Trump’s attack on the election will cause lasting damage

Trump’s attack on the election will cause lasting damage
Detroit: A vote-center worker blocks mail-in ballot counting from view to frustrate observers. Twitter video

[Ed. – Interesting that the author doesn’t seem at all vexed by the polls that show widespread distrust of the American electoral system or the lasting damage that will have.]

“The guardrails of our system actually worked,” the political analyst Amy Walter marveled on Monday evening, capturing how many reacted to the Trump administration initiating a formal transition of power to the Biden administration. American democracy had survived its weeks-long brush with disaster, despite President Donald Trump’s baseless fraud claims, surreal press conferences, and shaky legal challenges. …

This isn’t over, folks. While the decision to begin the transition process does amount to an implicit concession by the president, Trump hasn’t yet explicitly acknowledged his loss — and there are indications he might never do so. As I write, in fact, the president is continuing to insist that the “2020 Election Hoax” will “go down as the most corrupt election in American political history,” that he will continue to press this case, and that he “will never concede to fake ballots & ‘Dominion.’”

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