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The American System

Jan 2021

January 5, 2021

January 6, 2021

Wednesday Will Mark Culmination of 2020 Presidential Election Campaign as Joint Session of Congress Meets for Official Count of Electoral Votes; Biden Should Win Thanks to His Majority of 306;

But Desperado Trump is Casting About for Last-Ditch Demagogic Tactics to Stave Off His Virtually Inevitable Defeat; His Central Gambit is to Force Pence to Break Law and Precedent to Tamper with the Electoral Vote Totals; But Vice Presidents Are Ceremonial Figures, More Master of Ceremonies than Judge and Magistrate; Congress Can Still Vote Down Any Rulings Pence Tries to Make;

Thirteen GOP Senators and About 140 House Members Say They Are Ready to Challenge Electors’ Slates from Battlegrounds They Are Targeting; GOP Bad Faith: They Feel Free to Subvert the Constitution to Impress their Base Because They Assume that Democrats Will Make Sure that this Wretched Spectacle will Have No Consequences;

Trump Forces Promise 3 Million Protesters in Streets on Wednesday to Intimidate Congress, but Their Tuesday Permit Applications Forecast at Most 30,000 at Freedom Plaza on Pennsylvania Avenue,, the Focus of Their Mobilization; Desperate Posturing from Alt-Right Orators; But Real Test Comes on Wednesday, the Anticipated Peak of Trump’s Street Turnout;

In Critical Georgia Runoffs, Democrats Warnock and Ossoff Perform Well, but Result May Not Be Known for Days; 

Breaking: Pence Alleged to Tell Trump that He Has No Power to Alter Electoral Vote Totals; Trump’s Speech in Dalton, Georgia Shows His Grasp of Reality, Always Tenuous, is Now Non-Existent