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Offline dutch508

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How would it be possible for a POTUS to suspend elections
« on: February 09, 2020, 06:25:22 PM »
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Star Member Grasswire2 (6,169 posts)
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How would it be possible for a POTUS to suspend elections -- the purview of the states?

How would he be able to accomplish that? Specifically.

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Star Member TwilightZone (14,609 posts)

1. Not happening.

It's a Trump pipe dream. He says stuff like that just to get a reaction, which he invariably gets.

It's not happening and I wish we'd stop giving it air.


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2. I agree. Even the midst of the Civil War, we still had elections. rump knows that he's going to lose and thus is desperate to sideline the upcoming election in any manner that he can. And he has no control over this entire process. NONE! Even a national emergency wouldn't do it (declared by him, which I would not be surprised that he tries to pull off).

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EndlessWire (451 posts)

24. Are you kidding?

We have never had to fight off a dictator and his cult. An internal, domestic threat.

He already declared an emergency for his wall. Google his emergency powers. You will be impressed.

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27. I hope we do give it air.

Who would have thought that Trump would find William Barr to take over and shield Trump from any investigation? Who would have thought that a guy like McConnell would show up to cause us such grief? Who would have thought that a coronavirus would pop up to create a scenario ripe for exploitation?

Who would have thought that the Republican Party, save for a few individuals, would have their spines, balls, and ovaries dissolve in a puddle at their cowardly feet?

We are fighting on all fronts now. Who would have thought that would be necessary? It is better that EVERYBODY knows what Trump has the power to do to us.

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3. i'm sure no way can they STOP elections. That said what i would fear is

Either electrical problems OR the election is so close that BARR gets involved somehow. So important to get HUGE number of voters AGAINST these assholes!! We need the White house, Senate, AND House!!

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Star Member Happy Hoosier (330 posts)

5. Well, who will stop him?

With his own party willing to to support whatever move he makes, regardless of legality, who will stop him from doing whatever he wants? And I no longer believe they would stop him from doing anything. I would never have thought they would allow him to leverage foreign policy for his own political benefit, but they did so with barely a whimper.

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Star Member not_the_one (901 posts)

6. States controlled by republican legislatures could refuse to run the election in that state,

or certify the results.

If they are determined, they will find a way. Remember, we are in a new game. It doesn't have to legal.

See what we got in 2000 when the issue was taken all the way to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court said "to continue to count the votes would cause harm to George W. Bush". So the state of Florida STOPPED COUNTING THE VOTES!!!

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OliverQ (2,786 posts)

21. Dems control 19 State legislatures.

Republicans control 29.

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sarisataka (10,302 posts)

15. A POTUS cannot suspend the election

It is delusional fear mongering.

Also it would be irrelevant as there is no need for a popular election to select a new President. That is done by the states.

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EndlessWire (451 posts)

34. He sure as shit can!

Sorry, but you don't understand what the Republican Senate just handed him!

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Fiendish Thingy (3,255 posts)

17. The presidential election process is spelled out in the Constitution

Any fantasies of Trump suspending the election this November are delusional.

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EndlessWire (451 posts)

37. WHAT DID YOU JUST WITNESS DURING THE IMPEACHMENT??

And, excuse me, but a different opinion is not "delusional." That is an insult.

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Re: How would it be possible for a POTUS to suspend elections
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2020, 06:31:25 PM »
No "Marshall" law yet DUmmies?  You are disappointing me.
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Re: How would it be possible for a POTUS to suspend elections
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2020, 07:17:44 PM »
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Not happening.

It's a Trump pipe dream. He says stuff like that just to get a reaction, which he invariably gets.

It's not happening and I wish we'd stop giving it air.
Whoa! One of them gets it!

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Re: How would it be possible for a POTUS to suspend elections
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2020, 07:33:16 AM »
I've been seeing this conspiracy theory with BOTH sides predicting cancelled elections since the first mid-terms in the Bush 43 Administration, and in literally every election since. There is waaaaay too much imagination running wild these days. Maybe there is something in the water supply.  :-)

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Re: How would it be possible for a POTUS to suspend elections
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2020, 08:16:06 PM »
I've been seeing this conspiracy theory with BOTH sides predicting cancelled elections since the first mid-terms in the Bush 43 Administration, and in literally every election since. There is waaaaay too much imagination running wild these days. Maybe there is something in the water supply.  :-)

I've noticed that myself.  Some of this crap I'm like WTF?   :mental:

I'm guessing ordinary people are an endangered species.  Climate change got us.  Or the cornavirus.   :cheersmate:

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Re: How would it be possible for a POTUS to suspend elections
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2020, 08:34:35 PM »
I've noticed that myself.  Some of this crap I'm like WTF?   :mental:

I'm guessing ordinary people are an endangered species.  Climate change got us.  Or the cornavirus.   :cheersmate:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0GFRcFm-aY

Simple explanation.  Severe or Acute Trump Derangement Syndrome.  Liberals, please consult your doctor for the exact one. 
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Re: How would it be possible for a POTUS to suspend elections
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2020, 09:05:51 PM »
Why would Trump suspend an election that he's going to win?

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Re: How would it be possible for a POTUS to suspend elections
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2020, 10:40:08 PM »
Why would Trump suspend an election that he's going to win?


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Re: How would it be possible for a POTUS to suspend elections
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2020, 11:01:37 PM »
>Star Member Grasswire2 (6,169 posts) How would it be possible for a POTUS to suspend elections -- the purview of the states?

Less likely than you have the brain power to measure up to wisdom content of WillPitt's bottle of daily single malt.