Donald Trump and his team are not giving up. They just don’t want to acknowledge the election defeat. Now they are setting out to attack the democratic process.
- The still-US president Donald Trump refuses to defeat his election to the Democrats Joe Biden to acknowledge.
- After unsuccessful claims against the count in several states, attention is turning to that “Electoral College”.
- Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani has worked out a plan – which he doesn’t seem to believe in himself.
Washington – In the United States the new President of the United States is not elected directly, but through electoral staff. The Democrat Joe Biden win over. He is the winner of the US election 2020. Just not for Donald Trump and his loyal followers. He’s now trying that “Electoral College” *, that is, to use the electoral body for its own purposes. Because: The results are not yet official. First a complicated system is set in motion.
That’s exactly where Trump wants to throw a stick into the thread. For another four years US President to be. His approach is very unlikely in practice, but at least possible in theory. One of the reasons for this: The Additional article 12 of the US Constitution.
US election: Trump team are not running out of ideas
The ideas go with that Trump team not from. Their strategy of proving an allegedly bogus election in several states has failed. So now a change of plan: That Electoral Board comes into focus. On December 14th, the electorate will meet to cast their votes for Joe Biden * or Donald Trump submit. Should electors suddenly be different vote or some states fail to certify their electorate, a tiny window could open for Trump.
He apparently wants to slip through that. The desired situation must be such that neither Joe Biden yet Donald Trump at least 270 electors to have. Then the US election go to Congress, says US constitutional lawyer Kirk Junker in the Handelsblatt. And the US House of Representatives vote who is next US President is.
Trump’s game with democracy: the US constitution could still make him the US election winner
With that comes Additional article 12 the US Constitution in the game. “However, if the vote goes to the House of Representatives after the twelfth Amendment, each state receives one vote, so there is no proportional vote,” says Kirk Junker in the Handelsblatt. The hope Donald Trumps be it then that he could win like this. Because the still-US president assumes that there are more republican states than democratic ones. However, this would have to take place on December 14th in Electoral Board a miracle for Donald Trump * happen.
The two Republican members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers refusing to approve the election results in Wayne County is a blatant attempt to undermine the will of the voters. pic.twitter.com/2m8eN6Cfpy
– Governor Gretchen Whitmer (@GovWhitmer) November 18, 2020
Played on this and another thought also sets the Southgerman newspaper to: the certification of Electors. If the deadline by December 8th is not met, in theory the State parliaments of the states their own electors choose. And for example one republican instead of one Democrats * send. That too: more than unlikely.
After the 2020 US election: Donald Trump harms democracy – the goal is the electoral committee
Still: That Trump Playing with such a thought at all is harmful, according to the US newspapers Washington Post, New York Times and the TV station CNN of American democracy. “The problem is, he’s speaking for the President of the United States,” says the Republican attorney Benjamin Ginsberg across from CNN.
The Washington Post writes that “the prospect that a presidential election could be stolen from within” represents, according to legal experts, a “historical level of risk.” Washington Post argued further, would have Trump in at least three of the six Swing states * Convince Republicans to discard their own voters’ votes. A plan that goes back to Trump’s personal lawyer: Rudy Giuliani. This recently had a bizarre appearance at a press conference.
In the state Pennsylvania The Trump team is currently trying to file a lawsuit not to confirm the election result there. Instead, the state parliament, as in the theory of SZto appoint their electorate. The explosive for Trump: In the local parliaments they have Republican* the majority. That reports the German press agency. He is following the plan that this will take place for Joe Biden on December 14th for him, Donald Trump vote. Against the wishes of their own constituents. The same goes in Michigan in front of you. The still-US president has Republican representatives in parliament White House invited, reports among others the Washington Post.
Trump’s lawyer Giuliani: Joe Biden’s victory should be called into question – Whitmer opposes it
That something like this happens is even for Giuliani unlikely. That’s what it says behind closed Republican doors. But according to this information, Giuliani seems to believe that he can delay the results enough to Bidens To doubt victory. A recent survey by the Monmouth University states that 70 percent of the republican believe, Joe Biden would only have won by cheating. Although no evidence of any alleged election manipulation exist.
The democratic * Michigan governor, Gretchen Whitmer – which had almost fallen victim to a conspiracy – said meanwhile: “I beg the people to put the country above the party and to do the will of the people – to respect the law and see to it that the will of the people is reflected in our voters and not play with this fundamental part of our democracy. ” (aka) * Mercury. de is part of the Ippen-Digital network.
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