• Will He Go?

  • Trump and the Looming Election Meltdown in 2020
  • By: Lawrence Douglas
  • Narrated by: Gary Tiedemann
  • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (97 ratings)

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By: Lawrence Douglas
Narrated by: Gary Tiedemann
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Publisher's Summary

In advance of the 2020 election, legal scholar Lawrence Douglas prepares listeners for a less-than-peaceful transition of power.

It doesn't require a strong imagination to get a sense of the mayhem Trump will unleash if he loses a closely contested election. It is no less disturbing to imagine Trump still insisting that he is the rightful leader of the nation. With millions of diehard supporters firmly believing that their revered president has been toppled by malignant forces of the Deep State, Trump could remain a force of constitutional chaos for years to come. Will Trump Go? addresses such questions as:

  • How might Trump engineer his refusal to acknowledge electoral defeat? What legal and extra-legal paths could he pursue in mobilizing a challenge to the electoral outcome?
  • What legal, political, institutional, and popular mechanisms can be used to stop him?
  • What would be the fallout of a failure to remove him from office? What would be the fallout of a successful effort to unseat him?
  • Can our democracy snap back from Trump?

Trump himself has essentially told the nation he will never accept electoral defeat. A book that prepares us for Trump's refusal to concede, then, is hardly speculative; it is a necessary precaution against a coming crisis.

©2020 Lawrence Douglas (P)2020 Twelve

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Well he really hasn’t gone

I read this book before the election. It gave 3 scenarios where he wouldn’t go. He code the nuclear one. Good book, good writing, probably won’t age well since it was based on one moment in time. But should’ve been a bigot deal at the time.

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Concise and horrifying

A great, clear, terrifying account of how easily our ramshackle electoral system combined with the absence of constitutional safeguards and extreme anti-democratic partisanship could easily produce electoral chaos without a legitimate, politically possible solution.

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Frighteningly Prescient

Well written and read. It is frightening how few students know much about the electoral college and our constitution.

While some of his predictions proved accurate, he didn't mention any chance of our Capitol being breached and ravaged misinformed and frankly blind supporters of the authoritarian demagogue. However, with the constant lies about the integrity of our elections, and the too frequently repeated mantra of a "stolen election", such an event was all too foreseeable. In the interest of saving our democracy, we need to make sure he can't even be appointed so much as a dog catcher, nevertheless run for public office anymore I am relieved that there is finally an adult in the white house!

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A must read

Anyone who cares about the future of democracy in the United States needs to read this book.

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I profoundly hope that Douglas is wrong...

... but am deeply fearful that he is right on target. Biden campaign PLEASE read!

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Omninous warning!

Get ready for an ugly election and potential major conflict. The scenarios presented seem very real.

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HISTORY IN PERSPECTIVE

I read “Will He Go?” several months after Pres Trumps exit from office. As such I wasn’t seeking an answer to the question. Nonetheless I found this book engaging as it fed my desire for all information regarding US politics and political parties from a historical perspective. Having experienced the 20210 presidential election and subsequent transition, this is the perfect read for those seeking a better understanding of our voting process and the constitutional limitations of the same.

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Really informative

The book anticipates Trump not accepting the outcome of the 2020 Presidential election and the possible ways in which he thinks he can stay POTUS

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Scary

If the scenarios depicted in this book have the slightest chance of happening our country is in real trouble!