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Sat Aug 1, 2020, 04:09 PM

Barr DOES NOT have the authority to stop, move, or otherwise postpone the election...

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ALERT) Mike Pompeo just testified under oath that *Barr* will decide if Trump—despite having no constitutional authority to do so—can *announce* he's moving the election.

Read that sentence multiple times and then retweet this. We're witnessing a historic threat to rule of law.
PS: America needs to understand that the issue now *isn't* whether Trump has the *authority* to move the election—he *doesn't*—but whether he can initiate a constitutional crisis and national emergency by announcing the election is being moved with the backing and support of DOJ.
NOTE: Of the 4 GOP senators not named Romney who've been asked to comment thus far on the possibility of Trump announcing he is illegally extending his presidency, 2 have refused to comment, 1 has criticized the idea but not called it illegal, and just 1 has called it impossible.

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Reply Barr DOES NOT have the authority to stop, move, or otherwise postpone the election... (Original post)
pbmus Aug 1 OP
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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 04:21 PM

1. Barr was asked about this issue in the House Hearing last week

His answer was something on the order of "I'll have to look into it".

When it should have been "Hell No!"

Hey - Republican Senators WHERE ARE YOU???

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 04:32 PM

2. John Yoo is currently researching the subject matter,...

.... about cancelling, moving, or postponing the 2020 election right now.

We will have an answer soon....

It will be called,..

"Fascists Screw with the 2020 Election - and there is not a Fucking Thing You Can Do About It - MEMO"


(Researched and written by John Yoo.)

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Sat Aug 1, 2020, 04:36 PM

3. There's still no scenario for Trump staying in office

His term ends in Jan 2021. It's in stone. I've yet to hear a plausible scenario how he remains in office without an election.

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Sat Aug 1, 2020, 04:38 PM

5. Perhaps he should just abolish the election.

Since, even if the stacked Supreme Court supported his delaying the election, there is no definition in the Constitution or in any law defining the length a delay can be.

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Sat Aug 1, 2020, 04:39 PM

6. One thing Barr CAN do, and has done, is turn loose the federal thugs like he did in Portland

all around the country in areas that vote for democrats. They can keep pushing people around under Barr's orders.

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Sat Aug 1, 2020, 04:50 PM

7. How many times must this be repeated:

No authority doesn’t mean they won’t try.

This is a lawless president and a lawless administration. They have done many lawless things, and the pressure is only increasing. It may get worked out in the courts, but that takes months the American people don’t have. In the mean time, he’ll have 2 Justices who will for sure back him, and he’s hoping to delay and have RBG die so he can get a 3rd. Hell, he’ll decide to add Justices to SCOTUS if that’s what it takes.

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Sat Aug 1, 2020, 04:55 PM

8. What Barr cannot do is keep Trump's in office once his

term expires. #PresidentPelosi should be our response to their foolishness. A d she would have no problem kicking him out of the WH.

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Sat Aug 1, 2020, 05:16 PM

9. Barr gets to decide whether he announces that the

election is postponed. The election will be held per the Constitution and the law, just as it has for 57 previous elections for President. Trump will be gone next January and THEN his corrupt family and friends will get to defend their actions in court.
Pompeo better get his pardon now, because Trump won't need to buy his slence after the election.

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