What Would Happen if Trump Loses and Refuses To Leave Office

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The 2020 election has provided us with highs and lows and while we still don’t know who is going to win the crown, what we do know is that it’s not going to be an easy ride.

And now, we have an indication as to what would happen if Donald Trump lost and refused to leave office.

We’ve also got a rundown of the key events that have happened so far, with all the latest developments, and what this means exactly for both campaigns. Keep scrolling for what we know so far…

And with the way the results are going, it could be anyone’s game.

Say Donald Trump loses the election and refuses to leave office, what happens? Well, we’ve got the answer for you.

Already 100 million voters have had their say and according to the Independent, polls showed that Biden and his vice presidential nominee, Kamala Harris, lead the way, being favored amongst 66% of voters.

Other polls predicted results that opposed each other, some thinking our current president would be re-elected, while others rounded up that we would have a Democrat on the throne.

And the first results of the 2020 election rapidly began flooding in.

It was quickly confirmed that Trump won in a number of states, including Indiana, Kentucky, and Alabama, while Biden won over the West Coast states, such as California, Washington, and Oregon.  

At the time of writing, Trump calls a win with 51.3% of the vote, while Biden had 47.8%.

He has now secured Ohio, a state that has predicted every president since 1964. As per projections from NBC News and Fox News, Trump is projected to win in Ohio, which has predicted every president since 1964.

The Republican senator has just confirmed her re-election.

“We knew this was going to go long, but who knew we would go into maybe tomorrow morning, maybe even longer!” Biden said. “But we feel good about where we are. I’m here to tell you tonight we believe we’re on track to win this election.”

It was quickly deleted from the social media platform.

Trump wins the crucial seat, earning him 38 electoral points.

In a speech, he expressed a worry that ballots would be found at “4 o’clock in the morning” which he didn’t think should be counted.

He followed up his wish to close voting by suggesting he would be taking the matter to the Supreme Court. Trump said: “As far as I am concerned, we have already won.”

In a huge turn of events, Biden is predicted to win the crucial state of Arizona, which will secure him 11 electoral votes. It’s a battleground state Trump won 4 year priors.

The state has previously only ever backed 1 other Democratic candidate in the last 72 years, so this is a huge event for Biden and his party tonight.

Biden defeated Trump, winning 3 of the state’s 4 Electoral College votes.

“The president’s statement tonight about trying to shut down the counting of duly cast ballots was outrageous, unprecedented, and incorrect,” said Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon in a statement: “It was outrageous because it is a naked effort to take away the democratic rights of American citizens. “It was unprecedented because never before in our history has a president of the United States sought to strip Americans of their voice in a national election. Having encouraged Republican efforts in multiple states to prevent the legal counting of these ballots before Election Day, now Donald Trump is saying these ballots can’t be counted after Election Day either. “And it was incorrect because it will not happen. The counting will not stop. It will continue until every duly cast vote is counted. Because that is what our laws — the laws that protect every Americans’ constitutional right to vote — require. “We repeat what the Vice President said tonight: Donald Trump does not decide the outcome of this election. Joe Biden does not decide the outcome of this election. The American people decide the outcome of this election. And the democratic process must and will continue until its conclusion.”

Surpassing Clinton’s 65,853,625 with 65,881,145 votes.

Andahl died of COVID-19 last month aged fifty-five, but the election results in North Dakota showed the Bismarck-area district going to both him and Dave Nehring.

After rising to prominence following his surprise primary win earlier this year, Cawthorn has defeated Democrat Moe Davis in the state’s eleventh Congressional District, which occupies most of Western North Carolina. Reacting to his victory, Cawthorn tweeted, “Cry more, lib.”

After revealing that he voted for himself, it turns out the rapper actually garnered quite a few supports. Though of course, it’s not enough to see him in the White House.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, both Democrats, criticized President Donald Trump after he claimed victory (early) in the 2020 presidential race even though they have not been officially called yet. And given the circumstances, it could be much longer until the final result is in.

The presidential candidate has now reportedly received more votes than either candidate did back in 2016.

Donald Trump continues election night rant on Twitter. The president continued where he left off, writing: “Last night I was leading, often solidly, in many key States, in almost all instances Democrat run & controlled. Then, one by one, they started to magically disappear as surprise ballot dumps were counted. VERY STRANGE, and the “pollsters” got it completely & historically wrong!”

Making his stance on the matter very clear.

“We believe we are in a clear path to victory by this afternoon, we expect that the vice president will have leads in states that put him over 270 electoral votes today. The vice president will garner more votes than any presidential candidate in history, and we’re still counting. He has won over 50% of the popular vote. We are on track to win in Michigan by more than Donald Trump did in 2016. To win in Wisconsin by more than Trump did in 2016. To win in Pennsylvania by more than Trump did in 2016. And we flipped one of his states, Arizona.”

In an attempt to stop absentee ballots from being counted, the Trump campaign has filed a loaded lawsuit. “President Trump’s campaign has not been provided with meaningful access to numerous counting locations to observe the opening of ballots and the counting process, as guaranteed by Michigan law. We have filed suit today in the Michigan Court of Claims to halt counting until meaningful access has been granted,” his campaign manager said in a statement.

“We also demand to review those ballots which were opened and counted while we did not have meaningful access. President Trump is committed to ensuring that all legal votes are counted in Michigan and everywhere else.”

And now people are contemplating whether the Republicans are going to lose this battle.

But if that does happen, we’re not expecting Trump to leave the White House so easily…

So what happens when he doesn’t?

Firstly, Joe Biden has insisted federal officials “will escort [Trump] from the White House with great dispatch” if he loses.

Just in case he wishes to counter the president’s legal challenges on everything from mail-in voting to alleged instances of “voter fraud”, which Trump has repeatedly claimed throughout election day without evidence.

“If Trump decided that the election was illegitimate, and he was going to resist actually leaving office, he would – I don’t know whether he would try to arrest his opponent and stop them from appearing to take over the office, or whether he would just say on January 21, ‘I’m not leaving’,” Quirk says.

“At some point, the question would become: whose orders do law enforcement obey? Because it would ultimately become a matter of the use of force in one direction or another.” Now that would be a sight to see.

Other political experts such as Joshua Sandman, have suggested that pressure from his own party might do the trick as refusing to leave the office can completely shatter a president’s legacy.

Keep scrolling to see the road to election day in a series of powerful photos…