It has been more than a month since two-thirds of the voting public cast their ballots and participated in one of the most raucous electoral contests in modern history. But the 2020 election was not without controversy, and President Donald Trump’s fierce attorneys and allies took a host of cases to the courts. Now, brace yourself, Washington; MAGA Country will be descending on the nation’s capital in the new year. Will this gathering be as immense as the Million MAGA March?
The president recently tweeted that there will be a “big protest in D.C. on January 6th,” while continuing to claim that it is “statistically impossible” that he lost the November election.
The announcement of a “wild” protest was accompanied by a link to a Washington Examiner story regarding White House trade advisor Peter Navarro’s 36-page report alleging election fraud. Navarro’s document claimed that voter chicanery was “more than sufficient” to swing the presidential contest to Trump.
But why January 6? That is the day that Congress is scheduled to count and certify the Electoral College vote. When both chambers of Congress attend this joint session, it will take a majority to overturn the election results. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) urged his GOP colleagues in the Senate not to contest the results.
Trump has been irked by members of his party accepting defeat, recently tweeting that they had “to get tougher, or you won’t have a Republican Party anymore.” Trump and his team of attorneys have stated that they intend to press on with legal challenges, although their efficacy has come into question. The Supreme Court rejected a Texas lawsuit that would have nullified millions of votes in several key battleground states. Plus, the Trump campaign and its allies have submitted dozens of lawsuits in the last six weeks to upend the November results, only to be shot down by state and federal judges.
Republicans might choose to sit on the sidelines and move ahead with taking the final steps in the democratic process, but the president’s diehard base will likely gather in Washington to show their support. From the Million MAGA March to the various “Stop the Steal” demonstrations, Trump Country refuses to go quietly into the night, promising: “we’re not going anywhere.”
Nail-Biden Until Inauguration Day
Until Inauguration Day, all the president’s men and women will comb through the data, study the documents, and engage with the courts to seek justice for what they think was an outright assault on election integrity. Trump’s allies do not think the November results emitted a pleasant odor. But why?
Consider this; the president received 11 million more votes this year, the third-largest increase for any incumbent. Plus, as Liberty Nation‘s James Fite recently alluded to, no other president lost his re-election bid after raising his vote count. Fite writes:
“Trump got a bigger share of the minority vote than any other Republican since 1960 and enjoyed a 50% increase in black votes over 2016. How did Biden do with the black vote? He dropped well below 90%, which generally results in the Democrat losing the race. The Hispanic vote is crucial for a Democrat to win as well, and Trump enjoyed 35% of that bloc…
Then there’s the county map. Trump won more votes than any candidate in the history of U.S. elections, second only to Biden in the very same election – or so we’re told. Yet Biden somehow beat this by taking only 17% of the counties in the nation. Only in just the right cities – at just the right time – did Biden see the overwhelming rally in the black vote that allegedly propelled him to victory.”
And this is why MAGA Country thinks something is rotten in the United States today, with millions of Americans declaring that they will fight for President Trump because, as they say, he fought for them.
A New Republican Party?
This could even mean – if Trump fails in his bid to overturn the 2020 race – the birth of a new party, breaking off from the GOP. Whether this bodes well for the conservative movement or not remains to be seen. But President Trump has permanently altered the U.S. political landscape, and who knows? Could it lead to the formation of a new right-wing entity led perhaps by the likes of Sens. Rand Paul and Mike Lee and Rep. Matt Gaetz, instead of McConnell, Lindsey Graham, and Liz Cheney. Would this be a win for the conservative-libertarian-MAGA movement – or a victory for the Democrats and the radical left?
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