EXPOSED: Democrats Have "Backup Plan" If Trump Wins 2024 Election

Written by: Clayton Keirns



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A number of high-profile House Democrats are considering the idea of not certifying the 2024 election if former President Donald Trump wins, according to a report from The Atlantic.

While the Supreme Court has already rejected Colorado's effort to remove Trump from the ballot, it is still considering the former president's presidential immunity argument. Trump's lawyers have filed legal briefs arguing that both the documents and January 6 case should be tossed on the grounds of presidential immunity. Failure to do so would fundamentally reshape the way the presidency functions and would lead to a normalization of lawfare and political targeting, lawyers for Trump have argued.

Jason Murray, a leftist attorney who worked on the Colorado ballot removal push, has warned that the question of Trump's eligibility "could come back with a vengeance" when Congress meets to certify the results of the 2024 election in January, however.

According to Murray and likeminded left-wing attorneys, lack of clear guidance from the Supreme Court could lead to a "Constitutional crisis" if Trump wins in November. In order to prevent it, House Democrats are considering the idea of challenging the results and refusing to certify, something Republicans have been branded as "insurrectionists" for doing, while former President Trump faces criminal charges.

According to The Atlantic, "senior House Democrats" would not commit to certifying a Trump victory when asked, saying they would only do so if the Supreme Court affirms his eligibility. This leaves an opening for Democrats, as both liberal and conservative justices "seemed inclined" to dodge the question of Trump's nationwide eligibility during oral arguments for the Colorado case, instead leaving the question with Congress.

“That would be a colossal disaster,” said U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (R-CA). “We already had one horrendous January 6. We don’t need another.”

Some Democrats told the outlet that they would certify the election should the Supreme Court unequivocally rule that Trump is eligible. Others -- who have spent the past three years labeling 147 Republican colleagues as "election deniers" and "insurrectionists" -- refused to give a definitive answer when pressed. This includes Reps. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and Jim Clyburn (D-SC).