there was a significant problem with the voting system. These members didn’t win, but that’s how they voted. There are not 147 Trumps. These people are Republicans who do not believe in democracy.
What they were saying was, the people of this country can have an election, but after that election Congress will decide whether they accept what the American people have decided. As Chris Hayes stated it: You can vote, but if you vote for the wrong person, we will decide.
In Arizona, a member of Congress has introduced a bill giving the legislature the explicit power to override the Secretary of State’s certification of electoral votes. This bill has a reasonable change of passage. Again, what this means is that people can vote (as in other countries like Russia) but the vote is meaningless. A small group of elites decide who will run the country.
As Rep. Ruben Gallego noted on Chris Hayes’ show (1/29/21) the Republican party reacted to losing a presidential election by trying to further restrict who votes (voter suppression) and trying to find means of overthrowing elections they lose.
These people are working, every day, every minute. They are not going away, and they are going to come back in 2022 stronger than ever. If anyone has any doubt about this, just watch Fox News or Newsmax for 10 minutes.
This is no time for waltzing off into the sunset in a delusion of representational politics. It ain’t over, not by a long shot.