When 2020 Repeats Itself

“The rhetoric is so overheated that I think it provides the basis for millions of people to accept an actual stolen election as payback for the falsely claimed earlier ‘stolen’ election. People are going to be more willing to cheat if they think they’ve been cheated out of their just desserts.”

— Rick Hasen, Election law expert

The whole article in Politico Magazine is chilling and probably prescient:

For the first time in American history, the losing candidate refused to concede the election — and rather than dismissing him as a sore loser, a startling number of Americans have followed Donald Trump down his conspiratorial rabbit hole. The safeguards that ensured he left office last January after losing the presidential election may be crumbling: The election officials who certified the counts may no longer be in place next time he falsely claims victory; if Republicans take Congress, a compliant Speaker could easily decide it’s simply not in his interest to let the party’s leader lose.

“You could look at 2020 as the nadir of American democratic processes, or you could look at it as a dress rehearsal,” says Hasen, a professor of law at UC Irvine.

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3 Responses to When 2020 Repeats Itself

  1. Redhand says:

    I heard Trump whining yesterday how the election was stolen from him, Arizona audit not even being mentioned. The only GQP reality is the effectiveness of The Big Lie.

    But if America loses its democracy, one separate fear I have beyond the fascism of the Right is the naivete of the current Admin in not realizing the magnitude of the threat and moving decisively against it. Trump should be BURIED in criminal charges now, with more to follow, and there is this fantasy among those on the left that he can just be ignored. Like von Papen and Hitler with Garland in the starring role. “I got this.”

    It makes me ill watching our form of government get pissed away.

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  2. Wesley Sandel says:

    I can’t wait until the racist and fascists actually start shooting. Up until now all of their victims have been defenseless. It’ll be a golden opportunity to make American white trash free!

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  3. Bruce388 says:

    A MAGAt has informed me that the Arizona Fraudit actually shows Cheetolini won. I sent her a link to an article about conspiracy fans lack critical thinking skills along with a link to his phone call to the Georgia Secretary of State.

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