George Graham

Legacy of a Tainted Election


Now that we have all seen how the Russians meddled in the 2016 elections, you might think the courts would give Americans a mulligan. Voters were tricked into making the wrong choice, so can’t we void the election results and do it all again?

The short answer is no. There’s nothing in the Constitution to allow that.

We’re stuck with Trump unless Congress decides to impeach him, and you know that’s not going to happen as long as the Republicans are in control.

The consequences of that tainted election continue to haunt us. One of the first things this Congress and this president did, for example, was revoke an Obama regulation designed to keep guns out of the hands of lunatics.

So when an obviously mentally ill youth massacres students at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in South Florida, we have to wonder whether there’s a connection. And you have to ask if the insane bloodshed will ever end.

You know as well as I do that as long as the Republican Party controls Congress and the White House, the plague of gun violence will remain unchecked. The NRA has these craven politicians in its bloodstained pocket.

Meanwhile, Trump and his minions are running amok in Washington, looting the Treasury, trashing the environment, oppressing the poor and minorities – and doing their best to provoke a Third World War.

We the people may seem powerless to stop the mayhem, but there is one thing we can do. Vote the perpetrators out!

We might not have to wait for 2020 to give Trump the boot. If we give the Democrats control of Congress in November, they could impeach him. And even if they don’t impeach him, they could at least end the legislative assault his congressional minions are waging.

And they would send a message to the rest of the world that American democracy isn’t dead yet.

More on the latest massacre

Letting mentally ill buy guns

Meddling and the Constitution

Russia’s election meddling

Trump administration’s rampage

About the author


I am a Jamaican-born writer who has lived and worked in Canada and the United States. I live in Lakeland, Florida with my wife, Sandra, our three cats and two dogs. I like to play golf and enjoy our garden, even though it's a lot of work. Since retiring from newspaper reporting I've written a few books. I also write a monthly column for