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25. My hope is
Mon Jul 6, 2020, 01:30 PM
Jul 2020

that there will be such a landslide victory that it won't matter a bit what he does.

In fact, I'll go even farther. I think he KNOWS he is going to lose, and lose badly. I actually believe he will just leave - there won't be any fight or debating the vote. He has bigger worries - I'd be very surprised if he wasn't putting out feelers now on how to withdraw from the entire race based on medical issues - but only after he finds a way to evade persecution from his many crimes.

I could be wrong, but he isn't looking like he has allot of fight left in him and I don't think he really WANTS to be president. It was a fluke in the beginning, he never thought he would win, then when he did take the electoral vote, it was a boost to his ego. Just as in his personal business, he didn't ever want to do much, and I'm sure he had no clue how much would be expected of him as President.

He certainly is not running again because he loves this country and wants what is best for its people. It never was that and it never will be. It was always for his ego. He is losing and losing badly, and its too late and madness to think that he is going to be able to turn this around. The majority don't just dislike him - they really hate him, and they are going to overcome every obstacle put in their place to vote him out. We are going to take the Presidency, we are going to take the Senate, and we are going to increase our majority in Congress.

I thought they didn't want to touch elections with a ten foot pole /nt bucolic_frolic Jul 2020 #1
Copy of the Court's 9-0 opinion (.pdf).... PoliticAverse Jul 2020 #2
States have a lot of leeway in handling their electors. Kaleva Jul 2020 #3
"States May Require" jayfish Jul 2020 #4
There is no constitutional requirement that mandates a state's electors vote for the winner. Kaleva Jul 2020 #5
No, but there are state laws with penalties nt Fiendish Thingy Jul 2020 #8
If the penalty is financial, then elected offices are up for auction lindysalsagal Jul 2020 #14
They either do, or they don't. not_the_one Jul 2020 #9
The "electoral college" doesn't say anything FBaggins Jul 2020 #12
Precisely. Igel Jul 2020 #27
... There has until now been no such stipulation, Ghost Dog Jul 2020 #6
Here is the list of states that require electors to vote for the winner in their state Kaleva Jul 2020 #7
Thank you Ghost Dog Jul 2020 #30
The CT that has been posted over the weekend is that Trump will challenge the popular vote Fiendish Thingy Jul 2020 #10
It isn't up to the legislature to certify the electors in several swing states. Kaleva Jul 2020 #16
That's my point - the CT doesn't take that fact into consideration Fiendish Thingy Jul 2020 #19
My hope is AC_Mem Jul 2020 #25
The only reason he wants to win is to avoid jail and the label of "loser" nt Fiendish Thingy Jul 2020 #26
This is good for us. BGBD Jul 2020 #11
This doesn't impact the constitutionality (or lack thereof) of the consortium FBaggins Jul 2020 #13
It goes beyond that BGBD Jul 2020 #15
It does not appear to do so FBaggins Jul 2020 #18
It does BGBD Jul 2020 #20
Nope FBaggins Jul 2020 #22
Wrong BGBD Jul 2020 #24
Two of the most important people, Madison and Hamilton, who devised the Electoral College marie999 Jul 2020 #17
Hamilton and Madison BGBD Jul 2020 #21
'The court said states may require members of the Electoral College to vote elleng Jul 2020 #23
So what happens if an elector votes "against" her state's choice? JustABozoOnThisBus Jul 2020 #28
This Wikipedia page has an excellent list of all past faithless electors... PoliticAverse Jul 2020 #29
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