‘Playing make believe voting’ — Twitter burns the GOP officials fake voting for Trump

Side by side photos of Biden and Trump

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Monday went down in history, as all 538 electors voted in the Electoral College, cementing President-Elect Joe Biden’s 306 victory votes to Donald Trump’s 232.

Trump appears to be struggling with the defeat, spending his final days in office either golfing or on a killing spree.

As the world reels from watching Trump become the most prolific execution president in over a century, his cronies are playing pretend politics. As the official electoral count got underway, GOP ‘alternate electors‘ performed some larping on the lawn to entertain the nation.

‘Some dudes in a parking lot are playing make believe voting’


The surreal performance which has been likened to “political cosplay” was first advertised by Stephen Miller, a Trump senior advisor. In an interview on Fox News and Friends, (during which he was roasted by Brian Kilmeade for Trump losing over 50 cases with the “worst legal team”) Miller warned, “You have an alternate slate of electors in a state like say Wisconsin or in a state like Georgia and we’ll make sure that those results are sent up side by side to Congress.”

Fortunately for democracy, these “alternate” results will hold no water, as no states’ Secretaries of State will deem them certifiable.

Twitter was dripping in sarcasm.

‘It’s like Civil War Cosplayers playing as if the Confederates won’

Sepia-toned photo of cannons and civil war soldiers

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Similar displays have played out in many of the swing states that the Trump campaign has been uselessly attempting to win back. In Georgia, Arizona, Nevada, and Pennsylvania, state Republican officials have gathered in parking lots and on pavements, to cast their “vote” for Trump.

When one user commented, “I didn’t realize people cosplayed politics,” another pointed out:

In the alternate GOP version of events…

Trump smirking

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…Trump is racking up electoral college votes.

While in the real world, electors need police escorts because of violent threats.

Mere entertainment

A photograph of a parade figure of Donald Trump wearing a "liar" sign.


Some users found the political theater entertaining, a laughable attempt to threaten the legitimacy of Biden’s win.

Or is it sedition?

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While others called for the individuals who took part in the alternative voting to answer for their actions.

What’s next in the final days of Trump’s America?

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December 23: Copies of all the electors’ votes to be delivered to the recipients.

January 6: Congress counts the electors’ votes. According to procedure, Mike Pence will examine each state’s “certificate of ascertainment.” These are documents drawn up by each state after the official vote count is complete. Pence will then submit the certificate to four “tellers” who will declare the results. When a candidate reaches the 270 electoral college votes needed to win, Pence will announce the next President.

January 20: Joe Biden will be inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States, and the Trump show will be over.

Also, don’t forget the Georgia run-offs in January, early voting has already started! Here’s how you can help flip the Senate blue.

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