Whoops: 2020 Supreme Court Decision Ruled That States Can Yank Their Electors
Don’t you love it when liberals trip over each other in their mad rush to try to destroy every institution in America? Like that time when they launched the #MeToo movement to try to get Donald Trump impeached for flirting with supermodels. How’d that work out? Maybe we can get a comment on how #MeToo is going from former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Now we have a fresh example of Democrat competency as they shoot themselves in the foot. One of their schemes to abolish the Electoral College has backfired in spectacular fashion. And that backfire is directly relevant to our efforts to overturn the 2020 election.
The 2016 election seems like a lifetime ago, but let’s take a trip down memory lane. Some of the electors from two states showed up for their respective Electoral College votes, and then cast their votes for the wrong candidates. In Washington state, four electors voted for candidates other than Crooked Hillary, even though they had signed pledges to vote for Crooked Hillary. Those “faithless electors” were each fined $1,000 under a Washington state law. They sued over the fines in a case that became Chiafalo v. Washington.
In Colorado, two of that state’s nine electors voted for candidates other than Crooked Hillary, who they had pledged to vote for. There was a big whoop-ti-do and a lawsuit over that one as well, which was Baca v. Hickenlooper.
(Total side note that has nothing to do with the rest of this article: Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper was the guy who bragged during a Democrat primary debate that he had watched porn movies with his mom. Good grief, Democrats are a bunch of freakish deviants.)
Anyway, those two similar 2017 cases ended up being combined into a single case under the heading Chiafalo v. Washington, and the Supreme Court finally ruled on the case in July of 2020. I always believed that these cases were not about what they appeared to be about. This was a coordinated effort by the Democrat Party to undermine the legitimacy of the Electoral College system.
One of the arguments that the plaintiffs made was that states do not have the authority to dictate how presidential electors cast their votes. And boy did that backfire on them!
Justice Sonia Sotomayor recused herself from Chiafalo v. Washington, due to a “prior relationship” with one of the plaintiffs. (Which is another reason why I think the whole thing was a set-up to undermine the Electoral College.) Even without Sotomayor, the court ruled unanimously 8-0 against the plaintiffs.
Here’s a direct quote from the ruling:
“Nothing in the Constitution expressly prohibits States from taking away presidential electors’ voting discretion.”
This wasn’t some obscure Supreme Court ruling that happened prior to the Civil War that no one remembers. The ruling was made in July of 2020! Which is excellent timing, considering what happened in the 2020 election.
We now have dueling opinions floating around in the public square over whether Arizona will be able to decertify its electors after fraud is definitively proven in the forensic audit report. Every media talking head says it can’t happen. The Supreme Court seems to disagree with that opinion in Chiafalo v. Washington. The states have broad, plenary power under the Constitution, specifically in the Ninth and Tenth Amendments, over how they handle their electors.
Here’s another important legal phrase you may have seen tossed around quite a bit the past few months: “Fraud vitiates everything it touches.”
“Vitiates” means to legally destroy something, or to render it null and void. This long-established legal phrase and principle has been used in more than 3,500 court judgments since the 1800s. It means that if fraud is used to perpetuate anything, that thing becomes moot, null, void, unenforceable under the law. If you sign a contract with another party, and that party has committed fraud when entering into the agreement, no court will enforce that contract against you if your try to back out of it.
If fraud is proven to have been committed in a presidential election, that act of fraud vitiates the Electoral College votes cast by that state. Arizona, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nevada and other states absolutely have authority to recall their electors and force them to faithfully cast new votes for the rightful winner of the 2020 election – or, to simply strip their votes away from the fraudulent candidate who cheated.