Almost daily the news reveals some shady dealing that Donald Trump or his associates have had with the Russian government. When 17 US intelligence reports conclude that Russia interfered with our election, that’s plenty of evidence to call for a special investigation. But with the Legislative and Executive branches now capitalizing on their victory, they aren’t going to bring attention to their ill-gotten gains.
Our remaining hope is the Judicial Branch. Luckily for us, three Massachusetts women have filed a petition asking that the results of the 2016 election be nullified based on the failure of the government to protect us from foreign invasion (Article 4, Section 4 of the Constitution: Guarantee Clause). The case is set to be heard in conference at the Supreme Court on March 17.
Wake up, America! Our very democracy is at stake. We the People need to know that our vote, our most precious right and responsibility, is counted fairly. Without that we are no longer captains of our own destiny. My plea is to the Supreme Court to stop the madness now. Appoint a Special Master to get to the bottom of this so we can hold a new, clean election and reclaim American democracy.
I am following the progress of a petition to be considered by the US Supreme Court on March 17. The petitioners request that the Court adhere to Article 4, Section 4 of the US Constitution, which says that it is the job of the federal government to keep the states safe from foreign invasion. Make no mistake – we have been invaded.
They are asking the Court to appoint a Special Master to investigate Russia’s interference in the 2016 elections. The legislative and executive branches are too embroiled in politics to effectively examine this matter. What of the 17 federal agencies that concluded Russia interfered in our elections? What about Paul Ryan’s statement: “We know Russia meddled in the election – no one is disputing that.”*
Why are we hearing a murmur rather than an outcry about the truth regarding the ties between Trump’s campaign, finances, business and political dealings with Russia? Distractions from Washington that bombard us daily hinder our ability to recognize this assault on our democracy.
We encourage the Supreme Court to support an investigation that acknowledges the Constitution’s intent to keep our country safe from foreign interference.
*(January 5, 2017: LA Times; NBC; The Guardian; MSN; US News, among others)
Have you heard about the case brought by three Massachusetts women to nullify the results of the 2016 election? The case that will be considered at the Supreme Court on March 17? They are arguing that the government failed to protect us from foreign invasion as the Constitution’s Guarantee Clause (Article 4, Section 4) requires. And they are asking for the appointment of a Special Master to to gather all evidence of Russia’s success in influencing the results of the 2016 election. If enough evidence exists, the Court can nullify the election
We cannot let a foreign power hijack our election by cyber invasion! We must reclaim our democracy. Between now and March 17 our goal is to create enough buzz that the justices will (indirectly) know that We the People recognize that a new election is both legally possible and morally mandated.