Trump's denial will grow distrust in the electoral system

 Karl Marx said that leaders appear twice in history — the first time as a tragedy, the second time as a farce. The reverse is true of what Donald Trump has been doing with the US election results. At first, it was thought to be a farce. 

Although Joe Biden won with more than 6 million votes and 306 electoral college votes, instead of accepting the results, Donald Trump called him a vote thief without any evidence. Not only that, he declared himself the winner even though he did not get the required electoral votes.

Most people dismissed the announcement as a farce. But as the days go by, the incident is turning into a tragedy.

Trump's latest move, in an attempt to retain power without winning a vote, puts pressure on the Republican leadership in the Michigan Legislature. The aim is to pick electors who will support Trump as president, regardless of the outcome of the vote. 

This is an unrealistic proposal, it will not last under any law. But he is still trying. On Friday, he invited Republican members of the Michigan Legislature to the White House. Earlier in the day, two Republicans in the state refused to verify the results of the vote on the grounds of retail irregularities. 

In the face of objections from other vote counters, they agreed to change the decision, but under pressure from the Republican leadership, he demanded the cancellation of the affidavit the next day. It is thought that Trump's pressure worked behind it. 

In addition to Michigan, the Trump camps in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin are moving forward with this tactic. The legislatures of these three states are controlled by Republicans.

The governor of Michigan and the Democrat leadership have strongly condemned President Trump's naked intervention in the election results. 

"It's very sad for our country," Biden said. I don’t think that’s what this guy is thinking. ’However, he expressed confidence that he would be sworn in as the next president on January 20.

Most political observers agree with Biden. Ignoring the views of the voters, if the state-level legislature selects the electorate of their choice, it will not stand in the eyes of the law and the people.

 Otherwise, if the Republican-controlled legislature tries, the Democrat governors of these three states could send a list of different electors to Congress for consideration. That would be a different matter for Congress.

Georgia's vote recount is over

Trump's victory in the polls is unlikely, as evidenced by the recount of votes in Georgia. At the end of the first count here, Biden was ahead with about 14,000 votes. After the recount, this gap stands at 12,000. In other words, a couple of thousand votes have been exchanged and come to Trump's box. 

The state's Republican secretary of state, who oversaw the vote, said a total of 5 million votes had been counted. The nominal discrepancy with the vote is not due to fraud but to an accounting error. In his words, this proved once again that there was no fraud in the vote in this state.

However, the Trump camp did not stop demanding fraud. At a news conference in Washington on Thursday, Rudy Giuliani, Trump's lawyer, claimed that Trump had not only won, but he had also won by a wide margin. He alleges that under the personal guidance of Joe Biden, Democrats are trying to deny the outcome of this election. 

At the press conference, the Trump camp identified two new "criminals." One of them is former Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez, who died seven years ago. Another is the liberal Jewish businessman George Soros. The Venezuelan company is the manufacturer of the counting machine, which is partially used in some states and is responsible for the death of Chavez seven years ago. 

However, it was not immediately clear why Soros was responsible. A colleague of Giuliani claimed that the Communists had poured billions of dollars behind the Democrats. That may have been for Soros, although Soros was never a communist.

The New York Magazine dismissed the claim as "crazy delirium." Cybersecurity expert Christopher Krebs, who was fired four days ago by Trump for calling this election the safest, called Giuliani's press conference "dangerous." 

The New York Times described the fraud claim as "completely fabricated" without any evidence. At the press conference, Giuliani claimed that they had enough evidence to prove the allegations in court. The Times commented that the problem for Giuliani was that the court, after considering the allegations, had already dismissed them as baseless.

77 per cent of Republicans believe in vote theft

Surprisingly, despite being dismissed in court for failing to provide any evidence, most of the Republican leadership and grassroots supporters believe the Democrats want to snatch Trump's winning election through conspiracy. 

According to a poll by Monmouth University, 77 per cent of Republican voters think the vote was rigged. According to Politico, seven out of ten senators in the US Senate believe the same thing.

This means that the entire US electoral system is flawed, here the results of the election can be reversed by stealing votes, two-thirds of Trump's 70 million voters believe. If Joe Biden is safely sworn in as the country's next president on January 20, a large section of the 70 million supporters will continue to deny him legitimacy as president. 

Many believe that Trump wants to keep this story of election fraud alive to retain his huge support force. Another reason is that they can play a role in fundraising from time to time in the name of continuing to fight for them.

Even if Trump and his family benefit politically by spreading the myth of vote-rigging, U.S. democracy will be at great risk. The key tool for the success of any democratic system is credible elections. In the wake of vote-rigging, President Trump has called into question the institution called the election.

Peggy Noonan, a former aide to President Reagan, said in an article in the Wall Street Journal that Trump, not the entire Republican leadership, was to blame. "What is happening with the vote is a nonsensical debate, but it is also a disaster for our democracy," she wrote.

 Joe Biden will be sworn in as president two months from now, but the damage to the US democratic system will be irreparable.

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