President Trump’s invitation to the Michigan legislature to overturn the results of the presidential election in their state has driven panic about the precarious state of American democracy to new levels — and for understandable reasons. But while others are shouting and wailing and (more productively) preparing legal briefs, I think it’s worth taking a moment to sharpen the focus on what precisely is being asked of that legislature, and what it would mean if they put their money where their mouth is. At this point, I’m almost inclined to say they should do precisely that, just so that we know, finally, whether they truly believe what they increasingly aver.
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