Trump is laying the groundwork for challenging the results of the November elections if the results do not go his way. Unfortunately, circumstances are such that we might well face a confused and chaotic situation on election night that he can, and undoubtedly will, exploit to his advantage.
The head of a Democratic political data agency is warning that with a record number of Americans expected to vote by mail in November, it is very likely that early election results will appear to show that President Donald Trump has won in a landslide, even if he ultimately loses after all outstanding votes are counted.
Josh Mendelsohn, CEO of Hawkfish—a data analytics agency founded last year by mutli-billionaire former presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg to support Democratic candidates—sat down for an interview that aired Monday on “Axios on HBO” in which he predicted “chaos in America” after the polls close on November 3.
“We believe that on election night, we are going to see Donald Trump in a stronger position than [he] actually is,” Mendelsohn said, calling this phenomenon a “red mirage.”
Mendelsohn said he is “sounding the alarm and saying that this is a very real possibility, that the data is going to show on election night an incredible victory for Donald Trump.”
“Twice as many voters intend to vote by mail,” Mendelsohn explained, pointing to surveys showing that 40% of ballots will be cast by mail. Among Democrats that figure rises to 48%, while for Republicans it’s just 23%, although studies have shown there is no evidence that voting by mail favors either major party, or that it results in fraud.
That is a disturbing possibility indeed since it can lead to widespread unrest, egged on by Trump and his supporters.