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Re: US Election 2020
« Reply #175 on: July 30, 2020, 05:07:25 PM »
I don't believe he has the authority to deploy the military within the US without Congressional approval...?

O.
and that I think it still might be something he does try is what scares me.

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Re: US Election 2020
« Reply #176 on: July 30, 2020, 05:10:24 PM »
He doesn't have the authority to do that. The elections are run by the individual states so he would be putting troops (or more likely Federal agents in direct conflict with the states).

However, a lot of states are controlled by Republicans. If enough Republican state governments refuse to hold elections on Trump's orders, the Electoral college might be compromised i.e. Biden could win but to with an absolute majority. I've no idea what would happen then.
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Re: US Election 2020
« Reply #177 on: July 31, 2020, 08:37:46 AM »
The Republicans do not appear to be supporting Trump's "suggestion" that election should be postponed:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-53599363
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« Reply #178 on: July 31, 2020, 09:11:37 AM »
It is about time the Republican Party cracked down on Trump, he is doing their country no favours whatsoever, imo.
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Re: US Election 2020
« Reply #179 on: July 31, 2020, 09:31:28 AM »
The Republicans do not appear to be supporting Trump's "suggestion" that election should be postponed:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-53599363
The worrying part of the report is below.


'In June, New York allowed voters to vote by post in the Democratic primary poll for the party's presidential candidate. But there have been long delays in counting the ballots and the results are still unknown.

US media report that there are also concerns that many ballots will not be counted because they were not filled in correctly or do not have postmarks on them that show they were sent before voting officially ended.

According to the Washington Post, US Postal Service workers say backlogs may delay delivery of ballots in time for November's election because of cost-cutting measures under the Trump administration.'


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Re: US Election 2020
« Reply #180 on: July 31, 2020, 10:44:01 AM »
This is quite interesting about how Biden could lose


https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/07/09/election-2020-biden-trump-cancel-culture/

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Re: US Election 2020
« Reply #181 on: July 31, 2020, 12:48:38 PM »
And ironically Trump gets some ammunition from China via Hong Kong


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-53563090

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Re: US Election 2020
« Reply #182 on: August 01, 2020, 02:15:08 PM »
Watching Dateline: London and someone mentions one of my fears that Trump might look for a war before the election.

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Re: US Election 2020
« Reply #183 on: August 01, 2020, 03:20:49 PM »
Watching Dateline: London and someone mentions one of my fears that Trump might look for a war before the election.

Nothing would surprise me where Trump is concerned. >:(
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Re: US Election 2020
« Reply #184 on: August 01, 2020, 10:49:43 PM »

Nothing would surprise me where Trump is concerned. >:(


There is one thing that he could do that would get my immediate approval and applause - disappear up his own anal orifice in a shower of rose water and orange pips!
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Re: US Election 2020
« Reply #185 on: August 06, 2020, 11:09:12 AM »
Uptick in Trump's polling - and vast majority of Republicans back his handling of Covid!


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-us-2020-53657174

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« Reply #186 on: August 06, 2020, 11:41:35 AM »

An uptick in Trump's polling - and the vast majority of Republicans back his handling of COVID!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-us-2020-53657174


The vast majority of Republicans would probably back Trump if the death toll from COVID was 2,500+ per day!

They would almost certainly back him if it were proved that he was a robot controlled by the N R A and the American Nazi Party and promised to declare nuclear war on China the day after his re-inauguration.

 
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Re: US Election 2020
« Reply #187 on: August 06, 2020, 11:55:41 AM »
One wonders if the qualification for being a Republican voter is not being all there in the top storey! ::)
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Re: US Election 2020
« Reply #188 on: August 06, 2020, 12:03:55 PM »
One wonders if the qualification for being a Republican voter is not being all there in the top storey! ::)
  Some might say that about people who support the monarchy. In either case it's a lazy 'othering' of people you disagree with.

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« Reply #189 on: August 06, 2020, 03:41:57 PM »
  Some might say that about people who support the monarchy.
The monarchy is not destroying the country.
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In either case it's a lazy 'othering' of people you disagree with.

Yes but Trump's approval rating is 41%. You have to wonder...
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« Reply #190 on: August 06, 2020, 03:46:28 PM »
The Republicans had their chance to be rid of Trump earlier this year. I wonder if they would have failed to impeach him if covid had hit first.
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Re: US Election 2020
« Reply #191 on: August 06, 2020, 03:46:52 PM »
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The monarchy is not destroying the country.

That's what they want you to think......

http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1860871_1860876_1861029,00.html

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Re: US Election 2020
« Reply #192 on: August 06, 2020, 03:47:32 PM »
The monarchy is not destroying the country.
Yes but Trump's approval rating is 41%. You have to wonder...
No, you really don't.

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Re: US Election 2020
« Reply #193 on: August 06, 2020, 03:48:54 PM »
The Republicans had their chance to be rid of Trump earlier this year. I wonder if they would have failed to impeach him if covid had hit first.
No chance of them impeaching him on the case against him

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« Reply #194 on: August 06, 2020, 03:58:56 PM »
No, you really don't.

What's your explanation for the belief of about 40% of Americans that Trump is doing a good job?
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« Reply #195 on: August 06, 2020, 04:00:25 PM »
The Republicans had their chance to be rid of Trump earlier this year. I wonder if they would have failed to impeach him if covid had hit first.

He was impeached. What they failed to do was convict him and thus remove him from office.
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Re: US Election 2020
« Reply #196 on: August 06, 2020, 04:14:50 PM »
What's your explanation for the belief of about 40% of Americans that Trump is doing a good job?
  Sorry, not going to indulge you in your lazy 'othering'

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Re: US Election 2020
« Reply #197 on: August 06, 2020, 04:18:45 PM »
  Sorry, not going to indulge you in your lazy 'othering'

To me it looks like you are the one being lazy. These people are clearly wilfully ignorant with respect to the nature of Trump but you are choosing not to confront the issue.
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Re: US Election 2020
« Reply #198 on: August 06, 2020, 07:58:37 PM »
One wonders if the qualification for being a Republican voter is not being all there in the top storey! ::)

I wouldn't go that far. There are plenty of Republicans who are dismayed by Trump including some in high places. Don't forget he has sacked a couple too. I wonder how those anti-Trump Repubs will vote or if they will abstain.
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Re: US Election 2020
« Reply #199 on: August 07, 2020, 01:39:20 PM »