Google has risen in searches to see if President Donald Trump can still win the 2020 presidential election. The searches take place when the president’s journey to the White House is virtually over.
Searches: “Can Trump still win an election?” and under similar conditions, there will be a significant increase from December 13, according to Google Trends. They have been jumping periodically in the days since many of the president’s supporters publicly refused to accept his defeat.
The Electoral College met on December 14 and confirmed the victory of President-elect Joe Biden, which may help explain the increase in earnings. Congress will meet on January 6 to finalize the presidential vote.
Guggling at the time of writing, “Can Trump still win an election?” Republican efforts to overthrow the elections, one of the New York Times arguing that Trump cannot win the 2020 election at this stage.
The Trump campaign and other Republican lawsuits have launched more than 50 lawsuits against the results, but these have been overwhelmingly unsuccessful.
The U.S. Supreme Court dismissed a Texas lawsuit billed “big” by Trump and some of his supporters. The court, which has a conservative majority of 6 to 3, was unwilling to hear other similar cases.
However, the president’s most loyal allies have suggested that congressional Republicans could challenge the January 6 certification of the results. Representative Matt Gaetz, Trump’s longtime ally, said, “Nothing falls off the table.”
Attacking and possibly rejecting voters in the state is complicated, and there has been no such successful effort since the highly controversial 1876 election.
The Election Count of 1887 was adopted to deal with election issues, and its non-mandatory certification deadline — Safe Harbor Day — was met by 47 states, none of which redeemed states. The three remaining states confirmed it by the time of the Electoral College meeting.
As the House of Representatives and Senate are run by Democrats and Republicans, there is almost zero chance that both chambers will agree to reject some voters on the grounds of the GOP. If the chambers do not agree on certification, it will be unprecedented.
Fox Business presenter Lou Dobbs on Tuesday suggested that seven states have chosen to duel voters, and the president could ultimately be determined by a rare vote by the House delegation.
“If the House and Senate can’t agree on which voters to accept,” Dobbs said, “an untested constitutional process could result in every state getting one vote that could be given to either Biden or Trump.” And since Republicans 26 in the 50 state houses, there would be at least the mathematical possibility that President Trump could be called the constitutionally elected president. “
However, the alternative voters promised to Trump from the states certifying Biden’s victory have no legal capacity, and experts have rejected the idea that Congress is paying serious attention to them.
CNN reports that Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the Senate’s majority leader who publicly acknowledged Biden’s victory this week, told his GOP board that he didn’t want “stunts” during the certification process.
Guesses as to how Trump could get a last-minute victory are likely to continue well into Jan. 6 and continue until Biden takes the oath of office at noon on Jan. 20.