Today is "safe harbor day," the day when states are supposed to have all their election disputes wrapped up in preparation for the electors casting their votes on Monday, December 14th. Pete Williams of NBC News explains:
The Electoral Count Act was passed in 1887, after four states sent in votes from two different sets of electors from the 1876 presidential race between Rutherford B. Hayes and Samuel Tilden. Congress had established no mechanism to resolve fights over competing slates of electors, and it adopted the act in hope of heading off future disputes.
- There needs to be some heads roll for the stunt pulled by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement which did a raid of the home of Covid-19 whistleblower, Rebekah Jones. According to the affidavit by an investigator with the department, an unauthorized individual illegally accessed a state government emergency management system to send a group text message to government officials last month urging them to speak out about the coronavirus crisis. And that justified an early morning raid of Jones' home by 10 law enforcement officers with guns drawn?
- Let's be clear. There is no legitimate reason for executing a search warrant the way they did except for one reason, and one reason only. They were there to intimidate Jones. Governor Ron DeSantis claims he had nothing to do with the raid. Even if true, that doesn't matter. Unless he is willing to condemn what happened, investigate who was involved, and fire those responsible, Governor DeSantis is just as culpable as if he were personally involved in the raid.
- Another member of the Trump legal team, Jenna Ellis, has contracted Covid-19. That follows the hospitalization of Rudy Giuliani who also contracted the virus. It is a bit ironic that the Trump legal challenges, which were already running out of time, may end because the Trump campaign's lead attorneys have gotten Covid-19.