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The Election Day nightmare scenarios

The Week, June 28, 2020

June 28, 2020

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.”