In the article “Wexton, Randall call for Trump’s removal amid Capitol chaos,” Virginia Del. LaRock stated that questions on the election remain unanswered. But what could those questions be that haven’t been raised before? Every avenue was made available to legally address the election results. Specifically, over 50 court cases were either dismissed, settled or withdrawn, but none had any impact on the overall election outcome.
The Supreme Court dismissed the case to overturn the presidential outcome based on a lack of any evidence provided by the president’s lawyers. Our judicial system held up because of honorable public servants who fulfilled their oath to adhere to the rule of law against a massive effort to erode our election system that is the foundation for our democracy.
In addition, 50 states certified their votes, with recounts in some states, to substantiate the outcome. Even then, in Georgia, the Secretary of State resisted a shakedown by the President to change the vote count. Also, the Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency stated that this election was the most secure of any in history, and Attorney General Barr stated he didn’t find evidence to support an investigation into widespread election fraud.
So, what could prevent Del. LaRock from accepting the results of the presidential election? There can be only one answer, and that is to win at all costs even if it means demolition of our democracy. Unfortunately, that is what you see in an autocracy, not a democracy.
Our family came to America from a country that prohibited free and fair elections around the turn of the 20th century, served in the military during WWII to beat a dictator and a fascist. I take the ability to have my vote counted seriously and voted for both Democratic and Republican presidents in 40 years of voting, with President Reagan receiving my first presidential vote. None of the past elections came close to the disregard for the sanctity of our election process because a number of conservatives in title only strayed.
In addition, Del. LaRock commented that the mob rioters were highly likely paid provocateurs, but this reporting is based solely on unsubstantiated conjecture and serves no purpose but to mislead and misrepresent. Del. LaRock comments on the election and U.S. Capitol chaos leave unanswered questions such as how do you drift away from conservative principles but call yourself a Republican?
The take-away I reach from Del. LaRock’s comments in the article is an abandonment to establish a sound, stable and meaningful relationship with the truth and our electoral process that used to be found in the likes of former Virginia Sen. John Warner, the late Senator John McCain, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, and former Ohio Governor John Kasich, among many other distinguished conservatives.