Michael Tracey at Medium writes that the election may not be decided quite yet – or at least some haven’t accepted the God Emperor Elect (hehe) as such.
Leading pundits and “think-fluencers” have taken to openly promoting the notion of an Electoral College coup — meaning, the extreme and radical idea that Electors should defy centuries of settled precedent, subvert the will of their states’ voters and refuse to vote for Trump, thus blocking him from the presidency. Nothing like this has ever happened before in US history, and it would fundamentally upend assumptions about how the national electoral process works. Almost certainly, it would produce a full-blown Constitutional Crisis.
Meanwhile, President Obama has now ordered a review of the DNC hacking scandal and how it might have influenced the presidential election.
White House spokesman Eric Schultz added later that the review would encompass malicious cyber activity related to US elections going back to 2008.
Monaco said the administration would be mindful of the consequences of revealing the results of their review publicly, and Schultz said they will make public “as much as we can.”
All of the Democratic senators on the Senate Intelligence Committee have called on Obama to declassify intelligence on Russia’s actions during the election.
“You want to do so very attentive to not disclosing sources and methods that would impede our ability to identify and attribute malicious actors in the future,” Monaco said of disclosure.
The review is intended to be done before Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20, Monaco said. “He expects to get a report prior to him leaving office.”
Alright, ladies and gents; let’s go back once more to what I wrote nearly a year ago on the possibility of civil war:
My speculation is this: That a close presidential election will be followed by the refusal from the losing candidate to accept the results. They might blame the loss on fraud or treachery or whatnot. But they will not accept the winner as legitimate. And they will force the issue. When the crisis occurs, the “either you are with us or with them” mentality will grip the whole country, and the factions will fall under their respective banners.
This is what happened in Spain during their civil war in the 1930s, and it can happen again.
When the civil war finally starts I hope I get some sort of “political prophet” award.