That means President-elect Joe Biden’s win will be certified on Wednesday, January 6.
Even so, the Republican die-hards theatrical act will prolong a false voter-fraud narrative that could be accompanied by a dangerously discordant score. The heated floor debate on objections will fuel the fire that Trump doesn’t mind setting to our democracy.
Like truth and love of country, civil order does not compete among Trump’s priorities with what does matter: himself.
The administration’s own Department of Homeland Security called the election the “most secure” in American history.
The Senate 11 wrongly claim the mantle of history, saying they are following the example of 1876, when Congress appointed an electoral commission to resolve the Hayes-Tilden presidential election. But today’s Trump loyalists cannot steal the past any more than they can steal this election.
A truly contested election in a democracy can lead to dangerous results. But as much as Trump’s Congressional acolytes might insinuate it, a truly contested election is not what we have.
Instead of invoking a shameful episode in our history as precedent for transparent political ambitions, the time has come for losing-side elected officials to face the truth. Joe Biden won the election and will become President on January 20.
The rest is pure political theater. It would be comic, were it not so tragic to have a defeated President refuse to leave the stage. His antithesis, George Washington, left voluntarily to avoid a monarchy and preserve democracy. Trump prefers to destroy it.