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What if Trump refuses to lose?

Don't imagine that America's creaking electoral machinery will facilitate an orderly transfer of power

By Dahlia Lithwick   October 2020

Lost in the post? American democracy will pay the price as Trump undermines and frustrates million of mail-in-ballets ©

Americans have had a bumpy summer. Donald Trump continued to make incoherent pronouncements about a Covid-19 crisis that has not been controlled. There appeared to be no relief in sight for a cratering economy. The big racial justice protests, triggered by the killing of George Floyd, were met with unlawful arrests in Portland, Oregon; and parents were gripped by anxiety about whether to send their children back to…

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