History is being made every day of this sordid debacle of a Republican administration, but Friday, April 17 will unquestionably be tagged in the history books under sedition. It is, to the best of my knowledge, the only time in American history that a sitting president has called for the violent overthrow of a democratically elected state government.

Molly Jong-Fast is Editor of the Daily Beast. David Rothkopt is the author of “Traitor: A History of American Betrayal From Benedict Arnold to Donald Trump”

Here’s the bottom line: Donald Trump wants to win reelection at whatever cost. He is oblivious to reality and the cost to America in what he is trying to do. He doesn’t care. He will do anything to stay in power. To that end, early afternoon EDT, the Trump campaign released their weekly email/fundraiser, accusing Democrats of stealing the election via “ballot harvesting.”

And this batshit tweet was written just three days ago.

Trump is referring to absentee ballots, and the sublime irony of this is that the only case of “harvesting” absentee ballots was on the part of a Republican congressional candidate in 2018, Mark Harris, North Carolina District 9. Huffington Post, February 19, 2019:

…investigators had evidence that McCrae Dowless, a political operative working on behalf of the Harris campaign, filled out and mailed in incomplete or blank ballots from both his office and home. She said Dowless paid people in cash to collect requests for absentee ballots and the ballots themselves. The state board also has evidence, she said, that Dowless paid people to falsify signatures on absentee ballots indicating that they had witnessed those ballots being filled out (North Carolina requires two witnesses to someone filling out an absentee ballot).

It is not illegal to help someone request an absentee ballot in North Carolina, but it is illegal for anyone other than a close relative to take custody of the actual ballot.

[Kim] Strach [Board of Elections Director] said Dowless took several steps to conceal the fraud. Those measures included using the same color ink as the voter who filled out other parts of the ballot, mailing the ballot from a post office close to the voter and placing the stamps on the envelopes in a certain way not to raise red flags.

And don’t forget the story of the campaign worker in Florida changing voter registrations from Democrat to Republican without their knowledge. This is who we are dealing with and this is what it is. Democrats need to wake up to the extreme emergency that we are in now and realize that this 2020 Election is a turning point in history. We need to safeguard this election, first and foremost, and we need to win it — or America is done. I don’t think these remarks hyperbolic, I deem them plain and simple. This is how bad it’s gotten with the GOP as a rotten husk of a political party and Donald Trump as it’s corrupt and subversive standard bearer. Trump is flailing and desperate and cornered rats are not pretty. The only way he can save face when he loses horrendously in November is by setting the stage now that it’s all a Deep State Democratic plot. This will be Fox News’ dominant narrative from here on out as Trump tanks in the polls and the economy continues to flounder. Take note.

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17 Comments on "Trump Calls For Violent Overthrow Of State Govts While His Campaign Accuses Dems Of Trying To Steal Election"

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Tin woman1
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When we sweep up rump , let’s sweet up barr along with him. And maybe a few others too. Sedition is ugly.

Tin woman1
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Sweep for sweet up there.

p j evans
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Munchkin, deVos, Ross…

Bareshark
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Classic Trump…most powerful elected officeholder in the land and yet he’s hiding behind the useful idiots to do his dirty work. Too many of these fools forget Charlottesville in those pre-COVID 19 days. Or maybe they do and they want to just get out of life through the offramp of the virus. If they’re lucky, they’ll be the next patients in those hospitals they’re blocking off with ruined health for life. If not, they’ll be the latest pandemic casualties and it will be for nothing. And I’m just angry enough and possibly hard-hearted enough to say good effing riddance to… Read more »
Denis Elliott
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Maybe I’m losing it in my old age but I swear recalling a smattering of articles back in the 1990s telling how REPUBLICANS had been developing procedures to help elderly voters, especially those in nursing homes or long-term care facilities obtain absentee ballots. This is a group that has long favored them, and although it was perhaps tougher back then to sort out Democrats and Republicans to more specifically target the effort it was doable the old-fashioned way. I also recall a heavily GOP county in FL in 2000 that violated black & white letter FL election law to use… Read more »
nan
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Very good read. I vote and it’s really getting scary what happening now I’m counting the days. We do early voting here in Nev. Just hoping were able to vote by ballot if not I’m going anyways.

Lil Blue Sock
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Sic Semper Tyrannis!!!

Bareshark
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Nothing so grand for this fool…more like “Sic Transit Gloria Mundi” (“Thus passes the glory of the world”…and yes, I mean that ironically).

Christopher DiGiovanni
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Christopher DiGiovanni

Good one and well said! I just missed watching that movie on Showtime on my television last night (Friday) because I’ve been busy with my laptop, so I hope I will watch it soon.

Christopher DiGiovanni
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Christopher DiGiovanni

WOW, I can’t believe the memo in which the Trump campaign accused the Democrats tried to steal the election. It is full of lies. Dictator Trump and his administration tried to brainwash people, so that he hopes many puppets of his own can re-vote him again. That is why he wants to save his re-election votes. I don’t think he will get re-elected again because he has had a bad reputation anyway.

Bareshark
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Bill Palmer had an interesting theory on all these current shenanigans: Trump is doing this because it’s sunk in at last that he’s going to lose big in November. Now, how true this is, who the hell knows. But it is telling that he’s pushing a bunch of under-equipped saps to fight with the governors rather than, say, the US Army or Marine Corps like a real dictator would. Think maybe after what happened with Captain Crozier, he was afraid to be humiliated by ranking officers who’d shoot him the middle finger by telling him “no”?

Christopher DiGiovanni
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Christopher DiGiovanni

Also, Dictator Trump really is a very sick guy. So, are his staff, too!

HollyValera
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Great piece as usual, Ms.Faw!
Hoping you are well.

Darrel
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Me too … stay safe out there Ursulaw, we need you now more than ever … and, BTW, what is your take on the failing Dotard and NOT funding the US POST OFFICE? I think he actually thinks he can get away with it and THAT will displace all the mail in votes to sink his smarmy self … maybe we should chat with Nancy and see what the House thinks about it as Iowa does vote by mail VERY WELL and I can see tons of votes for any body BUT loser Trump in Iowa …