- Mar 3, 2018
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I appreciate your application of critical thinking to this issue but I suspect that Trump was probably thinking that even if he didn't come up with enough votes, by swearing in Amy Barrett to the Supreme Court that he was ensuring that SCOTUS would hand him the presidency in much the same way that they handed Bush Jr. the presidency when they forced the state of Florida to stop counting the ballots there, letting the total at that time stand, essentially designating Bush the winner and handing him the presidency.So, what are any of us to think with regard to the legitimacy of this last election? Maybe what appears to be cheating isn't really, and would have been properly shown to be legitimate, under proper examination, or perhaps even show to have been fabricated. Maybe cheating would have been confirmed, but shown not to be enough to change the outcome of the election. Or perhaps cheating would have been confirmed, and shown to have changed the outcome.
And don't forget, in the states where he was ahead, he wanted the counting of the votes to stop but wanted them to continue in those in which he was behind.
As deranged as his behavior has been it's almost like someone guaranteed him the presidency and he was in disbelief when it wasn't delivered. Either that or he's just mentally disturbed enough to repeatedly state as fact, something that isn't even close to being true ("we won the election, in fact we won by a landslide").
Lastly but certainly not the least, is the fact that the relief that Trump was seeking from the courts was to overturn the election results and declare him the winner of the election. As one of the judges mentioned in his ruling, that would be an extraordinary remedy far surpassing the harm done even if there were irregularities in the voting.
If there are issues with the method of voting, people moving, etc. all of that needs to be addressed and addressed NOW, not the same or next day after a presidential election as alleged by the party with insufficient votes to win.