Monday, December 19, 2016

Closure

It's finally going to be done today -- the Donald will officially become President-elect. But for the moment, the battle continues in Pennsylvania:
Thousands of emails land in their inboxes every day. Copies of the Federalist Papers and other books urging political courage are being mailed to their homes. They are even getting phone calls in the middle of the night.

Such has been the life of Pennsylvania's 20 electors for President-elect Donald Trump since the Nov. 8 election.

On Monday, they will travel to the state Capitol to cast their votes to assign Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes to Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence during what has, in the past, been a ceremonial and largely unnoticed event.

Not this year.

This time around, the electors will be greeted by organized protests, urging them to assign Pennsylvania's electoral votes to anyone but Trump.
And in some instances, it's been nothing less than harassment:
One elector, Ash Khare, said he and each of the 19 others have been assigned a plainclothes state police trooper for protection.

"I'm a big boy," said Khare, an India-born engineer and a longtime Republican from Warren County, who estimates he receives 3,000 to 5,000 emails, letters, and phone calls a day from as far away as France, Germany, and Australia. "But this is stupid. Nobody is standing up and telling these people, 'Enough, knock it off.' "
No justice, no peace, Mr. Khare. And justice is however the people harassing you define the term.

It's been going on all over the country, too:
Michael Banerian, a Michigan elector and youth chairman of the state Republican Party, said he has received several messages threatening violence.

“You have people saying, ‘You’re a hateful bigot, I hope you die,’” Mr. Banerian told The Detroit News. “I’ve had people talk about shoving a gun in my mouth and blowing my brains out. And I’ve received dozens and dozens of those emails. Even the non-threatening-my-life emails are very aggressive.”
Even in Idaho? Sure:
In Idaho, Secretary of State Lawerence Denney issued a statement last week calling on Trump foes to stop harassing the state’s four electors.

“While there is no federal requirement binding electors to their pledge, and while Idaho is one of 21 states that does not have state-level legislation to force an elector to comply, attempting to sway an elector’s commitment to their party through insults, vulgar language, or threats simply lacks civility,” Mr. Denney said.
An overt threat is more than a lack of civility. This madness ends today and the psychosis of the Left will enter a new phase. I don't imagine it will be more rational than what is happening now.


3 comments:

R.A. Crankbait said...

I thought it was the Russians that were tampering with the election.

jerrye92002 said...

Here's my question: Why no prosecutions?

Gino said...

A few in my feed were still holding out hope that the electors would do the right thing... It's gonna be a long four yrs for them.