More than 2 weeks after the election, Donald Trump is showing no indications of recognizing Joe Biden’s win. To the contrary, this week he fired Chris Krebs, the nationwide security official who has actually spent much of the previous several months dealing with election security problems and, post-election, debunking Trump’s conspiracy claims. The tweets in which Trump announced Krebs’s firing were so misleading that Twitter flagged them, challenging Trump’s claim that the election had been rigged versus him.
Meanwhile, the General Providers Administration continues to block the transition procedure from moving on. In the race for unadulterated political cowardice and buffoonery, the GSA’s Emily Murphy is surely a front-runner at this moment. She will, I genuinely hope, have to live the rest of her life being made continuously knowledgeable about the reality that she, out of fear of ending up being the butt of Trump’s Twitter trolling, teamed up in a fascist effort to destroy the results of an election in which more Americans got involved than ever in the past. Today, news reports emerged that even while she was stonewalling on the shift process, she was searching for a new job. Best of luck with that effort, Ms. Murphy. Instead of certifying as the poster kid for the “Good American” of this fascist minute, you ‘d be lucky, frankly, to be employed as a sewage system employee or a rat-catcher after the stunt you’ve pulled.
And on Tuesday, 2 GOP election authorities in Wayne County, Mich., attempted to block certification of Detroit’s vote count, so as to deny Biden– who won Michigan by 148,000 votes, roughly 15 times the margin that Trump protected over Clinton there in 2016– of that state’s 16 electoral votes. That single act of antidemocratic vandalism may well be the most outrageous tried mugging of