Democrats, meanwhile, decided to become the image they painted of Trump. They responded to a rude and brash president with calls to mob political adversaries in restaurants. Just weeks ago, Holder, widely considered a potential Democratic presidential nominee, declared, “When they go low, we kick ’em.” Pre-emptively covering for a weaker blue wave than expected by publicly contemplating bringing back court-packing, abolishing the Electoral College, delegitimizing the Supreme Court, or even ignoring court rulings completely doesn’t help their case that Trump is a uniquely undemocratic president.
Just today, Vox.com founder Ezra Klein attempted to redefine significant aspects of our voting system, writing on Twitter, “I don’t think people are ready for the crisis that will follow if the Democrats win the House popular vote but not the majority.” The House popular vote is not a thing. You have to win your local district, not the nation’s largest, left-wing cities.
I happen to recall article after article fearmongering that Trump would refuse to accept the results of the election, but it was ultimately Hillary Clinton who refused to publicly concede the night he won and Democratic celebrities calling for faithless electors to vote for Clinton. Even as Trump embellishes the problem of voter fraud, it’s the Democrats who are pre-emptively looking for concrete reasons to delegitimize the results of the midterm elections if they don’t go their way.