OLIVER: War Games for Democrats? Or Game Over?

Calling Donald Trump a criminal has been the Democrats’ modus operandi from day one. First was the Russia collusion hoax, in which, most likely, Barack Obama and his key aides were early and essential players. Next came the Ukraine telephone conversation hoax. Then the Great Post Office Job (mailboxes disappearing all over the country). And most recently, and now taking center stage, Trump’s projected refusal to accept the result of the coming presidential election. Breathtaking, really, when you think about it. Bold face lies, all. But not without effect. Obviously some people believe the canards — but then, some people will believe anything.

A group of fearmongers, mostly Democrats, calling themselves the “Transition Integrity Project” (give them credit for hutzpa), organized a whole war-game seminar on what to do if/when Trump decides to contest the results of the election “in an attempt to hold onto [sic] power.” It is startling reading. Members of the group include John Podesta, former White House Chief of Staff to Bill Clinton; Reed Galen, a key organizer of the anti-Trump Lincoln Project; as well as David Frum, Bill Kristol and Max Boot.

The TIP report says: “We … assess that President Trump is likely to contest the result by both legal and extra-legal means, in an attempt to hold onto power. Recent events, including the President’s own unwillingness to commit to abiding by the results of the election, the Attorney General’s embrace of the President’s groundless electoral fraud claims, and the unprecedented deployment of federal agents to put down leftwing protests, underscore the extreme lengths to which President Trump may be willing to go in order to stay in office.”

You may ask, “To whom is this report directed?” The answer must be people who haven’t been watching television and who therefore haven’t seen the riots, looting and mayhem inflicted upon numerous people and businesses in American cities by left-wing mobs for the last several months. To call them “protests” is pure fiction and discredits (assuming that was possible) everything that follows.

And only people who haven’t been paying attention could believe that massive voting by mail will not result in both fraud and chaos. An August 21 article in the Detroit News says, “Recorded ballot counts in 72 percent of Detroit’s absentee voting precincts didn’t match the number of ballots cast, spurring officials in Michigan’s largest county to ask the state to investigate ahead of a pivotal presidential election.”

In Patterson, New Jersey, the state’s third largest city, a judge ruled that a recent election had been irreversibly tainted. In the days before the municipal election in May, postal workers found hundreds of ballots bundled together. As a result of the investigation, nearly 20 percent of the ballots were rejected.

In January 2019, the Texas secretary of state’s office discovered that about 95,000 individuals identified by the Department of Public Safety as non-U.S. citizens had a matching voter registration record, and that approximately 58,000 of them had voted in one or more Texas elections.

Yet, the TIP authors write derisively of “the Attorney General’s embrace of the President’s groundless electoral fraud claims,” and later in the report state that “voting fraud is virtually non-existent.” Hutzpa indeed!

The president was asked if he would accept the results of the election. He replied, “I have to see. Look, you—I have to see. No, I’m not going to just say ‘yes.’ I’m not going to say no, and I didn’t last time either.”

What would you do if you were president and thought there was massive voting fraud organized by the Democrat Party? Wouldn’t you strive to stay in office in order to represent the people who voted honestly and in accord with the electoral system?

What will the Democrats do if they lose the election? What’s the war-game scenario for that? See below. Incidentally (or not), which candidate was it in 2016 who said the election was fatally tainted? Fortunately, she was not the incumbent with power to overturn the election, but her people have been trying for three years nevertheless.


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