You remember back in 2016, when Hillary Clinton thought she was a shoo-in for President, and Trump might question the validity of her win, and she expressed shock, outrage and horror that anyone would be so selfish and unpatriotic as to refuse to accept the results of a US Presidential election…then she lost, and she’s spent the past three years doing precisely that, along with millions of her fellow “Resistance” sore losers.

Now, it’s déjà vu all over again as the same never-Trumpers who’ve spent every moment since 2016 refusing to accept that Hillary lost are floating nightmare conspiracy theories that Trump might refuse to accept that he lost to Biden and leave the White House (to be fair, there were also some crackpot theories on the right that Obama would refuse to leave the White House.)

This kind of paranoia and refusal to accept the peaceful transfer of power and the verdict of the people in elections is something new and extremely destructive in the history of the United States. It’s a large part of what’s led us to a period that may be the most divisive since the Civil War. And there’s growing concern that if Trump is reelected, it will actually get even worse (like Portland everywhere.)

To test that, a bi-partisan anti-Trump organization called the Transition Integrity Project (Ha!) secretly gathered 100 "former high-ranking government officials, senior political campaigners, nationally prominent journalists and communications professionals, social movement leaders, and experts on politics, national security, democratic reform, election law, and media." Together, they war-gamed various election scenarios to try to figure out what the reactions would be.

These scenarios ranged from Biden winning the popular vote and losing the Electoral College to a narrow Trump win but with claims of some Biden ballots being destroyed. In the end, there was only one scenario in which a candidate won a clear victory and the losing side refused to accept it, and that loser was Biden.

The moral I draw from this (aside from "be VERY prepared") is that Trump’s victory needs to be so overwhelming in both the popular vote and the Electoral College that there can be no disputing it. That won’t stop the left from disputing it anyway, because they may not believe in God, but they think they have a Divine right to rule us. It will, however, send them a signal that they’re outnumbered so maybe they'll finally develop a little introspection and realize it’s time to grow up, end their three-year-plus tantrum and start thinking about why so many people think they shouldn’t be within 100 miles of the levers of power.

Nah, that'll never happen! But at least they can comfort themselves that Trump won't run for a third term.

Or maybe he WILL!...

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  • Opal Blattert

    08/15/2020 08:06 PM

    Trump 2020 100%????????

  • Larry Usselman

    08/14/2020 10:55 AM

    Trump 2020 .
    I'm from Canada ???? and I hope he wins. Maybe then he can straightened out our corrupt leader Justin Trudeau.

  • CATHERINE ROMA UFF

    08/14/2020 07:48 AM

    WHY CAN'T WE VOTE FOR 3 DAYS IN NOVEMBER, USING ANYONE WITH LAST NAMES BEGINNING WITH A TO H VOTE FIRST DAY - THAN I TO P SECOND DAY AND Q TO Z THIRD DAY. THIS WOULD ELIMINATE LONG LINES AND BE SAFER FOR THOSE FEARING COVID-19 AND ELIMINATE MAIL-IN VOTING WHICH MEANS YOUR CAT AND DOG AND DEAD PEOPLE WILL VOTE.

  • Phillip Burns

    08/14/2020 07:02 AM

    I hope and pray that Trump wins again !!

  • LeAnn Kathman

    08/08/2020 08:40 PM

    I can't wait for Nov 3. I am SO sick of this. Trump will win. If he wins only the electoral college they will have a fit. If he wins the popular vote and the electoral college they are all going to have to move into assisted living homes, being unable to think for themselves.

  • Sharon Faulkner

    08/06/2020 12:13 PM

    I swear when Donald Trump leaves office in 2026 I will leave the "Republican" party -- it is now just as dead as the Democrats who are now a Blue Reich and nothing else.
    I might even try to start up my own party : the Trump or MAGA Party. Wheee!!!