Donald Trump Leaves Voters In Lurch. What is in store for the United States if Donald Trump loses the elections? What if he wins? More importantly, looking at the current state of affairs, will the voters get a chance to sweep off a government headed by a man audaciously challenging democracy?
Let’s accept it, Donald Trump may lose but he will not concede the end of his term. Rage of Americans against Trump’s reaction to ‘transfer of power’ is paving a solid route for Biden in the Oval Office. But let’s not forget, Trump has gone to improbable lengths to meet his political motives. And even the mandate of American voters would hardly have any effect.
Donald Trump’s entire presidency has been a repertoire of controversies and unabashed gimmicks. Trump seems to be so drowned in his narcissism, it shows in his campaign strategy. Instead of a well-defined campaign around what he aims to achieve in the second term, he comes across as hoping for controversies to help him sail through.
But this time, America is furious because it seems that Donald Trump is onto destroying democracy.
When asked by a reporter if he will commit to peaceful transfer of power if he loses the elections, the US President Donald Trump replied, “We are going to have to see what happens.. Get rid of the ballots and you’ll have a very peaceful.. Actually there will be no transfer, frankly. There will be a continuation.”
Watch: Donald Trump refuses to commit to peaceful transfer of power
Trump has been heard repeatedly complaining about the ballots, questioning their credibility and pressing on voting at the booths. America is suffused with disconsolate expectations because of a President who is posing threat to the sovereignty of the nation. Trump’s impudence has resulted into a state of turmoil among voters and to quote the warning of students of election law and procedure–
The election will result in a constitutional crisis that may leave the nation without an authoritative result.
The situations are clearly connoting that Donald Trump is not very confident about his win in the presidential elections. Consequently, he wants to imply that citizens of America are not getting rid of him by any means. But what could actually follow Biden’s win in the presidency race which, if nothing goes wrong, seems a stark possibility?You will find more infographics at Statista
But it appears that America and Democrats underestimated the possibilities of Trump’s post-election reactions, whether he wins or loses. When asked by a reporter during an interview on what Biden thinks about Trump’s statement on vacating office, he said, “The last thing we need is the equivalent of a coup.. This is not who we are, and no one’s going to back him when that occurs, if that were to occur.”
What might Donald Trump do if He loses the Election?
The greater question is not whether Trump will accept the result of elections. In fact, it is about how he might exploit his presidential powers to annul voters’ verdict. Ostensibly, America has misinterpreted the nature of his threat. No doubt, a far-fetched maneuver like that would need to be underpropped by his fellow Republicans. Trump’s attorney army can leverage constitutional weaknesses to clog Democrats’ victory in the electoral college and then in Congress.
One way of doing this is by avoiding the formation of consensus on the outcome of the elections. The stagnation of this uncertainty can keep the power vested with the Republicans. While such an event has never been witnessed with past Presidents, Trump’s antics have ensured that no possibility can be discounted.
Interestingly, while Biden’s team is endeavoring with election canvassing, Trump’s state and national legal team is already working on post-election possibilities. Layouts to evade the vote count outcomes are in making.
Trump’s prolonged series of controversial remarks right from the beginning of his presidency have constantly added to the red flags of brazenness. Racist remarks, hate speech against immigrants, overt diplomacy with China and many other facets of uncensored leadership have cost the US immensely. But it is different this time. This time it is about the constitution of the United States of America and citizens have a chance to save it. Despite whatever strategy Trump might have up his sleeve.