Forty-eight hours after the media called President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris the winners of the 2020 presidential election, opposing forces are hard at work trying to change the legitimate outcome and give Forty-Five a second term. Several lawsuits have been filed by Republican operatives, however, many if not most have been tossed out or ruled against by judges calling them frivolous.
I doubt anyone is surprised at Trump’s refusal to accept the results and ongoing self-pity party. Our moments of joy, happy tears and dancing were a brief respite after this nailbiter election.
Now GSA administrator, Emily Murphy, a Trump loyalist, is refusing to sign the paperwork that officially turns over millions of dollars, provides access to government officials, space and agencies to the Biden-Harris Transition Team, in a continuing demonstration of the pettiness of anyone associated with the incumbent administration.
We must still be vigilant, as experience has taught us that the depth of the Republican bag of dirty tricks is somewhere near the bottom of the Mariana Trench. In fact, Protect the Results (PTR) organizers recommended that local coalitions hold their fire on the November 4 demonstrations scheduled across the country, suggesting that energy and resources be saved for critical actions between now and January 21. While it was certainly appropriate that Pennsylvania went ahead with the PTR demonstrations, it’s becoming more clear that we may not be done, yet.
But today, we dance!