A depressing new survey has found that half of surveyed Republicans are willing to flout the democratic process to keep our sleepwalking megalomaniac of a president in office for an indefinite amount of time.
The Washington Post surveyed 650 right-leaning Americans about Trump’s baseless allegations of rampant voter fraud (73 percent believe it happens frequently); about who won the popular vote (Trump did, according to 47 percent of Republicans...even though he didn’t); and that millions of undocumented immigrants voted in the election (68 percent believe this!).
Believe it or not, those aren’t even the most depressing findings. Here are two other questions the survey asked:
- If Donald Trump were to say that the 2020 presidential election should be postponed until the country can make sure that only eligible American citizens can vote, would you support or oppose postponing the election?
- What if both Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress were to say that the 2020 presidential election should be postponed until the country can make sure that only eligible American citizens can vote? Would you support or oppose postponing the election?
Let’s rephrase those:
- Do you support or oppose undermining the most fundamental democratic foundations of this country, a move that will surely catapult America into a totalitarian regime, and entrust its future to Donald Trump?
- Let’s think about this again! If Donald Trump, a man whose only loyalty remains to his own ego, were to declare himself America’s first dictator, supported in his rise to power by the Republican Party, would you be pretty chill about that or nah?
Well, my friends, 52 percent of respondents would support dismantling our democratic institutions to keep Trump as president, while 56 percent would support indefinitely delaying a presidential election if both Trump and Republicans in Congress wanted to.
Please, no one show this survey to Trump, because I think we can all very easily imagine him turning this inane idea into a new talking point. Don’t you feel great about America?