The spectacle of the serpent eating itself continues as the Republicans find more ways to try to snatch victory from a clear defeat.
Former VP Biden carried Arizona and both Arizona Senate seats are now held by Democrats–the first time in six decades.
The results were certified on Monday (in a now famous moment involving Governor Ducey that was dismissive of POTUS). As a result, Mark Kelly was sworn into the Senate, yesterday, by VP Pence—itself a signal that the elections were valid. (It’s a fitting chapter in the tragedy that befell his wife Rep. Gabby Giffords, who was shot in the head in a Tuscon open-air constituency meeting in 2011; she was at the swearing-in).
The Republicans’ Senate majority was thus reduced by 1, now 52:48.
A runoff is due for both Senate seats in Georgia. However, some GOP officials are urging party supporters to not vote for their candidates unless they demand a special legislature to address alleged voter fraud.
If that transpires, it could hand the Democrats two seats to make a tie in the Senate; the casting vote would then rest with the Vice President, due to be Kamala Harris, a Democrat. Do the maths!
Meanwhile, GOP officials are serving law suits in Arizona for forensic audits of voting for the presidential election.
These include suits against Governor Ducey and his secretary of state.
All this after Attorney General Bill Barr declared that no fraud had been detected that would have affected any outcomes. (Reports are surfacing that President Trump is livid about this and Barr’s head may soon be on a Twitter chopping block.)
Still, President Trump used Facebook live to rant for 45 minutes about massive ‘vote dumps’ and other misinformation. Why Facebook? Well, the mainstream media of any stripe are now not taking on these toxic and unhinged outbursts.
The New York Times reported that what Trump stated “may be the most important speech I’ve ever made,” was filled with false allegations about voter fraud.
The ‘dumps’ were the massive votes coming for Biden from counties that heavily flavour Democrats, but they also included massive totals for Trump, and had been explained by Reuters in early-November.
Have the wheels come off the GOP bus?
The NYT report indicated that White House official stated the video was made last week.
So, why issue it now, especially after the official declaration from the Attorney General? Clearly, one reason is to keep eyes on a man who has been described as like the ranting and mad George III. Being ignored is like Krytonite to the body narcissistic called ‘Donald’.