On February 13, 1861, the electoral vote was to be counted in the City of Washington. But the “fire eaters” (rabid secessionists) hoped to sabotage the counting of the electoral votes. Now comes news that more than 1 million people have signed a petition urging members of the Electoral College to vote for Hillary Clinton next month. Elsewhere, agitprop against president-elect Donald Trump continues and the Ford Foundation has donated $100 million to organizations linked to Black Lives Matter.
Thus reads the description for my latest video, “Electoral Plot Against Trump”, published to YouTube on November 11, 2016. The clip, which clocks in at 7 minutes, can hopefully be viewed at the top of today’s blog entry.
Abraham Lincoln himself had written to William Seward, “It seems to me the inauguration is not the most dangerous point for us. Our adversaries have us more clearly at disadvantage, on the second Wednesday of February, when the votes should be officially counted.” There was a credible threat that armed bands of “fire eaters” would disrupt the vote count, take over the capital, and gain possession of the national archives. 
Now comes news that more than 1 million people have signed a petition urging members of the Electoral College to vote for Hillary Clinton when they meet next month. 
“But Hillary Clinton has already conceded the election,” (you might think). And didn’t we all get a warm fuzzy feeling inside when Ms. Clinton said, “And to all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.”  “Gosh,” some must have thought, “what a nice person.” Ah, but this is Hillary Clinton, so you never really know what the exact meaning of “concede” is. Ms. Clinton congratulated Donald Trump, and “offered to work with him on behalf of our country.”  But I cannot find in the transcript of Clinton’s “concession speech” that she ever exactly conceded the election.
There is danger to Donald Trump between now and January 20th, as discussed in previous Ersjdamoo’s Blog entries. “Agitprop” tactics against him were almost immediately deployed after the stunning results of the election were announced. “Vigils and protests against Donald Trump spread from coast to coast early Thursday as crowds burned effigies of the president-elect, blocked highways and warned of wider backlash,” reported The Washington Post. 
Several hours after I had posted yesterday’s blog entry explaining “agitprop”, Donald Trump tweeted an analysis of the situation which essentially confirms that agitprop is being used against him:
8:19 PM – Nov. 10, 2016
Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair! 
“Professional protesters” tweeted Trump. To any who doubt this, consider what the World Socialist Web Site, a leftist group, has reported: “…the Ford Foundation is investing $100 million in organizations linked to Mckesson and Black Lives Matter.” (Mckesson is a spokesman for Black Lives Matter, which organization endorsed Hillary Clinton.) 
That February 13th, 1861, as his train chugged slowly toward Columbus, Ohio, must have been worrisome for Old Abe (now just turned 52 years old). Threats against him seemed omnipresent. He was not yet officially elected president. If the electoral count was sabotaged, what then? 
Thus it was when, at 5 pm on February 13, 1861, in Columbus, Ohio, a telegram was handed to Abraham Lincoln: “The votes were counted peaceably. You are elected.” 
——- Sources ——-
 “Millard Blesses Abraham”, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, June 20, 2014. https://ersjdamoo.wordpress.com/2014/06/20/millard-blesses-abraham/
 “1 million sign petition to ‘make Hillary president’”, by Art Moore. WorldNet Daily, November 10, 2016. http://www.wnd.com/2016/11/1-million-sign-petition-to-make-hillary-president/
 “Read Hillary Clinton’s Concession Speech for the 2016 Presidential Election”, by Katie Reilly. Time magazine (online), November 9, 2016.
 “Agitprop Erupts”, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, November 10, 2016. https://ersjdamoo.wordpress.com/2016/11/10/agitprop-erupts/
 “Anti-Trump demonstrations hit second day; Portland police say protest is ‘riot'”, by Azadeh Ansari. CNN, November 11, 2016.
 “Black Lives Matter’s DeRay Mckesson endorses Hillary Clinton”, by Gabriel Black. World Socialist Web Site, November 2, 2016. http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/11/02/mcke-n02.html