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2020 Election Crisis

Election 2020 - The Crisis That Threatens Our Nation
Decision 2020
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 violently 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 rage - which was stoked by lies and misinformation from former President Trump.  Several firsts are to be noted: President Biden the oldest elected president, and Vice-President Harris the first person of color (African and Indian descent) 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 republicans who voted against trump were targeted and defeated by hard-right Trump supporters in their follow-on campaigns with some stepping down. The former President will go down in history as the only President to be impeached twice and acquitted twice - mainly due to resistance from republicans.  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 political 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 - primarily due to republican resistance. 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 served on the panel, both appointed by the democratic House Speaker.  The GoP Minority House Leader refused 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 were 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 Hurricane Ian ( Hearings postponed due to Hurricane Ian )
10. Oct 13th, 2022.  Jan 6th panel likely final hearing conducted (Hearing Transcript )
11. Dec 7th, 2022. Jan 6th panel announces it plans to release final report the week of Dec 19th (Final Report Announcement )  
12. Dec 19th, 2022.  The Jan 6th panel wrapped up its investigation in a live national hearing.  The committee placed sole blame of the Jan 6th, 2021, insurrection on former President Trump, and have recommended charges to the U.S. Justice Department for review.  Other individuals involved in the insurrection and coup attempt will also be identified for recommended criminal charges against the republic. (Jan 6th Committee Executive Summary) ( Key Findings from the Jan 6th Committee ). With Republicans taking over in a slim majority due to gerrymandered districting in Jan 2023 in the U.S. House of Representatives, this is the final House investigative action on the Jan 6th, 2021 insurrection and coup attempt, the first in our nation's history!  Unlike with former President Nixon who resigned when it was discovered he was involved in criminal activity against the democratic party to undermine an upcoming presidential election, the Republicans in the House and Senate are choosing to ignore the seriousness of the incident or are afraid to speak out for fear of being removed from their office by primary challenges if they speak out. The country remains hotly divided politically with no end in sight in the near future.  It remains to be seen how the Republicans in the House will seek to enact revenge against the democratic party for investigating the insurrection which at least four members in the U.S. House of Representatives were directly involved or openly supported the insurrection and coup attempt.
Why were rioters duped by Trump? Former Oath Keeper and Rioter tell their story before Congress.
January 6th, 2021 Insurrection Documentary (NPR News)
We will continue to monitor events because the outcomes of the January 6th insurrection are still being played out.  
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