On Thursday, Sen. Martin Heinrich posted a strange The Atlantic article titled, “If You Didn’t Vote for Trump, Your Vote Is Fraudulent.” The piece tried to cast doubt on conservatives’ court challenges to election results mysteriously swinging Trump states to Biden with statistically impossible numbers.
The article brought in multiple convoluted arguments trying to bash what the author dubs “Trumpists,” however, the argument, as usual with the Radical Democrats, ended by claiming Republicans are racist by making the pie-in-the-sky argument that Black peoples’ votes don’t count in the eyes of the GOP.
“Because Republicans believe, as Mitt Romney put it after his defeat in 2012, that Black people vote for Democrats only because they are offered “free stuff,” Black votes are considered illegitimate even if they are legally cast,” says the author.
However, Heinrich opined on the far left article with his own two cents, writing, “Last time l checked, in this country you win elections by getting the most votes.”
Heinrich sadly forgets Article II, Section Two, Clause Two and Three of the Constitution that very plainly states:
Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress; but no Senator or Representative, or person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States shall be appointed an Elector.
The Congress may determine the Time of chusing the Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their Votes; which Day shall be the same throughout the United States.
The Electoral College chooses who becomes the President of the United States, meaning each state has their respective votes count toward a victory for a presidential candidate. However, Heinrich’s rabid case of Trump Derangement Syndrome must be getting the best of him these days, as he seems to forget that the popular vote does not necessarily pick the president.
Also, fraudulent votes, which were cast in all battleground states that mysteriously went for Joe Biden in the dead of night, should not count. Heinrich’s naïveté begs the question of whether his own votes that elected him to public office were cast legitimately. His tirade raises more questions than answers and does not do much to further the conversation or serve the people of the great state of New Mexico.