What If?

What If?

Update: 2020-10-2353
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There’s plenty of speculation about what Donald Trump might do in the wake of the election. Would he dispute the results if he loses? Would he simply refuse to leave office, or even try to use the military to maintain control? Last summer, Rosa Brooks got together a team of experts and political operatives from both sides of the aisle to ask a slightly different question. Rather than arguing about whether he’d do those things, they dug into what exactly would happen if he did. Part war game part choose your own adventure, Rosa’s Transition Integrity Project doesn’t give us any predictions, and it isn’t a referendum on Trump. Instead, it’s a deeply illuminating stress test on our laws, our institutions, and on the commitment to democracy written into the constitution.


This episode was reported by Bethel Habte, with help from Tracie Hunte, and produced by Bethel Habte. Jeremy Bloom provided original music.


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You can read The Transition Integrity Project’s report here.

Comments (8)

Jason Netherton

..and everything unfolding now as prognosticated.

Nov 7th
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Mae Lee Arant

terrifying and make me literally sick. trump is the worse disease of all

Oct 30th
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Jason Huntley

Leftist, masturbatory, D&D circle jerk on Zoom. All it was missing is Jeffery Toobin. Come On Man! TDS is real.

Oct 24th
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majopareja

This story was great and disturbing.

Oct 24th
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Miles Brazitis

well that was unsettling

Oct 23rd
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SPYDOR

03:40 to skip the begging.

Oct 23rd
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