Donald Trump has yet to admit defeat at the hands of Joe Biden. Since the election in November of last year, he has allegedly been subjected to prior electoral fraud. One of the latest features of that campaign is that the Italian military has somehow tampered with the vote count. Earlier, Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani claimed that Venezuela is responsible.
Joe Biden spoke about Russian interference in the 2016 and 2020 US presidential elections with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva. Putin responded – as he usually does – by reversing logic and talking instead about how Donald Trump accuses Joe Biden and the Democrats of denying him wins in crucial states.
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The Russian argument – and Trump’s earlier acquittal of Russia as responsible – is serious, not just for Joe Biden but for the American democratic system. All courts – where the issue of election fraud was raised – dismissed the objections, as did the US Supreme Court, HD.
I pressured the Ministry of Justice
But now it has been revealed that an intense email conversation between the Trump White House and the Department of Justice was the former president trying to persuade his attorneys general and a number of other high-ranking officials in the department to act to nullify the election result. . Attorney General Bill Barr resigned after declaring that no wrongdoing could be detected and that his successor, Jeff Rosen, had maintained the same. In one email, a senior Justice Department official summed up the campaign against the election result from the White House as “utterly insane.” Those who rejected the president’s views were appointed by Donald Trump.
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However, that doesn’t stop the 14 Republican-governed states from already changing election laws after receiving more than 1,800 bills, according to a summary in the Wall Street Journal. It mainly concerns the ban on early voting at polling stations and voting by mail, for which more than 108 million Americans voted in 2020, according to data published by the Associated Press.
Creates Obstacles According to Critics
Critics of the new, fast-paced election laws claim that they prevent people who do not have the opportunity to vote on Election Day – which is a Tuesday and a normal working day – from participating in the democratic process.
It is estimated that about two-thirds of those who voted by mail – according to an Associated Press voter poll – chose Joe Biden. But Donald Trump received, according to the poll, 51 percent compared to 48 percent of the votes that Biden received in early voting in opinion polls.
Even before the election, Trump opposed early voting and mail-in voting, and in several states — such as Arizona — investigations ordered by Republicans are still underway as to whether the elections went right. Courts have already dismissed the complaints on the grounds that there was no evidence of any wrongdoing.
The fact that the electoral system has been rejected by Trump supporters and Republicans in at least fourteen states means that appeals are being filed and that the issue may not be adjudicated before the 2022 midterm elections, when the entire House and a third of the House of Representatives will have a seat. The Senate is elected.
Putin can give a free pass
Democrats point out that not only is the entire democratic system undermined in this way on spurious grounds, but that Russia and Vladimir Putin can also shirk responsibility for trying to influence the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections.
In connection with the disclosure of Trump’s attempt to get the Department of Justice to reject the election result, it was also revealed that the Department of Justice requested information from Apple about phone and email traffic that occurred, among other House Democrats, during the Russia investigation. , when the Trump campaign was investigated defeated Hillary Clinton, and later for opposing Joe Biden with the help of Ukraine.
Joe Biden said in his meeting with Vladimir Putin in Geneva that the United States has a great cyber capacity to counter Russian attempts to harm the United States. It also includes those who cooperate with Russia to join the American democratic system.