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Sun Dec 27, 2020, 01:11 AM

Until Biden's win is certified, the U.S. remains vulnerable

Opinion by David Ignatius

Not to be alarmist, but we should recognize that the United States will be in the danger zone until the formal certification of Joe Biden’s election victory on Jan. 6, because potential domestic and foreign turmoil could give President Trump an excuse to cling to power.

This threat, while unlikely to materialize, is concerning senior officials, including Republicans who have supported Trump in the past but believe he is now threatening to overstep the constitutional limits on his power. They described a multifaceted campaign by die-hard Trump supporters to use disruptions at home and perhaps threats abroad to advance his interests.

The big showdown is the Jan. 6 gathering of both houses of Congress to formally count the electoral college vote taken on Dec. 14, which Biden won 306 to 232. The certification should be a pro forma event, but a desperate Trump is demanding that House and Senate Republicans challenge the count and block this final, binding affirmation of Biden’s victory before Inauguration Day.

Trump’s last-ditch campaign will almost certainly fail in Congress. The greater danger is on the streets, where pro-Trump forces are already threatening chaos. A pro-Trump group called “Women for America First” has requested a permit for a Jan. 6 rally in Washington, and Trump is already beating the drum: “Big protest in D.C. on January 6th. Be there, will be wild!”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/12/26/until-bidens-win-is-certified-us-remains-vulnerable/

It would really stroke Trump's ego to have people die in the streets for him.

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Zorro Dec 2020 OP
hedda_foil Dec 2020 #1
Hoyt Dec 2020 #2
regnaD kciN Dec 2020 #3
LymphocyteLover Dec 2020 #4

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Sun Dec 27, 2020, 01:23 AM

1. Sorry, Mr. Ignatius, but nothing is safe until Biden's sworn in and safely behind the Resolute Desk.

And the shtick drek called Trump is fumigated far away from the soon to be state of Columbia.

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Sun Dec 27, 2020, 01:24 AM

2. Biden will take office in January. He might have to live at home until

White House is soaked with bleach, at least twice, and debugged.

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Sun Dec 27, 2020, 01:37 AM

3. Forget the certification, we're vulnerable until the Inauguration...

Does anyone think that Trump is going to give up quietly just because Congress certifies the election results? He's then got two more weeks to find a way to justify a state of emergency. And, once he knows that's the only way he can hold on to power, all other routes having been closed-off, he's going to direct all his attention to it. I'd be especially concerned about false-flag operations, such as a massive terrorist attack that can be blamed on Iran.

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Sun Dec 27, 2020, 11:50 AM

4. lots of scary scenarios outlined in this piece and the movement of loyalists

into key law enforcement, military and intel positions is very troubling

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