It’s about a lot more than who wins the presidential election. It’s about reducing gerrymandering.
The 2020 election will be even worse than the ugly 2016 election. Trump and his cult will stop at nothing to get elected. We have already seen:
- Trump implying Biden is not well
- Trump, Jr. spreading birther-style trash about Kamala Harris
- A fake Biden web site set up by a Trump campaign operative
- Sped up and altered videos – they haven’t been about the election so far but they will be.
- Lies about Democratic positions – they say Democrats hate America, are treasonous, want to repeal the second amendment, want open borders and want criminals
Hopefully, Trump will be indicted when he leaves office. The potential for this means there is nothing he won’t do to get re-elected. We’re already getting a preview.
He acts like he’s running against Hillary Clinton. Trump has been in campaign mode since 2015.
Trump is upset about his own internal polls showing he is losing. Of course, it’s a long time until the election and polls don’t mean much now.
Trump will almost certainly claimed the election was rigged if he loses. However, his claim will look weak if his totals look like the polls. For example, if he is expected to get 47% and he gets 47%, it will be hard for him to make a case that he was cheated.
However, if he is expected to get 52% (and he will find or make up a poll that says that) and he only gets 47%, he will say he was cheated.
If you thought the 2016 election was ugly, it will pale compared to the 2020 election. It’s already clear that the losers will not gracefully accept the results.
If Trump loses, he’ll say it was rigged. He’ll blame the media, the deep state and illegal immigrants.
If the Democrat loses, they will blame foreign interference (which Trump has encouraged) and voter suppression.
There is no limit to how low Trump will sink. He may be indicted as soon as he leaves office (which is what I hope happens) so he is desperate to win.
This is what I expect:
He will lie and call his opponent names.
He will say the Democrats want open borders and crime. He will say they support infanticide. He will say that they want to take your guns away and repeal the Second Amendment. He will say they are socialists.
He will make official events into political rallies.
He will accuse the media and his opponents of treason.
He will threaten not to leave because the results are invalid if he loses.
He will bribe his base – look at the billions he is giving to farmers to offset the damage from his foolish tariffs.
He is already attacking Democratic candidates before the primaries even begin. He is spreading lies about Biden’s health just like he did about Hillary Clinton’s.
He will use the government to investigate his opponents like he wanted to do with Biden and the Ukraine. He will lean on countries who want to maintain good relations with the US.
I’m not the only concerned about what Trump will do:
There’s no bottom for Trump or the Republican party. Trump is wrong – the law says you can’t accept foreign assistance in an election. He has backtracked some but other Republicans have supported him. Sad!