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A Dictator: Trump Calls to Delay 2020 Election

by Oui Thu Jul 30th, 2020 at 02:05:46 PM EST

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Some are called ... others are send ... thank you leader Donald Trump for yr wisdom of hydroxychloroquine as a cure all.

VP Pence and the “doctors” ...

Trump returns to old ways, pushes unproven coronavirus treatment | ABC News |


Trump, reeling from coronavirus fallout, revives campaign for debunked Covid-19 treatment | Politico |

[More to follow ... ]

Wait ... the power of executive order ... defunding Secretaries of State to run elections ... whatever it takes ... the bully in playground called Washington DC.

Trump suggests delaying presidential election as dire economic data released | The Guardian |

Trump’s incendiary proposal was dropped in a Thursday morning tweet, as the US was reeling from bad economic news, digesting the death toll of 150,000 having been reached in the coronavirus pandemic and preparing for the funeral of Congressman John Lewis in Atlanta. In it he claimed without evidence that “universal mail-in voting” would lead to “the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT election in history”.

It also coincided with the preparations for a retreat by federal law enforcement agents from Portland, Oregon, where they had been called an “occupying force” and “Trump’s troops” by the state governor after being sent in to tackle protests sustained daily since the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis in May, which triggered nationwide demonstrations and a fresh surge of support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

Perhaps Der Trumpf was daydreaming after been hit by a barrage of poor performance and biggest GDP fail in American history.

So Trump can’t stand a day out of the limelight ... Dr. Fauci more popular and the media gathered at the funeral of a Great American John Lewis.

Earlier posts about Rep. John Lewis - here.

Which might mean President Leahy
But wait! Recall that the terms of many senators also expire on January 3. As it turns out, 23 seats held by Republicans and only 12 seats held by Democrats are up for election this year, so if no election is held, Democrats will have a majority in the Senate once these seats become vacant. Which would mean that Senate Democrats would be able to choose a new president pro tempore. If they follow the tradition of choosing the most senior member of their caucus, that would place Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) next in line for the presidency.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Thu Jul 30th, 2020 at 03:17:31 PM EST
That would require that it be determined that both Trump and Pence are out of office. That decision would be fought over BEFORE Jan 20. and the Republicans would still have control of the Senate. So there would be a deadlock between the Senate and the House. A coin toss might be better than letting SCOTUS, as presently constituted, decide.

But, if the matter remained unresolved after Jan 20 it is possible that Leahy would become President. I wouldn't want to place any bets. At least at present the Republican Senators who have spoken on the issue insist that the election will be held. Assuming it is, if there is no decision before 2021 it could be sent to the currently constituted House. Though that could be contested as well.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Jul 31st, 2020 at 02:27:36 AM EST
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Bolivia is a sad mess:

Bolivia delays presidential [general?] election again over pandemic

Bolivia has postponed its presidential election for a second time due to coronavirus, which will leave its unelected president Jeanine Añez in power through to the end of the year.

The vote was due to take place on September 6. But with Covid-19 cases still rising in what is one of the poorest countries in Latin America, the top electoral court set a new date of October 18, with a second round, if needed, on November 29. The new government would take office in December.

The court said that "there is a consensus that the [coronavirus] peak [in Bolivia] will come sometime between the end of July and the first days of September".

Initially, the election was scheduled for May 3. It all started with de facto invalidation of the 2019 election.

Bolivia's Struggle to Restore Democracy after OAS Instigated Coup

On October 21, 2019, the Organization of American States (OAS) issued a fateful communique on the presidential elections in Bolivia: "The OAS Mission expresses its deep concern and surprise at the drastic and hard-to-explain change in the trend of the preliminary results revealed after the closing of the polls." The mission's report came in a highly polarized political context. Rather than wait for a careful and fair-minded analysis of the election results, it raised unsubstantiated doubts about the legitimacy of President Evo Morales' lead as some of the later vote tallies were being reported. This was a bombshell report  at a time when it appeared that Morales had garnered a sufficient margin of victory over his right wing opponent, Carlos Mesa, to avoid a runoff election.

The manufactured electoral fraud was quickly debunked by experts in the field.

by das monde on Thu Jul 30th, 2020 at 05:59:16 PM EST
Why don't they just ask USA, UK or EU who their rightful president should be? I've understood all of them are willing to tell other countries who should rule those countries and how...
by pelgus on Thu Jul 30th, 2020 at 07:22:51 PM EST
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Haven't you noticed the American Uprising from May 2020 ... regime change in the offing:  A Colour Revolution or a Revolution of Colour. Common cause with the Arab Uprising of Feb. 2011 is inequality and social distance between the elites and working class. The Deplorables of Hillary Clinton.
by Oui on Thu Jul 30th, 2020 at 07:35:26 PM EST
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Wasn't there already one in 2011? The one that started near Wall Street and was exactly about inequality and bad governance and ended in mass arrests of protestors by troops loyal to the regime?

Because this popular rising doesn't seem to know if it's about race or class. Or response to pandemic.

by pelgus on Thu Jul 30th, 2020 at 09:21:14 PM EST
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Obama gives passionate eulogy as John Lewis honored at funeral in MLK's Atlanta church | NBC News |

by Oui on Thu Jul 30th, 2020 at 07:55:54 PM EST
by Oui on Thu Jul 30th, 2020 at 08:02:25 PM EST
by Oui on Thu Jul 30th, 2020 at 08:37:53 PM EST
The delay isn't going to happen.

Best guess is Trump is setting himself up as a "victim" (sic)for his Post-President grift of ignorant white Evangelical racists.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Fri Jul 31st, 2020 at 04:31:32 PM EST

After John Adams and his Federalist Party were crushed by Thomas Jefferson and his Democratic-Republicans in 1800, a lame-duck Congress -- which served for a much longer period at the time -- not only confirmed a new chief justice in John Marshall, but created a whole new level of appellate courts and filled them with Adams nominees.

Furious, Jefferson and his allies retaliated with some of the most intense constitutional hardball ever seen in this country: They eliminated the new circuit court judgeships, refused to honor the confirmation of nominees whose commissions weren't delivered, impeached a Supreme Court justice and outright canceled the Supreme Court term of 1802. The court was able to survive to evolve into its current position of power only because the canny Marshall capitulated to the aggressive actions taken by Jefferson in response to Adams.

by Oui on Mon Aug 3rd, 2020 at 05:28:44 PM EST
by Oui on Tue Aug 4th, 2020 at 08:50:32 PM EST

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