Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Mich. Lawfare Attack on Alternate Electors Exposes Left’s Hypocrisy

'Electors should not — CANNOT — choose [a] man who will violate oath...'

(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) Left-wing activists who called for Michigan electors to vote against former President Donald Trump in 2016 have now praised Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel for indicting 16 Republicans for attempting to file Republican electoral votes in 2020, the Daily Caller reported.

On Tuesday, Nessel announced that she would be charging the 16 electors with felonies, accusing the electors of secretly meeting in the basement of the Michigan GOP and signing certificates that falsely claimed they were the duly elected representatives for the state.

If found guilty, the suspects now face multiple charges that could result in a maximum sentence of 66 years.

Predictably, the left-wing media has gone to bat for Nessel after calling for Democrat electors to do the very same thing after Trump’s electoral victory in 2016.

“Michigan, My Michigan — one truly great State! Finally an Attorney General worthy of her title. Kudos and props to Michigan AG Dana Nessel, a true public servant,” tweeted Laurence Tribe, a Harvard Law professor emeritus.

Yet in 2016, Tribe penned a tweet encouraging the same behavior.

“All it will take is just 12% — a bit over 1 in 10 — of the 306 Trump Electors to vote against a walking, talking impeachable offense,” he wrote at the time.

In response to inquiries regarding his contradictory positions, Tribe argued that “[t]here’s no contradiction whatsoever.”

For Tribe, “the faithless elector issue has nothing whatsoever to do with the duty not to lie under oath about having been chosen as an elector — or with the nonexistent right to file a false and fraudulent claim to have met in the State’s Capitol to cast one’s electoral vote.”

Also guilty of the same hypocrisy was Normal Eisen, CNN legal analyst and former Obama administration offical, who praised Nessel for restoring “accountability” to the political process.

Yet in 2016, Eisen wrote that “electors should not — CANNOT — choose [a] man who will violate oath,” alluding to Trump.

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