The closer we edge to November the more it’s becoming apparent that election day may morph into election quarter. Similarly ‘2020’ being known as the plague year will also broaden into 2020/21 as chaos persists into early next year.

Why? To put it simply – voting by universal mail-in ballots.

Now that may sound harmless, just as I also thought initially, however the domino effect of these events may be the long-awaited spark for prolonged civil unrest in America.

In the search for a Presidential Nominee the Democratic Party has had to adapt its voting mechanism to better suit the ongoing pandemic.

This has led to a sharp increase in absentee mail-in voting which also comes with vastly higher levels of invalid ballots, fraud & other illegal actions.

Before this topic became heavily politicised, the New York Times stated in 2012 that:

“votes cast by mail are less likely to be counted, more likely to be compromised and more likely to be contested than those cast in a voting booth, statistics show. Election officials reject almost 2 percent of ballots cast by mail, double the rate for in-person voting.”
More recently these dangers are evident when looking at some of the recent Democratic Primaries earlier this year.

Take Petterson, New Jersey for example where 20% of their ballots had to be thrown out due to voter fraud by two local elected leaders.

“In the days before New Jersey’s third-largest city held municipal elections in May entirely by mail, postal workers became suspicious when they found hundreds of ballots bundled together.” (NY Times 2020)

The voter fraud was deemed so widespread that a judge ruled that the entire primary must be redone on November 3rd along with the presidential voting.

Despite these ballot counting woes, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphey, recently announced that every person registered to vote in the state would receive a mail-in ballot for the general election.

The Governor based this very recent decision on the “overwhelming success” of universal mail in ballots for the Democratic Primaries… I don’t think the good Governor is watching the same movie as the judge who just ordered a recount in the New Jersey Primary.

Now you might dismiss this governor as an outlier in the Democratic Party, however the recent Coronavirus Stimulus Bill proposal by the Democrats in the House sought to mandate universal mail-in voting, ban checking in-person voter ID & not verifying signatures from these ballots with those on record.

Let’s not forget how trustworthy the US Postal Service is in delivering the mail promptly. They warned that “Mail-in voting rules in 46 states may leave some ballots uncounted”.

In the map below from the New York Times we can see the dark blue coloured States where universal mail-in ballots are mandated for all registered voters.

The light blue & yellow states are deemed much safer in the way they cast their ballots because absentee mail-in ballots are ballots you specifically apply for which is only coming to you. In fact, President Donald Trump himself voted in this manner for his area as he was not able to vote in person.

The danger comes when you send out universal mail-in ballots to all registered voters who didn’t ask for them which leaves the door wide open to fraud.

There is certainly a strong push to bring this Presidential election result in question. Notice that even in the graph above it doesn’t show the updated information that NJ is going for universal mail-in ballots as aforementioned by the Governor. Things are moving rapidly.

This may seem far fetched, however we saw almost the exact same situation play out in the 2018 Mid-term Congressional Elections where on election night there was a red wave of in-person voting for republicans which was followed by a slow blue wave that ensued in the following weeks where boxes of mail-in ballots were being… ‘discovered’.

This led to the Democrats gaining control of the House of Congress & these same members eventually Impeaching Donald Trump.

Now this brings us to the domino effect of these findings.

If the Democratic Party sufficiently undermines the integrity of this election due to universal mail-in ballots we will see long, drawn out lawsuits.

In fact these lawsuits may extend past January 20th 2021, the presidential inauguration day, also when President Trump constitutionally must leave office.

If there is no result by then, a ‘President Pro Tempore’ must be instated as acting President until the election result is concluded. This person is appointed as per the Order of Succession below.

The appropriate Acting President cannot be someone in the order of succession who is up for re-election in November such as Vice President Mike Pence or Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

Therefore, Senator Chuck Grassley would be appointed to this temporary position with Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo as his Temporary Vice President since neither of them are up for re-election.

However I would pose this question to everyone:

What happens if the re-election of Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House, is finalised before the presidential election is resolved in the courts, and in time for January 20th 2021 allowing her to assume office as acting President?

Another question in the event that Congressional Elections aren’t concluded:

What if the remaining 65 Senate members who aren’t up for re-election elect a new President Pro Tempore among their ranks since the republicans will be outnumbered at that point while elections are ongoing?

What kind of damage could a person like Nancy Pelosi do in the white house to further hinder President Trump’s re-election chances as lawsuits are ongoing?

What happens to the Durham Investigation that’s looking into the origins of the phoney 2016 Russia Investigation? Does Nancy Pelosi fire Attorney General William Barr with her new powers?

What happens if there is no re-election of President Donald Trump?

I fear that the following events would plunge the country into complete and absolute civil war leading to the ‘counting of heads’ up and down government & widespread civil unrest in the community.

Let’s not forget the war-games that were played out this year by John Podesta with former Republican & Democratic Party leaders on the potential outcomes of the US Presidential election. In all of these scenarios street violence breaks out & in the worst case scenarios some West Coast States secede from the Union.

I don’t think that people understand yet that there will not be an ‘Election Night’ on November 3rd.

Perhaps we may never know the true Presidential election result of 2020.

It appears neither side will accept the result unless it is in their favour.

One of the only ways I can see this being resolved is by the American people voting in a 49 state landslide for President Trump on Election Day. In person voting must dwarf mail-in ballots and the result must be undeniably clear.

With all of that said, it is highly likely the chaos of 2020 will spill over into 2021 bringing with it more instability & anarchy to the anglosphere.

But if you ask me directly who I think will be the next President Elect I have no doubt in my mind when I say that it will be President Donald J Trump.

I have faith that the American people will make the right choice.

Joel Jammal is a 23 year old Assistant Development Manager for a developer in Western Sydney, part-time political activist & lecturer for the Sydney Institute for Christian Studies. An active reformer in political parties like the CDP & Australian Conservatives, Joel writes for several online journals and produces a conversation series called ‘Thin Ice’ where he treads on the latest political landmines.

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