With the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, each political party in the US has a new weapon added to their arsenal. Replace her before the election, or wait until after?
What is most interesting about this debate is the very real implications of the coming constitutional crises, setting this particular situation apart from the death of Antonin Scalia and Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland.
An unfilled seat allows for a 4-4 split in the Supreme Court. This will add more complexity to what is already a looming nightmare.
The results of the 2020 election will be heavily contested and likely locked in litigation into January of 2021.
The Transition Integrity Project, headed by John Podesta, has war-gamed different scenarios they believe are likely to unfold after the election. They determined the only instance of a peaceful transition was a Biden landslide.
Not a surprising conclusion given those involved but what stands out the most are the more dooms-dayish scenarios that end in an unprecedented constitutional crises.
According to USA Today
The Transition Integrity Project predicted the military or Secret Service would escort the president out on Jan. 20 if Congress on Jan. 6 named Biden the winner and Trump refused to accept the result. But the war games never reached this point. The bigger issue, the group said in its report, is getting past Jan. 6 without a stalemate.
The last piece about getting past January 6th without a stalemate is of the great importance.
It should be obvious to anyone who has yet to drink the Blue or Red Kool Aid that this is the destination the US is heading toward. It was always going to be a mess.
But now, with the potential of a 4-4 split in the the Supreme Court or a newly appointed SCOTUS that many will deem to be illegitimate, this whole thing just got exponentially more messy.
RBG's death only insures that January 6th will come and go without a conclusive and, more importantly, agreed upon election victor and President of the United States.
The divide between the left and right will only grow as each continues to dig their heels deeper into the partisan politics that has already reached dangerous heights.
The fracturing of the US is about to become irreversible if it wasn't already.
If Supreme Court justices did their jobs properly their political party affiliation would be irrelevent. It's only because they ignore the Constitution and decide cases based on politics not law that it's an issue. The Supreme Court is the branch that has failed America the most.— Peter Schiff (@PeterSchiff) September 19, 2020
This is the first in a series I will be doing on the coming election fiasco. From politicians to news anchors, and intelligence agency's to mega corporations, everyone is doing their best to set their narratives and brace the US population for what will be a seismic shift and a forever changed United States.