Will Democrats refuse to accept election results and kick off civil war?

It seems like a crazy question. But if Trump wins, the Democrats have already chosen how they would respond. And it ends in secession, which likely means civil war.

That's not crazy talk.

New York TimesBut conveniently, a group of former top government officials called the Transition Integrity Project actually gamed four possible scenarios, including one that doesn’t look that different from 2016: a big popular win for Mr. Biden, and a narrow electoral defeat, presumably reached after weeks of counting the votes in Pennsylvania. For their war game, they cast John Podesta, who was Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, in the role of Mr. Biden. They expected him, when the votes came in, to concede, just as Mrs. Clinton had.

But Mr. Podesta, playing Mr. Biden, shocked the organizers by saying he felt his party wouldn’t let him concede. Alleging voter suppression, he persuaded the governors of Wisconsin and Michigan to send pro-Biden electors to the Electoral College.

In that scenario, California, Oregon, and Washington then threatened to secede from the United States if Mr. Trump took office as planned. The House named Mr. Biden president; the Senate and White House stuck with Mr. Trump. At that point in the scenario, the nation stopped looking to the media for cues, and waited to see what the military would do.

"Vote Biden or face civil war" does not seem like a winning message to me. But apparently Podesta is so nervous about Trump that he will start a civil war rather than accept a loss.

Meanwhile, Democrats are planning to put the White House under siege, the Secret Service shoot someone on White House grounds, Antifa forces are receiving weapons, and one of the helicopter pilots assigned to Trump's protective detail was shot in the air.

Certain elements of the left have gone completely bugfuck nuts.

This entry was published Tue Aug 18 01:14:04 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2020-08-09 02:12:15.0. [Tweet]

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