Polling suggests that significantly more Democrats plan to vote by mail compared to Republicans. This is nothing unusual but a doomsday scenario for Democrats WILL play out if this doesn’t change.
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Because many more Republicans vote at the polls on election day, early returns will show that Donald Trump is winning. Trump will play this to his advantage and declare victory before the Democratic mail-in votes are counted. As mail-in votes trickle in, Trump will raise the alarm and begin to scream fraud, voter corruption, rigged and repeatedly claim he is the winner. All hell will break loose. This WILL happen.
To top things off, the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a hard reality slap to the Democratic party. The loss of this liberal supreme court justice just energized the Republican party, the evangelical voters and gave new light to Donald Trump. Her death will inevitably set in motion what promises to be a nasty and tumultuous political battle over who will succeed her, and it thrusts the Supreme Court vacancy into the spotlight of the presidential campaign which is a huge boost for Trump.
The nightmare scenario in November is worth preparing for, many Democrats say. ‘Preparing for’ means that Democrats will need to vote in person and not by mail. The more votes that are counted on election night, the more we can prevent Trump from trying to get out in front of a narrative and declare victory. Dems need to show up in huge numbers. The bottom line is we must go to the polls – no ifs, ands or buts about it.
This election year, voting is not a matter of convenience, it’s a matter saving our country from turning into an autocratic government. We have only one chance to change the tide. You may be inconvenienced. Lines may be long. The weather may be bad. We have no other choice but to suck it up and just do it. Yes, mail-in voting is so much easier and convenient. Yes, you may have to take a few hours off work or miss out on that dinner. Just remember the consequences.
Pack a lunch, bring water, bring your dinner. Get to the polls and vote! Not to sound over dramatic but it’s a matter of life and death for this country.