Anyone with a grain of sense is searching for a loophole in the 2016 election, any viable excuse to derail a Trump presidency. With good reason, too; his election will be a yuuuge worldwide disaster. America, as ground zero, may need decades, or centuries, to repair the damage he’s set to cause. And I don’t think I’m overstating.
According to my careful and highly unscientific calculations, Trump and his administration will be the equivalent of a 7.8 ± earthquake. Widespread destruction.
So, sure, let’s find a way around him. Fortunately, the Russians with their hacking and fake-news propaganda, gave us an ideal pretext — covert meddling deserves investigation. Now, a recount is underway in Wisconsin, with others expected to follow in Pennsylvania and Michigan — states Trump won by a margin of a point or less.
Failing that, many are urging electors to deny Trump the 270 votes he needs when the electoral college convenes on December 19th. Their reasoning? He’s unfit to serve as President of these United States. Well, duh. After all, he’s typically described as a kleptocrat, misogynist, dangerous, predatory; dishonest, bigoted, reckless, and hair-obsessed. Less than glowing terms, right?
Personally, I’m heartened by the disgust and outrage. It’s proof decent, ethical, thinking Americans still exist. Even so, I’m afraid a Trump presidency is inevitable. And probably safer, too, at least in the short-term. Imagine the backlash if that nutjob was denied office. His supporters, the overlooked caveman demographic, do not take kindly to disappointment.
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