QQOTD: The Webmaster of The Querist
“If Donald Trump loses re-election in November 2020, he will grant a mass pardon to everyone in U.S. prisons, including robbers, rapists, and murderers.”
~ The Webmaster of The Querist website
Given what we know about this President, how plausible is this assertion?
If the unthinkable would ever occur, what effect might the mass release of dangerous prisoners have on the U.S. and the police forces around the country?
Whether in 2020 or 2024, what other dangers can we expect during the transition/lame duck period (November 4, 2020 – January 20, 2021)?
Could Trump simply invalidate the results of the election through executive action? Why or why not? If he’s successful, what would this mean for Democracy and the rule of law?
Historical queries (To be determined in the near or far future):
If Trump was not re-elected, did he pardon incarcerated prisoners?
Which of his cronies did he pardon?
What effect might these pardons have on our justice system?
What other acts of revenge did Trump wreak on the U.S.?
Did Trump attempt to invalidate the results of the 2020 elections? If so, was his executive order upheld by the Supreme Court or nullified?