US Politics

A very incompetent coup: the constitution and the courts are withstanding Trump’s cynical attempt to undermine democracy

BY David Waywell | tweet @DavidWaywell   /  17 November 2020

Would the “Trump Coup”™ be less or more appalling if it weren’t pursued so incompetently?

It’s barely two weeks since Donald Trump lost the U.S. presidential election in terms of both the popular vote and the electoral college. His instinct since then has been to ignore both and to litigate the matter in the courts; a plan that amounts to a coup, certainly, but perhaps in name only. It would, after all, be within the letter of the law and, dare one say, entirely constitutional.


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