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Downfall: inside the last days of Trump

As the counts began to look dicey for the President, he reacted like he was always going to. But the election confirmed that his rage and defiance are shared across great swathes of American society

By Sam Tanenhaus   December 2020

The endgame when it came could not have been blander: teams of volunteers seated at long tables, opening great stacks of envelopes. Inside each was a mail-in ballot, and the sorting and counting went on for long hours after the polls closed on Tuesday 3rd November: hours and then days. By dawn on Thursday, the outcome was still unknown, though Joe Biden appeared to be inching towards the 270…

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