Steve_American wrote:The people who voted in a way the Repuds say is unconstitutional, did so in good faith. It was entirely legal. If they could not have voted by mail for example, many of them would have still voted. How many? Nobody will ever know.
No, an illegal act doesn’t become legal because those that committed it acted in good faith, it just means that the responsibility for committing that act shifts to those that lied to them. I’m sure you are right, that an unknown (and unknowable) number would have voted legally if they hadn’t been misled. That doesn’t change the fact that their votes were not cast in accordance with the laws passed by their legislatures and were therefore constitutionally invalid … and were counted anyway.
What I do know is that changing the rules AFTER to voting is over is forbidden. We need this rule or we will get chaos.
I agree, but there is a difference between that and insisting that the proper laws be followed. Mind, the Republicans weren’t blameless in the whole mess, in too many cases they let the unconstitutional acts go until after the election, undoubtedly thinking it wouldn’t be enough to make a difference and not wanting to look like they were “suppressing people’s ability to vote” and possibly energizing the opposition. They won’t be making that mistake this year, from what I’ve read they already have people in place to challenge any unconstitutional alterations to voting laws (or possibly insistence on continuing previous such alterations). If so, it’s likely to make for an “exciting” election cycle.