Just when I think the American fascists can't get any worse...

Discussion in 'The Red Room' started by Asyncritus, Jul 29, 2020.

  1. Ancalagon

    Ancalagon outta my way Administrator Formerly Important

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    It’s got to be a blowout.

    If it’s close and the states that it turns on take a week or more to deliver results (b/c they aren’t ready for the amount of mail in ballots they receive) then shit can get real bad. Especially since at least in Washington late arriving ballots trend left (old people vote early). I can see a scenario where a swing state is called for Trump on election night but then it turns Biden as the count goes on. We could have Bush v Gore but much much worse.

    In Washington votes aren’t certified until a month after the election. If SCOTUS has to get involved then you have pushed past the EC vote. What happens then?
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  2. shootER

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    I'm pretty sure you're wrong. :bailey:


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  3. Fisherman's Worf

    Fisherman's Worf I am the Seaman, I am the Walrus, Qu-Qu-Qapla'!

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    I wouldn't know. I don't celebrate Christmas.

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  4. Tuckerfan

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    This seems familiar.
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  5. Tuckerfan

    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    No, you want to be eaten first. :yes:
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  6. Rimjob Bob

    Rimjob Bob The way you'd think of God's as big

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    If states can't get their delegates to the EC, then perhaps no one gets to 270, and the choice of president is punted to the House. Based on how it will vote by state delegation, that means Trump wins. That's all it takes.
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  7. Ten Lubak

    Ten Lubak Salty Dog

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    Exactly so

    I think a lot these people are more loyal to their jobs and what they originally swore in to do than they are to a clown like Trump. If they support a completely tyrannical move like that, how much harder are their jobs going to get? Immeasurably. I bet a lot of them can’t wait to turf the guy

    This whole “he won’t leave” narrative is counter productive in that it makes people feel like what’s the point in voting him out, he won’t leave anyways. These people need to give their heads a shake and focus on the task at hand
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    Bickendan Custom Title Administrator Faceless Mook Writer

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    Are you sure? It looks like Ted Wheeler after he got gassed.

    You heard the mayor of Portland got gassed right? :ramen:
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    [Fisherman's Worf] Fucked up if true. [/Fisherman's Worf]
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  11. Ancalagon

    Ancalagon outta my way Administrator Formerly Important

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  12. AlphaMan

    AlphaMan The North Remembers...

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    This assumes that there will be some "strong-arm" tactic to stay in power... such as a military coup or something. That is asinine, I agree. But I could see some legal acrobatics happening... Such as him contesting the results of the election and the DOJ and rigged courts capitulating to him...
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    AlphaMan The North Remembers...

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    I saw this in the Washington Post and I wanted to post it, but you beat me to it.
  14. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    Given his waning popularity among serving military - rank-and-file as well as brass - I'm not seeing a coup.

    A lot of this, though?
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  15. T.R

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    The official EC vote in Congress doesn't happen until the first week of January. States have their certifications long before that. Even Bush vs. Gore didn't take longer and that was held up for weeks on legal challenges. I could see some states being too close to call and the eventual loser wanting to contest it if there are "rumors" of shenanigans that partisan media loves to spew out. But that could happen in any election year.
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    Actually @The Night Funky beat me to it earlier in the week but I didn't see his post. :marathon:

    When I see video like that, part of me wants to shoot some of those people in the face. :garamet:
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  17. Rincewiend

    Rincewiend 21st Century Digital Boy

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    You would still end up with a Democrat as President...

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  18. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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  19. T.R

    T.R Don't Care

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    Exactly. Trump is saying these things so that lefties just throw up their hands and say, "What's the use? Why bother voting?". The fact that so many of them can't see that after the experience of 2016 is amazing.
  20. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    You couldn't be more wrong. Oh, wait.
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  21. Chris

    Chris Anime Protagonist

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    It's not.

    Reconstruction should have never ended.
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