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Chase Trump

I just heard a CNN correspondent say – while talking about the new recording of Donald Trump trying to force Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to help Trump maintain the presidency by changing the already certified number of votes in that state – That Trump is likely not to be prosecuted because the country is so divided.

The country is so divided because Donald Trump continues to commit crimes with impunity.

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Unless Trump is held accountable for his crimes, including this recent attempt to blackmail the commission of a second crime, the electoral fraud – Trump overseeing the country’s top law enforcement officer – has the criminal threat dangling into action over Secretary of State Raffensperger the same phone call in which Trump said to Raffensperger, “I only want to find 11,780 votes” – how long does it take for a future candidate (even Trump himself if he runs again) to steal a presidential election because of the lessons of Trump -Era is crime actually pays off?

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

Another reason to investigate this potential crime is that it likely goes beyond that one phone call. It’s hard to believe that Raffensperger is the only state official and Georgia is the only state heavily armed by Trump. To win the election, it would not be enough to steal Georgia’s 16 votes. In order to achieve the necessary 270 votes from Trump’s actual number of 232, Trump needs an additional 38 votes. Georgia’s 16 would only bring Trump to 248, still 22 ahead of the presidency. It is not unreasonable to ask who else Trump called to get the other 22 electoral votes he would need. And did the others agree to Trump’s demand?

(A short page. The fact that Trump tried to arm Raffensperger just yesterday to change the officially certified voting list means that Trump is actually trying to win. That whole song and dance about how the election was stolen isn’t it simply a grip that allows Trump to save face while raising millions of donations from his gullible base. Trump is actually trying to win the election. That goes to the motive. And it suggests that Trump’s plan involved more than just Georgia, as Trump would need more than Georgia to win. What else has Trump done that we don’t know about yet?)

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John Aravosis
CyberDisobedience on Substack | @aravosis | Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn. John Aravosis is Executive Editor of AMERICAblog, which he founded in 2004. He holds a degree in Joint Law (JD) and a Masters in Foreign Service from Georgetown. and has served in the U.S. Senate, World Bank, Children’s Defense Fund, United Nations Development Program, and as a stringer for the Economist. He is a frequent television expert who has appeared on O’Reilly Factor, Hardball, World News Tonight, Nightline, AM Joy, and Reliable Sources, among others. John lives in Washington, DC. John’s article archive.

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