In a scene that no doubt is being replicated across the country, hordes of Trump supporters have gathered today in the nation’s capital to protest “voter fraud “and Biden’s stolen election.
Many loyal followers either believe Trump actually won the election or that there is still time for him to “pull it out.” The sentiment of many is that “this is far from over.”
As reported in USA Today, some Trump supporters can’t see how Biden legitimately won:
Marcello Milone, who traveled with his family, including his 15-year-old son, from South Carolina, said they were there to “demand the truth.”
“I don’t understand how the country went to bed with Trump up by tons of votes on Election Night then days later Biden is called the winner,” he said, waving an American flag. “It doesn’t make any sense.”
Mr. Milone, it’s actually quite simple … in a democracy, the person with the most votes wins! (OK, in the U.S. it’s the presidential candidate with the most Electoral College votes!) You tabulate the ballots until they are all counted. And, no, legitimate votes are not only those received by your favored candidate.
You’re a sports fan, Mr. Milone, right? Then I’m sure you know, as in any sport, the halftime score is meaningless. You play the game until the final tick of the clock.
Funny, after Trump’s dubious win in 2016, Hillary Clinton graciously conceded defeat on election night.
Trump loyalists at the time implored Dems to “Suck it up, buttercup. Trump won. Get over it.”
Of course, Trump will never concede defeat. And neither will Republicans abandon Trumpism, not when he received over 73 million votes.
For anyone who thought American democracy has restored by Biden’s victory, it’s time to think again.
American democracy is broken … whether irrevocably remains to be seen.
Trump’s fan base is loyal and passionate, as demonstrated by today’s rallies.
As I write this, a group of Trump supporters have gathered in front of city hall, across from where I live, chanting “four more years!” Many are honking horns, from cars and trucks festooned with Trump flags.
Unless Trump eventually finds himself behind bars, look for him to continue to lead his cult followers and do all he can to make the next four years a living hell for Biden and his administration … and our great nation.
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