Trump rejects election results: What could happen next in America?

 A common trend in many developing world elections for the losers to accuse the winners of rigging. In many countries, these allegations are substantial. By using the state apparatus and the election commission, those in power influence the election results in all those countries.

The Western world, including the United States, selects some of these states in terms of relations and interests with them. Again, some states follow the policy of silence.

Since the election campaign, Donald Trump has been saying that this time there will be massive fraud in the election. There is a conspiracy to lose him. The United States has long been vocal about why fair elections are not held in countries liberated from long-standing colonial rule. Now the head of state is questioning the fairness of his own country's elections.

This is not the first time that allegations of electoral fraud and opacity have surfaced in the United States. Earlier, in 2000, the Democratic Party's Al Gore claimed that he had been defeated by fraud. Gore's defeat was later confirmed using the Supreme Court. He did not agree with the court's verdict but accepted defeat.

Problems with elections have existed in the country even before Gore. Earlier, however, no president was heard saying that he would not relinquish power. But not only are most senior Republican leaders, including Trump, refusing to accept the election results, they are also saying they will not relinquish power. They think it will be difficult for Republicans to come to power in the future if they accept defeat.

Seventy per cent of Republican supporters believe Trump lost the election by rigging. Leaders like former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani said in the same language as Third World leaders, Democrats have risen from the grave and voted. Republicans rally across the United States and on social media to protest the fraud. All right-wing media, including Fox, are supporting the protest.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has also made it clear that the Trump administration is preparing for a second term. The Trump administration has blocked funding for the transfer of power. The current government has also made arrangements so that foreign statesmen cannot greet Biden through the State Department. Also, Trump has begun to resettle his followers by expelling several people from key positions, including the Pentagon.

Defense Secretary Mark Esper has been fired for disobeying his orders. Trump is reported to have told Esper to use the military to quell widespread protests following the assassination of George Floyd. Trump does not consider it appropriate to maintain the continuity of the power that kept him in office as Esper did not follow his instructions at that time.

What does Trump want? Current US politics revolves around this question. Is Trump going to bypass the law and use the state apparatus and his party as a tool to stay in power? If Trump finally walks that path, how will the constitutional crisis be dealt with? This issue is worrying many. At the moment, however, it seems that Trump is making all the arrangements to stay in power for a second term, even though he is also embroiled in a legal battle over allegations of electoral fraud.

In all of the states where Trump has lost fiercely or is lagging in the vote count, he has sued for vote irregularities. But within two / three days of filing the case, all these cases have been dismissed in some states and it is expected to happen in the rest.

The court said Republicans could not present any evidence of irregularities, so the lawsuit was dismissed. It is expected that the rest of the states will either have their cases dismissed or Trump will lose. So the question is, what will he do next? Will he go to the Apex Court? Because most of the judges there are now Republicans. Some of them are very conservative or in other words, they hold the politics of the right.

The party that is in power in the United States, when the post of Supreme Court judge became vacant, they put their supporter in the post of judge. Now the question is, will Trump win the case if the case goes to the Supreme Court? Will the judges rule in favour of Trump based on party affiliation? If so, what will the Democrats do then? And if the case can't be taken to the Supreme Court, or Trump doesn't get a verdict in the Supreme Court, what will be his next step?

At the moment, however, the Trump administration has sent a clear message that it is not relinquishing power because it strongly believes the election was rigged. But a handful of leading Republicans, including four senators from his party and governors of four states, disagreed with Trump's decision and congratulated Biden.

Trump may lose the support of some more top Republicans. But it is safe to say that most Republicans will be with him. He will also receive strong support from various right-wing and racist groups outside the party. Many of them are again armed militia groups.

Trump has become a symbol of all right-wing and racist groups. They want a resurgence of Christianity-based, racist white America, which they call "Make America Great Again." These groups want to keep Trump in power at any cost.

All these groups are very important in US politics outside the party. Divided into different sections, including the right and left, these groups play an important role in movements, fights, struggles, demonstrations, processions, elections, campaigns, election fundraising, etc. But Trump's main problem is that almost the entire Establishment is going against him. The main reason for going against this is not so much internal as it is international.

When the far-right Trump was elected president in 2016, the entire establishment, especially the military-industrial complex, was overjoyed. They assumed that Trump would play a more aggressive role in international politics than any recent US president. But to everyone's surprise, he spoke of pursuing a policy similar to that of the left in US politics.

The United States began to play a role in international politics after World War I, which intensified after World War II. The overthrow of governments in countries, the organization of military coups, the formation of "democracy" movements, the interference in the internal affairs of various countries, the change of government through military operations or the deployment of troops in support of any government have become key features of US foreign policy. To maintain this policy, more than 600 military bases have been set up in more than 70 countries and regions of the world.

Those who practice left-wing politics in the United States have long called for the closure of these bases to end the role of the US police in international politics. He started saying the same thing after Trump was elected. Not only that, but he also questioned the need for a NATO alliance in the language of the Left. The whole western world is shaken by this. He spoke in support of the US Alliance but said that maintaining some independence was not the answer.

When the far-right Trump started saying these things, the Military-Industrial Complex started counting the mistakes. In domestic politics, almost all but a couple of print and electronic media, including the military-industrial complex, go against Trump. Many in the media and the Democratic Party have called Trump a puppet of Russia.

When Trump came to power, many thought he might take a hard line in the Middle East. But it turned out that during his time he did not conduct military operations anywhere in the world, including the Middle East. His administration's hand was not stained with the blood of anyone other than the only Iranian general, Qasim Solaimani. Even when Iran launched a missile attack on a US base in Iraq in retaliation for the killings, it surprised everyone by refraining from retaliating against Iran.

Trump has taken a hard line against Islamic fundamentalist politics. Despite pressure from the military-industrial complex, it has played a role in Syria so that the secular Assad government does not fall and power does not fall into the hands of opposition Islamic fundamentalists. In contrast, when Joe Biden was in power as vice president, the secular Libyan Gaddafi was not only ousted from power but was assassinated without trial, paving the way for the development of armed "Islamist" politics.

In principle, Trump is a staunch opponent of both left-wing and "Islamist" politics. He considers the politics of two streams to be harmful to mankind. The US Establishment has no problem opposing the former. But the US Establishment is interested in perpetuating the politics of "Islamism" as a tool of their influence in the world.

Another area of ​​contention between Trump and the Military-Industrial Complex is the announcement of troop withdrawals from Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria. Trump wants to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan before Christmas. But the military says it would hurt US interests. Trump now has a cool relationship with the military on all of these issues.

Trump's feud with almost all mainstream electronic and print media, including CNN, the New York Times, and The Washington Post, which has been associated with the Establishment, not just the military, has reached its climax in the last four years. They do their utmost to build public opinion against Trump. For example, during the time of Bush Jr., all these media outlets have supported Bush in terms of anti-Muslim policies and actions, sometimes followed the policy of silence, and sometimes ignored such news. They have also maintained a policy of silence during the Obama administration's anti-immigration measures.

Compared to the two, the media did not take such a strong stand against immigrants and Muslims without verbal rhetoric, but the media came out with strong criticism against Trump. Not just these two issues, the media strongly opposes Trump on any issue. For example, the media has always been vocal about Trump's sexual harassment; But they ignored Biden's sexual harassment as much as possible while he was a senator.

No president in the United States has ever faced such extreme opposition from the mainstream media. With the support of the media, they have ended their term as president. The media has given them a bright image in the country and abroad. As a result, at least nationally, US presidents have left power with a positive image for the mainstream population. Trump is the only president in US history whose media has created a whole negative image.

Trump also did not leave the media. He continues to attack his own country's mainstream media in the same language that leftists around the world, including the United States, criticize the American media, in a way that no other US president has ever been seen to do.

Trump has been saying for the last four years that the media in his own country is making fake news for his benefit, which is what the leftists always say. In doing so, he has questioned the credibility of his own country's media, as well as the media's attempts to oust him by questioning Trump's image in any way.

Social media leaders like Facebook and Twitter have joined hands with mainstream media leaders. They are joined by big corporate capital owners like energy, finance, high tech industry. As they engage in international trade, they are firmly opposed to Trump's opposition to globalization and free-market economic policies.

Polarization among the American capitalist class has become apparent around Trump. With a few exceptions to the big spot, almost all of the large corporate capital has taken a stand against Trump. On the other hand, almost all of the small and medium capitalists are supporting Trump. Beyond that, the mainstay of Trump's support is the rural population and the white working class. Immigrants from Cuba have backed Trump in Miami because of his anti-Cuba policy.

Biden, the largest corporate capital in the United States, has invested heavily in winning the election. As a result, Biden could raise more than 144 million in election funds than Trump. The Democratic Party has campaigned extensively against Trump through various means. In many places, Trump's election campaign was lighter than Biden's.

In addition to all this, it is clear to many that the Trump administration is not only failing to deal with COVID-19, but it is also taking the people to the brink of disaster through its speeches and actions. Although it did somewhat well at first, the Corona infection has hit the economy hard. Many people lose their jobs.

Democrats blocked the Trump administration's process of giving 1,200 incentive checks to low- and middle-income people in the House of Representatives. All of this has played a big role in Trump's election defeat. The difference between the two votes is a little more than 3 per cent. In other words, Trump has a lot of support in the United States after all. In the last four years, he has built a solid foundation for right-wing politics.

In contrast to right-wing politics, the last four years have seen an unprecedented rise in left-wing politics in the United States — the lion's share of which goes to Bernie Sanders. All sorts of leftists, including the Communist Party, have not only supported Biden in the election, but they have also worked in various ways to ensure that he can win. Leftist groups have led all anti-Trump protests, including the massive protests that erupted after the assassination of George Floyd.

The U.S. Establishment is concerned about the rise of the Trump-style right as well as the left. But at the same time, it is a fact that Biden could not have won the election without the votes of all leftists, including a large number of Barnie's supporters. This will put him under intense pressure from the left for the next four years, making it difficult for him to follow far-right national and international policies.

But it all depends on Trump's next move. The Republican Party's policy of denying Biden's victory so far has been described by the US Communist Party's People's World magazine in an article published on the 10th of this month as a "soft coup" plan.

Trump has left the whole thing in the dark at the moment. On the one hand, he has said that he will run in the elections again in 2024. At the same time, he is indicating that he is not leaving power. It is clear, however, that no matter what steps he takes - considering the future of his own and the party's politics - he will not back down from the accusation that he has been defeated by massive electoral fraud.

In this context, Biden's acceptance as the 47th president will be as questionable as that of many Third World statesmen, as well as US democracy. Because, how democratic a state is, its main controller depends on whether the defeated candidate is accepting the result of the election and not on accepting the result of that winning candidate. The crisis of self-determination will make it difficult for the Biden administration to question the legitimacy of elections in other states.

Trump may have to relinquish power in the end. No matter how he relinquishes power, a strong presence of the right in American politics - now known as Trumpism - will remain. The conflict between the right and the left will determine the course of US politics in the next four years.

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