William Jacobson is a law professor at Cornell University. He also runs the popular conservative political blog, Legal Insurrection. In a recent post, Jacobson analyzed what Democrats and the media are really doing right now with regard to the Electoral College.
Here’s an excerpt:
The one thing you must understand about the unfolding media-Democrat Electoral College coup attempt
We are witnessing nothing short of an attempt to steal the election by some Democrats and a very supportive mainstream and leftwing media, by causing Electors in the Electoral College to go rogue and vote for Hillary, or at least not vote for Trump.
The first excuse for this tactic after the election was made by people like Prof. Lawrence Lessig. At least he was honest in his call to have the Electors stop Trump because he didn’t like the result and thought Trump would be a horrible president on a host of issues.
Honest, but severely misguided.
Call that Operation Flip the Electors, Part One.
As it became obvious that the recounts demanded by Jill Stein and supported by Hillary would fail to change the outcome, a new and thoroughly dishonest media narrative developed — that Trump could not be allowed to take office because Russia “hacked the election.”
By hacked the election, they don’t mean that the vote count was corrupted, but that alleged Russian hacking of the DNC and John Podesta influenced the outcome. A variation on that theme is that Trump has some potential Russian connection that makes him potentially disloyal to the United States.
The claim is that this new information is so serious post-election, that the Electors must fulfill some alleged duty to protect the country from Trump. Call that Operation Flip the Electors, Part Two.
Read the rest here.
Jacobson describes what’s happening as “thoroughly dishonest” and he’s exactly right.
If Hillary had won the Electoral College vote and Trump won the popular vote, and Trump supporters were actively trying to change the outcome by interfering with the Electoral College or stoking Russian conspiracy theories, Democrats and their media allies would call it treason.
Trump supporters would be called out nightly on the news as dangerous anti-American radicals who simply couldn’t accept democracy.