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.He’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.