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Can Trump call in troops to quell Election Day unrest?

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By Jan Wolfe

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If the Democrats come up with another 10 million fraudulent mail-in votes and steal the election, Trump is supposed to concede, according to the Democrats. That would be a betrayal of his duty to uphold the Constitution. He won't do that.

And yes, he can and should call in the troops if necessary to put down out of control unrest if his election win is found to be legit.

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@Serrano

"another 10 million fraudulent mail-in votes"

Cite some sources, please.

"if his election win is found to be legit."

Mighty big "if". Trump screaming at the top of his lungs that he won doesn't make it a win.

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The only Election Day unrest, if any, will be from White Supremacists.

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If the Democrats come up with another 10 million fraudulent mail-in votes and steal the election, Trump is supposed to concede,

Your willingness to believe (or just accept for convenience's sake) a bizarre conspiracy theory about voter fraud is very revealing.

The democratic process can be disposed of without evidence because the man you favour wished to remain in power and move from elected official to tyrant.

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If the Democrats come up with another 10 million fraudulent mail-in votes and steal the election, Trump is supposed to concede, according to the Democrats. That would be a betrayal of his duty to uphold the Constitution. He won't do that.

You just parrot Trump and his paranoid self-serving blatherings born from fear of losing the election, and you do it with the hypocrisy of saying it's all in support of the Constitution. Put up one shred of real evidence (not a regurgitation of your Leader's paranoia) to support your claim of millions of fraudulent votes, and declare straight out whether you personally as a Trump supporter will accept the wishes of the majority of your fellow citizens next Tuesday. And if you don't, what counter-measures against the election result will you support?

Views like yours really threaten an orderly and civilized society, not that there's much of that left in America now Trump's had four years to screw it up.

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If the Democrats come up with another 10 million fraudulent mail-in votes and steal the election,

This wildy inaccurate, unproven and irresponsible misinformation is one of the reasons why America teeters on the edge.

Sane, measured debate has been jettisoned in favour of outright falsehoods and blatant distortion.

he can and should call in the troops if necessary to put down out of control unrest

Thus legitimising the language of dictators who see protesters as vermin to be "put down". Let's hope that such rhetoric will be consigned to the history books after President Biden takes the reins.

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The champion of democracy isn't capable of holding an election anymore lol!

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If the Democrats come up with another 10 million fraudulent mail-in votes and steal the election, Trump is supposed to concede, according to the Democrats. That would be a betrayal of his duty to uphold the Constitution. He won't do that.

You're going to claim that Trump losing is de facto evidence of voter fraud.

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Maybe but Trump will call oathkeepers, Bundies, 3%ers, and other white supremacist militias to keep Trump in the WH in case he loses. Because Trump will never leave the WH even if he loses. Civil war is expected to fight against socialism. Soon Trump will call on his people to fight if he loses.

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The short answer is that the DoD civilian and unformed military leadership want no part of anything to do with the election and its aftermath. Nobody in the military wants to be used against their own people. It would tear the military apart internally and the generals will not risk that for any reason.

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This conversation is getting out of hand. Sit back, chill. Tuesday will come soon enough, and then everyone can pick up their guns and start shooting each other. American politics is an outhouse.

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If the Democrats come up with another 10 million fraudulent mail-in votes 

An allegation with no supporting evidence. Colorado has had mail in voting for over ten years and even after a thorough investigation of their voting process after conservative groups lodged complaints of "fraud" there were less than a dozen provable instances of fraudulent voting that could be found. Claiming widespread fraud completely ignores the fact that is very hard to fool the people who compare signatures on ballots to those on voter registration cards and the fact that a vote cannot be counted unless the voter is registered. No registration card, no vote. Been that way for as long as I have voted, and that's decades. Lots and lots of ballots are rejected for signature mis-match or for not using the correct security envelope. A proportion of those are most likely honest votes with a sloppy signature or other honest mistakes but out of an abundance of caution they are rejected. The greater impact in fact isn't fraudulent votes but honest votes that are not counted due to vote security considerations. So please, stop lying like this. This non stop stream of lies is doing grave harm to the US.

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