"So look. All I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have. Because we won the state."

Donald Trump (January 3, 2021)

Despite White House claims President Trump is “doing the work of the American people”, he has spent the past two months playing golf, abusing his pardoning power, promoting a never-ending series of baseless claims about election fraud and sending out more than 500 Tweets soliciting donations in support of his “Stop the Steal” conspiracy, with 75% of the several hundred thousand raised going to PACs he alone controls and having nothing to do with his fraudulent election claims.

Meanwhile, he’s said nothing about 77,000-plus Americans who died from COVID-19 since November 3rd or the serious Russian hack of many federal agencies and hundreds of U.S. corporations; purged dedicate career officials at defense and other departments, replacing them with barely-qualified political supporters, ignored the COVID stimulus package negotiations between his White House staff, Mitch McConnell and Nancy Pelosi (which he then lambasted after the fact), and continues to obstruct  President-Elect Biden’s transition team’s access to key Administration officials.

Trump’s efforts to overturn the election have been repeatedly repudiated by all of the nation’s intelligence and cyber security agencies and even Attorney General Barr, coming to a unanimous conclusion there is no evidence of “systemic or broad-based fraud” that it would change the result of the election.  Thirty-plus lawsuits filed on behalf of Trump’s fraud fantasies have been summarily dismissed for lack of credible evidence and two attempts to have the U.S. Supreme Court intervene have similarly been dismissed.

Aided by a number of Congressional Republican lapdogs, Trump’s attempt to reverse the electoral votes results in six states Biden won when Congress officially counts the ballots on January 6th is dangerous political theater with zero chance of accomplishing anything!  They are placing one of the most fundamental pillars of our democracy, faith in our elections, on life support while trying to appease a delusional, autocratic and possibly criminal president; make points with Trump’s “base”; and use their support for Trump’s illusions for political fundraising purposes.

President Trump’s recorded call to Georgia Republican Secretary of State Raffensperge demanding he “find” enough votes to overturn his election loss in Georgia despite, as Raffensperge unequivocally stated after the original election results and two subsequent recounts validating Vice President Biden won, “We have now counted legally cast ballots three times, and the results remain unchanged;” is nothing short of inviting interference with the results of an election and demanding the Georgia Secretary of State perjurer himself and possibly commit a crime pursuant 18 U.S. Code § 595. 

Trump’s call could also be criminal act of “solicitation”, seeking out another person with the intent to have them commit a crime.

From Trump on down these are the real GOP RINOS (Republicans In Name Only), putting their own personal and political interests above their oath “to support and defend the constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic”, the preservation of our fragile Republic and even their party.

It is past time for the Republicans across the country who truly care about America to stand up and be counted!