Ever since Gore vs. Bush, the election process has gotten more and more confusing. We were told the process would be fixed and millions of dollars were spent to do so. So why hasn’t it been? Mostly because of partisan hacks, lawyers and media pundits. They all have done damage to the election process. None of them have the authority to call elections or to certify votes, yet they spout with certainty who has won, or if it wasn’t their preferred candidate why the other candidate must have somehow cheated.

In the case of the 2016 election they all spouted with certainty Russia interfered with our election. The opposition party followed up with months of investigation and ultimately impeached the President. We might be wiser this time to allow the process to work itself out without the media and their inside sources interjecting their obvious bias. They have responsibility to observe and report, but no authority to decide who won an election.

“Following election “day,” the states are to count and certify popular vote results according to their respective statutory and procedural requirements. The U.S. Code (3 U.S.C. §6) requires the state governors to prepare, “as soon as practical,” documents known as Certificates of Ascertainment of the vote. The certificates must list the names of the electors chosen by the voters and the number of votes received in the popular election results, and also the names of all the losing candidates for elector, and the number of votes they received. Certificates of Ascertainment, which are often signed by state governors, must carry the seal of the state. One copy is forwarded to the archivist of the United States, while six duplicates of the Certificate of Ascertainment must be provided to the electors by Dec. 14, the date on which they meet.”

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