Democrats and election experts are deeply worried about the possibility that partisan state legislatures will overrule the results of the next election if Republicans fail to capture the White House, a nightmare scenario following last year’s storming of the U.S. Capitol by hundreds of Donald Trump supporters seeking to prevent Joe Biden from being certified as president.
But Mitch McConnell, the top Senate Republican, doesn’t share their concerns.
“Why would any legislature in America want to overturn the counting of votes? … The notion that some state legislature would be crazy enough to say to their own voters, ‘We’re not gonna honor the outcome of an election,’ is ridiculous on its face,” the Kentucky senator told reporters at a Tuesday press conference.
“They assume that people who get elected to the legislature are idiots,” he added of Democrats.
There were many…