At first look, the letter from Michigan Republican Chair Laura Cox ought to be the simplest to easily wave away. Cox has completely nothing to do with tallying the votes, certifying the outcomes, or choosing the electors. So on the floor, her demand that the state board of canvassers “adjourn for 14 days” to conduct an audit and handle “credible experiences of procedural irregularities” that don’t exist ought to be shifting on to the closest round file. But it’s this effort the place McDaniel has additionally signed her title, making it clear that this—along with wining and eating Republican legislators—is an formally sanctioned a part of Trump’s plan to derail the method in a state the place he misplaced by 155,000 votes.
The second effort, with Rep. Kelly because the headliner, is an precise court docket submitting. It claims that the enlargement of mail in ballots below a Pennsylvania regulation referred to as “Act 77” is unconstitutional, and as a treatment, asks that all mail in ballots within the state, except army ballots, be thrown out. That can be roughly 2.5 million ballots discarded—about 1.6 million of them Democratic ballots. It additionally quantities to effectively over a 3rd of all ballots forged in Pennsylvania, which could put Kelly within the working for all-time disenfranchisement king.
When itemizing members of Congress who’re the largest Trump lackeys, Kelly’s title doesn’t come up typically. But contemplating that Kelly in contrast the impeachment of Trump to the assault on Pearl Harbor, and means again in 2017 informed his constituents that Barack Obama was persevering with to run a “shadow government” that was undermining Trump … possibly he ought to transfer up within the rankings. He actually will after this stunt. Joining Kelly in his lawsuit are a group of failed candidates for state workplace in Pennsylvania. and a scattering of “regular” voters who simply don’t need Black individuals to vote.
Kelly’s lawsuit doesn’t simply counsel that hundreds of thousands of votes be discarded. In case there’s some drawback with understanding how that may have an effect on the result, he has a prepared different that may forestall the necessity for anybody to interrupt out a calculator. Instead he requested the decide to “direct that the Pennsylvania General Assembly choose Pennsylvania’s electors.”
While he’s at it, Kelly asks the court docket to pay for his bills for making an attempt to throw out the votes of hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians. Because why the hell not?