The Steal Is On. What Republicans Must Do Next To Guarantee Victory.

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4 November 2020
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... unless the president’s supporters fight back now, the steal will work. Here are the steps Republicans must take to win an election that is justifiably theirs.

1. Challenge every single ballot, in the Supreme Court if necessary....
3. GOP legislatures in swing states must move to seat Trump electors.
The Democratic effort is succeeding because they control the government in every deep blue city. Not only that, they crucially control the governorships in most of the contested states, meaning state bureaucracies will reliably side with Democrats.
But Republicans have an advantage of their own: In Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona, Georgia, and North Carolina, they have unified control of the state legislature.
If there is clear evidence of electoral fraud in any of these states,  then Republicans in the legislature have a moral duty to try to seat the correct slate of electors. There is a clear precedent for this. The Constitution explicitly grants state legislatures the authority for choosing electors. In the 2000 Bush v. Gore Supreme Court ruling, the Court stated that:
... the State legislature’s power to select the manner for appointing electors is plenary; it may, if it so chooses, select the electors itself, which indeed was the manner used by State legislatures in several States for many years after the Framing of our Constitution. Id., at 28—33. History has now favored the voter, and in each of the several States the citizens themselves vote for Presidential electors. When the state legislature vests the right to vote for President in its people, the right to vote as the legislature has prescribed is fundamental; and one source of its fundamental nature lies in the equal weight accorded to each vote and the equal dignity owed to each voter. The State, of course, after granting the franchise in the special context of Article II, can take back the power to appoint electors. See id., at 35 (“[T]here is no doubt of the right of the legislature to resume the power at any time, for it can neither be taken away nor abdicated”)  [Legal Information Institute]
Legislatures retain this right precisely due to crises like this one. Republican lawmakers should feel no hesitation about defending the true majorities in their states from a thuggish effort to change the results.
President Trump and Republicans should immediately announce a willingness to send Republican electors to Congress if even the slightest hint of shenanigans should arise, in order to send a powerful message to the corrupt D.C. establishment mafia...