Why I will not accept Joe Biden as president

Why I will not accept Joe Biden as president
Protesters march through downtown along Spring Street during a protest against President-elect, Donald Trump, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 in Los Angeles. A day after Trump’s election as president, the divisions he exposed only showed signs of widening as many thousands of protesters flooded streets across the country to condemn him. (Keith Birmingham/The Pasadena Star-News/SCNG via AP)

[Ed. – He’ll have plenty of company.]

A smart friend of mine who is a moderate liberal asked why I was not recognizing Joe Biden’s victory.

The friend made the case that Mr. Biden had gotten more votes, and historically we recognize the person with the most votes. Normally, we accept the outcome of elections just as we accept the outcomes of sporting events.

So, my friend asked why was 2020 different?

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Having spent more than four years watching the left #Resist President Donald Trump and focus entirely on undoing and undermining the 2016 election, it took me several days to understand the depth of my own feelings.

As I thought about it, I realized my anger and fear were not narrowly focused on votes. My unwillingness to relax and accept that the election grew out of a level of outrage and alienation unlike anything I had experienced in more than 60 years involvement in public affairs.

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