Sunday, December 18, 2016

Harvard Prof Behind Effort to Overturn Election, Call Article V Convention

Many Republicans are understandably disgusted at the audacious effort underway to usurp the results of the 2016 presidential election by persuading enough presidential electors to break their pledges to vote for Donald Trump, the Republican nominee.

It should be instructive and alarming that one of the leaders in this effort to deny Trump the presidency is also known as a leader — perhaps the leader — in promoting a constitutional convention under Article V of the U.S. Constitution.

His name is Lawrence Lessig, a law professor from Harvard. Lessig (shown) has offered free legal counsel to any elector who may face legal consequenes by switching his or her vote from Trump to someone else. Republican elector Patricia Allen of Tennessee is particularly upset at this suggestion, declaring, “That borders on bribery. Carried to this extreme, the day might come when an elector could be sold to the highest bidder.”

Lessig demonstrates no embarrassment at his brazen attempt to subvert the constitutional method of electing the president of the United States. He has asserted, “We now believe there are more than half the number needed to change the result seriously considering making that vote.”

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