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‘Sedition’ is Trending on Social Media With Palpable Anger at Trump Rolling Like Thunder
conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.
Sedition. People are calling out Trump for attempting to delegitimize the incoming “authority” of a state, Joe Biden, who is the president-elect who won the election. And yet Trump is inciting both the MAGA heads to rebel, but also lawmakers in Michigan, and he’ll soon move on to Pennsylvania and WI or GA, depending on how it’s going. If he convinces one legislature to vote in GOP electors because they’re convinced the election was rigged or at least unreliable enough that they’ve got to step up and do what Art. II of the constitution says they can do. He will try them all.
You cannot lose an election and then attempt to find a way around it, despite the fact you clearly lost it without inciting your people to damned near war, or war itself, at least street violence. Trump is attempting something that’s never been done in the United States, never been contemplated.
If he succeeds (and we all know what we’re talking about, the same plan we always discuss) there will never be another presidential election that isn’t just decided by state legislatures. Or, at least, never one where the people vote against the majority in the state legislature. If the majority is Democratic and the people vote for a Republican, the legislature will simply declare their preferred candidate the winner and move on.
That’s what’s on the line. That’s why sedition is trending number one.
— Marcia La Résistance (@🏡) (@MarciaBunney) November 20, 2020
“Won in a landslide” and yet it’s been over two weeks and you have had lawyers admit in court that they have no evidence, including even Rudy.
— This is fascism and I reject it.🆘 (@benFranklin2018) November 20, 2020
The GOP is openly attempting a coup. Undermining the very core of our democracy- and you are using your platform to criticize the 1 safety valve we have left?
NO- the history books will be looking at you, and it won’t be pretty.#Sedition https://t.co/tp5AU5DmbP
— Lisa Thomas (@LisaMarieT11) November 19, 2020
Actually, it's the American people who don't really like RepubliKKKans. #80Million of us who voted FOR #BidenHarris & their uncorrupt administration.#ByeByeTrump#Sedition #SwampPanic pic.twitter.com/ngy4Fr3yKZ
— 🌺🌸 Morgan King 🌸🌺 (@MsMorganKing) November 19, 2020
When the word #Sedition is trending & is about the United States, everyone who supports Democracy should be troubled.
This is an attempted coup by @realdonaldtrump & the GOP to overturn a free & fair election.
Call Congress and let them know!#TreasonousTrump #ImpeachTrumpAgain pic.twitter.com/kN1RhJ9tfF
— Audra #FlipGeorgiaBlue #OperationWarpConcede🌊😷💙 (@appyoomkin) November 19, 2020
I don't care that Trumps coup attempt is a pathetic joke. It's still a coup attempt & should be treated as such. #Sedition
— 🌍❤Tammy, RN🌎❤ (@sazzygram3) November 20, 2020
As we’ve said many times. It may look like a joke in the court rooms but that’s not the point. Watch the legislatures.
It's not that Trump will get away with it.
It's that he is committing sedition in broad daylight and not a single Republican is speaking out.
Time for Biden to stop with the conciliatory tone as well. This needs to be called out, nor normalized.
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) November 19, 2020
This is really nuts. He is actually, actively attempting a coup. Stuart Stevens called it sedition the other night and I'm inclined to agree. https://t.co/OhYhz20aqN
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) November 19, 2020
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) November 19, 2020
Forewarned is forearmed.https://t.co/4wPWR0tT7d
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) November 19, 2020
We won the damn election by a landslide and we're still facing a two-pronged threat of negligent mass homicide and sedition by the party of Trump.
This is not America.
I will never speak to anyone again, friend or family, who supports this unbelievable travesty.
— Leslie – 62 to 46. 🇺🇲 (@Leslieoo7) November 19, 2020
This is not hyperbole:
Seeking to usurp democracy itself and replace it with authoritarian rule, Trump is actively attempting a coup against the United States of America.
This is sedition — punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
— Bill Madden (@maddenifico) November 19, 2020
We will see what the legislatures do. By the letter of the law its somewhat constitutional. But the spirit and practice of the law it is utter setition.
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