Who MAGAs will vote for if Trump is off the ballot

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Who MAGAs will vote for if Trump is off the ballot?

putin

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I’m assuming many will take the view “OK, screw you America! You want a Biden-run communist dictatorship, go for it, you’ll learn the hard way!” And they’ll just sit at home on election day.

Or maybe they’ll try a massive write-in campaign for Donny.

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They’ll write in his name, and Trump will claim that he won, but it was “stolen” again. And his Cult Members will commit more acts of terrorism in his name.

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Wait, they can write?

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Part of me wants to hear the question raised differently:

If Trump was assassinated by an atheist, gay, transgender, immigrant; who would you vote for?

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It’s not up to the voters, it’s up to fox news.

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Kathy Griffin

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I’d probably vote for the perp. Very civic minded.

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The cult is strong with these people. I weep for our democracy.

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Not too long after merkin von bankrupt “won” its election, I was frequently heard to say, “I didn’t vote for rootin’ tootin’ vladi putin!”

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Yup, and since they haven’t explained what they should think yet, they don’t have an answer. It’s sadly ironic how many of them repeat en masse the same tired mantras/slogans/etc, regardless of merit or veracity simply because they have no ability (or desire) to process and think for themselves. Take the Herman Cain subreddit for example, where people have died to COVID after proclaiming it’s fake/not real/vax is a plot to kill everyone. You can pick any two posts at random and have 50% of the material posted by those poor people be identical.

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I’d love to see a complete void in Trump’s place if it turns out he’s not eligible to run again because of his crimes. Though I’m half-expecting that if that happens the Democrats will find some way of pardoning him and getting him back on the ballot… in an attempt to win over right-wing voters.

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Voight-Kampff 2023 Edition

Q1: Is America #1?
Q2: If America is #1; how can you make it great again?

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To be fair, a couple of those responses were reasonably informed and thoughtful.

to be fair letterkenny problems GIF

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Be fair to MAGAts tho! How are they supposed to come up with names if nobody is sending them mailers and talking on Faux Tabloid Sensations every night and there aren’t any TwXtter beefs boiling over? So far it’s just Christie, right? Oh, wait what? There are THIRTEEN candidates? Yeah but Ramaswamy is hard to say. But now that I see the names, I’m torn. President Binkley has a real ring to it, don’t it?

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If we’re lucky, they’ll all stay home and vote for nobody when Trump falls.

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My hope is that they will not vote, but boycott in a snit so we can maybe get back to some normalcy?

Excited Lets Go GIF

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I think that’s likely. Voter turnout was significantly higher in 2016 and 2020. Some of that was due to people who saw through Trump’s bs wanting to make sure he didn’t win, but a lot of it was that Trump motivated a lot of people to vote who had never voted before. A lot of the people with the MAGA hats and t-shirts were not regular voters before Trump. And I think they view this more like sports than like something that actually will affect their lives. For various, and mostly bad, reasons, they became fans of Trump. They love team Trump, and they are ride-or-die fans. They support him the way some people support the Philadelphia Eagles, or U of Alabama, or whoever. “My team, right or wrong. I’m not a fair weather fan.” And people talking about Fox News…these particular voters aren’t watching Fox News. They aren’t watching or reading any traditional news sources. They’re getting their information from similar minded people on Facebook, Twitter/X, TikTok, etc.

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I’m just here to acknowledge my strange and conflicted feelings about that one guy’s trump hair cosplay.

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