How Trump Could Lose the Election—And Still Remain President | Opinion

Newsweek (07/03/2020)
  • Biden wins key swing states (eg Arizona, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania) by small margins.
  • Trump immediately declares rigged election, blaming mail-in voting fraud or China hacking.
  • Trump invokes emergency powers by declaring a national security issue.
  • Justice Department launches investigation that runs until December 14th, the deadline for appointing state-level Electoral College voters.
  • All four swing states (under Republican control) refuse Electoral voting until investigation concludes.
  • Voting goes to the House of Representatives where Republicans, who control majority of the House Delegations, elect Trump.