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While perhaps once thought too far-fetched to discuss out loud in serious company, concerns that Donald Trump will refuse to leave office even if he loses the November election have gained increasing mainstream attention in recent months. Indeed, it would be foolish to assume that such a possibility is out of the question. The president has spent the past four years making clear his desire to remain more than two terms in office, and has worked especially diligently of late to lay the rhetorical groundwork for declaring the results of the federal election – particularly one reliant on absentee voting – illegitimate.
2020 presidential election, U.S. Constitution, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Military
Constitutional Law | Military, War, and Peace
Pearlstein, Deborah, "Preparing the Public for a Contested Election" (2020). Online Publications. 11.