The Down Ticket Effect of Donald Trump

Donald_Trump_August_19,_2015_(cropped)With the GOP nomination all but locked up by Donald Trump, now the real soul searching questions begin for both the mainstream Republicans and Conservatives who may or may not be supporting Trump. And it is far more than just who will be supported or not supported for President.

In every election, the down ticket is effected, sometimes more, sometimes less. But in this 2016 election, the potential effect on Trump on the down ticket is immense. Almost immeasurable and, quite frankly, dangerous to liberty.

First, there is, of course, the Supreme Court. If Hillary wins, you can bet that Merrick Garland is going to look like a Conservative next to the Judge who will be nominated by President Hillary. And, if Harry Reid is correct, the down ticket effect that might give the Senate to the Democrats would mean that the new nominee would be approved, even if it means using a nuclear option.

Those aren’t going to be effected much by California, which is both going to go to Hillary and to Kamala Harris for the Senate to replace another Democrat without changing the balance of power. But… there are other, more liberty threatening items on the California ballot that WILL be in play on the down ticket, assuming the Trump nomination. Additionally, the potential for the return of the 2/3rd’s majority exists.

So the question becomes whether or not an individual voter is so repulsed by Trump that they just stay home or do they accept that there is more at stake than which person becomes President of the United States?

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Posted on May 3, 2016, in 2016 Presidential, Donald Trump, Elections, Hillary Clinton and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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