America is in for a rocky couple of months leading up to Election Day, and probably weeks after the votes are counted, and a radio talk show host warns it is foolish to believe otherwise.
“It would be naïve to believe, at this point,” says Richard Randall, “that we will see a peaceful election, a resolution on Election Night, and the country goes forward.”
He predicts “turmoil in the streets” instead. That same prediction is being made by prominent Democrats who are warning, quite ironically, that it is Trump supporters who will turn violent if they believe the election was “stolen” from them.
Yet it is violent far-left groups that are fighting police and terrorizing the public every night in major cities. They are doing so with the blessing of prominent Democratic leaders and the media, who have defended their actions as "mostly peaceful" but also blamed Trump for their actions.
In an alarming article at The Federalist, writer J.B. Shurk suggests Democrats are worried about losing to Trump and are therefore laying the groundwork to “veto the vote” and accept a violent revolution that opposes a Trump victory. He summarized the latest warnings:
This is why Sens. Bernie Sanders and Chuck Schumer pretend Trump won’t leave office if defeated. It’s why House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continues to insist the president is Vladimir Putin’s “accomplice.” It’s why the mayor of San Francisco so casually calls the president a “terrorist” and “dictator.” It’s why Democrat vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris is already blaming Joe Biden’s loss on “Russian interference.”
It’s why Hillary Clinton insists Biden should not concede the election until Democrats have a chance to throw state vote counts into chaos, why Bill Clinton is selling the idea that Trump will “stack sandbags” to stay in the White House, and why certain “Washington insiders” have a plan to undertake “unprecedented” measures to overthrow Trump after he wins re-election. The Democratic Party is actively working to create the conditions necessary to trigger a political revolution.
TIP winks at ‘street-level violence’
The reference to “Washington insiders” refers to the Transition Integrity Project (TIP), a group of Democrats and Never Trumpers who formed in 2019 over the stated concern that Trump will not leave the White House peacefully if Biden wins.
The mission of TIP is not a secret. Citing a Washington Post op-ed, OneNewsNow reported in a Sept. 6 story that TIP co-founder Rosa Brooks described four Election Day “war games” the group conducted to evaluate various election outcomes that envision broad or narrow victories for both candidates.
Then came the veiled threat. “A landslide for Joe Biden resulted in a relatively orderly transfer of power,” Brooks wrote. “Every other scenario we looked at involved street-level violence and political crisis.”
In a second, bizarre scenario, TIP members imagined a "Clear Trump Win" in which Democrats accept the results only if President Trump accepts some "key moves and actions" demanded by Democrats:
The Biden Campaign encouraged Western states, particularly California but also Oregon and Washington, and collectively known as “Cascadia,” to secede from the Union unless Congressional Republicans agreed to a set of structural reforms to fix our democratic system to ensure majority rule. With advice from President Obama, the Biden Campaign submitted a proposal to 1) Give statehood to Washington, DC and Puerto Rico; 2) Divide California into five states to more accurately represent its population in the Senate; 3) Require Supreme Court justices to retire at 70; and 4) Eliminate the Electoral College, to ensure that the candidate who wins the popular vote becomes President.
‘Red Mirage’ and vote-by-mail ballots
At the same time some poll numbers suggest the presidential race is tightening, a new term has emerged for Election Night: a “red mirage” that suggests, incorrectly, a Trump victory.
According to the Democrat-run firm Hawkfish, which analyzes data, it is highly likely that President Trump will appear to have won the race. But he could eventually lose when mail-in ballots trickle in and are counted, news website Axios reported.
Axios interviewed Josh Mendelsoh, the firm’s CEO, who coined the term “red mirage” and predicted an “incredible victory” for Trump that will not last days after Election Day.
One post-election scenario is President Trump leading with an electoral count of 408-130 on Election Night with 75 percent of mail-in ballots unaccounted for. Four days later, after they are counted, the electoral vote flips to Biden’s favor and he wins the White House 334-204.
“When every legitimate vote is tallied and we get to that final day, which will be some day after Election Day, it will in fact show that what happened on election night was exactly that, a mirage," Mendelsohn said. "It looked like Donald Trump was in the lead and he fundamentally was not when every ballot gets counted."
The issue of voter fraud already splits Republicans and Democrats, and the issue of mail-in ballots is another example of that ongoing feud over who is committing fraud and attempting to steal an election, and who is “suppressing” the votes of minorities in an attempt to steal an election.
A USA Today fact-check, for example, mostly dismissed a Judicial Watch story about a New Jersey criminal investigation of voter fraud in a municipal election. The fact-check ruled the story was “missing context” but conceded a board of elections rejected 19 percent of mail-in ballots, 3,190 total, that were submitted.
According to Randall, now is the time for the Trump campaign to start preparing.
“I hope that the President, his staff, those in the RNC, but those in the White House as well,” Randall tells OneNewsNow, “are going through various scenarios in terms of what the Democrats might be up to, what they may be willing to do.”