Why I Am Pessismistic About the Long-Term Unity of Our Country

I am pessimistic about the long-term prospects for the unity of the United States. I think there are several “structural” features of our system of government which will continue to make the polarization of our country get worse, not better.

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SCOTUS Lawsuit to Invalidate Election is Dubious

I previously reported on a lawsuit on the docket of the SCOTUS to invalidate the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, on the basis of Russian hacking. I finally had time to get an opinion about this from a friend of mine who is an attorney (albeit one who does not specialize in election law). His response:
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Update from the Plaintiffs Seeking to Invalidate Election

After doing some more searching, I discovered the blog of two of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, currently on the docket of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), to invalidate the Presidential election. They just posted an update yesterday.

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Supreme Court Docket #16-907 Seeks to Invalidate Presidential Election

Note: In order to avoid any misunderstandings, I am not taking a position on this for or against.

I didn’t even know this existed until a few minutes ago, but apparently there is a case on the docket of the U.S. Supreme Court, #16-907, to invalidate the results of the U.S. presidential election due to Russian hacking and calling for a re-election. My knee-jerk reaction is to say that this is a long shot, but it is intriguing.

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