Trump isn’t contesting the election to win it — but to avoid admitting defeat

Trump isn’t contesting the election to win it — but to avoid admitting defeat

[Ed. – What we really need at this moment is a lot of speculation about the president’s motives by amateur psychologists.]

President Trump on Wednesday night made yet another appearance from the White House to claim widespread fraud to steal the election from him. But his remarks did not provide evidence to back up his claims, nor did he lay out a legal strategy to stop the supposed theft from happening.

The reason is that he is not pursuing a strategy to win a contested election. His goal is to avoid admitting defeat should current trends continue.

“If you count the legal votes, I easily win,” Trump said. “If you count the illegal votes, they can try to steal the election from us.”

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But in his remarks, Trump didn’t articulate a fair explanation of what was a “legal” and what was an “illegal” vote beyond the fact that if votes are for him, they should count, and if they are for Joe Biden, they are fraudulent.

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