As Donald Trump continues to claim Election 2020 is rigged, he must prepare for the inevitable if he indeed loses: He’s gotta move out of the white house.
Joe Biden’s attorneys and constitutional law experts have released a statement clarifying that federal officials will escort Trump from the White House with ‘great dispatch’ if he loses the election.
The most bizarre part about all of this though is that there is no real American history on how to deal with this exact scenario.
In the 1960s, Richard Nixon conceded to John F Kennedy amid several accusations of voter fraud by the Democrats. In 2000 Vice president Al Gore accepted the Supreme Court’s ruling that George Bush had won the election even though there were many questions about the integrity of Florida’s voting results.
Even Republican lawmakers like Senator Mitt Romney, are tweeting their opinions and distancing themselves from Trump’s claims of voter fraud.
“The President is within his rights to request recounts, to call for investigation of alleged voting irregularities where evidence exists, and to exhaust legal remedies – doing these things is consistent with our election process, ” said Romney. “He is wrong to say that the election was rigged, corrupt and stolen – doing so damages the cause of freedom here and around the world, weakens the institutions that lie at the foundation of the Republic, and recklessly inflames destructive and dangerous passions,” Romney continued.
Romney isn’t the only member of Congress to voice an opinion. But is that enough? Will government officials, no matter if they’re Republican or Democrat- stand up for Democracy?
With the way 2020 has been so far, anything is possible.