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Misplace loyalty

I write this after the U.S. Supreme Court, in a one-page memorandum decision issued Friday evening, summarily dismissed the frivolous lawsuit filed by Texas’s Republican attorney general and supported by seventeen other Republican attorneys general and 126 Republican members of the House of Representatives including our own Cathy McMorris Rodgers.

The purpose of this lawsuit was not, as asserted by CMR’s spokesman in your Friday paper, “to count every legal vote.” Let us be clear. The purpose was to prevent the Democratic electors chosen by a majority of voters in Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Georgia from casting their votes for Joe Biden, so that the Republican legislatures in those states could appoint Republican electors who would throw the election to Donald Trump.

Thus Trump, who lost the popular vote by over seven million votes and the electoral vote 306 to 232, would have been declared victor despite the fact that Republican claims of fraudulent voting had been dismissed by over fifty state and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court in a prior case. Some have called the attempts by Trump and his Republican supporters to overturn the election an attempted coup.

The Pennsylvania attorney general’s brief called the Texas lawsuit “seditious abuse.” Whatever you call it, the actions of those who signed on to this lawsuit show they place their loyalty to Donald Trump above their duty to uphold the Constitution and laws of the United States and demonstrate their total unfitness to serve in their current positions.

Donald D. Lamp



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