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Nightmare Scenario 2020: Trump Loses By Narrow Margin

Updated on May 5, 2019

The nightmare scenario in the 2020 U.S. presidential election is that Trump loses by a narrow margin. A margin that, like when the Gore-Bush election, was so close and debatable, that Trump fights for the outcome. It is certainly within his DNA as he loves a battle against perceived enemies, both real and in his reality.

Unless the election ended is a fairly decisive or substantial ballot outcome, where the Democratic candidate wins, all bets that Trump would want to challenge the result because he is such a poor loser, which he has proven many times. Much like the Bush-Gore outcome, this challenge would be far less civil judging on Trump's past conduct over other issues like the Mueller report, which did find 10 serious obstruction possible cases that he could be prosecuted on by a willing attorney.

Should this event occur, it will only because the Democrats have failed again in choosing a candidate that has great appeal to the majority of Americans, as Speaker Pelosi has stated. She has said that the candidates should stay in the middle politically and not veer to the right or far right with crazy notions that could look like creeping socialism. She seems to hint that her choice is Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for VP.

Much of America will be still divided in November, 2020, when the election happens. It will probably be Trump is at 45% or so, who just love the man to no end despite his crass personality that no parent would want to have their child emulate. The other 55% will be those who hate him, those who are undecided still. This is similar to the 2016 election that got him elected! Trump appealed to many middle roaders in 2016 because they hated Clinton. Many of those traditional swing voters that usually went Democratic, selected Trump because of Clinton. In 2020, the situation will be the same, ugh! The field of Democratic candidates have yet to ignite in overwhelming fashion. The only possibility is if most of the 55% and undecided simply vote for the Democratic candidate because they hate Trump, even if the Democratic candidate is unappealing. It could work out that way.

Let's not forget about the Russians. Trump has given them a green light recently after his talks with Putin where they belittled the whole "collusion" thingy. Trump has basically hinted to them that if he can benefit from the Russian interference, in whatever form it takes, great! Carry on, KGB! Of course, Mueller found no evidence of collusion (that Trump was part of a known conspiracy), just a lot of bad missteps by his men that gave a false impression to the public. In a bipartisan bill, where paper ballots would be used in 2020 as a backup to electronic voting, Trump vetoed it. It is almost like Trump does not want a paper trail in the next election because the Russians will likely interfere. What kind of American president embraces this interference? Trump is a man with no morals, so whatever American democratic values there are, are second to Trump and winning is everything.

Were Trump to lose by a narrow margin, he would fight to no end. But, were he to lose, he would be subject to criminal prosecution for obstruction and whatever fraud he has done while in office or not. This might be the only thing that prevents Trump.

But then again, maybe not!

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    • tsadjatko profile image

      The Logician 

      2 years ago from now on

      @Cochran Harping on Hillary winning the popular vote is like saying an track miler having a faster time on a one quarter mile of the mile won the mile race. It’s absurd! The one mile race isn’t about the fastest 1/4 mile nor is the election about the popular vote - it never has been and for good reason. Had it been about the popular vote Trump would have run a different strategy and knowing him he’d have won the popular vote. If Hillary had won instead of constitutionalist judges being appted to federal courts all over we’d have judges legislating from the bench, a dead economy, taxes through the roof and basically no hope for the future or for unwanted babies most of whom aborted are female and would grow up to be women - who Hiliary professes to champion?

      Wishful thinking Perrya, Trump will decimate his opponent just like Reagan destroyed Mondale - have you no knowledge of history? It repeats itself. That’s why Biden will probably become “the biggest loser”

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad 

      2 years ago

      Perry A

      The point is why would the race be close?

      Trump has been performing, while the democrats have been resisting. The democrats don't have a political platform, nor do they have any shining stars.

      People elected Trump to break the cycle of government not getting anything done. And that is what president Trump did in his first less than three years. If you want a president that speaks the same language as the people, that is Trump. If you want the same old talk talk talk but no walk, then you can pick any candidate from the left.

      What would a democrat presidency do for you personally?

      Would care which democrat became president?

      As far as I know, no one on the left has really done anything other than some of them can talk about it.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      2 years ago

      All I am saying is that with Trump's personality, if the race was close, it would be a redux of the Bush-Gore thing. I would be surprised if Trump did not challenge.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad 

      2 years ago

      Perry A

      Trump is no GW Bush and who do the democrats that is even an Al Gore.

      GW Bush squeked through his two wins, Trump didn't 306 to 230.

    • emge profile image

      MG Singh emge 

      2 years ago from Singapore

      Perrya, I have a gut feeling Trump will be president again in 2020. Many won't like it but in my visits to the USA I find he has a committed core of supporters who will vote for him. The Dems don't have a candidate and still debating and I feel Trump will be home in his boat.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      2 years ago

      Why rehash past history, Trump won in 2016. If Trump loses by a slimmer margin, I think it will be a repeat of Bush-Gore.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad 

      2 years ago

      PerryA

      Why didn't the candidate that had the most votes be the main suspect in influencing the election.

      How can you claim victory in the popular vote, and influenced in the EC.

      It has always been the EC to win the presidency.

      306 to 230 is a not electoral weird science math. And Hillary through Stein tried to influence the EC to change their voting.

      Mueller didn't prove that the Russians even tried to influence the election. The indictment of 13 Russians is not the same a proving they influenced the election. These Russians have plead not guilty, and until they have been to trial and proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt they cannot be used as proof.

      Again, the tax returns are not a requirement, but showing proof of citizenship is and remember how irate the left got for people even asking about Obama's citizenship. Why the double standard?

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      2 years ago

      If Trump is fighting tooth and nail over his tax returns, imagine if the election is close!

    • Kathleen Cochran profile image

      Kathleen Cochran 

      2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Trump lost by three million votes in 2016. Only the electoral weird science math put him in office.

      Even given that possibility in 2020, he has surely lost some of those voters by now and is unlikely to gain new ones. The electoral math would take more than the Russians to work again. But then, I was wrong last time. Who would have thought you could win by millions of votes but still lose.

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