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Wed Sep 29, 2021, 09:14 AM

As Trump hints at 2024 comeback, democracy advocates fear a 'worst-case scenario' for the country

A year before the 2020 election, about two dozen constitutional scholars and democracy advocates traveled to Washington to work through a range of scenarios where something goes awry on Election Day.

The country’s political system was being tested by a campaign like no other in modern history, with an incumbent president, Donald Trump, who showed little regard for the democratic traditions and constitutional norms that had guided his predecessors — and who repeatedly claimed that the only way he could lose was through rampant fraud.

So the group considered a slew of hypothetical catastrophes: “What do we do if a vigilante group takes over a major county tabulation facility and burns it to the ground? What do we do if there is a military coup?” But, as Tammy Patrick, a senior adviser to the elections program at Democracy Fund tells it, the experts were too quick in retrospect to dismiss the outrageous as unlikely to happen in a country like the United States.

“Either we were not creative enough or the norms of civility our nation has seen over centuries were not reliable enough,” said Patrick, a former elections official in Maricopa County, Ariz.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/as-trump-hints-at-2024-comeback-democracy-advocates-fear-a-worst-case-scenario-for-the-country/2021/09/28/ee357558-1a47-11ec-914a-99d701398e5a_story.html

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Zorro Sep 2021 OP
keithbvadu2 Sep 2021 #1
TheRealNorth Sep 2021 #2
marble falls Sep 2021 #3
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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Sep 29, 2021, 09:39 AM

1. Now, why would repubs/evangelicals want Trump who has been innoculated with that 'mark of the devil'

Now, why would repubs/evangelicals want Trump who has been innoculated with that 'mark of the devil' vaccine?

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 29, 2021, 10:03 AM

2. They are not bothered by all the other "sins"....

What's one more, so long as he's cruel to the black and brown people and owns the libs.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Sep 29, 2021, 10:09 AM

3. He's not going anywhere but jail/the poor house.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Sep 29, 2021, 11:50 AM

4. He doesn't have a chance of getting elected.

So we have to stop the cheating.

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