You know, Umair, sometimes I think you lean a little towards doom. This time I agree with you.

In March 2016, Obama nominated Merrick Garland to fill the seat of Antonin Scalia, who died in February. Republicans were quick to invoke the Thurmond Rule.

What the heck is the Thurmond Rule, some people might wonder.

The Thurmond rule states that in a presidential election year, the Senate will not confirm the president's nominees to the federal judiciary.

And so Garland was not appointed. Because it was an election year. But all those same Republicans in Senate, the ones that agreed with the Thurmond Rule as it applied to Obama, have suddenly changed their mind.

As you say -- no better way to steal the election than to do it legally.

The real issue is not whether Trump or Biden wins. The real issue is that the Senate needs to change.

Best case scenario - change in presidency and change in the senate. Next best scenario -- flip the senate. Trump won't be able to pull this crap if the senate is blue.

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