The Legitimacy Of Our Elections

Following Hillary Clinton’s second unsuccessful attempt to be elected President, We The People have been led down a rabbit hole that would have made Alice even more “Curiouser and curiouser!”.  [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson a/k/a Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland]

“When you try to sow the seeds of doubt in people’s minds about the legitimacy of our elections, that undermines our democracy.  Then you’re doing the work of our adversaries for them, because our democracy depends on people knowing that their vote matters.”  [Barak Obama, October 20, 2016]

“To say you won’t accept the results of the election, that is a direct threat to our democracy.”  [Hillary Clinton, October 24, 2016]

On November 8, 2016, the results of the election were that Donald J. Trump won and Hillary Clinton lost.  President-elect Donald J. Trump received 304 electoral votes.  Former First Lady Hillary Clinton received 227 electoral votes.

“The Trump Campaign, Trump’s closest advisors, and Russian agents formed an agreement to promote Donald Trump’s candidacy through illegal means.”  [Allegation made by the Democratic National Committee against President Donald J. Trump in the Complaint it filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against The Russian Federation and President Donald J. Trump, April 20, 2018]

“Ultimately, the investigation did not establish that the [Trump] Campaign coordinated or conspired with the Russian government in its election-interference activities.”  [Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller, III, March 2019]

“I do think that he [President Donald J. Trump] knows that he knows that he’s an illegitimate President.”  [Hillary Clinton, October 2, 2019]

Let’s pause a moment.  Let’s catch our breath.  Let’s let calm restore us.  Let’s take a step back and try to see the forest for the trees.  Is this really America?

Stephen B. Benisch, October 5, 2019

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