Trump’s Authoritarian Move To Delay Election Results In Self-Immolation

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The handwriting went up on the Twitter wall this morning, when Donald Trump finally suggested delaying the November election — as Joe Biden predicted he would in April. And Biden was soundly denounced for it, as you may recall. “Mark my words I think he is gonna try to kick back the election somehow, come up with some rationale why it can’t be held,” Biden said, and the blow back was brutal. Raw Story:

“Former vice president Joe Biden’s unfounded accusation Thursday that President Trump wants to delay November’s election was not only clearly over the line but also unmasks how low the supposedly moderate Biden will go to win,” wrote Henry Olsen in the Washington Post.

“Some within Democratic Party circles hold fervently to the idea President Trump will arbitrarily decide to postpone the election,” scolded columnist Byron Williams of the Winston-Salem Journal. “This belief fits neatly into a narrative ascribed to the president. As they see it, his penchant for authoritarianism makes him America’s Hitler incarnate.”

And Trump-defending attorney Jonathan Turley chided Biden for fanning a “conspiracy theory” about Trump delaying the election in a column for The Hill.

“The ultimate conspiracy theory was declared by the presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden, who warned that he was certain Trump plans to delay the election this fall,” Turley wrote. “It is a conspiracy theory utterly without factual or constitutional support, yet his warning was deemed a ‘prediction’ by Politico in a recent article.”

If it was deemed a prediction, that’s a good call, because prediction it was. Verily, it has come to pass. And while we take our hat off to Joe Biden for calling the shot, it’s not like one has to be a political Nostradamus to figure out that Donald Trump, terrified by cratering polls, is going to do anything he can to screw up this election. That’s a given.

And that is the bottom line. Only an act of Congress can change the law, and with the Democrats ruling the House, I don’t see this as a shoo in. Moreover, shortly after Trump’s tweet, Fox News’ political reporter denounced Trump’s comment.

And Wyoming GOP Senator John Barrasso was on Fox Business, and he told host Stuart Varney, “No, we’re not going to delay the election, Stuart. We’re going to have the election completed and voting completed by election day. It’s going to take a while to get all the votes counted. I am certain — we need to continue to do this state by state.”

It doesn’t look like Trump is getting a lot of support for this fascistic notion. Well, let’s see how Kayleigh and Kellyanne spin it. They’re probably at their cauldron right now, throwing eye of newt into the steaming vapors — or maybe they’re calling Newt on the phone — while they desperately seek a spell in their political grimoire to mass hypnotize the nation. Good luck, girls. Donald Trump just self-immolated.

 

 

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Gunther
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Gunther

This POS is all about delaying his PRISON Sentence .

Inzane
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Inzane

I wondered how long it would take the yellow bellied slime-bucket to come up with that.

drjillinNH
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drjillinNH

Nasty-1 is looking at a bazillion lawsuits he’s got to deal with the minute he clears the White House grounds, and he won’t have his personal lapdog, Big Bad Bully Billy Barr, to do all his dirty work at taxpayer expense. May they both rot in hell.

Paul Caddenhead
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Paul Caddenhead

… with McConnell.

sindy
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sindy

According to trump, virus is fake, you don’t need masks, they don’t ware masks.
How the hell can he even try to have it both ways?

Paul Caddenhead
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Paul Caddenhead

Absentee, Early, and Mail-In Voting are all good things. Closed polls, gerrymandered districts, extreme registration and ID requirements, and the electoral college all are all “bad” things used to influence the outcome of “free and fair elections.” Did I mention Citizens United? WTFU America.

Allan
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Allan

Kayleigh & Kellyanne…”throwing eye of newt into the steaming vapours”..love it 😂