July 20, 2021
How Democrats could steal the midterms
By Steve Grammatico
By now everyone with two working brain cells knows, or pretends not to know, that Democrats cheated on a colossal scale to get Whisperin' Joe into the White House. So it's safe to say that Republicans, having wised up to the Donks' stratagems and skullduggery, will capture both House and Senate in next year's midterms. Right? Yes. That is, assuming elections actually take place on November 8, 2022.
Who doubts that Democrats, with a death grip on power now, are capable of anything to keep Pelosi and Schumer on top and Biden's cabal in the White House calling the shots? Well, in a takeaway from those absconding Dem Texas legislators, you can't be defeated if you don't show up for the game.
Fixing a presidential election proved simple; given the number of candidates involved, rigging midterms would be a reach. An alternative? Regarding national contests, things gets complicated, but here are two money quotes from a 2004 Congressional Research Service report on federal elections: Congress would have the power, by statute, to "postpone ... House and Senate elections," and "Congress could enact a statute delegating the authority to postpone an election to the Executive Branch." Justification for either action? "Terrorism," "calamitous events," and the ambiguous "national emergency" — such as, say, civil disorder on a massive scale leading up to Election Day.