John Kerry: Trump's Re-Election Could Provoke a Revolution
Former secretary of state worries voters are 'disaffected'
Former Secretary of State John Kerry warned that President Donald Trump's re-election could spark a nationwide revolution.
Kerry claimed that Republicans have a history of denying voting rights to Democratic voters.
The anti-Trump Democrat appeared in a virtual event at the Copenhagen Democracy Summit.
“If people don't have adequate access to the ballot, I mean that's the stuff on which revolutions are built,” Kerry said.
“If you begin to deny people the capacity of your democracy to work, even the Founding Fathers wrote in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, we have an inherent right to challenge that."
"And I'm worried that increasingly, people are disaffected."
Kerry suggested that deception had a hand in his 2004 defeat as well as former Vice President Al Gore’s loss in 2000.
He implied the pattern repeated itself in Georgia, referring to Stacey Abrams’s defeat in the state’s 2018 gubernatorial race.
“We're not meeting the standard that we ought to be meeting, so I'm deeply concerned about protecting the vote,” he said.
Kerry added that there was a history of "certain officials of a particular party purposefully [making] it difficult for the other party to vote where they control those matters.”
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But he predicted Trump would lose handily before warning Republicans would "pull out every stop" in the closing weeks of the race.
“I'm going to continue to believe this election will not be close, we'll have a mandate in America,” he said.
“And if it is close, we'll just have to deal with whatever the circumstances are at that time."
"Hopefully, we've laid enough groundwork, the legal barrier, that we will be well prepared."
Earlier this year, Kerry claimed Trump's leadership is putting America in a “dangerous place.”
"He pulled us out of the Paris agreement. Everybody in the world knows that the evidence of what is happening in terms of climate change facts on the ground is growing and growing and growing with extraordinary danger to the world," Kerry said at the time.