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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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An Alleged Rapist Is Running For Governor In Mexico And Still Has The Support Of President AMLO

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An Alleged Rapist Is Running For Governor In Mexico And Still Has The Support Of President AMLO

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For years, Mexicans have been taking to the streets to denounce violence against women and to demand accountability from their leaders. However, much of that messaging doesn’t seem to have reached the very top as President Andres Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) continues to support a candidate for governor facing multiple allegations of sexual assault.

A candidate for governor faces multiple sexual assault allegations and still enjoys widespread support.

Félix Salgado Macedonio, a federal senator (currently on leave) is accused of sexually assaulting five women and yet is still in the running for governor of Guerrero.

Despite the accusations he faces, 64-year-old Salgado, has maintained the support of President AMLO, who has claimed that the allegations are politically motivated, and other high-ranking party officials including national party president Mario Delgado. He was considered the frontrunner in the election for governor.

AMLO came to the candidates defense, calling on people to stop politicking and avoid “media lynchings” and asserting that people should trust the party process that was used to select Salgado as candidate.

“We have to have confidence in the people, it’s the people who decide. If polls are taken and and the people say ‘I agree with this colleague [being candidate],’ I think that must be respected. Politics is a matter for everyone, not just the elites,” López Obrador said.

The MORENA party has committed to reselecting its candidate for governor but Salgado is still in the running.

Officials from the MORENA party announced that they would conduct a new selection process to find a contender for the June 6 election. The party’s honesty and justice commission said its members had voted unanimously to order a repeat of the selection process.

While the honesty and justice commission has ordered a new candidate selection process, Salgado was not precluded from participating in it. He indicated in a social media post on Friday night that he planned to seek the party’s backing for a second time.

“Cheer up colleagues! There is [still fight in the] bull,” Salgado wrote on Facebook.

Activists continue to fight back against his candidacy and the president’s support for an alleged rapist.

Women have protested in Mexico City and Guerrero state capital Chilpancingo and the hashtag #NingúnVioladorSeráGobernador (No Rapist Will be Governor) has been used countless times on Twitter.

Yolitzin Jaimes, a member of the feminist collective Las Revueltas, said the withdrawal of Salgado’s candidacy is a positive first step but urged the authorities to continue investigating the rape allegations.

“… He has to go to jail, … he mustn’t return to the Senate and he mustn’t be nominated [for governor] by any political party because … it’s very probable that he’s seeking to go to the Labor Party [a Morena ally],” she said.

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A Ted Cruz Piñata Exists And People Want One So Bad

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A Ted Cruz Piñata Exists And People Want One So Bad

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Sen. Ted Cruz has reached peak infamy with a piñata in his honor. People have been turned into piñatas over the years for both good and bad reasons. The Cruz piñata serves as a reminder of the senator’s attempt to flee the brutal Texas winter crisis.

A Texas party store is selling piñatas of Sen. Ted Cruz and people are into it.

Piñatas are always the centerpiece of a fun party and they are even more exciting when they are topical. One party shop in Texas is riding on the wave of local and national news criticizing Sen. Cruz to cash in.

Last week Sen. Cruz was caught boarding a United flight to Cancún, Mexico to escape the winter storm devastating Texas. As millions of Texans survived without water and power, the Cruz family booked a Mexican getaway to warmer weather and reliable electricity.

At first, Sen. Cruz tried to blame his daughters for fleeing Texas as his constituents suffered from the weather. He soon changed his story and claimed that he realized he had made a mistake as soon as he sat down on the plane waiting to depart from Houston.

Finally, after days of speculation, someone came forward and leaked text messages from Sen. Cruz’s wife, Heidi. Turns out, according to the texts, that the Cruz family was actively planning a vacation to avoid the snowstorm. According to the texts, the Cruz family was trying to convince neighbors and friends to join them so they can get out of their freezing house. The criticism amplified when it was reported that the Cruz family left the family dog behind as they fled to Mexico.

People are eager to get their hands on a Sen. Cruz piñata.

Families have been in quarantine for almost a year and they are hitting a wall. Now that the weather is starting to warm up, it is no surprise that people would want to have something to do together outdoors. Seems that a lot of people would like a piñata party to celebrate the bad weather slowly moving out.

There are even some people asking for different people made as piñatas.

You never know unless you ask, right? Never hurts to try to make your own request to better your birthday. It seems that the party store is able to make various different piñatas. The party store made a piñata after Sen. Bernie Sanders’ famous mitten moment at President Biden’s inauguration.

READ: Sen. Ted Cruz Makes Quick U-Turn From Mexico After Outrage He Abandoned His Frozen Texas

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