Donald Trump Could Use Stacked Courts To Stay In Office If He Loses, Warns CNBC Founder

The 2020 U.S. presidential elections are closing in, and speculation is rising about what might happen if Donald Trump loses to Joe Biden. Now a CNBC founder is weighing in, and has described a process that Trump could use to have the legislative branch intervene.

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Tom Rogers of CNBC appeared on MSNBC‘s Morning Joe to explain his theory. Trump has been claiming for weeks that the election outcome will be ‘rigged,’ and that mailed ballots will be used fraudulently. Rogers worries that Trump could call a state of emergency, and challenge the results through Congress.

Rogers, along with Timothy Wirth, floated this and another theory in a Newsweek editorial this week. The second path they warn of is one predominantly of voter suppression. By that method, they say, Trump would try to prevent access to mailed ballots, purge voter registration rolls so that voters find their names removed from lists, and closing down polling places to result in long lines that discourage citizens from voting.

Donald Trump has been heavily promoting the idea that there will be fraud from mailed ballots, and that these are somehow different from absentee ballots. In every state, some citizens use mailed or absentee ballots every year, and several states allow anyone to request an absentee ballot to mail in, without stating any reason or meeting any specific criteria.

Joe Biden has previously warned that if Trump loses, he may have to be escorted from the White House by military personnel.

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