• A Momentous Week for Republicans, and for the Nation, Finally Arrives …

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    Surge Summary: A run-off Senate election in Georgia and the counting of electoral votes by Congress in a controversial presidential race make this week one of uniquely historic importance. In the process, a growing rift between factions in the Republican party is becoming more evident.

    by Gary Bauer 

    President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Joe Biden will all be in Georgia today rallying their respective bases for tomorrow’s Senate runoff elections.  How those races turn out is anyone’s guess.

    Polling, which hasn’t been very accurate, suggests both contests are toss ups.  The early vote figures indicate a record-breaking turnout for the runoff election, with the data suggesting a slight advantage for the Democrats.

    Meanwhile, 118,000 voters who did not vote in the November presidential contest have voted in the Senate runoff elections.  Exactly who are those people?

    Here’s what we do know for certain:  Progressive activist Stacey Abrams has built an incredible political machine that has turned a once reliable conservative state into a major battleground, while the Georgia Republican Party has been sleepwalking.

    In addition, there is now a conservative backlash against the Georgia party establishment. A new poll shows Gov. Brian Kemp losing a potential 2022 primary to former Rep. Doug Collins by 20 points!

    Then on Wednesday, while we’re likely still waiting on the results of the Georgia Senate runoff elections, Congress will convene in a joint session to count the Electoral College votes.  A dozen Republican senators and more than 100 House members are planning to contest the results of various states.

    Their challenges are exposing the growing gap between Trump conservative populists and the old guard in the Republican Party.

    For example, as tens of millions of Americans remain deeply suspicious of the results, Rep. Liz Cheney, who has never seen a foreign war she didn’t like, is telling her colleagues that she’ll be AWOL from this fight.  And Paul Ryan also chimed in, essentially saying, “Count me out, too.”

    Cheney and Ryan are perfect examples of why the GOP has struggled to be a governing party.  Cheney spends her time trying to get us into more no-win wars, while Ryan did virtually nothing to confront communist China or combat the increasing radicalization of the Democrat Party.

    Given all the irregularities we have seen in the 2020 election, I believe conservative senators and representatives are right to challenge the Electoral College votes.

    As Rep. Jim Jordan explained, one of the biggest problems is how many state officials and courts arbitrarily changed and ignored the election laws passed by their state legislatures, which is simply unacceptable.  Laws are supposed to be followed as written, not rewritten at whim by bureaucrats.

    By the way, what House and Senate conservatives are doing is not a “coup” as some progressive media commentators have suggested.  Such comments put their constitutional ignorance on full display.

    What they are doing is part of a clearly delineated constitutional process.  And that would be the very same process that Democrats have used to challenge the Electoral College results of every single Republican president this century.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge

    Originally Posted here.

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    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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