- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Former Attorney General Eric Holder warned Monday that Democrats have a tough road ahead of them in the 2020 election because “Republicans are going to cheat.”

Speaking on “The Breakfast Club” radio show, Mr. Holder, who served under the Obama administration, said he’s “convinced” that President Trump will lose his reelection but that Democrats had a lot of work to do to make sure the election is fair.

“It’s going to be hard because the reality is that Republicans are going to cheat,” he said, the Washington Free Beacon reported. “They’re going to try to keep people away from the polls. They’re going to move polling places. They’re going to do a whole variety of things, that, when we had a Voting Rights Act that was intact and a Justice Department that was concerned about it, we could prevent a lot of this stuff.

“We don’t have those tools now,” he added. “So, we’ve got to be prepared for a tough fight. But it’s a fight that we can win.”

Co-host Charlamagne tha God went on to claim that Mr. Trump is going to “fight like hell” to stay in office so he can avoid possible prison time.

Mr. Holder agreed, saying he initially dismissed speculation that the president could refuse to leave the White House if he isn’t reelected.

“I thought to myself, ‘that’s ridiculous.’ But as I’ve thought about it, this guy with all the norms he breaks through,” he said. “I think he loses, and then it will be interesting between, say, November and January when he would have to start packing. I wonder if, for instance, he will pardon himself? … Will he pardon all the people in his administration? … That’s something that I wouldn’t take off the table.”

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