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Redditers Are Sharing The Extreme And Passive Things They Will Do If Trump Wins

Desperate times are here and they are calling for desperate measures. As millions of citizens eligible to vote go out to cast their ballots in hopes of ensuring a brighter future for the United States, many are still wringing their hands in fear. After all, as the past four years have proven, quite a lot can happen in one presidential term, and not all of it good.

Recently, users on Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit have been sharing what they think they will do if things don’t turn out as they plan.

Check out their responses below!

“Vote again next year. Obviously not for president but yeah, mostly just keep doing what I am. Edit: probably look for a new job too – he’s not good for my current employers prospects.” –flamedragon822

“Do what we did in 2016. Resist, protest, support local democrats who affect our lives way more, and go about our lives.

I, personally, have zero desire to leave this country. Maybe I’d prefer to have been born in Canada or Germany, but I was born here, I identify with this country, I like this country, and I’ll fight to fix it rather than leave. It’s never a lost cause.” –10art1

“I’m the other guy. When I was a child my parents were worried I was very sick and they had to weigh the possibility of permanent damage for their child against crippling debt of hospital bills because my country didn’t care enough about me to help take care of me. Well what do you know, now that I’m an adult I don’t care enough about my country to help take care of it.

I’ve moved to Canada. Not specifically for that reason, but it sure is one hell of a perk that even though I’m only a permanent resident me and my family never have to hesitate to get medical help. Most people don’t get a chance to choose their country, but their country has the opportunity to choose them; to help and support and take care of them. America wasn’t there for me then, I feel no obligation to be there for it now.” –camshell

“I won’t lie it would be immensely frustrating. Especially because if Trump does win, it’ll probably be from winning the right combo of swing states again with an even wider margin in the popular vote than 2020. I estimate that Biden could lead by up to 7% in the popular vote this year and still lose the general. But what will I do about it? Nothing mostly. Probably take out my frustration in the form of donating to various causes to reduce the damage this country (and a certain other country that promotes global far-right interests) is doing to itself and the world. The reality is since the beginning of history the left has been stifled. The powerful have both the incentive and ability to protect their power, and the have-nots win only with the help of tremendous luck. Repeated frustrating lost battles in a slow march of progress will always be the way of the left.” –beigebaron

“Same thing I did in 2016… go to bed with a headache.” –xTheBigShow

“Yeah I’m out. I’m an engineering student so I doubt I’ll have trouble finding employment overseas, and Trump winning in 2020 means either he rigged the election (meaning fascism can’t be too far away) or there really are enough ignorant and/or bigoted people in the US to vote that shitstain back in. Either outcome means I no longer want to live in this country.” –-Anguscr4p-

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“Probably abandon all the other issues I should be spending my time caring about and focus purely on electoral reform.

The right to rule is given by the consent of the governed. So why are we letting people win on a technicality while the majority of the country is left pounding sand? Where in our constitution does it even account for a two party system? Nowhere! And yet we’ve allowed them to drag us through a civil war, mass incarceration, unfettered capitalism, and blatant foreign interference. It’s painfully obvious the vast majority of people are not a constituent of either party.” – KamikazeSkylark

“Break the Canadian registration site, again.”- isanynametaken

“There’s a good chance I’ll leave. I’m experienced in EU data protection and technology law, and I’ve had opportunities over in Europe already that I’ve passed up. If trump wins again it’ll be hard to say no next time. I love this country, but at a certain point enough is enough. The problem isn’t just Trump. It’s that so many Americans actually support him.” –spice_weasel

“Probably evolve my participation in the political process beyond simply voting. 2016 spurred me to begin volunteering with Big Brother and my local crisis line. I’ve never viewed myself as having the patience for politics, but if Trump wins in 2020, it may be time to actually get involved in my local politics or with a national political organization. quit my job and get involved in politics full-time with a local or national organization. edit: clarity.”- Reddit user

“Grab the popcorn and watch from the comfort of Europe.” –Darth_Memer_1916

“I may consider running to be a Congress person. The only problem is I live in a liberal area. I’m not going to be replacing any republican so it’s a moot point at the local level. Our entire local government is all Dem so eh. But hey maybe I can do something.” –PlebPlayer

“The same thing I said in 2016: complain about it on the internet. It’d be sad to see the country damaged more than it already has been, and to watch the dying democracy.” –zlefin_actual

“I’ll probably do the same as most Americans, tune in to season 2 to see what direction the show is going before eventually getting bored and stop watching.” –bender710

“Well night of and day after, I’ll most likely bunker down and stay away from the riots. I’ll probably also read Reddit/Twitter and laugh at people thinking Trump wouldn’t win again. Then I’ll cry for how dumb Americans are, how lazy of a voter base we have, and losing my innocence, again.” –rudedudemood

“Canada if they’ll have me.” –SpaceMonkey877

“He won’t if we vote instead of just saying “he won’t”. Certainly I would not leave the country. Protest. Resist. Fight back in every way.” –MutatedFrog-

“Hope we can break the conservatives back and take their majority in senate so they can no longer protect him.” –datfixinboy

“Get on with my life because I am not American. I consider establishment Democrats to be centrist conservatives anyway.”-nsci2ece

“I’d like to think I’d do something good like resisting, protesting, etc, but if he wins, I’ll probably honestly just give up and do my best to ignore politics until the next elections.” – RavenLabratories

“Another Impeachment. Or 2. Or 53.” –Mant1c0re

“Same thing I’ve been doing these last 4 years: call out his bullshit, vote against his cronies and make sure we learn from our loss.” –thisisathrowaway_900

“Pray that the U.S can keep itself together over the next four years and focus on getting my political science/law degree so I can run for office myself and get these fascists out of government.”- OfElephantMonkeys

“I’d probably get pretty serious about Canada. I live not far from the border and my company is based out of Vancouver so there’s a possibility of being transferred. I would consider a second Trump turn to be a sign America has given up on getting back on it’s feet. Another several years of protests, riots, racial violence, defunding education, and safety nets even during a pandemic – the most heartless legislation and tone deaf administration I’ve witnessed in my entire life. I don’t think he’s doing it to make America great. I think he’s doing it at his dictators behest to intentionally weaken us and make us less powerful on a world scale, less of a threat to Putin. I think he’s setting the groundwork to allow us to be very easily taken advantage of and I don’t plan on sticking around for any more of this shitshow than is necessary. I want my daughter to grow up in a country where she’s more valuable than her eggs and has a shot at a decent education. May be some place where people actually care about whether or not kids are routinely getting shot up in schools and people don’t go bankrupt from a broken bone.” –Zoklett

“Same shit I always do probably, unless we all die from coronavirus.” –Star_City

“Nothing much. I don’t even know what Trump would do as a 2nd term POTUS. Probably very little…all he cares about is campaigning and trolling. If you remove the notion of a future election, he probably will just sit around his FL house, watch Fox, and play golf with PM Abe.” –DukeofDixieland

“Nothing? Trump is a lame duck president. He’s actually preferable to Biden simply because he has less potential to do harm. As soon as Trump is out of office, most people currently following politics will go back to ignoring politics within a couple of years.” –WBSNE

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Team Trump’s Latest Appearance At The Oversight Committee Hearing Was A Complete Trainwreck Oh And Giuliani Farted

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Team Trump’s Latest Appearance At The Oversight Committee Hearing Was A Complete Trainwreck Oh And Giuliani Farted

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Something stinks in the White House and it’s not just Donald Trump and his inability to cope with being a loser.

Rudy Giuliani’s campaign effort to undermine the results of the 2020 presidential election continues to waft through hearing rooms like a rotten gaseous scent… which, according to video recordings, not unlike the one Guiliani is suspected of releasing during Wednesday night’s conspiracy-filled hearing in Lansing, Michigan.

Giuliana stirred up a rash of cackles this week when the audible sounds of his stomach were heard during the hearings.

Four hours into the lengthy event, two fart sounds could be heard while Giuliani delivered his speeches. During the Michigan hearing, Michigan state Rep. Darrin Camilleri asked Guiliani a question about the recent New York Times story which reported that Giuliani talked with President Donald Trump about seeking pardons for himself last week.

“The discussions between Mr. Trump and Mr. Giuliani occurred as the former New York mayor has become one of the loudest voices pushing baseless claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 election, which Mr. Trump still proclaims publicly that he won,” NYT reported. “Many of Mr. Trump’s longtime aides have refused to do his bidding to try to overturn an election that President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. won by nearly seven million votes. But Mr. Giuliani has repeatedly thrust himself into the spotlight to cast doubt on the results, which has ingratiated him with the president.”

Guiliani objected to Rep. Camilleri’s questions and accused him of defamation.

“I will ask that he be disciplined for that,” Giuliani requested into the microphone which picked up the first pedo sound.

Not 90 seconds later, Camilleri asked Giuliani to address Attorney General Bill Barr’s statement that federal prosecutors had yet to come across evidence of election fraud.

“The answer that I gave you was that they didn’t bother to interview a single witness,” Giuliani replied as another louder even larger sounding pedo came in through the mic.

It didn’t take long for Giuliani’s loud fart to go viral on Twitter.

HuffPost reporter Ryan Reilly shared the clip on Twitter on Wednesday night. It has since been viewed more than 1.6 million times.

Users were quick to note that Jenna Ellis, another attorney taking part in Giuliani’s campaign of lies about a Trump 2020 victory. (Which did not happen) could be seen reacting to the noise by glancing at him over her shoulder.

Like the hot air Giuliani blew into the hearing, there were quite a few bizarre moments that came about.

Giuliani brought in a parade of alleged election fraud witnesses who all managed to make outrageously conspiratorial and racist statements during the hearing. Plus, according to Buzzfeed, “Giuliani was not sworn in at the hearing, so he was under no legal obligation to tell the truth.”

One “witness,” Melissa Carone drew audible laughter during the hearing for her clown-like performance.

According to The Guardian, Carone is a contract worker for Dominion Voting Systems and “appeared before a Michigan house panel on Wednesday and insisted, without providing evidence, that tens of thousands of votes had been counted twice.” Her aggressive approach to her claims quickly drew viral attention on Twitter from users who were quick to compare her to a Saturday Night Live character.

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Here Are The Southern California Latino Politicians Gov. Newsom Should Consider For Kamala Harris’ Empty Seat

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Here Are The Southern California Latino Politicians Gov. Newsom Should Consider For Kamala Harris’ Empty Seat

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Now that Sen. Kamala Harris will Vice President-elect Harris, there is a lot of talk about who Gov. Gavin Newsom should appoint to the seat. There is a lot of pressure on Gov. Newsom to appoint a person of color and we agree. Here are six Latino politicians from Southern California that should be appointed to the vacant Senate seat.

Hilda Solis

Solis’s political career started in 1992 when she ran for and won a seat in the California State Assembly. In that position, Solis made her presence known and was a crucial voice in the debate on undocumented immigrants backing legislation to make college accessible to undocumented immigrants living in California. Since then, Solis has served in the California State Senate, represented California in the House of Representatives, served as Secretary of Labor under President Obama, and is currently on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

Solis has history, experience, and knowledge of politics from local to national levels. In that time, Solis has backed and written legislation and policies on every issue ranging from domestic violence to the environment.

Robert Garcia

Garica is the current mayor of Long Beach and has established himself on the international stage. As mayor of Long Beach, Garcia has worked tirelessly to address climate change and establish strong trade partnerships with countries around the world.

As an openly gay politician, Garcia has used his time in office to work to expand LGBTQ+ rights around the world. The mayor has visited Peru and Honduras Victory Institute and the State Department to take the fight to Latin America.

Nanette Barrágan

Barrágan is currently a congresswoman reprensenting California’s 44th congressional district. The congresswoman would bring a legal background often needed by members of the Senate. Barrágan started to get involved with politics working on African-American outreach for the Clinton administration. Barrágan also spent time working with the NAACP working on health policy and racial health disparities.

Barrágan was one of the members of Congress to go to the U.S.-Mexico border during the Trump administration. Barrágan recorded and exposed the conditions of people legally seeking asylum under Trump’s assault on migrants.

Kevin de León

De León started his political career in 2006 when he was elected to the California State Assembly. After a brief tenure, de León was elected to the California State Senate where he worked on a wide range of issues. De León worked with his colleagues on issues like affirmative consent, the environment, gun control, and transportation.

De León ran for the Senate in 2018 against Sen Dianne Feinstein and lost. Now, de León serves on the Los Angeles City Council filling José Huizar’s former seat. Huizar stepped down due to an investigation into corruption and birbery.

Norma Torres

Torres has had a steady career in politics starting on the Pomona City Council before becoming Mayor of Pomona. From there, Torres served in both the California State Assembly and State Senate before becoming a member of Congress representing California’s 35th congressional district.

As a member of Congress, Torres has worked on the following committees:

  • United States House Committee on Appropriations
    • Subcommittee on Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
    • Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government
  • United States House Committee on Rules

Alex Padilla

Padilla has been a public servant for California for decades serving as president of the Los Angeles City Council before being part of the California State Senate. In 2015, Padilla became the Secretary of State of California. In 2017, Padilla pushed back against the Trump administration and refused to turn over voter data to the administration. He then went on to win reelection with 64.5 percent of the vote in 2018.

Padilla is currently the favorite to be Gov. Newsom’s choice to fill Vice President-elect Harris’ vacant seat in the Senate.

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