The latest page in the Democrats' handbook in trying to influence the outcome of the upcoming presidential elections is not to convince you that Joe Biden is better than Donald Trump. It's about creating another fake crisis to divert your attention away from just how bad things are going for them.

I find it incredibly ironic that the same people who refuse to accept the results of the 2016 election are worried that Trump won't accept the results of this election. The narrative being peddled by Hillary Clinton, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi – not to mention their pals in the left-wing media – is that Trump will refuse to vacate the White House should he lose in November. It has even been suggested that the military might be needed to oust him from the place.

They want Trump to agree to a peaceful transition of power before a vote is even cast. But Trump is too smart to play their game and won't step into the trap they've set.

It was Clinton who called on supporters to "resist" following her ass-whopping at the hands of Trump four years ago. For years the Democrats referred to Trump's victory as "illegitimate." Many still do. Clinton recently instructed Joe Biden not to concede the race under any circumstances. Does that sound to you like a party that is truly concerned about a smooth transition of power? It appears it is they who are not willing to accept the will of the voters. What do you think?

The Democrats have a lot of problems, including an underperforming nominee. They have the Hunter Biden scandal. They are unable to keep Trump from filling another vacancy on the Supreme Court. The Democrats have alienated their base while attempting to pander to a new and growing socialist movement within their ranks. They are adrift and in panic mode.

Party leaders are desperately looking for ways to fix things. They figure their best hope is to convince you that Trump is a dictator who will cling to power when his time in office is through. It sounds like a pretty weak strategy to me.

Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at barry@wbsm.com and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

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