Outgoing President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election, which saw him defeated by President-elect Biden six weeks ago, are creating a schism within the Republican party.
The President has deployed litigation, political pressure, and disinformation in his effort to secure a second term—but these efforts have largely failed.
Despite Trump's pressure on GOP-led legislatures in swing states, every state in the Union has certified their elections. Though Trump and his allies have contested the results numerous times through the courts, they've lost virtually every case, including twice in the conservative Supreme Court.
On Monday, the Trump campaign's fantasy received its most devastating blow yet: the Electoral College, as expected, cast 306 electoral votes for Biden—well over the 270 required to take the White House.
As a result, some of Trump's allies began acknowledging his defeat, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
Fed up with what they see as the Republican establishment's failure to stand by Trump, a number of the President's supporters are abandoning the Republican party to start a new one of their own.
They're calling it "The Patriot Party."
The name "Patriot" was largely mocked, since its latest converts are working to undo the results of a democratic process that defines America.
Others didn't hesitate to point out that the Patriot Party already existed—socialist and anti-fascist political group from the 1960s to the 1980s.
It's unclear whether or not Trump himself will support the initiative.