Newsweek published an article Friday titled “How Trump could Lose the Election — And Still Remain President“. It is an opinion piece, but was written by two fairly high-powered people (a former US senator, and the person who founded CNBC and MSNBC, the former CEO of TiVo, and is an editor-at-large for Newsweek, among other things).
They give a fairly detailed roadmap of what and how this could happen, and even give evidence that Donald Trump and Bill Barr have already taken steps that would facilitate this plot. It is fairly complex, so if you are curious you should read the article.
They also talk about the few ways this plot can be foiled:
- Make sure the election results overwhelmingly favor Joe Biden, especially in Arizona, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. So even if everyone believes that Biden is definitely going to win, we cannot afford to become even a little complacent. We cannot make the same mistake twice.
- “We must ‘out’ this scenario—and do so loudly and consistently. We have an imperative to build a ‘people’s firewall’ that reaches deeply across the country and reflects public revulsion at the potential for Trump to undermine our entire democratic system of governance.”
- The military intervenes to stop Trump. Let us fervently hope that it doesn’t come to that.
And by the way, Happy Independence Day. Let’s not just hope we can keep our democracy, but actually fight to hold onto it.