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What If 2020 Was Just a Rehearsal?

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For the first time in American history, the losing candidate refused to concede the election — and rather than dismissing him as a sore loser, a startling number of Americans have followed Donald Trump down his conspiratorial rabbit hole.

The safeguards that ensured he left office last January after losing the presidential election may be crumbling: The election officials who certified the counts may no longer be in place next time he falsely claims victory; if Republicans take Congress, a compliant Speaker could easily decide it’s simply not in his interest to let the party’s leader lose..

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Lance Ciepiela is a retired senior who had an interesting career in government service - a United States Marine Corps (USMC) Vietnam-Era veteran, who became interested in restoring the Constitution after I realized that W Bush had attacked (more...)
 

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The 2022 midterms - and, of course, the 2024 election - will be punctuated from beginning to end by howls about Democratic electoral fraud.

The radical right considers this their knockout tactic. That's debatable but it's also their ONLY tactic. #WouldBeDictator. #InsurrectionSpeech. #OrangeVomit. #OverthrowTheGovernment?.

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How about the radical LEFT? We NEVER get our candidates elected (officially, though for all we know, Greens actually won every election they've been in--we'll just never know, because the votes get counted IN SECRET). Not that our vaunted "liberal press" (ROFLMAO) would ever utter a peep about that possibility. .thepolemicist.net/2016/09/strike-vote.html

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Trump and company have engaged in far more than undermining voting rights. Between November 4 and the January 6 insurrection Trump spent virtually all his time trying to overturn the election results even though his own campaign staff knew that claims of election fraud were baseless. #SixStepPlan.

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LOL. Well, Prof. Hasen is welcome to his opinion, but in my opinion, he needs to debate Bev Harris. This blythe assumption that the vote-count was accurate in 2020, or in any other election post 2000 inclusive (ESPECIALLY the Democratic primaries), is ludicrous.

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John Eastman, a conservative lawyer working with then-President Donald Trump's legal team, outlined in a two-page memo a scheme to try to persuade then-Vice President Mike Pence to subvert the Constitution and throw out the 2020 election results on January 6.

MEMO - 3. 'There are at this point 232 votes for Trump, 222 votes for Biden. Pence then gavels President Trump as re-elected'. #SameLies.

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Maybe the guy was a mole.

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"It was the biggest threat to democracy since the Civil War" @ 1:21 minutes.

He had called them to Washington and he knew what types of people were in his audience. When he said that they were going to march on the Capitol they knew their goal was to stop the electoral count that was taking place in the moment. #TakePower.

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Lance, I know that you believe (as I do) that 9/11 was a false flag to launch the multi-trillion dollar Endless War. So what if the 2020 election was rigged because Trump's nationalist, semi-isolationist policies were a major roadblock to launching the multi-trillion dollar re-set in global food control as is presently being mapped out at the UN Food Summit? At this juncture in history would you put anything past the rapacious, corrupt globalists who are seizing the future from under us? The real environmental crisis begins with FOOD production as I've repeatedly explained, and the neoliberal vultures are getting hungry in Davos: .youtube.com/watch?v=fVH1WpdzKtI

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Excuse me, But I remember the chants of "Not my President". And four years of "Russion collusion". And the mainstream media reporting breathlessly about "the noose is tightening" and "the walls are closing in". Constant undermining of the office of the president.

With the Mueller report, half the government, empowered the Justice department to use the weapon of the subpoena to erode the capabilities of the executive to govern.

The end result, after almost the entire four years of Trump's term, with endless media collusion, was that there was no collusion with Russia by Trump's campaign.

Contrast that with non-governmental players petitioning the courts to be able to examin the results of the election, methodically and legally.

So first this is not, "the first time in American history, the losing candidate refused to concede the election." And it might be that after four years of a brutal and dishonest propaganda campaign, there is a reason people can be sold on this season's rabbit hole.

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The plot by Trump to maintain himself in the White House against the will of the majority is now clearer than ever. The eventual success of the people in almost having to fumigate him out of there does not, however, end the plot.

As the full picture of Jan. 6 sharpens almost daily it's clear that plans for a right-wing putsch continue.

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The plot by Trump? Has this plot been proven? Other than by disgruntled ex-whatever's and their tell all books? It's just another 'allegation' like the Russia collusion hoax. And there's plenty of willing dupes to believe whatever mainstream tells them. No questions asked, no proof shown.

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Don,

Trump and Co. are very talented "gaslighters." Bob Altemeyer's books have accomplished some great work on "authoritarian followers." We need to understand the character structures of such leaders and followers. Also, if you wish, see the groundbreaking work of Alice Miller.

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WHAT IF 9/11 WAS JUST A REHEARSAL?

If interested, see "Cosmic Hoax" by Stephen Greer on Youtube.

And while we're at it, what if Covid - 19 is a merely a rehearsal? (see articles on Globalresearch.ca).

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IMHO, they're ALL rehearsals--the Deep State keeps throwing BS at us to see how much we'll put up with/what They can get away with.

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Jill,

From what I can tell, there are very specific plans. They rehearse and then assess to avoid "making mistakes" on the next round.

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Agree. Have you seen this, Blair: .youtube.com/watch?v=fVH1WpdzKtI

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John,.

Thanks for this. No, I hadn't seen it, but just watched it.

My reaction: "So what else is new?"

We need to see the agendas in play - both terrestrially and extraterrestrially.

It seems to me that it will likely require catastrophe for this to occur.

If you wish, see Paul Hellyer, former Canadian defense minister, on Youtube,

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"We're going to have a sweeping victory in 2022, and that's just the preamble to a sweeping victory in 2024, and this time we're going to be ready and have a MAGA perspective, MAGA policies, not the standard Republican policies," he said, referring to Trump's "Make America Great Again" slogan and describing a 2024 electoral victory as a "second term."

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