You don’t have to support how the feds are going about protecting the courthouse in Portland to think that the prevalent belief on the center-left that it’s a preview of an attempt to steal the election is absolutely bonkers.
Here’s former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe:
You think these DHS agents won’t be ordered by Trump to deploy to polling locations, early voting centers and perhaps even county election offices where vote by mail ballots are being counted?
— David Plouffe (@davidplouffe) July 20, 2020
And Jon Heilemann the other day:
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) July 21, 2020
And this morning:
.@jheil doubles down on conspiracy theory Trump is prepping to use military to seize Nov. election through force:
"Is there anybody who doesn’t think Donald Trump would try to employ Martial Law if he thought that was the only way to stay in power?" pic.twitter.com/iZJ3urJMoQ
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) July 23, 2020