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Trump to delay the election

Postby Greed and Death » Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:33 am

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canad ... t_custom1=[post%20type]&at_medium=custom7&fbclid=IwAR1UNDIXjWF-MazpzTwE3p58JKkZAfx4CnP8wfY13aAEaxFCt-M8ThGNPA0

President Trump is calling for the election to be delayed due to pandemic and fraud concerns.

So NSG it has begun what shall we do about it ?
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Postby Greed and Death » Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:34 am

Just checked the link works despite being broken let me know if it doesn't work.
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Postby Unified German-State » Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:34 am

Who cares honestly?

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Postby Dumb Ideologies » Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:35 am

It's only fair. Corona ate his homework.
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Postby Picairn » Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:35 am

Not gonna happen. States run presidential elections and they even did that in the middle of a Civil War (the 1864 election). Trump is gonna be stopped, and he can do nothing about it.
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Postby Picairn » Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:36 am

Greed and Death wrote:Just checked the link works despite being broken let me know if it doesn't work.

It seems that your OP messed up the code.
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Postby Ifreann » Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:37 am

Greed and Death wrote:Just checked the link works despite being broken let me know if it doesn't work.

Just take out the ? and everything after it.
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Postby Drongonia » Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:39 am

The mail-in vote thing is a legitimate concern. I would never want to mail in a vote for anything, ever.
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Postby Ifreann » Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:39 am

Drongonia wrote:The mail-in vote thing is a legitimate concern. I would never want to mail in a vote for anything, ever.

It really isn't a legitimate concern at all.
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Postby Serbia-Macebonia » Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:40 am

Who cares? It's not like it's gonna get delayed anyway. Like Trump or not, stop worrying about this kind of BS. America will decide on Election Day, so if you hate Trump than get out and vote.
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Postby Vassenor » Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:40 am

So Trump is demanding a thing that the Constitution does not permit based on an entirely baseless concern.

Someone ask him if he's fine with President Pelosi, since that's where this path will lead.
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Postby Vassenor » Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:41 am

Drongonia wrote:The mail-in vote thing is a legitimate concern. I would never want to mail in a vote for anything, ever.


Legitimate based on what?
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Postby Picairn » Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:41 am

Drongonia wrote:The mail-in vote thing is a legitimate concern. I would never want to mail in a vote for anything, ever.

You don't know the mail in voting process then.
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Postby The New California Republic » Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:42 am

My eyes. Can you fix the link?
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Postby Vassenor » Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:43 am

Also I take it it's totally a coincidence that he's screaming about delaying the election right after it's been announced that his STRONGEST ECONOMY is now in the worst contraction in decades.
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Postby The Greater Ohio Valley » Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:43 am

Greed and Death wrote:So NSG it has begun what shall we do about it ?

Tell Trump he’s full of shit and continue on with the election as planned.
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Postby Ifreann » Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:43 am

Serbia-Macebonia wrote:Who cares? It's not like it's gonna get delayed anyway. Like Trump or not, stop worrying about this kind of BS. America will decide on Election Day, so if you hate Trump than get out and vote.

Trump routinely does a lot of illegal things, it probably isn't wise to assume that he wouldn't be able to do this illegal thing because it would be illegal.
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Postby The New California Republic » Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:45 am

He keeps saying the reason is that postal vote fraud is a big problem. Is it? On the basis of what evidence?
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Postby Indian Empire » Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:46 am

I hate to be that guy, but as an amateur politico, this thread title is extremely inaccurate. He claimed/proposed it, but he can't actually do anything. Congress sets the times for these elections, for one, and for two, the 20th Amendment requires the terms end in January, and if the Presidential Term expires he just makes Nancy Pelosi acting President anyway. In short, no, this isn't possible. The senate GOP will just act like they didn't see it and it'll fade from the headlines in favor of coronavirus information within a 24-48 hours.
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Postby Anatoliyanskiy » Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:46 am

Hm. It would be very easy to do mail in ballots. Very easy. I have a sickening feeling he's gonna call a state of emergency soon and become a dictator.
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Postby Ifreann » Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:47 am

The New California Republic wrote:He keeps saying the reason is that postal vote fraud is a big problem. Is it? On the basis of what evidence?

None, of course.
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Postby New haven america » Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:48 am

Drongonia wrote:The mail-in vote thing is a legitimate concern. I would never want to mail in a vote for anything, ever.

Well, mail in votes have been used by like >1/2 the states for years now and there hasn't been any issue, so no, it's not a legitimate concern.
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Postby Indian Empire » Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:48 am

Drongonia wrote:The mail-in vote thing is a legitimate concern. I would never want to mail in a vote for anything, ever.


Mail-in voting happens every election, they're called Absentee ballots. And someone in Utah or Oregon correct me if I'm wrong, but it's completely safe and secure.
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Postby The Cazistan » Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:48 am

Ifreann wrote:
Drongonia wrote:The mail-in vote thing is a legitimate concern. I would never want to mail in a vote for anything, ever.

It really isn't a legitimate concern at all.

ballots are already conveniently misplaced all the time
just imagine the amount of fraud that would take place if your vote was only as secure as your mailbox

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Postby Vassenor » Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:48 am

The Cazistan wrote:
Ifreann wrote:It really isn't a legitimate concern at all.

ballots are already conveniently misplaced all the time
just imagine the amount of fraud that would take place if your vote was only as secure as your mailbox


Let's see the data then.
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