Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has suggested that President Donald Trump could utilize his powers to invoke martial law and use the country’s military in order to force several battleground states into conducting a do-over presidential election.
“Within the swing states, if he wanted to, he could take the military capabilities and he could place them in those states and basically rerun an election in each of those states,”, Flynn told Newsmax.
Flynn argued that such a move might be necessary for the US to move on after such an unsatisfactory election, He also noted that using martial law would not be unprecedented, recalling that it had been imposed 64 times in the past, on various occasions: from earthquakes and fires to major civil unrest.
However, on none of these occasions was martial law or the military used to force a redo election. In addition, legal scholars still argue if a do-over is even possible for the presidential elections with no precedent in US history for such a procedure.