As we ever-more-quickly slide into kleptocracy, The Washington Post just published a recent survey in which 52 percent of Republicans alarmingly said that they would support postponing the 2020 elections until Our Dear Leader puts a stop to the terrible, horrible, completely nonexistent scourge of illegal voting.
Now, all sane people know that claims of large-scale voter fraud are not true, but that hasn’t stopped many, many Republicans from believing them. Probably because of Trump‘s repeated assertions that he would have won the popular vote had 3 to 5 million “illegals” not voted in the 2016 election.
The Qualtrics survey asked two questions about postponing the 2020 election.
- If Donald Trump were to say that the 2020 presidential election should be postponed until the country can make sure that only eligible American citizens can vote, would you support or oppose postponing the election?
- What if both Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress were to say that the 2020 presidential election should be postponed until the country can make sure that only eligible American citizens can vote? Would you support or oppose postponing the election?
Nearly half of Republicans (47 percent) believe that Trump won the popular vote. Larger fractions believe that millions of illegal immigrants voted (68 percent) and that voter fraud happens somewhat or very often (73 percent).
52 percent said that they would support postponing the 2020 election [to solve this], and 56 percent said they would do so if both Trump and Republicans in Congress were behind this.
That is some Banana Republic bullshit shenanigans right there.
The Washington Post ends the article any saying:
Postponing the 2020 presidential election is not something that Trump or anyone in his administration has even hinted at…
…Nevertheless, we do not believe that these findings can be dismissed out of hand. At a minimum, they show that a substantial number of Republicans are amenable to violations of democratic norms that are more flagrant than what is typically proposed (or studied).
OMG, we’re never getting rid of this guy. It’ll be like Cuba. He’ll be 110, and still hanging on to power. With Ivanka and Jared waiting in the wings. God help us all.
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