If the Department of Justice can prove that former President Donald Trump knew for a fact that he had lost the 2020 election and still spread disinformation in the form of “the Big Lie” in order to overturn the electoral college count, then he can be prosecuted for the crime of sedition.
Lawmakers holding hearings on the Jan. 6th event said Sunday they “can provide evidence that Donald Trump tried to overthrow his election loss to Joe Biden even though he knew he had lost” – a key legal point if he is prosecuted over actions that led directly to the violence at the U.S. Capitol.
Despite the FBI declaring that the January 6th was not coordinated or planned, Rep. Adam Schiff says evidence of former President Trump’s responsibility for last year’s attack on the Capitol is “very powerful.”
Schiff didn’t give specifics but said more information would come to light as public hearings about the Capitol attack “get to that point.”
The FBI has found scant evidence that 1/6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was the result of an organized plot to overturn the presidential election result, according to four current and former law enforcement officials.
The next hearing is set for today. The DOJ would have to prove Trump really thought he lost the election and planned the insurrection for him to be convicted of a crime.
And it has been pointed out that voter registration numbers in 2020 don’t add up to the presidential vote count.
A Dec. 21 Facebook post, which pulled a screenshot of a Twitter post, claimed Biden somehow received 22 million phantom votes.
“Simple math: Trump got 74 million votes and there are only 133 million registered voters in the USA,” the tweet claims. “Even if everyone who’s registered actually voted, there would only be 59 million votes left for Biden. So how the hell did Biden get 81 million votes? 22 million extra?”
This observation has been fact-checked and deemed a falsehood. Even though numbers don’t lie apparently these numbers tell a “Big Lie.” The corporate media argues that “What the tweets get wrong is the number of voters. There are more than 234 million people eligible to vote in the U.S. Not all of those people are registered voters, however.” How does one vote when one is not registered?
According to USA.gov:
You can vote in U.S. federal, state, and local elections if you:
- Are a U.S. citizen (some areas allow non-citizens to vote in local elections only)
- Meet your state’s residency requirements
- You can be homeless (PDF, Download Adobe Reader) and still meet these requirements.
- Are 18 years old on or before Election Day (some areas allow 16 year olds to vote in local elections only)
- In almost every state, you can register to vote before you turn 18 if you will be 18 by Election Day.
- Are registered to vote by your state’s voter registration deadline. North Dakota does not require voter registration.
“I think any reasonable person in America will tell you, he had to have known he was spreading a ‘Big Lie,'” said Rep, Jamie Raskin, D-Md., a member of the Jan. 6 select committee, speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Raskin added: “He continues to spread it to this very day.”
The U.S. Election Commission worked directly with state election officials and found that 43 million fewer people voted than were registered to vote. That report came out last year.
Here’s what Trump thinks in a Truth he posted five days ago on his own social media platform, Truth Social.
President Trump was very anti-mail-in-ballot and urged Republicans to vote in person on election day. This thought process was decried by his advisors who believed the president should promote voters to cast mail-in ballots because it would allow for more votes to be cast, as was made evident by the Democrat vote count. Trump did not listen.