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Michael- the facts don't bear out your claim it would obviously have gone to SCOTUS. There have been 155 instances of faithless electors in the past, and clearly these didn't all end up in the Supreme Court. The link shows that it is possible in certain restricted circumstances, not that it is all but inevitable.

I don’t think any of the 155 faithless electors of the past changed the election result.

In the hypothetical case of a presidential election being reversed by faithless electors, I can see no way to avoid a SCOTUS ruling. They might rule that the electors acted within their rights, or they might not. But they would have to rule. (I mean "have to" in a political sense. The court could not duck the issue; public opinion would demand a hearing.)

I wouldn’t be too hopeless. I suspect the Dems will overplay their hand and lose congress in the 2022 midterms, and lose the presidency to Tucker Carlson in 2024.

Possibly, Roger. But after amnesty, there will be 11 million new Democratic voters. There may be a couple of new states. And I suspect that opposition to the Biden administration will be largely driven underground, as is already happening with the deplatforming of conservatives on social media and even in mainstream media.

So I’m not optimistic. I think we are in the oligarchic phase of our history — rule by a technocratic elite. Oligarchies are usually unstable; this one may not last long. But what will replace it will probably be worse.

"Oligarchies are usually unstable; this one may not last long. But what will replace it will probably be worse."

Napoleon said that he found the Republic lying in the gutter and picked it up with the tip of his sword.

After the Left has worked over the country for the next four years, I suspect a Napolean will happen along. All of the new citizens from the third world will accept that because that is what they are used to. The new Napolean, unlike the ninnies' fears of their straw Trump, will actually be a real dictator and the Left will not be able to defeat him with name calling and lies because he will just kill them. The Right will initially go along to get along because, at least, he won't be a lefty, but they too will be screwed at the end of the day.

All because the elites seem incapable of believing that history repeats itself because people will always be the same and we are never headed to a social justice utopia. America circa 2019 was as close to utopia as humans are capable of achieving given all of their character flaws and the imperfections of life on earth in general

I will be opening a bottle of Dom Perignon 2008 in less than 2 hours from now. I really thought what we witnessed over the last couple of months would be the end of American democracy. Today I'm again being hopeful about the future.

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