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Strong early voting may actually be to Trump's detriment

By Myles Hoenig

By Myles Hoenig

Early voting appears to be strong all over the country. One would think that would work in Trump’s favor as more Republicans are likely to be out in public, but distancing, than Democratic voters who are more likely to be mailing in their ballots. However, there have also been a lot of confusion with the mail-in ballots, law suits, and voter suppression tactics by the Republicans. For these reasons, the strong turnout could mean that people are risking it in order to vote Trump out of office.

The elephant in the room is not whether Trump would accept a defeat if it comes to that, but if there are any Republicans with a spine that would stand up to him and his base and tell him to accept defeat. Both parties have shown cowardice in many ways and all the more reason to work to allow third parties to have an equal chance of competing. Right now, the two parties control every state’s election process and they would be damned before opening it up to rivals.

Trump is down in nearly every poll, which is not a guarantee that he would lose. If on the other hand he does lose soundly on November 3rd, even before the mail in ballots are counted, then that would be a game changer. The expectation is that November 3rd would result in a Trump win and that he would declare victory and declare that the mail in ballots are rigged, thus refusing to accept any other result. That’s where the potential for civil war is at its strongest.

Public outcry would be enormous but he would call on his SA to stand up against the throngs of average citizens who resent this individual from using the office of the presidency for his own ego. Even many Republican voters may be repulsed by this but his white supremacist army has already been given its marching, or goose stepping, orders.

As we’re in uncharted territory, everything is speculative; there is little of history for us to go on to resolve the potential of a coup. We’ve had coups and attempted coups before but they’ve either been resolved peacefully or crushed and hidden from the public. The first was the Bush-Gore debacle where Al Gore threw in the towel. The latter was the attempted coup of FDR by Prescott Bush (the present ex-president’s grandfather) and his banker accomplices. That was shelved when General Smedley Butler informed Congress of their actions when they had called on him to rouse the veterans to their side in the attempted fascist takeover.

Trump is one of a kind and will be creating a whole new history and precedent.

Myles Hoenig is a political analyst in Baltimore, Maryland. He ran for Congress in 2016 as a Green Party candidate. He recorded this article for Press TV website.




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