The Election Day nightmare scenarios

More important is the critical damage to the republic that could be inflicted by a president who broke with more than two centuries of tradition by refusing to accept his loss as valid. “Implicit in a democracy is the idea that voters accept the results as legitimate,” said Richard Hasen, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine, who’s written a book on the 2020 race called Election Meltdown. “If you don’t have that, then you don’t have a democracy.”