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Submitted by L. Mayor (United States), Nov 10, 2020 at 13:56

So, if the democrats committed fraud, Pres. Trump and the republicans should just ignore the fraud by conceding? Mr. Pipes, over the many years that I've read your articles, I agreed with many of your ideas and opinions, but, in this case, you are mistaken! Elections must have integrity, or, the results are meaningless. It's quite obvious that very odd changes happened to the voting procedures in several states, along with the vote counting processes. Until all of the aforementioned can be investigated, then, the results made public, we don't know if the presidential election, let alone some of the senatorial elections, were done in accordance with the laws. I'm puzzled that you are so anxious to move on in these matters by recommending that Trump concede, as, this just puts a stamp on the successful use of fraud for this, and, all future elections. Were fraud to be normalized, we will no longer have a belief in the fundamental process of choosing our elected officials, which would almost certainly mean the end of our republic. Is this what you wish to see?

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Not what I said. If the Electoral College endorses Biden, it's over for Trump and he must concede, just as Gore did in 2000.

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