If the majority of the high-profile MAGA candidates lose their elections it will convince the non-Trump aligned party leaders that following Trump is NOT the way to regain power.
Trump has total control of today’s Republican Party. Senate, Governor, Congressional, and other GOP slates across the country are dominated by Trump approved MAGA candidates. These candidates have made no attempt to disguise the fact that if they are elected to office, they will do all that is in their power (and more) to hand Trump the Presidency in 2024. There is no question that the GOP is all-in for Trump. This is a grave danger to our democracy as previously described here.
But the leaders of the GOP are not complete idiots. They know that, despite their best efforts to suppress votes and gerrymander districts, they ultimately must win the votes of a significant number of the electorate to be able to obtain and retain power. So, maybe for the last election, the people still have the power to stop the MAGA GOP from taking power. And by stopping MAGA, we can take Trump’s power away.
It won’t happen overnight. But if the majority of the high-profile MAGA candidates lose their elections it will convince the non-Trump aligned party leaders that following Trump is NOT the way to regain power. And those leaders, which today are a silent plurality within the GOP, will see their power grow while the MAGA-aligned leaders will see their power fade.
And as the MAGA power fades, Trump will be reduced in stature and power. He will still have his MAGA followers and he will still be a danger to the country. But his ability to dictate events will be much reduced as more and more GOP leaders will move away from him. Will that lead to more Q-Anon fueled violent insurrection attempts? Possibly – and if so they must be dealt with lawfully until the MAGA fury burns itself out.
Will this ultimately lead to a stronger GOP? Possibly. But more importantly, it will lead back to a GOP that believes the democratic process and in (relatively) free elections. And that will mean that we have, for the moment saved democracy.
The message is clear: Vote for Democrats. Defeat MAGA Republicans. Save democracy.
If enough MAGA candidates win in 2022, Donald Trump will be a pre-determined, guaranteed winner in 2024.
There is no question that the GOP is the party of Trump. Trump’s handpicked MAGA candidates have a near-perfect record of victories in the 2022 GOP primaries, even in cases where the candidates are horribly flawed and GOP voters had more mainstream choices. The core of the GOP believes absolutely in Trump and the candidates selected by the party prove that to be the case.
The Trump-approved candidates all share a commitment to the big lie that the 2020 election was stolen. They also all agree that, if elected, they won’t allow it to happen again. How will they keep that promise? Simple: No matter how the voters of their state vote in the 2024 election, they will override the will of the people and certify Donald Trump the winner.
Trump MAGA candidates who believe in Donald Trump more than they believe in democracy are running for offices of Governor, Attorney General, and Secretary of State in key battleground states:
- New York
- New Mexico
Every state in which the MAGA candidates win in 2022 is a pre-determined, guaranteed win for Donald Trump in 2024. The battleground states on this list control the election. If enough battleground states vote for MAGA candidates in 2022, the votes cast in the 2024 election will become meaningless. No matter how the voters vote, the MAGA officials will use their powers to certify their states for Donald Trump.
All voters must understand: a vote for a GOP MAGA candidate in 2022 is a vote to end democracy. If the MAGA candidates control a state, the voters will have ceded power to Trump’s willing lackeys. What happens in the next 60 days determines the future of America. Forever. Because if Donald Trump regains power, he will never give it up.