Yesterday was the second to last Tuesday before the election or at least what used to be known as Election Day. Now with mail-in and early voting and vast numbers of absentee ballots, millions of Americans have already voted, stretching election day out by a month. Kind of like the way Black Friday is stretching closer to summer each year.
Election Day isn't when the action will happen in 2020, unless one candidate or the other scores an enormous, insurmountable lead that night.
The real action is going to be two weeks from today, the Day After Election Day.
On the Day After we will be figuring out what comes next.
- Does Biden win some of the must-win states for Trump like Ohio and Florida? If so, it is game over and gun stores across America are going to sell out of everything. EVERYTHING. You think it is bad now, you ain't seen nothing yet especially if the Democrats take the Senate, which I think it is unlikely but even then there are plenty of squishy RINOs who will vote for gun control.
- Does Trump hold a huge electoral college lead? If Trump wins all of the states he won last time with significant margins and perhaps even a few he didn't like Minnesota, then things will look grim for the Left at least for the next four years. If this happens, I expect escalating and widespread rioting in urban areas and even some violence in the vicinity of the White House. I think this is the least likely scenario.
- Or what if Trump holds a slim lead but there are lots of "ballots" that keep appearing? At what point do the election results go final and then if they are contested, we could be look at a repeat of Bush-Gore in 2000 and that could end up at the Supreme Court. In this scenario, which is pretty likely, the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the decision to push forward in replacing her before the election will be huge. It will also mean that if a contested election comes before the SCOTUS and if they side with Trump and name him the winner, the Left will go completely insane as they will see Trump "stealing" an election with what they consider an illegitimate SCOTUS justice in Amy Coney Barrett. In that case, I think violence is inevitable.
- Finally, if Biden holds very slim leads and has enough electoral college votes to win plus has the "popular vote", there will be demands for Trump to concede but if things are tight, I can't see him doing that especially since he has declared he expects cheating. This will also send the Left into a frenzy and again in this scenario we will see widespread violent "protests" and perhaps civil unrest up to attempts to remove Trump from the White House by force. I assume law enforcement and the military are quietly gearing up for the worst case scenarios.
Only the first scenario, Biden winning in a landslide on election night and Trump conceding, has the potential to avoid immediate violence.
Yikes. I have always looked forward to election day, there is something almost sacred and sacramental about it but this year I am kind of dreading it.