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(Washington Post)   "What will happen if Trump loses and then takes to Twitter to say he actually won? It's not hard to see how deadly that could become, particularly given that Fox News personalities are already absurdly throwing around the word 'coup'"   (washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2020-05-15 10:55:05 AM  
23 votes:

Tomoko: What will happen if Twitter just bans him the day he leaves office so he can't Tweet anymore.


You'll see tweets from @theRealJohnBaron
 
2020-05-15 11:07:05 AM  
13 votes:

baron von doodle: TFA linked to a photo that sums up the situation nicely.
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2020-05-15 10:29:46 AM  
11 votes:

NeoCortex42: If?  Try "when".

Also, he'll be backseat driving the entirety of the next administration. It's up to the press to just ignore him once he's out of office.


It'll be hard for him to tweet from his jail cell, though.

/Shut up
//I can dream, damnit.
///it's still real to me.jpg
 
2020-05-15 10:45:04 AM  
8 votes:

SoupGuru: You guys are cute, thinking there's going to be an election.


I wish people would stop repeating this crap. Trump cannot stop the election, not in his wildest dreams.
 
2020-05-15 9:36:52 AM  
8 votes:
You guys are cute, thinking there's going to be an election.
 
2020-05-15 10:47:04 AM  
7 votes:

Hand Banana: SoupGuru: You guys are cute, thinking there's going to be an election.

I wish people would stop repeating this crap. Trump cannot stop the election, not in his wildest dreams.


He also can't fire someone for investigating him. Or ignore subpoenas. Or personally profit from his office. Or intimidate witnesses.
 
2020-05-15 11:39:15 AM  
6 votes:

RussianPotato: Why, that'd be as disastrous as all the Shillary people saying she won the popular vote and therefore should be president.


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2020-05-15 10:56:29 AM  
6 votes:
Why, that'd be as disastrous as all the Shillary people saying she won the popular vote and therefore should be president.
 
2020-05-15 5:04:20 PM  
4 votes:

RussianPotato: Why, that'd be as disastrous as all the Shillary people saying she won the popular vote and therefore should be president.


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2020-05-15 3:52:53 PM  
4 votes:

Epic Fap Session: Who gives a shiat what he says one second after he's no longer president?


The 10,000 armed Trumpers who will be surrounding the White House, frothing for blood.
 
2020-05-15 10:55:45 AM  
4 votes:
The coup by Trump and his supporters will be a success. Who will stop him? Law enforcement and the military are overrun with white supremacists. I can't even recall the last time I saw a cop in the news that wasn't a roided out skinhead.
 
2020-05-15 10:48:37 AM  
4 votes:
Once trump is no longer president, will twitter ban him? we will miss his epic rant about how his freedum of speech is being violated
 
2020-05-15 12:11:03 PM  
3 votes:

crumblecat: If it's Trump's cosplay commandos vs the USMC I know HO my money is on.


A small train?
 
2020-05-15 11:44:46 AM  
3 votes:

COMALite J: damageddude: Jan. 20, 2021, 12:01pm, someone instructs the secret service there is a civilian trespasser in the Oval Office/ White House who needs to escorted off the grounds.

SoupGuru: You guys are cute, thinking there's going to be an election.

We had a presidential election during a Civil War, pretty sure we can figure out a way to handle a pandemic.

Constitutionally Trump and Pence's terms end at noon on January 20, 2021. The cabinet is also out the door that day. The terms of the House and ⅓ of the Senate end on January 13, 2021. Outside a coup by Trump, if there is no election and no House, the powers of the presidency go to the next person in the line of succession in the Senate. That wouldn't be Moscow Mitch because he is out on Jan 1 if there are no election. I'm not exactly sure how that would work but the most senior senator not up for reelection this fall appears to be Patrick Leahy (D−Vt).
Two corrections:

#1, The Cabinet does not disband when the administration who appointed them ends. There is nothing in the Constitution stating when they leave office. It's tradition that the Cabinet secretaries and A.G. all submit their resignations en masse to the incoming President on Inauguration Day. and those resignations are usually accepted. In rare occasions, the new President may reject the resignation and keep a competent Cabinet secretary in office even if from the opposing party. The point, though, is that their terms do not automatically end.

#2, Moscow Miatch McQuisling is not in the line of secession at all. The Senate Majority Leader is not a Constitutionally mandated office (unlike Speaker of the House), and shouldn't even exist, let alone wield the powers Miatch has been so horrifically abusing. Those powers rightly belong to the President pro tempore of the Senate, which is a Constitutionally mandated office and is in the line of secession (currently after Speaker of the House, who is after the Vice President).

Patrick Leahy would, in the abs ...


This was very informative and helpful information but I think your spellcheck is a civil war revisionist.
 
2020-05-15 11:13:05 AM  
3 votes:

Tomoko: What will happen if Twitter just bans him the day he leaves office so he can't Tweet anymore.


aug3: Once trump is no longer president, will twitter ban him? we will miss his epic rant about how his freedum of speech is being violated


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Yeaaaaah... we'll get right on that.
 
2020-05-15 11:10:26 AM  
3 votes:
I don't think you guys are thinking outside the box enough. I mean, it will be amazing how many instances of election fraud and tampering and conspiracies are happening in Democratically leaning districts so the FBI will be needed to cordon off the polling places through election day. Vote by mail, turns out the Post Office can't meet their obligations and will need to furlough most of the work force. Martial law, anyone on the streets will be arrested. Poll workers all arrested. And the election will come out in Trumps favor and there will be lawsuits and he'll be president while it works its way through the courts.
 
2020-05-15 11:05:29 AM  
3 votes:

RyogaM: RussianPotato: Why, that'd be as disastrous as all the Shillary people saying she won the popular vote and therefore should be president.

https://mashable.com/2012/11/06/trump-​reacts-to-election/

You mean, 2012 Donald Trump, who called for a revolution when he erroneously thought Obama lost the popular vote against Romney.  The Trump who called us a total sham and a travesty.  Yeah, you support a moron for president.


Morons better than a senile husk of a corpse.  Have you seen Biden lately?

/doesn't he look tired?
 
2020-05-15 11:03:15 AM  
3 votes:

twistedsteel5252: NeoCortex42: If?  Try "when".

Also, he'll be backseat driving the entirety of the next administration. It's up to the press to just ignore him once he's out of office.

This

For all the ideals any country has it all boils down to who's willing to fight for their world view more.

One 1/3 will fight for American values, 1/3 will fight against Americans values and 1/3 will stay home.

President Lysol's base is and always will be 1/3
The revolutionary war was won by 1/3 of  colonialists.

Pick a side


Difficulty: the cable TV still works.
 
2020-05-15 10:53:27 AM  
3 votes:
Would Fox News as a company be on board with it? I don't know about that. Sure, the most sycophantic of the Trumphumpers may be screaming "coup", like Client #3, Frau Ingraham, and Judge Lush, but I kinda suspect that Rupert Murdoch is tired of his network being a cheerleader to a pathetic moron and would be glad to switch the narrative to focusing on how Joe Biden is an even worse President that Obama.
 
2020-05-15 10:50:30 AM  
3 votes:
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2020-05-15 10:47:31 AM  
3 votes:
What will happen if Twitter just bans him the day he leaves office so he can't Tweet anymore.
 
2020-05-15 9:31:43 AM  
3 votes:
If?  Try "when".

Also, he'll be backseat driving the entirety of the next administration. It's up to the press to just ignore him once he's out of office.
 
2020-05-15 4:24:49 PM  
2 votes:

NeoCortex42: If?  Try "when".

Also, he'll be backseat driving the entirety of the next administration. It's up to the press to just ignore him once he's out of office.


Interesting. I wasn't aware of any federal prisons that allow inmates to own and use a cellphone.
 
2020-05-15 1:33:05 PM  
2 votes:

Jake Havechek: RussianPotato: Why, that'd be as disastrous as all the Shillary people saying she won the popular vote and therefore should be president.

Day late and dollar short, bucko.  You guys need to come up with another schtick.


C'mon, cut them some slack - it's not like they're not trying - "Bursima" went nowhere, and their new "Obamagate" isn't gaining traction.   "Shillary" is the only thing they had that ever worked.
 
2020-05-15 1:31:07 PM  
2 votes:
He who has the most guns, and the greatest willingness to use them, wins.

The sad truth is that the right-wingers have the most guns, AND are frothing to use them. Sure, some liberals may have guns, but they're not the ones with the huge arsenals, and spending EVERY weekend shooting on the range. They're not the ones with the ready-made militias comprised of like-minded neighbors who have turned their guns into a culture.

America is swirling down the tubes. I predict a LOT of violence as we near the election, and even more if Trump loses, and starts demanding recounts. We're not getting out of this anytime soon, and not without blood running in the streets.
 
2020-05-15 11:44:16 AM  
2 votes:

Truck Fump: HerptheDerp: edmo: NeoCortex42: If?  Try "when".

Also, he'll be backseat driving the entirety of the next administration. It's up to the press to just ignore him once he's out of office.

Just how long will that old fart live anyway?

Cheney has proven, if you're evil and corrupt enough then Hell doesn't want you and never comes to collect, so you become immortal.

You also need a titanium heart...and a power source for it.


Heaven doesn't want me and Hell's afraid I'll take over
 
2020-05-15 11:31:51 AM  
2 votes:
Put Rupert Murdoc in stocks in the town square and make sure a supply of rotten vegetables is readily available. While fomenting sedition and insurrection is normally punishable by death I don't think we want to waste any valuable guillotine time on that guy.
 
2020-05-15 11:30:43 AM  
2 votes:
I have no doubt Trump will not concede, and will whip his supporters into a violent defense. You think the Secret Service will eject Trump, when there's 10,000 armed Trumpers surrounding the White House?

There will be assassinations of Democratic congressmen/women. There will be assassinations of Democratic governors. There will be armed militias roaming, with little scrutiny from police. Do not underestimate the level of cult commitment these fascists have for their Dear Leader.
 
2020-05-15 11:27:56 AM  
2 votes:

BMulligan: SoupGuru: You guys are cute, thinking there's going to be an election.

Oh, FFS.


You would be wise to consider the fact that he is going to try his best to prevent an election from happening and historically speaking - Nobody is going to stop him.
 
2020-05-15 10:56:42 AM  
2 votes:

Bootleg: NeoCortex42: If?  Try "when".

Also, he'll be backseat driving the entirety of the next administration. It's up to the press to just ignore him once he's out of office.

It'll be hard for him to tweet from his jail cell, though.

/Shut up
//I can dream, damnit.
///it's still real to me.jpg


The MAGAts will break him out like a Cartel leader.. and the MAGAt guards and cops will be like "oh darn, we got there too late to stop them"
 
2020-05-15 10:52:39 AM  
2 votes:
It's a legitimate concern. I don't see a full spread civil war, but if Trump loses we'll definitely see pockets of violence for awhile after.

He'll be the first president to not call the victor, he'll be the first president to not publicly concede the election. He'll talk out if both sides of his mouth denouncing violence, but calling it a rigged election, and saying the protesters are very good people.

This whole timeline is a nightmare.
 
2020-05-15 10:51:10 AM  
2 votes:
If he loses, the following 78 days until inauguration will be a lulu. The farking sharpie will be smoking
 
2020-05-15 10:45:50 AM  
2 votes:
Come on, happens all the time.  We know how to deal with this.

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2020-05-15 10:42:35 AM  
2 votes:
I'm hoping his followers try something violent and get drone striked
 
2020-05-15 9:57:25 AM  
2 votes:
Trump and FoxNews might be surprised at how their coup thing turns out.
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2020-05-15 5:17:07 PM  
1 vote:

Corn_Fed: Epic Fap Session: Who gives a shiat what he says one second after he's no longer president?

The 10,000 armed Trumpers who will be surrounding the White House, frothing for blood.


"send snacks"
 
2020-05-15 3:14:15 PM  
1 vote:

lolmao500: Diogenes: It would cause strife, violence, and death.

Trump won't care.

Care? LULZ. That's his freaking goal.

Trump is a soviet agent, remember? His goal is to destroy the US. Is he aware that he's a soviet agent? Probably not since he's a farking idiot, that still makes him one if he does everything Putin tells him to.


Putin isn't smart enough to keep his own country from being a non shiat hole.  What makes you think he's smart enough to take control of the US without ever firing a shot?
 
2020-05-15 2:50:12 PM  
1 vote:

Diogenes: It would cause strife, violence, and death.

Trump won't care.


Care? LULZ. That's his freaking goal.

Trump is a soviet agent, remember? His goal is to destroy the US. Is he aware that he's a soviet agent? Probably not since he's a farking idiot, that still makes him one if he does everything Putin tells him to.
 
2020-05-15 2:44:05 PM  
1 vote:
One of the most interesting aspects of the Mueller Report was often Trump would try to get people to do things like fire Mueller (some of those obstruction of justice things u guys always talk about)

Only to repeatedly be told fark off I'm not doing that. Read the news lately?  The guy can't pass gas without a staffer leaking it to the press.

And if it isn't leaked, it slips out in his continuous stream of consciousness twitter feed.

There has never been a US president LESS capable of circumventing an election than Donald Trump.
 
2020-05-15 2:37:08 PM  
1 vote:

Hand Banana: SoupGuru: You guys are cute, thinking there's going to be an election.

I wish people would stop repeating this crap. Trump cannot stop the election, not in his wildest dreams.


Haven't you paid attention?  Trump is simultaneously the most incompetent person to hold the office AND capable of accomplishing anything he wants...including stopping elections.

The guy is basically a wizard.
 
2020-05-15 2:33:41 PM  
1 vote:
Yeah, just imagine.  He could get somebody from MI6 who hates Biden to write up a bogus Dossier that he's in collusion with say China.

Get the FBI involved to investigate.   Leak it all to the press and have several high ranking members of his administration go on tv and repeatedly tell us any day now the smoking gun is coming out. Maybe get a special council involved.

The whole world could believe Biden is an actual Chinese agent.  Even if Biden wins the election, the fallout would make things extremely difficult for him.

But surely stuff like that can't happen in America.
 
2020-05-15 1:28:33 PM  
1 vote:
I've given this a lot of thought.  Our armed forces and reserves are full of white nationalists, getting training to stab their nation in the back when the opportunity presents itself.  Die Hard 2 is not a total fantasy and I fear for the "replacement comms guys" who get double taps when the shiat hits the fan, before the bastards are taken down.  As for those who are already trained and out, or never in and think they are trained, let them get mowed down and hope the collateral damage isn't too great.  Hell, half the police forces in America have body armor and MRAPS these days.
 
2020-05-15 1:18:36 PM  
1 vote:

middlewaytao: Psychopompous: Here's my nightmare scenario: Trump and the Republican establishment keep pushing the "Polls and election results are fake news unless they skew red" mantra on their followers, right up to election day. Trump has no choice in the matter. He is a malignant narcissist who lacks the capability of self doubt. Trump loses massively in the popular vote, but the electoral college count is very close, and there are states requiring a recount, electronic voting boxes with faulty readings, and so on. Trump rants about election fraud on twitter, uses phrases like "boogaloo" and relevant QAnon code words, because the Twitterverse is Trumps world now.There are plenty of right wing nut jobs out there in the boonies who have been hoarding guns and ammo for decades for just such an occasion. The misconception I tend to hear from Liberals is that such an uprising would be a simple matter of sending in the Army, or drone strikes. How simple was it to put down an insurrection in Afghanistan?

There are not enough people to do any real damage, most of them who would be willing to pop off are already protesting and identified.


This is the complacent attitude that scares me most. Paintball games have indoctrinated people into thinking war is an activity in which both sides know when and where the battle is going to start. I recommend Che Guavera's "Guerrila Warfare", and John Nagl's "Learning to Eat Soup with a Knofe" The very last stage of an insurgency is the part where your armed supporters make public displays of force. There is a long phase of arson, sabotage, assassination of small town officials, planting of IEDs, and random mass shootings before you to the phase where insurgents start publicly parading around in regalia. Here is another nightmare. Asymptomatic carriers of Covid-19 exist. What if a Flu Klux Klan person realizes that they have become an asymptomatic carrier, and decides to spread the disease to all the Libruls he can? I can also see Anti Vaxxer asymptomatic carriers deciding to intentionally spread the disease as a way of promoting herd immunity. All such activity would benefit an insurgency by sowing distrust, disorder, and disruption. Remember, the population of the cities is larger than the rural areas, but the rural areas have the cities surrounded and all of the food comes from the rural areas. Cut a few supply lines and the cities starve. The rural folks can at least pretend to be able to fall back on gardening, fishing and hunting if the supply lines get cut.
 
2020-05-15 12:39:26 PM  
1 vote:
Don't worry. All those heavily armed Americans who talk about using force to overthrow tyrannical governments will surely step up to help.

I could barely finish typing that because I was laughing so hysterically. Or maybe crying hysterically. It's hard to tell the difference sometimes.
 
2020-05-15 12:35:57 PM  
1 vote:
Stop the Coup, Vote Blue!


GOP has been practicing their coup since the "Southern Strategy", pandering a base of farking racist morons, and religious nut cases, fark those anti-American Fascists.
 
2020-05-15 12:19:18 PM  
1 vote:

Latinwolf: RasIanI: RussianPotato: Why, that'd be as disastrous as all the Shillary people saying she won the popular vote and therefore should be president.

Nobody said that she should be president because she won the popular vote - they pointed out that the electors in Electoral College could choose to go with the winner of the popular vote instead of the traditional and historical practice of voting for the winner of the state. It was never going to happen - and no one expected it to happen. That's disingenuous. But it did create a lot of discussion about how outdated the EC has become. Sorry - that's how intellect works in groups.


There's a current SC case regarding the EC, Justice Thomas said the following:

In a line of hypothetical questioning during Wednesday oral arguments on the Electoral College, Justice Clarence Thomas brought up the hobbit from the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy in a case that would decide whether states can bind presidential electors to vote for the state's popular-vote winner.

Thomas has drawn attention over the past two weeks for asking more questions during the court's new pandemic-prompted telephone system during oral arguments than he has asked for more than a decade in the courtroom. On Wednesday, when posing a hypothetical to Jason Harrow, representing a so-called faithless elector from Colorado, the newly loquacious justice used Baggins as a case study.

Harrow was in the midst of making the argument that electors are best placed to make the ultimate decision for whom to cast their vote. But Thomas was poised to poke a hole in his argument, armed with characters from J.R.R. Tolkien's work.

"The elector who had promised to vote for the winning candidate could suddenly say, you now, I'm going to vote for Frodo Baggins. I really like Frodo Baggins. And you're saying, under your system, you can't do anything about that," Thomas said.

Harrow was quick to point out to the justice that Frodo Baggins is not a human.
"Your honor, I think there ...


Nitpick, The Lord of the Rings. Frodo wasn't born yet in The Hobbit.
 
2020-05-15 12:01:31 PM  
1 vote:

Tomoko: What will happen if Twitter just bans him the day he leaves office so he can't Tweet anymore.


I could see Trump having Barron set up a new Twitter just for his followers to use (Barron is good with the cyber, you know).  The name "Twatter"  has a nice ring to it...

Then he could Twat all he wanted and we wouldn't have to see it
 
2020-05-15 11:49:36 AM  
1 vote:

special20: RussianPotato: Why, that'd be as disastrous as all the Shillary people saying she won the popular vote and therefore should be president.

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In Russia potatoes only allowed to poop vodak, comrade.
 
2020-05-15 11:43:36 AM  
1 vote:
Truly a sign that America is indeed in trouble where the very thought of this is possible.

/Almost makes you think he shouldn't have been elected President in the first place.
 
2020-05-15 11:35:46 AM  
1 vote:
Republicans no longer acknowledge the legitimacy of non-Republican rule.  The nation is going to find that out very quickly if the Democrats manage to regain majority power.  It's 1860 all over again, though it won't be a clearly defined civil war so much as mass outbreaks of right-wing terrorism.
 
2020-05-15 11:21:37 AM  
1 vote:
This is my biggest fear. If Putin plays his cards right things could get really bad. By throwing doubt on the integrity of the election process (easy since a lot of places will be all vote by mail for the first time), or by farking with poll results, enough doubt can be created that the MAGAt core will simply refuse to accept the outcome. At that point things go to the Supreme Court, there's all manner of hysteria in the media, etc. It wouldn't take much to tip things into violence.
 
2020-05-15 11:20:41 AM  
1 vote:

Hand Banana: SoupGuru: Hand Banana: SoupGuru: You guys are cute, thinking there's going to be an election.

I wish people would stop repeating this crap. Trump cannot stop the election, not in his wildest dreams.

He also can't fire someone for investigating him. Or ignore subpoenas. Or personally profit from his office. Or intimidate witnesses.

The difference is Presidential elections are run by the states, not the corrupt Trump administration.


Just like "the country re-opening is up to the states." And when Trump demands it open, suddenly all the states--even blue ones--start re-opening.
 
2020-05-15 11:16:15 AM  
1 vote:

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: I'm hoping his followers try something violent and get drone striked


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Nah.  Armed loonies don't get drone striked.  I'm considering open carrying to envrionmentalist events.  We might really be missing a point on this "gun" thing.
 
2020-05-15 11:15:35 AM  
1 vote:
The bigger question is:  how do we safeguard against Trump committing the most epic torch job in history on his way out?  That's what I fear.
 
2020-05-15 11:11:44 AM  
1 vote:
If violence erupted, then the government needs to seriously consider curbing Fox News somehow, and other sites/sources like that.

Not sure how you do that with the whole free speech thing, but we gotta find someway to clamp down on organizations that specifically spin news to get a base all worked up.
 
2020-05-15 11:10:04 AM  
1 vote:

RussianPotato: RyogaM: RussianPotato: Why, that'd be as disastrous as all the Shillary people saying she won the popular vote and therefore should be president.

https://mashable.com/2012/11/06/trump-​reacts-to-election/

You mean, 2012 Donald Trump, who called for a revolution when he erroneously thought Obama lost the popular vote against Romney.  The Trump who called us a total sham and a travesty.  Yeah, you support a moron for president.

Morons better than a senile husk of a corpse.  Have you seen Biden lately?

/doesn't he look tired?


Not nearly as tired as your posts.
 
2020-05-15 11:05:53 AM  
1 vote:
we arrest them for sedition.
 
2020-05-15 11:05:41 AM  
1 vote:

Your_Huckleberry: Trump "refusing to leave" has been one of Bill Maher's mantras for years now. I'd swear he's asked virtually every guest he's had on "what's the plan?" When he declares the election a fraud and refuses to leave. Most of the time, people have kinda laughed him off.
One conservative talk show host (can't remember his name) flat out said the GOP would drag Trump out if he did that. Maher didn't believe him.



Even if he leaves but continues to tweet and comment about how the election was stolen, he can do plenty of damage. That damage will be rewarded handsomely by his Russian handlers. It will also work to his advantage to try and stall any investigations of his crimes.
 
2020-05-15 11:02:45 AM  
1 vote:

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: I'm hoping his followers try something violent and get drone striked


Only the Obama administration would carry out drone strikes on US citizens, dontcha know

/heavy snark
 
2020-05-15 11:02:11 AM  
1 vote:
I fear how much damage that he and the Republicans will try to do once they lose.
 
2020-05-15 11:01:32 AM  
1 vote:

RussianPotato: Why, that'd be as disastrous as all the Shillary people saying she won the popular vote and therefore should be president.


https://mashable.com/2012/11/06/trump​-​reacts-to-election/

You mean, 2012 Donald Trump, who called for a revolution when he erroneously thought Obama lost the popular vote against Romney.  The Trump who called us a total sham and a travesty.  Yeah, you support a moron for president.
 
2020-05-15 11:00:47 AM  
1 vote:
Trump "refusing to leave" has been one of Bill Maher's mantras for years now. I'd swear he's asked virtually every guest he's had on "what's the plan?" When he declares the election a fraud and refuses to leave. Most of the time, people have kinda laughed him off.
One conservative talk show host (can't remember his name) flat out said the GOP would drag Trump out if he did that. Maher didn't believe him.
 
2020-05-15 10:57:59 AM  
1 vote:
TFA linked to a photo that sums up the situation nicely.
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2020-05-15 10:55:53 AM  
1 vote:
Johnson screwed the pooch with Vietnam, so he didn't seek a second term.  Trump could not have farked up the virus response any more if he tried (he didn't try, at all), and now Trump has nothing to run on.

He can be smart, and drop out, but he's not smart.
 
2020-05-15 10:53:48 AM  
1 vote:

SoupGuru: You guys are cute, thinking there's going to be an election.


Oh, FFS.
 
2020-05-15 10:53:15 AM  
1 vote:

edmo: NeoCortex42: If?  Try "when".

Also, he'll be backseat driving the entirety of the next administration. It's up to the press to just ignore him once he's out of office.

Just how long will that old fart live anyway?


Cheney has proven, if you're evil and corrupt enough then Hell doesn't want you and never comes to collect, so you become immortal.
 
2020-05-15 10:53:03 AM  
1 vote:

Zeb Hesselgresser: Come on, happens all the time.  We know how to deal with this.

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Black, woman, intellectual, successful author, stateswoman, smarter than its possible for Trump to ever be.

Yup, no wonder you Trumpers are trying smearing her for no reason at all.
 
2020-05-15 10:51:21 AM  
1 vote:

SoupGuru: Hand Banana: SoupGuru: You guys are cute, thinking there's going to be an election.

I wish people would stop repeating this crap. Trump cannot stop the election, not in his wildest dreams.

He also can't fire someone for investigating him. Or ignore subpoenas. Or personally profit from his office. Or intimidate witnesses.


The difference is Presidential elections are run by the states, not the corrupt Trump administration.
 
2020-05-15 10:50:39 AM  
1 vote:
I'm just going to keep saying this. Trump saying he doesn't accept the election results is one of the least dangerous scenarios for this election. Trump doesn't have any power over the Electoral college and his consent is meaningless. The much more dangerous issues are Republicans suppressing votes and outright rigging elections.
 
2020-05-15 10:49:37 AM  
1 vote:

edmo: NeoCortex42: If?  Try "when".

Also, he'll be backseat driving the entirety of the next administration. It's up to the press to just ignore him once he's out of office.

Just how long will that old fart live anyway?


Dick Cheney is still alive. Let that sink in.
 
2020-05-15 10:47:37 AM  
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Then they get put down like rabid dogs.
 
2020-05-15 10:46:58 AM  
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Bootleg: NeoCortex42: If?  Try "when".

Also, he'll be backseat driving the entirety of the next administration. It's up to the press to just ignore him once he's out of office.

It'll be hard for him to tweet from his jail cell, though.

/Shut up
//I can dream, damnit.
///it's still real to me.jpg


The NYAG isn't going to SCOTUS to for happy fun times
 
2020-05-15 10:45:23 AM  
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I think the simple answer to this question is that Trump saying something on Twitter does not make for official election results.

Whether he does it on Twitter, the news, Fox, OANN, or anywhere else, of course he is going to declare victory no matter what.  Even if he loses in a landslide.

But none of that will change the actual election results.
 
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