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Trump and Republicans Staging a Hayes/Tilden Coup; They Don't Need to Win Lawsuits, Just Stall

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Donald Trump and the leadership of the Republican party are aggressively staging a coup, inspired by the 1876 Tilden Hayes election, and the Democratic Party and their mainstream media surrogates, CNN and MSNBC have not yet caught on. They are laughing at a situation that must be aggressively addressed with dire urgency. Mainstream Pundits are smarmily laughing at Trump, when it is they who are the clueless ones.

Mark my words. The 1876 Hayes Tilden election will become a frequently cited element of the news very soon.

It doesn't matter if Trump wins or loses the plethora of lawsuits he and his surrogates are filing across the nation. As long as he slows down the process and delays the finalization and confirmation of state vote counts he will win the election. If even a few Republican run states refuse to certify the vote counts, Biden will no longer have the 270 electoral votes. If that happens, Trump won't have the 270 electoral votes either. Under those circumstances, the election will fall to be decided by the House of Representatives. The process there will hand the victory to Trump.

Thom Hartmann and Greg Palast predicted this possibility earlier in the year.

Now, election integrity activist Jonathan Simon and journalist David Sirota are also weighing in.

Earlier this week, in an interview, Greg Palast explained to me, describing the coup as an "article 2 gambit. Now article 2 of the constitution says that the state legislatures pick your electors. Now i bet you thought we all know we don't actually vote for

president we vote for electors. No, you don't even vote for electors, your vote is purely advisory.

America does not have a democracy. We give advice to each state legislature and the legislatures then determine which electors go to the electoral college."

On May 8th, in an interview on my Bottom-up Show, Thom Hartmann theoretically described what is actually now happening, citing a similar occurrence in the 1876 Tilden Hayes presidential election, where the article 2 Gambit worked to reverse the election.

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really concerns me about this Rob is the Tilden Hayes election in 1876. This was the first major election before the failure of reconstruction. This this is what led to the failure of reconstruction.

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GOP legislators in Pennsylvania want an audit of the election in their state. They also want certification of the vote delayed, pending the audit. Without certification of the vote, Biden does not get the state's electoral college votes, which helped him win the election.

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Rep. Matt Gaetz, a rapid Trump supporter from Florida, also called for election audits in the states and a delay in certifying the vote.

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The NY Times called Alaska for Trump this morning. No surprise there, and Alaska's 3 electoral votes don't mean anything towards a 270 total.

But why not call Georgia and Arizona? Because the Times, and most media outlets, except for Fox, which probably regrets calling Arizona for Biden now, are frozen in their counting. They are simply refusing to update their totals, acting like it is all over, when 2% of the outstanding vote still allows for the mathematical possibility, or outright fraud, that Trump could win those states. Then, all he needs to do is invalidate Pennsylvania, and neither candidate will have the magic 270, and Trump will have 232 votes to Biden's 259.

Then, with enough doubt, strife, and maybe even physical violence, and the passing of the Dec. 8th hard deadline, it goes back to the Supreme Court, where three Trump appointees currently sit, and three overlapping Justices including Chief Justice Roberts, who also worked to give Bush II the presidency over Gore in 2000. Then, as you describe, it goes back to the 12th amendment and the Pennsylvania state legislature gets to pick the electors. Right now, the speaker of the Assembly said the will of the Pennsylvania voters will be upheld, but if there is chaos and confusion, however manufactured about the vote, what is the real will of the people?

Trump is ready with his newly appointed acting DoD Secretary (I don't remember ever having a DoD Secretary that wasn't confirmed by the Senate, but Christopher Miller was previously vetted by the Senate for his previous job as director of the National Counterterrorism Center, so he technically qualifies for a temporary appointment. Trump won't need him long term, just long enough to agree to send in the army to quell the inevitable burning and destruction of the cities - especially "anarchist jurisdictions" as he calls any Blue city he doesn't like, including NYC, Seattle and Portland, which are already restless. The destruction of these cities would actually play into his plan, making them incapable of a prolonged legal battle or challenge in any other way. It's a similar strategy the U.S. has used all over the world when they can't conquer a country outright, they just destroy it so no one can benefit from it. Here, it will be internal destruction.

Don't think it can't happen. The man is a psychopath, and narcissist and only cares about power for himself. He has already laid the path out.

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Direct question to Rob Kall, Scott Baker and others: did you ask Biden's team about this plan? And if yes,- what was the answer?

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Fantastic article, information and observations, Rob.

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Thanks. I woke up at three in the morning and couldn't get the idea out of my head.

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It was a great thinking

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Passivity in dealing with evil is not a good idea. Democrats have demonstrated passivity time and again. Will they learn? Whose pockets are they in?

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Rob, were there state laws in 1876 requiring electors be appointed according to the result of the state's popular vote for president as certified by the secretary of state, as there are today?

Assuming not, it seems the fight in the battleground states will be to prevent certification, which I'm not sure how they'd do if their legal challenges are thrown out of court.

If the election result is certified and republican state legislators send a different vote to the E.C. or fail to send a vote altogether, they'd be in violation of state law, which would be grounds for Biden to sue. Side note, I'm really curious what the penalty is for the violation. Throw the legislators who voted for the violating slate of electors in jail?

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What's the Big Surprise here? The rethugnicans have stolen 5 presidential elections using treason & criminality as the vehicles, starting in '68 and continuing through '80, 2000, 2004 and 2016. All while the dumbocrats have stood by playing their favorite role: Drooling Patsies.

Watch this rolling coup - you'll never get another chance to see the Death of Amerika.

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The Democrats have been treating the Republicans as honourable fellow citizens who may well become allies. Republicans have been treating Democrats as undesirables in their home(land,) to be given no consideration.

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Will do all I can to knock the Religious Right for just about anointed Trump as the chosen one. He is just so far away from what true brothers and sisters are doing to try and build brotherhood and faith. Can't help but think the world needs more of both. Guess when they claim they are acting in the name of "god" I've got to deal with them as such.

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Trump campaign and Michigan Republicans have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to delay certification of the vote that Biden won.

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Does that look like democracy or electoral integrity to you?

It is funcining the was the system was designed.

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Great article as always, Rob. And I love that you used the term "smarmily."

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