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2020 Presidential & Congressional Elections

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#981 D. C. Sessions

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Posted 20 September 2019 - 11:27 AM

View PostLFC, on 20 September 2019 - 08:53 AM, said:

Schadenfreude Alert: Imagine that Trump gets wiped out in 2020.

Now imagine (at a wild guess, near even money) that he refuses to accept the results of the election and resists leaving office.

What then? Put up or shut up for the hard core wingnuts.
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#982 indy

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Posted 20 September 2019 - 01:09 PM

What exactly does 'refusing to leave office mean', in practical terms? He orders the military to barricade the oval office? I mean, I see this statement a lot starting with Bush, then Obama, and now Trump and I have yet to understand how it works. He would need an assist from outside the civilian government, either the military or the judiciary. In which case, it's really a coup, so why not call it that?

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Posted 20 September 2019 - 03:11 PM

Nate has an interesting article on swing voters.. Bottom line, I am still baffled.
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