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Stolen election? NP. We didn't like Trump anyway.

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Submitted by Timothy Hadley (United States), Jan 15, 2021 at 10:49

The worst thing that can happen to a democratic republic like ours is for a presidential election to be stolen. The second-worst thing is for so little protest to arise that the steal succeeds. This is what we witnessed in 2020.

Don't insult us by claiming the election results were verified by "the learned conclusions of judges and the considered opinion of conservative analysts." No informed person would make that claim.

There were 2 tragedies in 2020. 1, a presidential election was stolen. and 2, a false narrative ("Nothing to see here!") was created, spread, and believed by a "mob" of leftists and their followers, including many Trump-haters on the right.

It remains to be seen whether the US can recover from the damage inflicted by these connected catastrophes.

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No, the worst thing is turning into a banana republic where mobs storm the Capitol to reverse the legal processes underway.

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