Stephen Miller spins a theory that ‘alternate electors’ will certify Trump’s victory

Stephen Miller speaks at the White House

At this point, Joe Biden has won the election about 56 times. Donald Trump’s legal strategy was “whining” and “screaming” and “pouting.” Rudy Giuliani’s legal strategy was to go on a special superspreader tour and rage-fart. Well, today the Electoral College meets and formalizes President-elect Joe Biden and VP-elect Kamala Harris’s electoral victory. And it is in this moment that douche-reptile Stephen Miller decides to just go full-throttle into the Trumpian alternative reality:

On Monday, hours before the Electoral College was set to meet and formally confirm the election of Joe Biden, Trump administration adviser Stephen Miller told “Fox & Friends” that there would be an “alternate slate of electors” in the “contested” states that flipped from Trump to Biden.

“The only date in the Constitution is January 20th,” said Miller. “So we have more than enough time to right the wrong of this fraudulent election result and certify Donald Trump as the winner of the election. As we speak, today, an alternate slate of electors in the contested states is going to vote, and we’re going to send those results up to Congress. This will ensure that all of our legal remedies will remain open. That means that if we win these cases in the courts, that we can direct that the alternate slate of electors be certified.”

[From Raw Story]

“An alternate slate of electors” – what, like Proud Boys and Nazis? This reminds me of Karl Rove, back in 2004, talking about how Republicans felt they could create their own alternative reality. That was the root of all of this – that’s been the thread connecting Republican politics for the past 20 years – this belief that reality is not real, that there is an alternative reality, an alternative media, an alternative Republican president who will be “elected” by alternate electors and everything is magic and bam, that’s all it takes for them to “win.”

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  1. Rapunzel says:

    Um… that’s not how it works. That’s not how any of it works.

  2. Persephone says:

    What on earth is wrong with these people?? They really are operating in an alternate reality SMDH

  3. minx says:

    He knows perfectly well this is BS. Just red meat for the base.

  4. Emm says:

    I’m still nervous and I’ve been feeling a lot of anxiety building up to this. I feel like there are some Republican zombies that will pull something today to prevent the certification from happening and it’s making me physically ill.

    • Snuffles says:

      I think there will be a lot of huffing and puffing but no one is going to blow the house down.

    • Ainsley7 says:

      I had that feeling about the Supreme Court. They only needed 5 of them to say yes to hearing it and there are 6 conservatives. That was really their last chance. There’s nothing else they can do. So, try not to think about it too much. They’re playing with an empty hand now.

    • Mac says:

      Miller is in criminal violation of the Hatch act and another law that prevents federal officials from interfering in elections. Biden’s DOJ needs to hold these people accountable. The impunity of Nixon, Reagan, and Bush lead to the rampant criminality of Trump and his enablers. We can’t turn a blind eye.

      • Caitrin says:

        This entire administration has been a giant violation of the Hatch Act. But the Hatch Act is largely toothless.

  5. Snuffles says:

    I am being dead serious when I say this, the need to establish racism as an official psychological disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. It is rotting people’s brains, causing them to completely disassociate from reality and it has become clear that these people have become a danger to society and public health.

    • Cacec04 says:

      It’s not a bad idea, but it kind of takes away the fact that most mental disorders are organic not taught. Racism is taught and normalized in certain groups. These people are radicalized. Do people who become radicalized have a propensity to also have mental disorders? Sure. However, that’s not always the case and I feel it takes away personal responsibility. Donald Trump is a malignant narcissist and a racist. His brain did not develop empathy as healthier brains do because of his narcissism AND he was taught racist ideologies from his family. Racism and hate need to be addressed through systemic education and change not necessarily psychiatry.

  6. atorontogal says:

    I don’t know wtf goes on in America anymore. But if any of you sane individuals need a safe haven, my door is open.

    • Emm says:

      I don’t either and I live here! I would love to come stay with a Celebitchy some where far far away from here. I was just telling my husband that last night I was thinking about how 2015 is probably the last year that will feel normal to me for the rest of my life. 2016 and everything since has blown a hole through everything I’ve even known and nothing will ever be the same.

    • Snuffles says:

      🤗 Thankfully I live in a blue state in an even bluer county in my diverse, multi-ethnic, incredibly quiet neighborhood.

    • GuestwithCat says:

      Thank you ATorontogal. I don’t know what’s going on, either. I mean, I know what’s going on in that I’m staying informed.

      I just can’t believe so many people from all walks of life and at all levels of the socioeconomic ladder are supporting this. It’s the most unpatriotic thing I’ve ever seen and it’s being pushed by people wrapping themselves in the USA flag.

      But it’s a mistake to think this is for Trump. He’s just a figurehead and a catalyst. I stumbled in on one of their racist forums well over a decade ago when doing a web search on something completely unrelated to race. And landed smack dab in the middle of a white supremacist site forum.

      And they talked about wishing for another Hitler to get behind to help make their dreams of a white America come true. There were women on there but the men dominated the discussions and they had a lot of very primitive views on women. These people have always been among us, biding their time for an opportunity like this. My mistake was in thinking there were only a few hundred of these people scattered around. That they were a dying anachronism.

      It makes me sick to my stomach to see people of color among their rallies for Trump. Biden should not ever have said if you don’t support him that you’re not black. He knows what he said was wrong. But I know his instincts were that something needed to be said. What he should have said instead is if you don’t support him, you’re risking letting an agenda that promotes white supremacy ideology to advance unchecked.

      They’re really not even trying to hide it anymore. Kelly Loeffler is now trying to deny she knew but she did proudly pose for a photo with a KKK leader. She can try to walk it back now but the base has gotten the signal they wanted.

    • Joanna says:

      GIRL I had a Toronto vacation planned that I had to cancel because of COVID and I was so disappointed! I’ve never been there! I had my flight and hotel booked too. I’ve heard Toronto is great.

  7. Ennie says:

    In my country, back in 2006, we had a self proclaimed president, he said there was a plot against him, he and many of his followers called him president, then he finally won and is president now, if he was alternate-president, how can he be reelected? He even named his cabinet and all.
    I voted for his party and for him because the alternative, for me, was appalling, but has since become very disillusioned.

  8. MsIam says:

    “If we win these cases in the court” . And I laughed and I laughed! I wonder if alternate voters voted in alternate election to pick his alternate electors? I think they had better find an alternate country while they are at it.

  9. Sunday says:

    All the pundits mocking this need to get a grip. Does the media think that these supremacists and agitators just go away on January 20th? Regardless of whether the GOP actually believes their own hype or are just keeping the grift going as long as possible, their supporters are ALL IN on destroying democracy. They want to watch America burn, and the people who are in positions of power to actually fight them are laughing and saying we need to unify with these psychopaths anyway.

    By refusing to address the actual problem – that the GOP has become an organization of domestic terror – Biden and the democrats only increase the split between “our reality” and theirs, and the brainwashed become more staunchly indoctrinated every day. This is simply not sustainable. You think trump and the GOP were out of control when they were in power? Think of all the damage they’ll do once they no longer have to pretend to put on even the most pathetically superficial shows of decorum and process. Like, the last four years were them at least pretending to try to keep up a facade of business as usual. That imperative is gone, their supporters are out for blood, and the media is still out here running stories with the framing “clearly evil lady swears she didn’t know she took a photo with a racist.” We are doomed.

    • GuestwithCat says:

      @Sunday, I just said something similar but you put it out so much more succinctly and clearly. The situation is as you laid it out. This is dire and dangerous.

    • Snuffles says:

      No, I don’t think they will go away, but I think once Biden is in power, real concrete steps will be taken to deal with them. The more hardcore’s like the Proud Boys will be designated a hate group. Everyone spouting psycho shit on places like Parler will be monitored and have cases open against them by the FBI. You’re more casual racists will likely slink back into their holes because they’re learning if they go to far, social media will name and shame and they can lose their jobs.

    • MsIam says:

      The FBI has been watching these groups for years. They found out about the plot to kidnap Gov. Whitmer in Michigan and they have infiltrated these groups. What is more concerning are the “lone wolves” that are out there plotting. I don’t think anyone is pretending that this is not an issue.

    • BeanieBean says:

      I disagree that the trumpistas have been somewhat contained by societal & democratic norms these past four years. They’ve been unleashed. I think snuffles’ has the more likely scenario.

    • Emm says:

      Agreed, so tired of the media running all of these stories that fuel the magas. The supposed fake news is the one keeping all of this on the surface and relevant. STAHP giving these people exactly what they want!

  10. fluffy_bunny says:

    In my state if they don’t vote for the person who won the popular vote for the state they don’t get reelected and get a $500 fine. This whole thing is just bat shit insane,

    • Lady D says:

      Okay I clearly need some coffee. I thought you were talking about the citizens of your state paying at first. I was seriously outraged on your behalf there for a minute.

  11. Sayrah says:

    I wonder how said alternate electors will vote? Gmafb, I can hear it now. “Our electors chose Trump despite what the leftist globalist electors did.”

  12. Digital Unicorn says:

    Its all hubris to keep him in the news and to rile up the base to cause civil unrest for Biden and Harris – whom will be blamed for it all.

  13. Other Renee says:

    It’s all to keep money rolling in for Orange’s personal use while the morons who keep donating probably barely scrape by.

  14. Valerie says:

    A what? LOL. This is ridiculous.

  15. jferber says:

    Trump always loved anarchy (which he called “chaos”) in his ever-changing cast of characters in his faux government. Maybe Trump is actually an anarchist and a dictator wannabe. Stephen Miller deserves a spot in hell because he clearly (to me) is not a true believer, but a panderer and a pimp. Plus ugly as fuck (that was a low blow I allowed myself).

  16. paranormalgirl says:

    Well, it goes with the alternative facts. *shrugs*

  17. Nic919 says:

    I can’t wait until they start investigating this evil little troll. We already know from people who worked with him just how cruel he is and he’s committed genocide.

    • HoofRat says:

      It is my most fervent wish that this little Brownshirt will don his shiny jackboots and goose-step into the depths of the North Atlantic. If nothing else, it will relieve us of his presence and may disabuse him of the notion that he’s too superior to sink.

  18. Julia K says:

    Part of me is sick with fear that Trump could really pull this off. He won in 2016 when no one believed that was possible. I thought Hillary had it locked. I will be so relieved to see Jan 20th.

    • Joanna says:

      Ikr?! I went to bed CONVINCED there was no way Hillary could lose. I was genuinely in shock when I woke up and found out Trump had won

  19. jferber says:

    Well, the swing states certified for Biden–Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Georgia, Arizona and Nevada. Just waiting for California, Oregon and Hawaii (West Coast).
    Wrong again, Miller, you asswipe. Step down already!

  20. jferber says:

    Unrelated, but Loeffler of Georgia was just seen in a pic with an ex-KKK leader. The two of them are standing together with no one else. She claims she didn’t know who it was. I call bullshit. Can you do a story on this? Thanks.

  21. Mollie says:

    I’m dying! “Go on a special superspreader tour and rage-fart.” Hilarious! Best thing I’ve read all day! Thank you for your clever writing! It has entertained me for years!

  22. LaUnicaAngelina says:

    “At this point, Joe Biden has won the election about 56 times.” This made me laugh so effin much 😂😂😂

  23. Mexicalides says:

    Thank God, the electoral college certification is done, exact same breakdown as the voting returns. I won’t lie, I was nervous that there would be some faithless electors. Big relief, and some additional faith in the system.

    But I agree with everyone above who is afraid of what is coming next. There are an awful lot of unhinged, potentially violent people out there. In the end they’ll have to retreat to their holes, but they could do some/more damage to the country’s psyche in the meantime.

  24. downtherabbithole says:

    If Trump had been as smart as he is evil, he would have befriended and praised the FBI, CIA, Military leadership, etc. instead of making snide remarks and outright lies for four years. I’m so relieved he didn’t. They’ve been burnt enough by him to know who he is, and I have to believe they wouldn’t back his attempts to burn this whole place down in the next four weeks.