People, we need to start getting ready now.
- No, not about a slew of dismally weak delaying tactics being filed by Trump’s increasingly less qualified revolving door of lawyers.
- No, not about more attacks on the Capitol when Trump inevitably loses the 2024 election.
- No, not about casting gold-plated toilets for Dour Don to use in the federal and Georgia prisons.
No, we need to think about what will happen when, on Nov. 5, 2024, Trump commits voter fraud. Because you know he will.
By then, Trump will in all likelihood have been convicted on felonies in federal and/or state courts. And, forgive me for belaboring the point, but that makes him a convicted felon. And convicted felons cannot vote in the state of Florida until they finish their prison term and parole time. That will not include one Donald J. Trump.
But, as he has shown, time and time again, Trump believes white supremacist weirdo Nick Fuentes that Donald Trump is the King of America and laws and norms don’t apply to him. While we might find such an anti-American declaration appalling (after all, we have a United States in the first place to get rid of unelected kings), Nick Fuentes is just saying what the majority of Trump voters believe, even if they won’t say it out loud: Democracy gets in the way of a small, embittered minority controlling the majority, and a permanent monarch who hates all of the same people you do is the perfect leader for the new Christian Nationalist Republic of Gilead.
So, per usual, Trump will vote on Nov. 5, 2024, and dare anyone to arrest him.
Now the Florida State Legislature could repeal their ban on felons voting to avoid this constitutional crisis; however, I don’t think they’ve looked that far ahead. The anti-woke mob that poses as the legislative body hasn’t distinguished themselves as a group that’s any good at predicting how their antics might backfire.
And even if they had some insight and foresight, it might not work. Once Governor Ron DeSantis’ presidential ambitions are foiled, why should be do a favor for Trump? DeSantis is a lame duck and as petty and vindictive as they come. DeSantis would gleefully veto the bill and leave the Republican Party to twist in the wind.
What are the other two options? Well, everyone could do nothing. Unlikely, as Trump would be posting videos of himself voting, either on Twitter or, in the unlikely event it still exists a year from now, on Truth Social. The howls from Democrats and the tiny remnant of anti-Trump Republicans would make that impossible.
The most likely scenario is that the Florida State Attorney for Palm Beach County, Democrat Dave Aronberg, files yet more felony charges against Trump for voting illegally.
That’s why we progressives — forget get-along-go-along Democrats — need to sound the warning now. Trump’s going to be hellbent on committing voter fraud in the 2024 Election; ask Republican officials now what they’re going to do about it. They’ll evade it now, of course, squirming the whole time, insisting that Trump won’t be convicted (ha!). But after his first conviction, they’ll have to insist that he’d never do that. Our reply needs to be, “Of course! Only a slimy lowlife who deserves the book thrown at him would do a thing like that. Right?” Proceed to enjoy more squirming.
The irony that the Orange Messiah will have committed the voter fraud that Republicans are always claiming exists in every state in which there isn’t extreme voter suppression won’t be lost on anyone. Trump’s sycophants will be forced to defend why voting illegally is OK for Felon No. 1. Me, I’m here for it. Pass the popcorn.