The progressive liberal Democratic-Republican hero was supposed to be handed the presidency in 1800, and instead there was a tie.
Somebody was going to have to pay. And the proper payment would be a charge of treason.
We know that Thomas Jefferson was a progressive liberal because he said really nice things. He also enslaved and whipped and raped. He invented claims of white racist superiority to prove that all men were not created equal — claims that inspire fascist visitors to Charlottesville