Haha - true.
And speaking of what happens next, here is a detailed article on the vote counts, the legal challenges, and the deadlines.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics ... utType=amp
“... unproven claims that fraud had tainted the election in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. Vice President Pence gave a presentation to Republican senators on Capitol Hill about new litigation expected in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Georgia — imploring them to stick with the president, according to several Republicans in the room.“
“ Perhaps the greatest opportunity for Republicans to try to upend the vote certification process lies in Michigan, where a four-person state canvassing board made up of two Democrats and two Republicans is responsible for certifying the state results. If they deadlock, the decision could fall to the Republican-controlled state legislature. Of all six states in question, Michigan delivered Biden the largest margin of victory, nearly 150,000 votes, raising questions about what justification Republicans would offer to reverse the popular vote.”
Deadlines for county and state certification:
Arizona - Nov 30, can be extended a few days per state law
Georgia - Nov 13, Nov 20
Michigan - Nov 23
Nevada - Nov 24
Pennsylvania - Nov 23, but no statewide deadline
Wisconsin - Dec 1
As we have seen, there is considerable variation between states in election processes; that’s part of what makes the US work though - centralized decentralization you might say. Not efficient, but some kind of balance is struck, which the only other democratic experiment like this, the EU, has also grappled with and quasi-harmonization on many issues has been very difficult, as you know. We could look at the USSR too, but we’ll save that for another time. At least we have a good supply of cabbages and shoes of all sizes here.
The spectacle is not a collection of images, but a social relation among people, mediated by images. - Guy Debord