2020 Election Crisis
Election 2020 - The Crisis That Threatens Our Nation
Presidential Election 2020 (It Ain't Over Till It's Over! And It Ain't Over---Yet!): An election that is changing the nation! On January 20th, 2021, a new President was inaugurated, fourteen days after a horrific insurrection was carried out at the U.S. Capitol building on January 6th. Supporters of Donald Trump forced their way into the Capitol in an attempt to stop the election count and capture the Vice President whom they believed betrayed Trump by not stopping or changing the election outcome. These supporters broke into congressional offices, attempted to take hostages, stole items, defecated on the floors, killed several capitol police officers, and destroyed contents of the building in their anger. Several firsts are to be noted: President Biden the oldest elected president, and Vice-President Harris the first person of color (African descent and Indian) and woman to be elected to that office. On February 12th, the U. S. Senate voted 57 to 43 lacking the 10 votes (67 needed) to convict the former President of inciting a riot and insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The former President will go down in history as the only President to be impeached twice and acquitted twice. However, the Senate GoP minority leader on national TV stated the former President is still legally responsible for all the things he did while in office. The map below displays the final electoral college vote which reflects the popular vote total per state as verified on January 6th by the U.S. Congress. Maine and Nebraska allocate the state's electoral college votes by district won. The impeachment trial acquittal closed out the final action associated with the 2020 election pending unforeseen legal action against the former President as investigations of the January 6th insurrection continue. On Feb 27th, the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) met with the former President as the key note speaker amid rumors he may lead the GOP as the presidential candidate in 2024. On April 28, President Biden addressed congress to mark his first 100 days in office. He provided a vision for the future, and the focus of his remarks centered on infrastructure and creating jobs. You can watch the address at this link: President Biden Address to the Nation
On May 12th, the first casualty of an inter-party fight over former President Trump's influence (i.e. control) on the Republican party was incurred. Rep. Elizabeth Chaney (daughter of a former Vice-President) was ousted as the #3 republican leader in the House of Representatives for being an anti-Trump party member. On 28 May, the U.S. Senate failed by six votes to pass a motion to create a bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan 6th Capitol attacks. On June 30th, the House approved legislation (220-190 votes - primarily along party line voting) to investigate the Jan 6th insurrection. A committee was formed, but only two republicans serve on the panel, both appointed by the democratic House Speaker. The GoP Minority House Leader refuses to participate. On Aug 13th, right-wing conspiracy supporters believed former President Trump was to be re-installed and President Biden would be removed from office on that day.
Open Source Major Events Reporting Summary:
1. Nov 7th, 2021: Former President Trump loses bid to keep Jan 6th insurrection documents under a veil of executive privilege. Yet to be seen if the ruling will go before the Supreme Court: Trump loses executive privilege concerning Jan 6th documents
2. Nov 12th, 2021: Former Trump WH aid Steve Bannon indicted by the House Jan 6th Committee investigating the Jan 6th insurrection: Former Trump aid indicted
3. Dec 3rd, 2021: It is being reported that the Jan 6th insurrection will be the main issue going forward in 2022, as hearings get ramped up to go public after the New Year. (Rolling Stone Report on Upcoming Public Hearings )
4. Jan 2nd, 2022: The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection is planning televised hearings and a series of reports in the coming months to present its findings and bring its private interviews out into the open. (Committee Prepares To Go Public )
5. Mar 17th, 2022: The House Oversight Committee launches investigation into the partisan New Mexico 2020 audit. (House probe of 2020 partisan New Mexico Audit )
6. Mar 28th, 2022: Judge makes ruling that former President Trump likely committed crimes related to the 2020 election. (Trump Likely Committed Felony Obstruction )
7. Apr 28th, 2022: According to unidentified members of the congressional House Oversight Committee, scheduled public hearings have are tentatively set for prime-time slots from June 9th thru the end of the month. (Jan 6 Panel Schedules Prime Time Public Hearings )
8. Jun 9th, 2022: Public Hearings begin to lay out the threat that occurred on Jan 6th, 2021. Hearings proceed thru the summer of 2022.
9. Sep 27th, 2022. January 6th hearings postponed due to Hurrican Ian ( Hearings postponed due to Hurricane Ian )
January 6th, 2021 Insurrection Documentary
We will continue to monitor events because the outcomes of the January 6th insurrection are still being played out. A House of Representatives investigative committee has been formed to look into the insurrection.
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