2020-11-11 22:04:47 UTC
Benjamin Wittes writes:
| And so it has come to this: The president of the United
| States is trying to overturn the results of a national
| election he unambiguously lost with a combination of
| petulant whining, spiteful and flailing executive action,
| and magic.
| No, it's not ultimately going to work, at least not if
| working is defined as allowing President Trump to maintain
| power in the face of expressed voter will.
| But it is working better than I would have believed
| possible: in undermining confidence in American democratic
| processes, in damaging President-elect Joe Biden's ability
| to govern in the short term, and in raising questions in
| the minds of the faithful as to whether Trump's defeat was
Every day that Trump refuses to concede is another
day that "Trump lost" is the main story.