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Election or no election

I'm not sure that what Trump is doing has really hit anyone yet. He has basically announced that he will dispute the election results if he loses. Does anyone know what actions Trump could take if/when he loses? Sue the states?

by Anonymousreply 2908/04/2020

Is good. Fixed. Now you have glass of best Russian vodka.

by Anonymousreply 107/30/2020

We have fairh in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ that Donald J. Trump will get us through and Make America Great Again!

by Anonymousreply 207/30/2020

OP, I have no idea what Trump will do when he loses. Even Trump doesn't know what he's going to do when he loses. The man is incapable of planning anything and sticking to the plan.

by Anonymousreply 307/30/2020

He has to sue the other candidate. Like Gore and Dubya.

by Anonymousreply 407/30/2020

Trump might just quit.

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by Anonymousreply 507/30/2020

There is no chance he will drop out. That article credits him with way too much self-awareness. It's trash like those endless "Trump is now presidential" articles. He is not that kind of person.

by Anonymousreply 607/30/2020

He can’t do shit. He’ll bring a bunch of states to court but he’ll lose. It’s really important for the margins to be high.

by Anonymousreply 707/30/2020

He won't do a thing. He needs to keep his big mouth shut.

by Anonymousreply 807/30/2020

The period between election day and the day in mid December when the Electors must be certified by their states is the really dangerous time. Trump and Barr and their crony GOP governors will do everything to send more Trump pledged electors to the Electoral College vote. In 2000, Florida was exploding from mid November to early in December. Expect that, but 30 times over.

by Anonymousreply 907/30/2020

Just let him.

by Anonymousreply 1007/30/2020

The states run the elections; Trump can't cancel them. Republicans have spoken up against Trump today. They realize if Trump tries to cancel elections, their own seats in Congress will have the same fate. No Republican is going to contest an election he or she is likely to win.

by Anonymousreply 1107/30/2020

"Trump election shock: US President threatens legal action on election result lasting YEARS"

It will be all over within weeks, much to his disappointment, but Ruth has to survive until then please...

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by Anonymousreply 1207/30/2020

That Politico article has a great headline but it says nothing. Completely worthless clickbait.

by Anonymousreply 1307/30/2020

[quote] Completely worthless clickbait.

I hate that. The Excess is the same.

by Anonymousreply 1407/30/2020

Today’s Election Day tweet was him shouting SQUIRREL! so we wouldn’t pay attention to the GDP numbers and so he would get airtime on the day of the funeral of John Lewis.

by Anonymousreply 1507/30/2020

The Repugs are bashing Trumpet for this unprecedented b/s. Search steven calabresi on fox

by Anonymousreply 1607/31/2020

Like r16 said, it was more about him being butthurt about being excluded from the cool presidents table at the John Lewis funeral and the horrendous economic numbers he tries to be so proud of then it was about actually postponing the election. He's going to mess with the election, just not by trying to cancel it

by Anonymousreply 1707/31/2020

[quote]The states run the elections.

Ha ha ha!

by Anonymousreply 1807/31/2020

I wonder if any traditional European allies will speak out? It’s very diplomatically sensitive but haven’t we learned our lesson:


by Anonymousreply 1907/31/2020

The USPS will be busy with a record number of absentee (mailed in) ballots. With an expected rise in infections in the fall, expect sick postal workers/decreased labor pool to be overwhelmed. With the Postmaster General advocating a slowdown now, I foresee hundreds of thousands of paper ballots not making it back to the Electoral Boards on time. This will be especially in cities (higher minority/youth votes) and suburbs in purple states. The mail will flow better in red states and rural areas.

The anti-mask crowd will do what they can to vote in person on November 3rd meaning that the results that night will look more pro-Trump. The paper/absentee ballots will be counted starting November 4th, which will likely favor Biden. Watch Trump and his cronies to cry foul when the numbers from Election Night decrease as the absentee ballots are counted - claiming that 'fake' ballots are stealing the election from him.

Barr, the Post-Master General, and a compliant federal court system will conspire to help Trump as much as possible. Seeing the delays in vote counting in NY and GA in recent weeks suggest that it may take weeks to count paper/mailed in ballots even without court challenges. Paraphrasing Dylan Thomas, Trump will "not go gentle into that good night."

My county's Electoral Office has one polling booth available in their office from October 1st onwards for people to vote early. I've used that booth in prior years when I knew I would be travelling on the regular Election Day. The results from that booth are tabulated Election Night and become part of the 'regular vote' numbers. I am planning on going by that office one weekday in October and voting early to ensure that the federal courts and the Post-Master General do not stifle my vote. There will also be less of a line for that one booth than there would be on Election Day.

by Anonymousreply 2007/31/2020

Generally, the rule is that to be counted as a vote, ballots must be postmarked no later than election day.

And yet, in recent primaries, there have been lots of mail-in ballots sent out from Boards of Elections accompanied by a postage free return envelope. Postage free return envelopes are not postmarked when processed by the Post Office. And none of those votes can be counted.

by Anonymousreply 2107/31/2020

Constitution says current pres job over on Jan 20...if no new president is elected then the Speaker of the House takes over....welcome President Pelosi

by Anonymousreply 2207/31/2020

My rural town doesn't sort its own mail. Everything is sent to the large city, 3 hours away. It is like this all over rural America, r20. At least my state is 100% mail in, even out here in Trumplandia.

by Anonymousreply 2307/31/2020

R19 In Ireland we say, "Vote early, vote often."

by Anonymousreply 2407/31/2020

Here we go: executive order. He's going to use USPS to fuck the election.

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by Anonymousreply 2508/04/2020

I've been seeing on FB a sort of meme where people claim that it will take 14 days for the post office to process and deliver the votes, so vote as early as possible.

by Anonymousreply 2608/04/2020

How he'll steal the election, from Slate.

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by Anonymousreply 2708/04/2020

[quote]horrendous economic numbers he tries to be so proud of then it was about actually postponing the election.

Oh, dear!

by Anonymousreply 2808/04/2020

Take him now, God!

by Anonymousreply 2908/04/2020
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