Lame-duck Destruction and Political Paralysis

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If he lost, we all expected Trump to accuse the Democrats of trying to steal the election. He did not disappoint us, commencing the false narrative only a few hours after Election Day drew to a close. But the basis for Trump’s 3 am version of events did not get much traction, perhaps because he did not bother to provide any evidence of the voting irregularities that he alleged were committed against him.

Even in some corners of the Republican Party his hyperbolic accusation machine is wearing thin—it is hard to argue the ballots that re-elected Republicans to the Senate are somehow at the same time invalid for the presidential vote. Moreover, the legal complaints that Trump’s campaign is showering the courts with are struggling to find any footing.
Original languageEnglish
JournalElsevier Weekblad
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2020

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