Overall a well-reasoned take by Peggy, primarily aimed at urging Republicans to do the right thing, yes for the nation but selfishly to save their future. I take issue with some of her assessments, however: wsj.com/articles/a-bog…
She asserts the length of time to completely counts is a new phenomenon that welcomes scrutiny of the health of the process. This election in no way compares to FL in 2000. Post-election counting is routine, the difference was the high number of mail votes due to the pandemic.
She claims the election was close, it wasn’t. Trump lost to Biden in key states by higher margins than he beat Clinton by in ‘16. Yes, turnout was higher, giving Trump more votes than ever before, but his loss margin was significant and widened as the process completed.
She comments “Every movement has its nuts” but she’s missing a key piece of data: the nuts were never in charge. In the past, reasoned members of the party stood in the way of crazies, but in 2016 the GOP, handed them the house keys, the bank statement and the microphone.
Yes, the internet amplified lunacy and fed it like an untamed beast - but GOP PARTY leaders served up the red meat to the nuts instead of expelling them from the Party as they should have. They bear responsibility for this mess and for the death of the Party of Lincoln/Reagan.

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