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5. If the election is stolen, crowds will fill the streets of DC.
Sun Jun 7, 2020, 07:52 AM
Jun 2020

That stupid fence is intrinsically anti-democratic, but hopefully would work for us by slowing any stupid hotheads from trying to "storm" the WH. Note that our military leaders have said they will not act against peaceful demonstrators. Violent attacks on the WH would not be peaceful and could force action that could benefit the Republicans. (Or benefit us by providing an excuse for the military to move into in the WH compound? I so don't know and can't guess!)

My husband and I, too old to join the current crowds in the middle of a pandemic, were just saying, though, that if the right does move forward with attempted takeover of our government, we will have to join those to take to the streets to refuse to allow it also.

Have to admit, though, that I've been wishing we still lived in the relative security of a strong blue state that will refuse. GA and FL may be red moving purple-blue, but their state governments are not.

Well... 2naSalit Jun 2020 #1
Joe Biden will be sworn in as the next POTUS vlyons Jun 2020 #2
Presuming he lives that long. Odoreida Jun 2020 #8
Agree, Vlyons. The next president is sworn in January 20 at noon. Hortensis Jun 2020 #36
What private police? Kaleva Jun 2020 #3
There are no private police DeminPennswoods Jun 2020 #4
I agree with you. Kaleva Jun 2020 #6
Heavily armed men who refuse to identify themselves G_j Jun 2020 #16
So, no private police then. Kaleva Jun 2020 #24
Speculation G_j Jun 2020 #29
If the election is stolen, crowds will fill the streets of DC. Hortensis Jun 2020 #5
When Biden wins (optimistically), how long will he wait before he takes down the fence. no_hypocrisy Jun 2020 #7
Trump won't give him the satisfaction, they will be taken down ahead of time Shermann Jun 2020 #14
I don;t buy into all the conspiracy theories, we still have laws and people who seriously beachbumbob Jun 2020 #9
Which Trump ignores and is allowed to ignore at every turn. The guy who ran a fake charity using uponit7771 Jun 2020 #11
I could less what trump thinks or do. He has gotten away because he was able to bribe and bully his beachbumbob Jun 2020 #12
K&R, I do NOT believe the number of people who think Trump can't *IN EFFECT* cancel the election uponit7771 Jun 2020 #10
Im not I any way saying he will cancel the election... cbdo2007 Jun 2020 #13
+1 uponit7771 Jun 2020 #15
Im pretty sure it wont just be 1000 BW thugs... Squidly Jun 2020 #17
How can he cancel the election marie999 Jun 2020 #18
Wow ... I even put asterisks around the phrase *in effect* and a strawman is still proffered. Damn uponit7771 Jun 2020 #21
I have mild cognitive impairment. marie999 Jun 2020 #22
In effect means by other means, he doesn't have to cancel the election just enact laws Barr will ... uponit7771 Jun 2020 #23
What laws do you think he could enact without congressional approval marie999 Jun 2020 #25
The one he just enacted on Washington but without the state governor's approval uponit7771 Jun 2020 #27
The Constitution marie999 Jun 2020 #28
Trump showed all that was meaningless the military did what he wanted uponit7771 Jun 2020 #30
The military did very little. marie999 Jun 2020 #31
They did something and that was enough uponit7771 Jun 2020 #32
This message was self-deleted by its author marie999 Jun 2020 #34
What did he order them to do that was unconstitutional. marie999 Jun 2020 #35
Actually, it's his prison now. ananda Jun 2020 #19
I envision that somewhere in his final exit from the White House there Baitball Blogger Jun 2020 #20
He likes to plan ahead. kentuck Jun 2020 #26
We literally elected the president of the Hunger Games. Initech Jun 2020 #33
Yep, it's terrifying. Especially if he gets thousands of MAGAts in there too that will make the cbdo2007 Jun 2020 #37
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