Hey Russia, if you’re listening, we have some fake electors from the USA we can lend you until their trials take place. Maybe if you offer these American traitors asylum and non-extradition, they’ll do your dirty work over there like they tried to do here? As Tucker Carlson would mutter, “Just asking a question here, that’s all.”
Maybe the play here in Putin’s head:
Construct a fake election where the majority want Russian annexation
In that the newly annexed areas are now considered Russian territory, officially, then Putin can make a callup of armed forces to defend Mother Russia?
Bloomberg headline: Russia Hurries to Annex Occupied Ukraine Amid Kyiv’s Gains
Russia Hurries to Annex Occupied Ukraine Amid Kyiv’s Gains
Officials in four regions set Sept. 23-27 annexation votes
Sham referendums are ultimatum to Ukraine, US amid setbacksOfficials in four regions set Sept. 23-27 annexation votes
Sham referendums are ultimatum to Ukraine, US amid setbacks
The Kremlin is moving hastily to stage sham votes on annexing the regions of Ukraine its forces still control, after Kyiv’s military drove Russian troops from large areas of territory taken in their seven-month-old invasion.
The so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, as well as the Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions, announced they’ll hold their votes between Sep. 23-27. Ukraine and its allies have denounced the referendums as illegal and few countries are likely to recognize the results.
In Moscow, officials said they’d grant the regions’ requests to be annexed if they made them. Former President Dmitry Medvedev, who’s now deputy head of the Security Council, said the annexation would be “irreversible” and enable Russia to use “all possible force in self-defense” in the newly-acquired territory.