America holds its breath: conspiracy theorists and authoritarian governments take strength as Trump prepares to contest the election

BY Gerald Malone   /  4 November 2020

“Oh, what a night”, as Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons sang of December 1963. Turns out the night of 3 November 2020 delivered a Blue Ripple, not a Blue Wave. In the most closely contested presidential election since George W. Bush eventually won the White House in 2000 with a 500-vote victory in Florida, there is as yet no decisive result. The outcome may not be clarified until the weekend. Meantime, morning-after lawsuits will crash down on states still counting mail-in votes.


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