President Trump continues to disapprove of the outcome of the recent US presidential election, calling them fraudulent. The evidence presented so far is unlikely to confirm this hypothesis, but for many of the more than 70 million Americans who voted for it, what Donald Trump says is also true and is not in doubt.
Most Republican officials either support him, make unfounded accusations, or say that the president has the right to challenge the election process and present evidence, which is true.
Many analysts say Donald Trump does not want to look like he has lost, in the eyes of supporters, preferring to maintain the image of a fraud. A second reason is to maintain influence over his passionate electoral base, which gives him a hard-to-say voice in the post-election Republican Party.
Party leaders cannot afford to disregard his demands until at least the beginning of January, when two Senate elections are held in Georgia, on which control of the upper house of Congress depends. Without the enthusiastic support of Trump’s electoral base, it is very difficult, if not impossible, for Republicans to win, notes Free Europe.
In this sense, this weekend, in Washington, there will be a big demonstration of MAGA – Make American Great Again – Trump’s supporters. Tens or even hundreds of thousands of people are expected to gather to express their support and denounce what they consider fraud.
A counter-demonstration is also planned, which creates the danger of an outbreak of violence. In the long run, it seems that Donald Trump wants to remain politically active, maybe even run in 2024. Financially, the most profitable option would be to open a digital press channel, after he got angry on Fox News, the conservative channel, whose owner is Rupert Murdoch. The plan seems to be for MAGA supporters to pay a subscription and for that, this table, which according to some estimates is about 15-20% of the electorate must remain enthusiastic and fed with the idea that it was stolen.
As for his chances in Donald Trump’s court to contest the presidential election, Josh Blackman, a law professor at Houston’s South Texas College of Law, explained to Free Europe that “so far, it has not been successful. What we have seen so far are allegations of very high voter fraud. All these allegations have not been substantiated in court. And so far, the courts have rejected these challenges, “he said. “Even if all of President Trump’s arguments win, even if all of his arguments win in court, I still don’t think it could lead to the annulment of enough votes to cover the difference that led to Joe Biden’s victory. In other words, Biden has enough extra votes that he can bear the annulment of some votes and still retain his term as president, “said Josh Blackman.
He says that at some point, Trump will give up. “On January 20, Supreme Court Chief John Roberts will appoint Joe Biden, the 46th US president, and then Joe Biden will go home to the White House. Trump can boycott the election. He wouldn’t be the first person to do that.
There was a very close race in the 1800 election between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson and Adams hated each other, and Jefferson won the election. John Adams refused to attend the inauguration. In fact, he left the White House in the middle of the night at 4 in the morning. He left the city so that he could neither see nor be around the ceremony. It is not the best thing for a president to boycott, but he will eventually leave. And Trump will follow suit, and we will have a new president on January 20, “says Blackman.