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Tue Apr 21, 2020, 08:01 PM

Could it be...

That tRump wants to prolong the Covid 19 crisis or even make it worse until November so that he can declare a full-blown national emergency, call out the National Guard and cancel the election indefinitely?

Wouldn’t surprise me at all.

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Jack-o-Lantern Apr 2020 OP
USALiberal Apr 2020 #1
Hoyt Apr 2020 #2
WhiskeyGrinder Apr 2020 #3
Funtatlaguy Apr 2020 #4
brush Apr 2020 #5
C_U_L8R Apr 2020 #6
The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 2020 #7
Timewas Apr 2020 #10
The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 2020 #12
Timewas Apr 2020 #15
Caliman73 Apr 2020 #8
we can do it Apr 2020 #9
Iwasthere Apr 2020 #11
Freelancer Apr 2020 #13
Jack-o-Lantern Apr 2020 #14

Response to Jack-o-Lantern (Original post)

Tue Apr 21, 2020, 08:04 PM

1. Not possible! nt

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Response to Jack-o-Lantern (Original post)

Tue Apr 21, 2020, 08:04 PM

2. Doubt it. He's just incompetent and a fool.

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Response to Jack-o-Lantern (Original post)

Tue Apr 21, 2020, 08:05 PM

3. You give him too much credit.

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Response to Jack-o-Lantern (Original post)

Tue Apr 21, 2020, 08:06 PM

4. No. He wants to paint himself as the hero of this thing.

He will take credit for any advances or successes and blame Governors and others for failures.

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Response to Jack-o-Lantern (Original post)

Tue Apr 21, 2020, 08:07 PM

5. Elections are run by the individual states, not the feds.

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Response to Jack-o-Lantern (Original post)

Tue Apr 21, 2020, 08:09 PM

6. That would demand competent planning and execution

This doofus can't even erect a mile of the stupid wall he promised his knuckledragging magats.

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Response to Jack-o-Lantern (Original post)

Tue Apr 21, 2020, 08:11 PM

7. He can't cancel the election, even by declaring an emergency.

This has been discussed repeatedly here. Congress sets the date for presidential elections, so it would take an act of Congress to change it; and the individual states control their election procedures. If no election were held as scheduled, Trump's and Pence's terms would expire automatically on 1/20/21.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 21, 2020, 08:34 PM

10. Not congress

The election date is set in the constitution..

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Response to Timewas (Reply #10)

Tue Apr 21, 2020, 08:48 PM

12. Yes, Congress. The Constitution does not set the election date.

It only prescribes the procedures for the electoral college. By Act of Congress in 1845, election day was set as "the Tuesday next after the first Monday in the month of November" or "the first Tuesday after November 1". https://www.loc.gov/law/help/statutes-at-large/28th-congress/session-2/c28s2ch1.pdf It hasn't been changed since.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #12)

Tue Apr 21, 2020, 09:09 PM

15. Yes

My mistake it says congress set it by law so they would have to change that law and I would suppose both houses would have to agree

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Response to Jack-o-Lantern (Original post)

Tue Apr 21, 2020, 08:13 PM

8. How many times do we have to have this conversation?

I don't mean to be rude or snarky but many people have proposed this or other scenarios with Trump cancelling the elections. Trump has NO authority to cancel elections. Elections are run by the states.

Yes Trump has the power to declare a national emergency. Perhaps, he can declare martial law, but that would not necessarily stop any elections. States would still be able to propose vote by mail or some other way of voting.

Trump has no authority over the elections. If he tried to cancel there would be a NATIONAL Uproar.

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Response to Jack-o-Lantern (Original post)

Tue Apr 21, 2020, 08:26 PM

9. Not this shit again. FFS

🤦🏼‍♀️

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Response to Jack-o-Lantern (Original post)

Tue Apr 21, 2020, 08:48 PM

11. There'll be an election alright

But it will be designed (somewhat) chaos. In order to hide the theft. He is very proud of his well used tactic, Throwing flak. He plans to make a mess of it, then steal it.

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Response to Jack-o-Lantern (Original post)

Tue Apr 21, 2020, 08:57 PM

14. +1000 Never underestimate these people.

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