Prevent an Undemocratic Power Grab and Protect the Vote
October 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
There are a range of views on the likelihood of President Donald Trump refusing to leave office if Joe Biden wins in November. The President has stated numerous times his envy of other heads of state who’ve been appointed president for life and refused to say that he will leave office if he loses in November. Vice-President Pence refused at the recent debate to insure a peaceful transition. Some don’t believe that even the reckless Trump would go that far, no matter how messed up mail-in ballots become and how close the vote is.
Fortunately, we needn’t agree that a Trump coup attempt is likely in order to prepare for the possibility. We can think of it like insuring a house, not because it’s likely to catch on fire but “just in case.”
There are many aspects to preparation, and they include developing an overall strategy, a handy list of tactics that are mutually supportive and a communication network. It will help to train as many as possible because at a time of crisis, people look to the “early responders” for a way forward.
Local groups, state groups and national groups have been forming coalitions, trainings and strategies since late September when many prestigious sources began to voice these concerns.
Locally, groups have joined together in association with these larger groups to put together an “insurance policy” for Kitsap County.
In this forum, we will give you the evidence, tell you what we have done in preparation and talk about our plans to protect the vote and support a peaceful transition.
Below are links to studies, articles, other resource you may want to read before the forum so you can become an informed citizen on this issue:
-Protect Kitsap Election 2020 FB page
– Hold the Line: A Guide to Defending Democracy:
-Transition Integrity Project report:
-The Legal Fight Awaiting Us After the Election | The New Yorker