Group prepares for chance Trump refuses to concede election

Group prepares for chance Trump refuses to concede election


CNN’s Erin Burnett talks with Col. Lawrence Wilkerson (Ret.), who is part of a bipartisan group that has been meeting to game out scenarios if President Trump loses the election in November and refuses to concede. Trump has suggested delaying the November election because the pandemic complicates the voting process. #CNN #News

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  1. I believe that the real problem with mail-in ballots is the logistics. How are tens of millions of ballots going to be counted by January? To be honest, I don't know how it would be done. Are they tallied electronically upon receipt? If so, it still means that many people and a lot of time will be needed to sort them. Does anyone know anything about this?

  2. Trump could lose and not leave. But Cabinet members who try to help face prison.

    Thankfully, there are laws that stop others from using the authorities of the executive branch on behalf of anyone other than the legitimate president. If William P. Barr, for example, tried to exercise the powers of the attorney general after a Trump loss, he could be subject to criminal prosecution.

    The Washington Post/Christopher Fonzone, Joshua A. Geltzer and Laurence H. Tribe/July 9, 2020, at 7:00 a.m. EDT

  3. Caesar got it in the Senate as Rome had its melt down , ,first blood in WH ,why not ?That's why we have janitors ..to clean up the mess ,if needed. Our Enlightened progressive society is brought to the brink by an Unhinged Godless Radical Right ..Dump Trump 2020 with so large a number that there is NO ambiguity on outcome .

  4. Clearly Trump is not going from the White House of his own free will. Highly trained and combat tested Mercenaries are being vetted by Trump for when the time comes all he has to do is win the first battle then he can justify anything and everything needed to stay in power.

  5. The Heritage Foundation’s election fraud database has been around for four years. With the addition of our latest batch of cases, we are up to 1,285 proven instances of voter fraud. Examples include impersonation fraud at the polls; false voter registrations; duplicate voting; fraudulent absentee ballots; vote buying; illegal assistance and intimidation of voters; ineligible voting, such as by aliens; altering of vote counts; and ballot petition fraud. Millions of mailed ballots have been misdirected or gone missing in prior elections. Electronic signatures are too imprecise and easily duplicated, and should not be accepted. Automatically mailing a ballot to all registered voters is an open invitation to fraud and abuse. Not every new resident at an address throws out the ballot that is still being automatically mailed to a former resident, and third parties may canvass neighborhoods looking for those “extra” ballots—with some being tempted to cast those extra votes. States should ban “vote harvesting” and not allow candidates, party activists, or political consultants who have a stake in the outcome, to collect absentee ballots from voters

    Following accusations of widespread fraud, voter intimidation, and ballot theft in the May 12 municipal elections in Paterson, N.J., four men were charged with voter fraud – including the vice president of the City Council and a candidate for that body. In the City Council election, 16,747 vote-by-mail ballots were received, but only 13,557 votes were counted. More than 3,190 votes, 19% of the total ballots cast, were disqualified by the board of elections. Due to the pandemic, Paterson’s election was done through vote-by-mail. Over 800 ballots in Paterson were invalidated for appearing in mailboxes improperly bundled together – including one mailbox where hundreds of ballots were in a single packet. The bundles were turned over to law enforcement to investigate potential criminal activity related to the collection of the ballots. The board of elections disqualified another 2,300 ballots after concluding that the signatures on them did not match the signatures on voter records.

    A West Virginia postal carrier pled guilty to mail and election fraud after admitting he changed the political affiliation on multiple voter ballots from Democrat to Republican. Thomas Cooper, 47, admitted to attempted election fraud and injury to the mail Thursday after an affidavit was filed against him in May.

    In a USPS memo, it says mail carriers may have to leave mail behind at distribution centers in order to make it on time to their delivery routes. One aspect of these changes that may be difficult for employees is that – temporarily – we may see mail left behind or mail on the workroom floor or docks…….

    Judicial Watch Finds Millions of ‘Extra’ Registrants on Voting Rolls – Warns California, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Colorado, Virginia to Clean Up Voting Rolls or Face a Federal Lawsuit

  6. I wont vote for him but I love the guy because he is so funny as his real self. I use to laugh all the time when he had his show before he became President. I m only not voting for him because of the people under and around him.. Other then that,, Trump is always making me laugh, lol…

  7. Why are we allowing a political party of the Democrats with such a heinous past of racism to exist? Seriously Democrats are the party of slavery & even fought a war to preserve it. Democrats founded the kkk, fought for segregation & put Jim Crow laws in effect. The biggest lie Democrats ever told is the parties switched. They can't tell you when because the policies and politics of Republicans has never changed since Lincoln the first republican

  8. Ahhhhhhhhhha!It is all most come to the end first term Trump President, The leftists media and democrat still cannot get over with!Still rumors with hatred and violence fake news.Can you guys let peoples have just one peaceful day without fake news and hatred,just one day,Please

  9. If Trump doesn't concede if he loses, the military needs to drag his ass out and arrest him for treason and if the military turns the American people into its enemies by trying to influence our vote for Trump then America will be done and it will deserve it. At that point the institution will have no integrity and young people should actively be discouraged from joining.

  10. I understand what trump said was a joke. Now trump does have the right to do a recount. If Trump lost to Biden that's it I trust the American men and women to say Trump u lost you got to go. CNN MSNBC ABC CBS it's not going to be malicious calling up to defend Trump on inauguration day when Biden puts his hand on that Bible he's a president that's it.

  11. Didn’t Ted Turner marry a self avowed communist Jane Fonda? She operated anti-aircraft guns against the US during the Vietnam war. Hence CNN truly is the communist news network. Keep following Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals playbook. Try and control yourselves this November. Don’t through a fit and behave like a mad two year old when you lose again.

  12. Trump doesn't believe in the virus, yet he says the pandemic will complicate the election, but the pandemic wasn't complicating things enough to stay in a full lockdown until the virus was controlled to a point it would be safe to slowly reopen the economy. The way Trump fools around with his own brain and the brains of the people who support him is just… Wow…

  13. Lmao you guys are pathetic! This narrative isn’t possible and won’t happen. Stop scaring the public with fake news! Pathetic ass snowflake agenda at its finest on CNN!

  14. CNN. Didn't Hilliary have a horrible time conceding? The night she lost, she was enraged and since then the hate for Donald Trump is an everyday occurrence multiple times. People say they have so much love in their hearts. They are Christian but where do they show it? Ask yourself how much hate you have for Trump? The devil has consumed your heart. Your hate has taken over the love you once felt. .America is supposed to be about love, joy, freedom, wishing the best for others. Now people go against one another, shun one another if they don't agree. Unfortunately many Americans lost themselves. Look in the mirror. Do you see the same person you saw before or has fear consumed your everyday life where you can no longer hold those you love due to fear? Are you truly happy or do you feel like your life is no longer the same? Many people lost their parents and grandparents because they could not say goodbye. Could not be there when they needed you the most. Fear is like being in chains. You may even feel like you are in chains, physically and mentally. The song, "Heaven's Trail. No way out" by Tesla and Queen wrote a great song " I want to break free." If nothing else do your research on slavery, the KKK, read history and seek the truth. If for nothing else do it for yourself, your children, those you have lost and God if you truly believe in him. LOVE AND HUGS TO ALL MY FELLOW AMERICANS.

  15. Bible PROPHECY does say he stays in..don't know how…but it does say he does stay in power for a short time second term.and then Obama comes back as a dictator of sorts .

  16. If the American appointed dictator can overturn a honestly. conducted blowout election, what is the point of having an election at all, we are a dictatorship. If the acting dictator loses, he needs to be stripped of all power unless each specific order is okayed by 3/4 vote by both houses of Congress, do he won't ruin the country before he leaves

  17. It's so sad that everyone is aware of his CORRUPTION in the white house and knows he is destroying the Nation but nothing in the constitution can stop this mad man from destroying and corrupting the United States. We basically have to just watch it with despair as he prepares to Cheat another election.There is No way he would say that. I don't think he is in denial. I think the Nation is exactly where he wants it to be. Don't underestimate him once a cheater is always a cheater especially when it comes to a corruption with the last election! God help the people of our Nation especially now that he wants to stop data going to the CDC. Prepare yourselves. God only know what corruption deal he is going to do with it. He has not shown any ounce of concern nor regret for not coming to the aid of the Nation that is being attacked by the Virus? Remember while Putin puts bounty on U.S. solders, the man on the WH lets the virus savagely destroy the nation. He slows down testing and doesn't do anything to help the people dying from the virus. As the Nation is fighting and dying the VIRUS, Trump puts his own WAR with his own Personal WAR TROOPS that are heavily armed to attack U.S. peaceful citizens with no war skills as if they were in some kind of COMBAT WAR? all for a fighting a War election campaign commercial that would make him look good?

  18. should be in jail in the first place for not paying people who built some of the buildings he owns, i hope the investigation goes deep, forfeit all money, seize all buildings, and throw him in jail..

  19. I think serious gaming of a trumpian putsch precludes telling a tv commentator what ducks are being lined up, just in case.
    Trump and Barr have assembled some goon squads that will respond to their orders. For all we know, they've recruited a few right-wing colonels or higher as well. Opposing groups need to be ready to deal with such.
    Trump is a coward and will likely back down if it looks like there's serious opposition. Yes, I'd love to see him locked up, and he deserves it, but that's his banana-republic game. Historically, we don't do that stuff here (jail the opposition), and I doubt it will happen. OTOH, all the tax-fraud and money-laundering hitting the fan might result in evisceration of the family's ill-gotten gains.

  20. President Trump is the only President in American history that Pray and kiss the Jewish Holly Wall
    Move US Embassy to Jerusalem
    President Trump is the only President in American history that set foot in DMZ NORTH KOREA
    HOSTAGES AND REMAINS RETURNED
    Working on DENUCLEARIZING NORTH KOREA
    President Trump is working for FREE
    PROMISES MADE PROMISES KEPT
    TRUMP 2020

  21. Trump was a bad winner in 2016. Making up stories about 3 million illegal votes against him. Setting up a committee to investigate it then disbanding it without any findings.
    Does anyone think he's going to be a good loser ?

  22. If Trump succeeds in stealing the election by preventing millions of Americans in blue cities from voting using his secret police force, America is finished. Unless state and local police don't want to live in a fascist dictatorship, state governors must deploy the National Guard to secure the elections from this corruption. We will need to find some way to keep the USPS working through the backlog as well, since Trump is sabotaging the Postal Service to deny mail-in voting.

  23. It appears that this will depend on the loyalty of the military. trump has been practicing deploying his brown shirts to different cities in an effort to intimidate. This election will be most interesting.

  24. And I'm willing to bet they have come to a decision on what they will do. And the plan has been finalized. And to be honest I'm not sure that trump is dumb enough to refuse to accept the decision and the will of the American people. But with trump you just never know. But this country has never had to deal with a individual like trump before. And between his ego and his megalomania. It's difficult to figure just how he will react. Personally I believe he's going to leave the country to avoid any criminal or tax evasion changes against him and his family. There is a small chance that trump would attempt to declare the election invalid. Which he's attempting to lay the groundwork now. But the only people who would believe such nonsense would be trumps hardcore base. And that would come down to armed hardcore trumptards wagering a terrorist campaign against the will of the American people. And lead to a nasty war of terror and and savagery that would result in hundreds of thousands of deaths across this country. But what will rise out of the ashes will be a more United country than we've seen in decades. And to those who attemp to serve trump against the contitution and the bill of rights need to understand that you will be held accountable for your actions. And that the appropriate penalties will be carried out. Because this time there will be no binding of the nation's wounds. This time the poison wlll be cut out burned out and blasted out. And those who would dominate this country in spite of the declaration of independence and the bill of rights and the constitution must leave this country and find another who will accept and tolerate your stupidity of superiority based solely on skin complexion. And if you finally see the truth and learn just how much you've been lied to. Just maybe you can change. But I highly doubt it.

  25. Authorities have arrested a charged Democrat officials over mail-in election fraud scheme in New Jersey, proving President Donald Trump's concerns over vote-by-mail to be right.Criminal charges against four individuals have been filed by New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal for allegedly engaging in voter fraud with mail-in ballots.Two Paterson, NJ, councilmen, along with two men linked to a councilmen’s campaign, have been charged with mail-in voting fraud, election fraud, and illegal possession of mail-in ballots.Grewal announced the charges at a press conference, warning that “if you try to tamper with an election in New Jersey, we will find you and we will hold you accountable.
    "We will not allow a small number of criminals to undermine the public’s confidence in our democratic process,” he added.The investigation was launched after hundreds of mail-in ballots were found bundled together in a mailbox in Paterson.

  26. Chance? He said in 2016 he wouldn't accept the results!!! Wake up he wants a North Korea state where he's worshipped, and literally has a cult already, as a Canadian I hope the border stays closed for good, you guys want a king get on your knees and bow

  27. EVEN IF it is a "landslide" victory for Biden – like 350-400+ electoral college votes and several million more votes for Biden – he STILL will tweet / state that it was "rigged" / "very unfair" and will make up hilariously absurd nonsense and propaganda that millions of illegal immigrants filled out mail in ballots and on and on . . Not kidding – mark my words.

  28. The funny thing to me is that the only provable concerted ( medium to large ) voting fraud in recent history has been RepubliCONs stealing ballots and bamboozling voters at their homes into giving their ballots to the conniving disingenuous / fraudulent canvasser – who went around and convinced the people that they were collecting ballots to be put into the mail stream etc . . and then they would either throw them away or change them. Look it up – they had to throw out the whole election and redo it etc . . and people went to prison etc . . ( Because the only way RepubliCONs win elections is with inflammatory propaganda – fraud – deceit – and vote suppression. )

  29. There's the President Kennedy way of (No Longer Assuming The Presidential Office)…
    The End of An Era…
    The Trump Administration and ALL its criminals…lol!!!
    But he could end up with dying by COVID 19, so choices…

  30. So Trump is not going to concede? You mean like Hillary and the 3.5 year B.S., corrupt impeachment? Is that what you mean? You people are fools.

  31. Is this CNN person serious? Some of us, along with Mr Biden, have already thought seriously about Trumpet not leaving the White House. You should believe he is Not going to leave the White House if he looses the election. God help us all when this happens and I believe it will.

  32. Time is short. Repent and turn to God. Jesus died so that you can have eternal life. Whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Romans 10:13. Look around at the fallen world, time is short! There is still time to be saved from the punishment for sin. Jesus said, " I am the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through me" John 14:6.Repent and be saved.
    Jesus died for YOU and will reveal Himself to you if you seek Him. Call out to Him while there is still time. He loves You. What does it profit a man to gain the world but lose his soul? Mark 8:36

  33. I'm sure it didn't hurt Erin's chances that people saw her as beautiful, sexy, etc. Which is valid; but through the past several years, she has established herself as an informed, erudite, and insightful journalist. She is a purposeful interviewer, and holds her interviewees to informational standards; without the intentional interruptions and dismissive comments typical of other media hosts.

  34. Erin, please stop the stuttering and the excessive blinking, along with the open mouth which all reflect your anxiousness of expressing your own outlook and not listening to your guests. It is disrespectful to your guests, and YOU DONT KNOW IT ALL! You are ,,me me me" and that's not the way to go. There are smarter journalists than you, that are not focused on THEMSELVES.

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