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Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:01 PM

Trump Stress-Tested the Election System, and the Cracks Showed

As President Trumpís efforts to overturn the 2020 election have steadily disintegrated, the country appears to have escaped a doomsday scenario in the campaignís epilogue: Since Nov. 3, there have been no tanks in the streets or widespread civil unrest, no brazen intervention by the judiciary or a partisan state legislature. Joseph R. Biden Jr.ís obvious victory has withstood Mr. Trumpís peddling of conspiracy theories and his campaign of groundless lawsuits.

In the end ó and the postelection standoff instigated by Mr. Trump and his party is truly nearing its end ó the presidentís attack on the election wheezed to an anticlimax. It was marked not by dangerous new political convulsions but by a letter from an obscure Trump-appointed bureaucrat, Emily W. Murphy of the General Services Administration, authorizing the process of formally handing over the government to Mr. Biden.

For now, the country appears to have avoided a ruinous breakdown of its electoral system.

Next time, Americans might not be so lucky.


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