Here We Go

To those who still think Donald Trump isn’t going to do everything he can to stay in the Oval Office even if he loses the November election, think again. Here is his tweet today about delaying the election.36EFD7AF-46A7-4A05-B9CA-41D023655A1EHe’s claiming that mail-in voting will result in an “inaccurate and fraudulent” election, despite there being virtually no evidence to support that contention.

He has already said that he won’t commit to accepting the outcome of the election. Now, with most of the polls saying that he’s likely to lose “bigly” in November, he’s talking about delaying the election.

I’ve been saying for quite a while on this blog that Trump is not going to go quietly into the night if he loses in November. So now he’s setting the stage to not have an election in November.

Fortunately, the U.S. Constitution gives the power to regulate the “time, place, and manner” of elections to the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, with Congress also empowered to alter the rules. Nowhere is the president granted such power.

But who knows what the Republicans in Congress, who seem to be in lockstep with whatever Trump wants, will do in November, especially if they feel there is good chance that the GOP will lose the majority in the Senate.

And who knows what actions Attorney General — and major Trump butt-licker — Bill Barr will take to give Trump whatever he wants.

Buckle up, America. We’re in for a bumpy ride.

33 thoughts on “Here We Go

  1. Liz July 30, 2020 / 7:42 am

    I hope you all knock Trump out.
    Yes, he’s going to be a very sore loser. Spitting his dummy out and more, as he does.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. animar64 July 30, 2020 / 7:44 am

    That’s why we have to encourage people to VOTE. If they get worn down or think it doesn’t matter he will win.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Sadje July 30, 2020 / 8:41 am

    A scary scenario for the people in America and the world too.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Paula Light July 30, 2020 / 10:05 am

    No surprise, just like the “federal agents” being used against our fellow citizens

    Liked by 1 person

  5. rugby843 July 30, 2020 / 10:17 am

    I’ve been buckled up since 2016.  I guess the excuse “it didn’t come to my desk”  memo about the mismanaged in person voting in some states. I would think mail in voting would be more accurate but then they found that truck full of uncounted ones.  You would think after all these years we could get something right.😟😔

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  6. annieasksyou July 30, 2020 / 12:34 pm

    Both McCarthy and McConnell have told him to fuggedaboudit! Ain’t gonna happen!

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    • Fandango July 30, 2020 / 10:06 pm

      Maybe so, but Trump is going to everything he can to screw up the election, potentially creating a crisis that will enable him to declare martial law and suspend the constitution. I hope I’m wrong, but I’m deeply worried that I will be proven right.

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  7. Marleen July 30, 2020 / 1:18 pm

    I wish we could deport him back to wherever his family came from (which wasn’t N-o-rway). That wouldn’t do a lot of good, though, in the grand scheme of things. We live in a global capitalism or smash-n-grab, where ruthless buttheads network. He (and others) have been bankrolled by foreign countries [Russia, China, Turkey, for starters, in his case] for years, even decades, by now. He is a great embarrassment to this country.

    Election Day — as stated in the Constitution — is the Tuesday after the first Monday in November. You (all my fellow voters) can vote before that in various ways or show up no later than that day at your assigned polling place. I hope lots and lots of people make sure they are registered and know either where to go to vote in person or drop off their ballots (either ahead of time or on that day) or how to receive and mail in their ballots via the USPS.

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  8. Taswegian1957 July 30, 2020 / 4:44 pm

    Coincidentally I just got through reading an article about why he can’t postpone the election on his own. He probably thinks he can do as he likes.
    However, just the fact that he would suggest it makes me think of other countries in the world where the leaders have delayed or banned elections for years. Don’t let yourselves become one of those.

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    • Fandango July 30, 2020 / 10:30 pm

      Let’s hope we don’t become one of those countries. Actually, let’s hope we haven’t already become one.

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      • Taswegian1957 July 31, 2020 / 8:25 am

        So the elections in Hong Kong have been delayed for one year. China is citing Covid-19. I think they will be lucky if they get them next year. Sounds like a very similar excuse doesn’t it?

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        • Fandango July 31, 2020 / 10:50 am

          Yes, and I’m sure that Trump admires Xi Jinping for doing that and will try to figure out how he, too, can do it in the U.S.

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          • Marleen August 1, 2020 / 1:25 am

            I tend to think his complaining that there will be fraud in the election is really him telegraphing that he and his friends (foreign and domestic) will try to commit fraud and corruption wherever THEY can. So we need to be careful not to downplay the possibilities.

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  9. Marleen July 31, 2020 / 11:45 pm

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/03/donald-trump-vote-by-mail-fraud-florida

    ……

    On his registration form, Trump told Florida officials his legal residence was in Washington DC but on another day also said he was a “bona fide resident” of Palm Beach, Florida, home to his Mar-a-Lago Club, according to the public records reviewed by the Post.

    Other voters have faced significant consequences for the same mistake. In fact, as some Democrats pointed out, the same issue is listed on [the] White House website as voter fraud. ….

    A city manager in Florida paid $5,000 in fines for putting the wrong address on her registration, as did a restaurateur in Palm Beach county. ….

    …..

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    • Marleen July 31, 2020 / 11:59 pm

      https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/elections-2020/president-trump-tried-to-register-to-vote-in-florida-using-an-out-of-state-address/ar-BB14YXBa
      This article is about him writing down the D.C. address of the White House.

      Meanwhile, there was a question on the page, when I looked at it, concerning another address (per Trump Tower).

      Do you personally believe that President Trump’s statement on Monday of, “I live in Manhattan,” will complicate his efforts to vote validly in the state of Florida?

      I’m thinking of answering “Other” because it should as it would for other people. But it won’t.

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    • Marleen August 1, 2020 / 12:35 am

      https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/03/politics/trump-florida-voter-registration/index.html
      Washington Post: Trump attempted to register to vote in Florida last year using the White House address

      By Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN
      Updated 3:36 PM ET, Wed June 3, 2020

      as governors seek to expand remote voting amid the coronavirus pandemic. Trump himself voted by mail in Florida’s presidential primary contest earlier this year, even though he bypassed several opportunities to vote in-person.

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      • Marleen August 1, 2020 / 2:27 pm

        Trump “walks back”

        I identify with Ana’s sentiment, even if she missed that there is idiotic reading material for Trump enthusiasts (or apologists).

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  10. leigha66 August 1, 2020 / 1:47 pm

    I’m afraid it is going to be a white knuckles, hang on for dear life kind of a ride.

    Liked by 1 person

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