Donald Trump's friends had a plan to steal the 2020 election. It was the dumbest plan on Earth.
Peter Navarro needs to get some brain scans.
Peter Navarro—who worked for Trump, looks like Slenderman, and learned from both how to come in the night—was recently the subject of a Rolling Stone interview that outlined the ghoulish economist’s plan to steal the 2020 election.
Together with [Steve] Bannon, Navarro developed a plan to block the Electoral College vote count, called the Green Bay Sweep after a daring football play run by the NFL’s Packers in the Vince Lombardi era. (Bannon did not respond to a detailed list of questions about his involvement in this effort.)
The ploy called on sitting congressmen and senators, during the Jan. 6 joint session of Congress, to object to the counting of votes from six battleground states, where Navarro had decried fraud and electoral irregularities. Across both chambers, each state challenge would prompt four hours of debate. The intention was to create a 24-hour Republican propaganda blitz that could “punch through” directly to the public and give Mike Pence, in his capacity as Senate president, cover to delay certification of the Electoral College vote, sending the contested tallies back to the states.
Navarro, Bannon, and their GOP allies on the Hill hoped the contested states would revoke their certifications, deprive either candidate of the required 270 Electoral College votes, and give Trump one last shot victory — with the House of Representatives ultimately voting to decide the outcome of the 2020 election, using an arcane protocol that favored Trump.
This is insane and people who supported this are bad and should face consequences but at the start of this sentence when I said it was insane I meant it was literally insane. This plot, if we can call it that, had zero chance of working. If Peter Navarro thought it did, he should be part of a clinical trial to restore brain nerves.