Editors at Issues and Insights ponder Democrats’ efforts to block Donald Trump from returning to the White House.

We’ve now reached peak Trump Derangement Syndrome.

Democrats are actually making plans to prevent Donald Trump from taking office even if he legitimately wins the election. In other words, they are plotting an insurrection to keep the man whom they claim is an insurrectionist out of the White House. Logic, common sense, the future of the country, all be damned.

How do we know this is what they are scheming? Because, as President Joe Biden’s poll numbers continue to drop, his mental and physical health rapidly deteriorate, and options to replace him on the ballot shrink, Democrats are openly talking about it.

The Colorado attorney arguing before the Supreme Court to keep Trump off that state’s ballot warned the justices that if they didn’t stop him from being elected “it could come back with a vengeance.”

An amicus brief filed by three law professors in the Colorado case warns that if the justices don’t rule on whether Trump is eligible or not to run for office under the 14th Amendment, and if Trump wins the election, “it is a virtual certainty that some members of Congress will assert his disqualification under Section 3” of the 14th Amendment.

And yes, it is a virtual certainty.

An article published in the Atlantic last week, titled “How Democrats Could Disqualify Trump If the Supreme Court Doesn’t,” begins by saying that: “Without clear guidance from the Court, House Democrats suggest that they might not certify a Trump win on Jan. 6.”

How could this happen? Well, Democrats could conceivably win back the House in November. Which means that they could refuse to certify the election results on the grounds that Trump is ineligible to serve because he’s an insurrectionist. They would, as the Atlantic puts it, “have to choose between confirming a winner many of them believe is ineligible and defying the will of voters who elected him.” (Aka, insurrection.)