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Liberals Setting the Stage to Claim 2020 Election Results Illegitimate

liberals election results Nancy Pelosi Drug costs impeachment left heightsIn the lead-up to the 2016 election, Democrats fretted openly about the possibility that Donald Trump, being a rather poor sport, might refuse to acknowledge an election loss.

To be fair, Trump refused to state that he would accept election results, depending on the circumstances: “I’ll keep you in suspense,” he stated in his Oct. 19, 2016, debate with Hillary Clinton. Clinton, for her part, called his statement “horrifying,” adding that he was harming American democracy.

Trump, of course, won. And Clinton spent the next couple of years suggesting openly that she had been robbed in the election. Democrats blamed Clinton’s election loss on Russian interference, on voter suppression, on anything but Clinton’s campaign performance.

That wasn’t a particular shock: After George W. Bush won the 2000 election, many Democrats continued to maintain that he was an illegitimate president.

And not much changed in the nearly two decades since: In 2018, Democrats insisted that Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams had actually defeated Brian Kemp, despite having lost by approximately 55,000 votes. To this day, Democratic presidential candidates repeat the lie that Kemp stole the election from Abrams.

Now in the run-up to 2020, Democrats are already suggesting that if Trump wins, the election will have been illegitimate.

This time, they’re pointing to Trump’s supposed attempt to gather information from the Ukrainian government on potential 2020 rival Joe Biden in return for release of much-needed military aid. In fact, Democrats state that if Trump is not impeached, the 2020 results will inevitably be deemed improper.

On Sunday, Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., who suggested way back in 2017 that though Trump was “legally elected,” he was “not legitimate,” doubled down: “The president, based on his past performance, will do everything he can to make it not a fair election. And this is part of what gives us the urgency to proceed with this impeachment.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said last week, “The president leaves us no choice but to act because he is trying to corrupt, once again, the election for his own benefit.”

Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, told CNN’s Jake Tapper, “If you have a corrupt executive who is willing to maintain power by corrupting our election, there’s an urgency there.”

Former federal prosecutor Anne Milgram wrote in The New York Times, “Who gets to pick the next president of the United States—President Trump, Ukraine, Russia or us?”

Impeachment, then, must be used without proper evidence of a crime in order to prevent Trump from stealing the election. By this logic, any suspicion of illegitimacy in an upcoming election becomes an excuse for ousting a legitimately elected president.

This is a vicious cycle: illegitimate impeachments based on perception of illegitimate elections. And with Pelosi promising that our very civilization is at stake—a contention she made over the weekend—over the outcome of the next election, we can be sure that the pressure will continue to rise.

Things are already ugly in American politics. A republic can only be maintained when the people have faith that even if their side loses an election, that election was legitimate—and only when people believe that there is a tomorrow.

With Democrats openly claiming that they can run an end-around with the electoral process because they don’t trust the results, and stating that any future loss is evidence of corruption and a representation of the end of the country, things are about to get a lot uglier.

Reprinted with permission from - The Daily Signal - by Ben Shapiro

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Antone
10 months ago

The democrats are getting close to causing a political civil war in which they would be totally decimated. 2020 will be an interesting year and I expect the democrats to try to corrupt the election process in their favor. God save America!

Keith
10 months ago

Democrats are desperate for power and control. They can no longer win elections on merit they dont have. Their desperation has forced their corrupt hand. And anything goes with them. What i dont understand is why their support base hasnt turned their backs on them because democratic corruption is so blatantly obvious. The luberal Marxist grooming centers(colleges) have finally groomed a whole generation of less than intelligents to sympathize in their Marxist, communist beliefs. Communism is rife in the democratic party and democrats have been working with communists in various ways, mostly campaign support, since at least the 1930’s.

michael failla
10 months ago

Trump Derangement Syndrome is truly a mental illness. Democrats certainly suffer from it in varying degrees. So do rino’s and rats in congress and in the deep state swamp. Why is this so you may ask? Trump, like him or not has shown us all how corrupt our government really is. The media and our governmental institutions. They have managed to erode the trust that we had with our governors. They have forgotten that we, the people are not subjects, we are not serfs and we are not going to be ruled. We agree to governing. Good honest governance. This… Read more »

Mimi
10 months ago

Why should this be any different than the 2016 election!! They already know that their impeachment charade, has cost them the 2020 election, so, they’re posturing to shift the blame to, you guessed it: PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP!! Looks like another 4 year three ring circus. They will be scratching their heads and blaming the president. I don’t think they have the guts to admit that they are loosing elections simply because their platform does nothing for the citizens of this country. It only lines their pockets and their insatiable need for power. That’s okay, President Trump can function just fine… Read more »

Ralph M
10 months ago

Here’s one possible solution… IMPEACH CONGRESS! Send them all home and elect people who will work together to help ALL AMERICANS.

Michael Javick
10 months ago

No worry–Trump in a LANDSLIDE !

Courtney1959
10 months ago

Here they go, already pointing to suspicions about the next election. IF and WHEN they get done with impeachment hearings, and get the work done for the people who sent them to DC, then we can talk elections. They have no business except that which Americans have sent them to do.

Steve
10 months ago

Pelosi, Shify, and Jerrald Waddler would be much more effective if they ran Cuba. They are tyrants seeking a country and authority.
Here they are another version of George McGovern and this is an insult to McGovern.

SueK
10 months ago

Speaking of illegitimate Presidents, how about the Kenyan, Muslim, Queer, Non-Natural Born Citizen Barack Hussein Ovomit?

When do we get to see him in an orange jumpsuit with the word ‘Leavenworth’ embroidered on the back?

Jean
10 months ago

What is wrong with the Democrats? Oh, I think I figured it out. If they oust Trump, then Pence, Pelosi as the Speaker of the House gets to be President. God help us all if that ever happens. She and her cronies are the ones sending this country on a path of destruction and the American people on a path of despair. Maybe you should start small, fix your own district, before you try to tackle fixing the country.

VikkiC
10 months ago

Nobody thought to ask Hillary if she would accept the 2016 election results…LOL!!!

Bill
10 months ago

TRUMP in 2020!!

I am M.O.T.he.R.
10 months ago

Honestly, why worry about people who will be only memories come election time! Pelosi, Schiff, Nadler and dozens of former Obama criminals, including Hillary, Biden, and Obama himself will have been charged, tried for treason, and hanged. Those who aided and abetted, such as the criminal Democrat members of Congress voting for impeachment, will be locked up in prison and lose the privilege to vote. The propagandist’s will be blathering from their padded cells and the media outlets that allowed their ignorance will be put out of business. 2020 will be a fantastic year for the Republic and for Donald… Read more »

Doug Blaser
10 months ago

While we’ve got ’em down…step on there neck (bring the Clintons’, George Soros AND every last one of those called out by the recent ‘heralded’ reports must be put on trial)
G S O C!
God Save Our Constitution

Louie
10 months ago

McConnell needs to turn the trial over to Jim Jordan and Louie Gohmert and let them act exactly as the Democrats. Hold a PUBLIC Hearing and call Only Republican defense witnesses. Do NOT allow any Dem cross examination. Call Schiff, both Bidens, whistleblower and even Kerry’s son. This needs to come to a head and expose the absolute truth. If impeachment is simply dismissed, the Dems will continue to pursue efforts to impeach and harass every Trump supporter. I can’t imagine Schumer’s head getting any hotter than that. Tell him to STFU and continue. What’s he going to do? Cry… Read more »

John Major
10 months ago

By his opinion that President Trump “was legally elected, but not legitimate,” Nadler means that Trump is not a good communist.

Mike
10 months ago

I am very concerned about the 2020 presidential election results and I would not be surprised by anything the elite leftists will do to win. Remember, “It’s not the people who vote that count. It’s the people who count the votes.” All of the corruption by the left needs to be exposed sooner rather than later.

Susan Myers
10 months ago

I expect violence , at least in larger cities and dem controlled states, after our president wins in 2020.

Steve
10 months ago

Desperate ?? They will be foaming at the mouth like a rabid dog in a year . VOTE !!!

Daro
10 months ago

When I heard her say that my reaction was here we go. If Trump wins the election it was illegitimate. If the Democrats win they will say see by impeaching Trump it stopped him from affecting the election.

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