With all the fake news about “fake news”, what about dealing with some real news. Why is this just a sidelight, hardly discussed anywhere in the media.
We are down to an almost zero chance that the Electoral College will overturn the vote, but we are not down to zero attempts to influence the outcome, in no small part because of how well the election result has been received. This, too, is from Drudge.
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This is partly why it won’t happen, but also a large part of the desperation on the left. Trump might really make America great again. This sideshow is not just repulsive but fantastically dangerous for civic peace. The first of the articles listed by Drudge is actually titled, Electors are being harassed, threatened in bid to stop Trump, which begins:
Electors around the country are being harassed with a barrage of emails, phone calls and letters — and even death threats — in an effort to block Donald Trump from being voted in as president by the Electoral College on Monday.
The bullying is overwhelming Sharon Geise’s tech devices, but not her resolve to support Trump.
The Mesa, Arizona, grandmother woke up Wednesday morning to more than 1,500 emails demanding she not carry out her legal duty to vote for the president-elect.
“They just keep coming and coming,” Geise told The Post, estimating she’s received more than 50,000 emails since the election. “They’re overpowering my iPad.”
Her answer: mass delete.
Despite the avalanche, she said, her decision to back Trump is stronger than ever.
Well, there are crazies everywhere, and you have to expect that in a country of 300 million adults, 50,000 is not necessarily a lot. But there is this to make you wonder:
The effort to deny the electoral vote to Trump was launched shortly after the Nov. 8 election.
The Clinton campaign came out in support of the effort Monday, backing an open letter from 10 Democratic electors to National Intelligence Director James Clapper calling for an intelligence briefing on what role Russian hackers may have played in the election.
To have given any air at all to this effort is for the Democrat candidate for president to be found among the crazies of the farthest left. To genuinely hope to succeed is to tempt a similar effect on the future of the American Republic as the assassination of Julius Caesar had on the Roman Republic in 44 BC.