This will probably make the conspiracy theorist prick up their ears: the living former secretaries of defense signed an open letter about the military and the peaceful transfer of power:
“As senior Defense Department leaders have noted, ‘there’s no role for the U.S. military in determining the outcome of a U.S. election.’ Efforts to involve the U.S. armed forces in resolving election disputes would take us into dangerous, unlawful and unconstitutional territory. Civilian and military officials who direct or carry out such measures would be accountable, including potentially facing criminal penalties, for the grave consequences of their actions on our republic.”
And we learn more about it from one of the signees:
That Blam-Blam thought this was necessary gives one pause.
I’m still not worried about a military coup, but the Possum Hollar irregulars? Also you betcha.