“One of the worst ways to instill confidence in our elections is to throw people in prison who question them. If Al Gore had asked Florida to send an alternate slate of electors after the 500- vote recount margin, Al Gore would have been charged with conspiracy to defraud the government. Al Gore believes he won that election. His opponent’s brother was the governor of Florida in an election this close. You’re saying Al Gore working the phones before certification was illegal. It’s preposterous.
“There were alternate electors set in 1876. There were alternate electors ones set in 1960. On advice of counsel, Trump asked Pence to kick it back to the states for recertification whereas state legislatures are constitutionally empowered to determine elections. That’s called politics. But apparently Trump’s politics are such a threat to Washington, his political speeches could be grounds to throw him in prison before trial if this gag order is allowed.” – Jesse Watters.