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Banks quoted in Military Times article on martial law, new election

December 4, 2020

Military Times

William C. Banks

William C. Banks

Earlier this week, retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn promoted the idea that the U.S. military should oversee a new nationwide presidential election, ordered under martial law by President Donald Trump. The idea is "preposterous," says Professor Emeritus William C. Banks. "Apart from the fact that state and now federal investigators have found no evidence of election fraud that would change the election outcome, martial law has no place in the United States absent a complete breakdown of civil governing mechanisms," he says. Banks was quoted in the Military Times article, "Calls for martial law and US military oversight of new presidential election draws criticism." 12/04/20

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