Unseating candidates whose elections were certified by their states?
House Democrats are plotting to override Iowa and remove Rep. Miller-Meeks from office at the Congressional level.
And they’re going even further by proposing to redo a Florida election.
Florida Democrats are demanding a special election take place for a state Senate seat after a Republican was accused of tampering with last year’s contest that could have thrown the race to the GOP.
The Democrats are calling on state Sen. Ileana Garcia (R) to resign and for officials to set up a special election after former Republican state Sen. Frank Artiles was arrested on Thursday for allegedly planting a shadow candidate to defeat Democratic incumbent José Javier Rodriguez in state Senate District 37.
“Her victory is clearly tainted and will forever cast a cloud on her service in the Senate, not to mention the entire Florida Senate. In the interest of fairness and the sanctity of our Democratic electoral process, we call on Sen. Garcia to resign immediately and that a fair special election be held as soon as possible,” Florida Democratic Party Chair Manny Diaz said at a press conference Friday.
The “sanctity” of the process requires a redo in a race the Democrats lost, but not in the presidential race that they won.
It’s not news that we don’t have one set of rules, we have two sets of rules. And if using shadow candidates in elections is a crime, then we might want to have a discussion about Evan McMullin.
Political parties and campaigns routinely prop up third-party candidates likely to take a chunk out of their rivals. If that requires a redo, then we might as well start redoing every election ever.
More relevantly, the rules about federal interventions in local elections or redoing elections change dramatically. It’s an insurrection or a coup when Republicans challenge election results, but Democrats proposing to redo an election is about the sanctity of the process.
Remember how Democrats responded to President Trump’s redo proposal?