Most conservatives we know have been puzzled by the steady stream of senior Democrat elected officials and high profile pundits and political operatives coming out of nowhere every so often to claim that President Trump won’t leave office if he is defeated in the November election.
Most recently, Democrat House Majority Whip James Clyburn, claimed President Donald Trump has no intention of “peacefully” transferring power if he loses the November election, “I believe that he plans to install himself in some kind of emergency way to continue to hold onto office,” Clyburn said. He went on to claim Trump "doesn't plan to have fair and unfettered elections," and compared the president to fascist dictator Benito Mussolini. "I feel very strongly that [Trump] has taken on strong-arm tactics, and I feel very strongly that he is Mussolini. Putin is Hitler," Clyburn told CNN's "State of the Union" audience.
Even Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden has gotten in on the act, claiming that “under pressure and political duress,” President Trump may pursue increasingly extreme measures to stay in power.
In November 2019, Mr. Biden said he feared that “as the walls close in on him he becomes more erratic. And I’m genuinely concerned about what he may do in order to try to hold on to the office.”
Biden has also said he expects the military to escort President Trump from the White House, saying he's "absolutely convinced" the military would escort President Trump from the White House if the presumptive Democratic nominee wins the general election in November.
He went on to list a number of former high-ranking military officials who have spoken out about Trump's actions in response to protests that swept the nation following the police killing of George Floyd. Biden cited those remarks as proof that the military would intervene if Trump did not accept the election results.
"I promise, I am absolutely convinced they will escort him from the White House with great dispatch," the former vice president said according to reporting by Justin Wise of The Hill.
What Democrats are really doing is preparing the information warfare battlefield for the Election Day and post-Election Day chaos they plan to create to drive Donald Trump from office, whether or not Joe Biden wins the most Electoral College votes on November 3, 2020.
See Byron York's piece "Will Democrats accept election loss? New report says no."
As we explained many times in the past, Election Day chaos is part of the Democrat Party’s political strategy. See It’s Not A Protest, It’s Not A Riot, It’s A Revolution (Part 4) and The Democrats’ Chaos Strategy Almost Worked In Florida for examples.
The goal of this chaos strategy is to bring the conduct and results of the 2020 election inside the “margin of chaos,” where means other than counting legally cast votes, attributable to legal voters, will determine the outcome.
Crucial to this strategy is to fundamentally change the way American elections are conducted by eliminating in-person, ID checked voting and substituting unverifiable mail ballots, or online voting.
And we are seeing a test run of this strategy playout in the Democrat primary in New York's 12th congressional district.
Once inside the margin of chaos, the result of the election was put in the hands of one person – Judge Analisa Torres of the Federal District Court in Manhattan, who allowed ballots that were received one to two days after the election date – June 23 – to be counted, so long as they are postmarked by the 23. Though, her order left room for ballots received as late as June 30 to be counted, if they are the deciding factor in the race.
Establishment Democrat Carolyn B. Maloney (a close ally of Speaker Nancy Pelosi) was leading her Far Left Progressive Democrat challenger, Suraj Patel, by some 3,700 votes, and the judge’s decision was narrowly drawn to force the counting of only a portion of the 12,500 disputed absentee ballots.
However, post office officials testified that the system they used to date mail-in ballots was not foolproof. Some ballots weren't postmarked, making the judge's order harder to enforce, and casting doubt on the ability of the post office to handle a November 2020 election involving hundreds of millions of mail-in ballots.
Patel has now filed a lawsuit demanding the 12,000 ballots that have been disqualified be counted, including about 1,200 that were missing postmarks.
The election has now been called for Maloney, and the bottom line is one person, a judge appointed by Barack Obama, decided the outcome of the election based an arbitrary and capricious standard tailored to achieve the election of the Democrat establishment’s preferred candidate.
As we explained in our article “The Democrats’ Goal Is Election Chaos,” the 2018 post-Election Day chaos in Florida, Georgia and elsewhere was not due to incompetence. It was part of a larger, long term plan that has been executed by Democrats to move as many elections as possible into what our friend election lawyer J. Christian Adams calls “the margin of litigation.”
Once inside the margin of litigation, election laws and the rules and deadlines, with which honest Republican candidates complied pre-election, are thrown out the window by activist Leftist judges and highly partisan Democrat supervisors of elections to the advantage of Democratic candidates and committees who knew in advance that ballots that were illegal on their face would have a good chance of being counted – as they were in the recent New York House District 12 Democrat primary election.
Conservatives must come to grips with the reality that for the new radical progressive Democratic Party politics is warfare, and the only rule in war is to win.
So, fast forward to November 4, the day after the 2020 election, at which time we can guarantee that Democrat-controlled states and jurisdictions will refuse to submit final vote tallies, Democrats will sue, demanding that judges takeover the counting of ballots and, post-election, make the rules as to which ballots must be counted. They will in particular demand that an “every vote be counted” standard be applied, even if that means counting ballots that are illegal or defective on their face, e.g. unpostmarked mail-in ballots obtained after the close of the polls.
President Trump and Republicans will rightly object to this planned chaos, but Democrats, having prepared the information warfare battlefield with the narrative that Trump is refusing to accept the results of an election he lost, will push the litigation forward, hoping to force a constitutional crisis that will put the decision in the hands of the Supreme Court or House of Representatives, all the while demanding that their Deep State allies in the military remove President Trump from the White House.
Would the military act on its own? Joe Biden seems to think so, and Democrats are preparing the information warfare battlefield to justify them doing so.