A little while back I began worrying that while poll fudging would create a headwind the Trump Train could do without, electoral fraud could be the equivalent of barreling through a tornado. As Heartiste remarked regarding the former:
The same goes for cooking the electoral books. There will be bipartisan, unified Establishment opposition to investigating allegations no matter how egregious, evident and widespread. The reason I started talking about it is because it's something Trump needs to get out in front of.
Milo has pithily pointed to Trump's role as the chaos candidate as the single biggest reason to support him. Trump has earned that descriptor time and time again. Most recently he did so by addressing the same topic we're addressing here:
How spot on the Alt Right was in getting behind Trump. Even if he doesn't win in November, sowing these seeds of discord and discontent among white middle America will continue to push the US in the direction of political dissolution.
It's the eleventh hour. Either we turn it around fast--which may or may not happen with a Trump presidency but obviously will not with the hag--or we get back to working on secession.
Regarding his tax returns, I suspect Trump's handling it masterfully. He learns from his mistakes.
Consider how Obama leveraged the birth certificate controversy--of which Trump played a not insignificant role--to his own advantage. Leaving aside questions about whether or not what was shown to the public is legitimate because the vast majority of the public assumes it is, Obama allowed questions surrounding its existence to build for months and months to the point that they drowned out a lot of the other criticisms coming his way. Then he released the picture and just like that effectively negated months' worth of criticism.
Obama feigned a retreat and then after letting his overeager opponents break rank to follow, he wheeled around on them and smashed them up. Trump, who instinctively understands mass psychology, can use his taxes in the same way by releasing them in September or October.
His tax bill is probably relatively small and I wouldn't be surprised if his effective tax rate, at least for some years, is in the single digits.
That won't be a problem. Avoiding taxes fits easily into Trump's narrative that he wins at everything he does. He simply says "When I'm your president I'll win for you just like I won for my company and my family. I understand what's wrong with the broken system because I beat that broken system. As president, I'll fix it. I'm the only one who can. Hillary certainly can't."
The only reason to withhold his tax returns is if net worth is substantially lower than advertised--as in Trump isn't actually a billionaire--but his disclosure statements strongly suggest that not to be the case.