The rumor today is that Romney will reportedly say he’ll support Trump’s third Supreme Court vote. So there you have it! 2020 election Game Over!
Trump will now get his third Supreme Court nominee accepted by McConnell’s Senate–either before November 3 or after. It doesn’t matter when so long as before January.
A SCOTUS 6-3 Trump majority now positions Trump’s SCOTUS majority to stop the mail-in ballot vote count in Trump targeted blue and swing states, which would heavily favor Biden.
CNN poll shows 66% of Trump supporters will vote in person on November 3 but only 22% of Biden supporters vote in person. (53% Biden supports to vote by mail). Trump will appear to win on November 3 based on direct in person voting. He’ll declare victory and then move quickly to have Attorney General Barr and the Justice Department stop the counting of mail-in ballots in key swing states.
His lawyers are already fanning out and filing motions for injunctions against mail-in voting. They will flood swing-blue states mail in ballot vote counting to delay the counting still further.
His lawyers are already fanning out and filing motions for injunctions against mail-in voting. They will flood swing-blue states mail in ballot vote counting to delay the counting still further. States where Republican governors (and state secretaries of state who manage those states’ vote counting) will meanwhile throw out millions of mail in ballots based on technicalities like signatures failing to dot i’s or cross t’s to ensure Trump ‘red’ states turn in pro-Trump decisions.
Examples of US post office chaos and claims of lost vote ballots, etc. will be used by Trump lawyers to make legal argument that mail in ballots cannot be used to determine the final vote count. Injunctions will be filed to require states to disregard mail ballots. Further delays in mail in ballot counting will occur.
Disputes and legal action by Dems in response will be quickly sent up by Trump federal district judges (appointed by hundreds under McConnell since 2013) to the Supreme Court, now 6-3 in Trump’s pocket. Trump’s Supreme Court will repeat its Florida 2000 decision stopping the vote count–this time counting original votes not a recount. Only swing and blue states will be targeted, not red states already pro-Trump.
Street protests will erupt after November 3 protesting the legal coup d’etat in progress. Trump has already called protestors “insurrectionists” and identified all protests as ‘antifa’ or ‘communist’. His attorney general has also already pre-labeled protestors as “treasonous” and traitors who should be forcibly repressed and jailed
The US executive branch since 2002 now has its own executive police force called the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with de facto military SWAT teams who’ve been doing ‘dry runs’ in Seattle, Chicago, Portland and elsewhere. They will be used to suppress protests, aided by pro-Trump local police departments (e.g. New York City, etc.) and perhaps even welcoming right-wing radical supporters as provocateurs to attack protestors and thus allow DHS-Police to declare protests riots and directly quash protests.
Contrary to Joe Biden declaring the US military will remove Trump from office if necessary, the US military has said publicly it ‘won’t get involved’.
Democrats will file multiple legal responses to efforts to stop the mail in vote counting that will get delayed in the lower federal court system until Trump is sworn in again in January. Trump’s 6-3 SCOTUS majority will eventually declare them unconstitutional after the fact.
Democrats’ US House of Representatives will once again impeach Trump but it will be ignored once again. Dems will not win the Senate as their challengers in Senate will also be stopped from taking office after winning November 3 by mail ballot count cancellation. Mail-in ballot vote counting will never be concluded–as in Florida 2000. Americans will never know who actually won the election, as was the case in Florida in 2000.
Trump will gloat and restate what he’s been saying in his recent election speeches: ‘We’ll win in November and after that maybe look at another four years, or even more”!
He’ll then govern mostly by executive order in his second term, ignoring the US House, and moving money around in the US budget to wherever he wants (already doing it) in direct violation of the US Constitution.
In US foreign policy, should Trump win, watch for a total naval blockades launched against Iran and Venezuela after January 2021, if not before as an ‘October Surprise’. In 2021 the US will also engage in massive military buildup in the western pacific to confront and intimidate China.
In 2021 the US economy will relapse and contract after election due to US growing ‘Triple Crisis’ of intensifying political instability and Constitutional crisis, lack of further fiscal stimulus 4th quarter 2020, and possible Covid 19 resurgence.
[Failure of the Democrats to have stopped Trump the past four years will likely usher in a basic political party re-alignment in the US as a form of authoritarian government takes hold under Trump quite different from even the limited Democracy form that has itself been slowly atrophying since the early 1990s.
The social condition during the last six months, that some liken socially to a kind of ‘low grade’ war, may well worsen in multiple ways over the coming six months into spring 2021.