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Election Day 2020: Sputnik International Talks to Mark Dankof
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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

 

Sputnik International: Today is the Election Day and Americans are choosing between Republican President Donald Trump and his Democrat rival Joe Biden. What are your predictions? When can we expect the results?

Mark Dankof: I predict a contested election over the results in several key battleground states, due in large part to the mail-in ballot scheme concocted by the Democratic Party in league with the Mainstream Media falsification of COVID-19 statistics which have blown the risks of in-person voting totally out of proportion. Pennsylvania is a classic case in point. The State Board of Elections there issued 90,000 mail-in ballots in Westchester and Allegheny Counties that were provably flawed, including massive numbers sent as duplicates to the same person, or to persons deceased, or to non-registered individuals whose bona fides could not possibly be examined and verified. This mess was magnified by the SCOTUS ruling that ballots received after Election Day and WITHOUT POSTMARKS may be counted. This scenario, the Democratic Party controlled Postal Workers Unions, and legislation in several key states making it legal for convicted felons to vote, or to cast ballots without government issued Picture IDs, underscore the potential magnitude of the problem. In 2016, Trump only won Pennsylvania by a 45,000 vote margin. This puts into perspective the risks posed to the legitimacy of an electoral process in an election year of unprecedented polarization and tension. Franklin County, Ohio is another place to watch for shenanigans, along with North Carolina where ballots may be tabulated up to NINE days after Election Day.

Mark Dankof’s Most Embarrassing Photo: With George W. Bush in 1994 in Gubernatorial Politics: Helping Defeat Ann Richards in Texas for the NRA and Christian Schools.

If the election is reasonably legitimate, I believe Trump will barely pull it out by holding on to Texas and Florida, and coming from behind in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and possibly Michigan. But time tells. A possible dispute over several months and involving a blizzard of legal challenges, could have long-term implications for the entire political process in this country, with delegitimization of results accompanied by violence and destabilization in American communities nationally, especially in urban areas.

Another prediction: Regardless of outcome, the election will not solve any of this nation’s systemic problems, including unprecedented political and cultural division; the national debt; the overextension of American military operations globally; the toxic influence of Neo-Conservatism, Neo-Liberal Interventionism, and the Israeli Lobby in controlling American foreign and national security policy; urban violence; the ongoing militarization of police departments; the continued expansion of the American Surveillance State; the issue of Open Borders and immigration assimilation; trade deficits; and the loss of the country’s once formidable manufacturing sector. It is undeniably grim.

Pat Buchanan and Mark Dankof: September 1995 in San Antonio.

Sputnik International: We’re seeing support for the incumbent president increasing in key swing states – such as Florida, Michigan and Pennsylvania. During Trump’s recent rally in Pennsylvania, we saw really huge crowds of Trump supporters. How would you assess Donald Trump’s chances of taking crucial battleground states?

Mark Dankof: Better than 50-50 minus fraud. Even money if there are significant attempts at massive voter fraud. The President’s surge may well be due to COVID-19 shutdown fatigue with more of the populous, an increasing awareness of Mr. Biden’s reduced physical and mental capabilities, and most significantly, more public alarm over the violence and anarchy which has consumed Democratic cities since the May 25th Floyd tragedy in Minneapolis.

Sputnik International: How do the Republicans still manage to maintain their base and win elections, despite having less media power that the Democrats, as we know that most of the mainstream media can be described as ‘Democrat-leaning’?

Mark Dankof: The GOP base must depend on a significant number of independent voters voting for Trump over Biden, as was the case in the independent voter disenchantment with Hillary Clinton in 2016. In the latter situation, the Democratic Party nominated the one candidate Trump had the best chance of beating. This is also true in 2020, where Biden’s boost by the Clinton wing of the Democratic Party could again prove fatal. I’m convinced that several other Democratic contenders would have run a stronger race against the President. If Biden loses, look for more nonsensical allegations of Russian influence, as opposed to the obvious corruption and myopia endemic to a DNC establishment that does whatever is necessary to deny a Sanders or Gabbard the opportunity to run a much stronger national campaign.

Ironically enough, it is precisely the blatant leftist partisanship in mainstream media and among social media and high tech oligarchs that does provide the GOP with some benefit in regard to the resentment felt by many Americans about the defoliation of MSM journalism by Political Correctness. The rise of Alt Media in the United States after 9-11 is a direct result of this alienation from establishment media arrogance and its marriage to the globalist American political elite. The months of media distortion of the truth about the George Floyd incident in Minneapolis, and the tacit media support for Black Lives Matter and Antifa violence and anarchy in American cities thereafter, have only heightened these concerns. Independent American voters disenchanted with Mr. Trump’s personality and COVID-19 controversies have become alarmed over this collapse of social order as well. If enough of them decide to risk Trump again out of fear that the urban unrest could begin impacting the suburbs as well, that might be the razor thin margin of victory for Trump in the contested battleground states. Time will tell.

Sputnik International: US city business-owners are currently preparing for the riots and clashes on election day, covering their shops, stores and offices with plywood. In your view, how we will see the streets react to the election results?

Mark Dankof: There will be violence and unrest if Trump wins. If the situations in Minneapolis, Washington, Chicago, Seattle, Kenosha, and Portland reach the suburbs, the gloves will be off and the Marxist and racial revolutionaries in the streets will face an armed civilian population that will not stand down as the Democratic Mayors have. I believe that the key to a Trump victory will be a reaction of resentment over Fauci-CDC COVID-19 policies that have killed the economy in 2020, and a rising reaction of fear and resistance to what has been allowed to go on in American cities in 2020.

Perhaps more significantly, I agree with Pat Buchanan that if there is a Biden-Harris victory with Democratic Party flips in Red States and in the American Congress and Senate, 2022 will see a backlash when the next two years prove to be a managerial and political nightmare for the Democrats in America’s version of the Weimar Republic.

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