[A]ngry Democrats might use any Trump Electoral College win–slash–popular vote loss to develop and promote an agenda for not letting it happen again, and perhaps make its enactment a big 2022 midterm election issue — an election which, as Trump’s second midterm, would very likely produce Democratic gains far larger than those in 2018 and create a far more comprehensive and progressive mandate for fundamental change than might come out of a contested presidential election. By 2024 Democrats might well be in a position to nominate someone younger and more reform-minded than Biden and put Trumpism behind the country once and for all. … [Read more...] about Trump Backers Make Case for Stealing Election, Before Biden Gets the Chance
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“Polls are only as good as their methodology,” professor Costas Panagopoulos told KDKA political editor Jon Delano on Thursday. “They are much less precise than people perceive them to be, but they’re also snapshots in time. They may or may not predict what happens with Election Day.” … [Read more...] about Expert Says Polling Is A Snapshot, Not A Predictor, Of What Happens On Election Day
And, contra Milbank, health care may be a winning issue for Democrats with such voters. It’s true that 75 percent of Obama-Trump voters supported repealing the Affordable Care Act, according to CCES data. But Donald Trump — and most other Republicans — didn’t say that they wanted to replace Obamacare with a less generous, market-based program that would leave more people uninsured, because cutting taxes on the rich is more important than guaranteeing Americans affordable health care. Rather, they promised to deliver care that was cheaper, better, more “patient-centered,” and universally accessible than that which the Affordable Care Act had provided. … [Read more...] about Trump Democrats Are Rare — But Electorally Important
Remember those optimistic pre-inauguration fantasies? I cherished them, too. You know: “Once he’s president, I’m sure he’ll realize it doesn’t really make sense to withdraw from all those treaties.” “Once he’s president, surely he’ll understand that he needs to stop tweeting out those random insults.” “Once he’s president, he’ll have to put aside that ridiculous campaign braggadocio about building a wall along the Mexican border.” And so on. … [Read more...] about Transition Integrity Project Founder Suggested ‘Military Coup’ Against Trump Days After Inauguration
Imagine waking up the morning after November’s presidential election with an unclear result. Suppose that Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump slams Nevada governor at rally, takes aim at mail-in voting Former NFL coach Mike Holmgren slams Trump pandemic response, throws support to Biden Watch Live: Trump rallies supporters in Nevada MORE fails to capture the popular vote by a wider margin than he did in 2016, and loses several states he carried that year. With a slim majority in states like Florida or Pennsylvania, he could still garner 270 electoral votes. Would the Democrats accept such an outcome? There is a substantial chance that Democratic-led state legislatures could effectively overturn the results of the election through a means available in the Constitution. This “nuclear option,” as I call it, has never been tried before but could bring the nation to its knees. … [Read more...] about Will Democrats use the nuclear option to blow up the election?