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.
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.
This is a terrifyin’ possibility we have to be prepared for. There’s a chance this next election may be fought in the courts Trump has stacked in his favor. https://t.co/f8hHM6m3wt
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) July 3, 2020
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.
Mail-In Ballots will lead to massive electoral fraud and a rigged 2020 Election. Look at all of the cases and examples that are out there right now, with the Patterson, N.J., being the most recent example. Republicans, in particular, cannot let this happen!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 2, 2020
Absentee Ballots are fine. A person has to go through a process to get and use them. Mail-In Voting, on the other hand, will lead to the most corrupt Election is USA history. Bad things happen with Mail-Ins. Just look at Special Election in Patterson, N.J. 19% of Ballots a FRAUD!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 29, 2020
Joe Biden has previously warned that if Trump loses, he may have to be escorted from the White House by military personnel.