Because I do not believe that everything that’s bad crazy in American conservatism, and in the Republican Party into which it injected its prion disease decades ago, began on Election Night, 2016, I can remind people that the Republicans floated this notion in 2000, if things in Florida had turned sour on George W. Bush. There even was talk that Florida would send two slates of electors to Washington and let the House of Representatives sort it out, which would have left us with C-Plus Augustus anyway, but at least would have been marginally inbounds as regards the Constitution. That this ratfcking subtropical gorgon has revived the notion is merely DiSantis’ picking up a notion that has become common strategy among defeated Republican candidates.

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