In a few days, January 6th, Congress is due to certify the 2020 Presidential election. Normally, this is a simple formality, but this time, it has become much more complicated.
There was no widespread fraud in this election. As with all elections, there were a few isolated problems here and there (which is normal), but nothing systematic or widespread and nothing that would change the outcome of the election. State government officials (both Democrat and Republican) have certified the election. There were Democratic, Republican, and Independent observers in all the ballot counting rooms. There were even International Observers from multiple countries monitoring the election as well. The conclusion from all these people is that it was a free and fair election.
Joe Biden won, and Donald Trump lost, fair and square.
But dangerously and pathetically, Trump is making totally baseless accusations of fraud that he has no evidence for. He has lost lawsuit after lawsuit because he has no evidence. It’s clear that his claims of fraud are completely false and self-serving, yet he continues spewing out this utter nonsense, apparently for his own twisted reasons.
Trump will not steal this election as he is apparently trying to do. Joe Biden will be inaugurated January 20th.
But it is extremely disturbing how numerous Congressional Republicans are going along with Trump’s disgusting, unAmerican behavior. Some are threatening to object to Congressional certification of the election despite the fact that the election was free and fair. This terrible, cowardly behavior is undermining our democracy.
And you know what: History is going to treat the actions of Trump and those going along with him very, very harshly. And they will deserve the harsh treatment because they are going against (and even trying to overturn) the will of the American people who have already spoken by voting.
Think about it. The actions of Trump and those going along with him are threatening the very foundation of our country, Democracy.
We must never forget what is happening.
We must never forget that elected officials are knowingly and willfully hurting our democratic way of life.
We must remember who these individuals are and vote them out of office when they come up for reelection themselves.
And we must all strive to do better in the future in upholding and defending our democracy.