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Five Clinton nightmare election scenarios

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posted on Sep, 21 2016 @ 06:07 AM
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As the presidential race tightens, the BBC looks at five scenarios that could destroy Clinton's campaign:


Unexpected events
There are the things a candidate can control - the message, the on-the-ground organising, the advertising campaigns. Then there are the "black swans" - unpredictable one-off events that can render all of those preparations irrelevant.

...Smoking guns
Ms Clinton has seen her ratings for honesty and trustworthiness damaged by stories relating to donations by foreign actors to the Clinton Foundation and her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state. Although the information that has emerged has been embarrassing, and the FBI investigation into her email practices paint an at-times-unflattering picture, they have not presented a mortal threat to her candidacy… yet.

But what if damning evidence surfaces - a "smoking gun" that even her supporters can't explain away? There's currently a batch of 17,000 emails the FBI recovered from Mrs Clinton's server - documents not originally handed over to the government by Clinton personnel - that is being reviewed by the state department and will probably be made public by the end of October.

Then there's the possibility of more hacked Democratic communications being published by WikiLeaks. The group's founder, Julian Assange, has already hinted that Clinton-related documents could come out before the election.

...Shy Trumpsters
Following the Democratic National Convention in late July, Mrs Clinton surged to a modest but steady lead in national polls and a more convincing advantage in key battleground states.
Now, however, Mr Trump appears to be cutting into her advantage. Many polls show the race tightening, and a few give the Republican nominee a slight lead.If the numbers stay close heading into election day, there's the possibility that the polls could be understating Mr Trump's support enough for him to end up on top.

...Election hackers
Mr Trump made headlines in August when he warned that the election could be rigged against him. While his fears centred on vague allegations of potential voter fraud, Mrs Clinton has a different source for her election-day concerns - nefarious digital saboteurs.

While talking to reporters on her campaign plane on Sunday, she compared recently hacked Democratic committee emails to a modern-day Watergate break-in. The risk to the US electoral system could be greater than just purloined communications, however.

...Debate spotlights
The three presidential debates, the first of which is scheduled for 26 September, are a huge opportunity for Mrs Clinton to draw contrasts with Mr Trump on knowledge and experience - but they also have the potential for disaster.

...Mr Trump is an unconventional debater, but as he demonstrated in 11 Republican primary face-offs, he can be a wily opponent. While he was often thin on details, he had a showman's skill on the stage and kept his opponents off balance. As the unpolished outsider, Mr Trump will enter the debates with lower expectations than career politician Clinton. If he acquits himself well, he could convince reluctant voters to come over to his side.


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posted on Sep, 21 2016 @ 06:34 AM
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I'm going with 'Unexpected events'. In that I question if her health will hold until the elections. She's been in a declining pitiful state in the last few weeks.

A lot of power people stand to be exposed if she does not make it in the elections. And I believe ultimately it will turn into a Trump landslide.



posted on Sep, 21 2016 @ 06:39 AM
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a reply to: MongolianPaellaFish

Re: Scenario 2, Smoking Guns - remember awhile back Assange said "I will bring Hillary down before the debate stage"

www.usasupreme.com...

The clock is ticking on that one



posted on Sep, 21 2016 @ 06:42 AM
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a reply to: MongolianPaellaFish

I see only one nightmare scenario for Clinton and the wider world .... Trump wins.

I look forward to Trump shooting himself in the foot in the Presidential debates.



posted on Sep, 21 2016 @ 06:46 AM
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a reply to: MongolianPaellaFish

I'd be happy with all of them but the election hackers.

What I'd prefer is her becoming ineligible cause she's in jail as a convicted criminal though.

Of course I wouldn't mind if Trump was in jail right along with her for his many crimes as well.

Hillary has to go first though, hers involved national security, that takes priority over Trumps.
edit on 9/21/2016 by Puppylove because: grammar and spelling



posted on Sep, 21 2016 @ 07:25 AM
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Likely all of them. Another one, Obamacare rates increasing Nov 1.



posted on Sep, 21 2016 @ 08:20 AM
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a reply to: Puppylove

Funny I thought we'd already crossed that bridge and you guys were all wrong.
Yes we did. Clinton's not going to jail because she didn't commit any crimes. None not one. They'd have strung her up if they had even the smallest thing to charge her with. They had nothing. N.o.t.h.I.n.g.

Get over it already.
And get used to the idea of a Clinton presidency because trump is going to lose and lose embarrassingly.



posted on Sep, 21 2016 @ 08:28 AM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: Puppylove

Funny I thought we'd already crossed that bridge and you guys were all wrong.
Yes we did. Clinton's not going to jail because she didn't commit any crimes. None not one. They'd have strung her up if they had even the smallest thing to charge her with. They had nothing. N.o.t.h.I.n.g.

Get over it already.
And get used to the idea of a Clinton presidency because trump is going to lose and lose embarrassingly.


projects.fivethirtyeight.com...

The race is getting extremely tight. I admitted when Trump was way down that she would likely win but things have changed. Not so sure about that anymore. She could lose very easily of any combination of the above scenarios manifest and odds are some of them will.



posted on Sep, 21 2016 @ 08:31 AM
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If anyone were to be the victim of election hacking it'd be Donald Trump. This anti-Russian propaganda lie is really weak.



posted on Sep, 21 2016 @ 08:31 AM
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Dp
edit on -050008am9kam by Ohanka because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 21 2016 @ 09:02 AM
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a reply to: LifeMode

Yeah and she's moving ahead in the polls again.



posted on Sep, 21 2016 @ 09:05 AM
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Hillary needs to get through the debate without collapsing or coughing out of control...

That will be a win from a democrat standpoint....kinda embarrassing for the party of Harry S Truman to have such low expectations from their candidate...

Also, if Bill can a month or two without raping a woman that will be great for her campaign...

-Christosterone



posted on Sep, 21 2016 @ 09:11 AM
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originally posted by: Plotus
I'm going with 'Unexpected events'. In that I question if her health will hold until the elections. She's been in a declining pitiful state in the last few weeks.

A lot of power people stand to be exposed if she does not make it in the elections. And I believe ultimately it will turn into a Trump landslide.

I wonder if her health isn't being affected by the fact that she might know what Assange will be coming out with soon?

She may be a nervous wreck.



posted on Sep, 21 2016 @ 09:17 AM
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originally posted by: LifeMode
Likely all of them. Another one, Obamacare rates increasing Nov 1.


Hadn't thought about that. It could work in Trumps favor.



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