All of this is tRump’s exit strategy. This guy personally and publicly cannot “lose.” So he paints a picture that his election was stolen from him, to keep his zealot base, which he needs for survival on multiple levels.
The reality is, he will be ejected from the White House Jan 20th. To the people that actually have the power to remove him from the white house on that day, and the people that have the power to stop the removal, (the pentagon) there is no question tRump lost the election, even though it was stacked heavily in tRump’s favor.
Recounts, and court trials will only further reinforce that tRump has lost. It is apparent to myself and many others there is no evidenced widespread enough vote tampering done on the democrat side that could even remotely hope to overturn the overall election numbers.
Additionally Biden’s popular vote lead has grown to 5 million and should grow even more. Now the popular vote doesn’t matter (it should, but it does not.) But what it means is the losses tRump suffered in swing states is very well evidenced nationally, further reducing any plausibility of “cheating” on the democrat side. (Now if Biden won the electoral count with tRump leading the popular vote by 5 million plus votes, then it would be a lot easier to argue vote tampering in a few key swing states.
All that said, what damage can tRump do in the next 10 weeks? Quite a lot, and if the republicans maintain control of the senate, (likely,) this damage could take years to undo.
However, the more republicans keep this madness going, the worse look it is going to be for them long term.
Right now republican party is ignoring covid, while it devastates much of rural republican leaning counties. They have stopped all federal covid support, both for the people, and for the states. As covid numbers continue to get worse and worse, this is NOT a good look for republicans.
The new republican super majority in SCOTUS declined on hearing cases about ACA.
Come Jan 20th, Biden will release his Covid plan to help, and the likely republican controlled senate will have the unfavorable position of eithir agreeing to work with Biden and democrats or delay/block covid support that will be desperately needed by everyone, republicans voters included.
I agree with the collapse of many cities, it was inevitable anyways as US increasingly moves to a service based economy and now with high speed internet and public adoption of remote working and video conferencing, cities will still survive as “art/culture” hubs, but will never be the same as service jobs can be done anywhere instead of expensive, crowded cities.
I do think once effective treatment/vaccine is widespread the tourism industry will experience powerful rebounds, they, (esp. cruise ships,) will need to stay idle for another 6 months or so until that moment arrives.
Yep, republican party is in for some serious pain while tRump sets up his golden parachute. I do not know if they have any choice, so reliant upon the tRump only voters to win any close election.
There is Susan Collins from maine (that won her re-election) she has openly defied tRump before. If democrats manage to pick up at least one of the two Georgia seats in the run off, (a bit more likely due to republican party focused on tRump’s hopeless election battle instead of this battle for control of the senate. )
Then all it would take is for Maine senator to side with the democrats again on an issue, and democrats get the majority needed to pass their agenda. Susan Collins may become one of the most powerful people in politics, she will vote according to what her voters want, instead of what tRump wants, based on her past action history.
Yeah, if anything, tRump is very predictable. tRump has not managed to surprise me in a couple of years now. What will tRump do? What ever that will get him the most media coverage, a formula that tRump has followed w/o fail for the last 5+ years.