It’s Not About This Election, It’s About the Next One
When I first got my hair on fire about Donald Trump’s plan to exploit the quirks of mail-in voting to overturn the election results, a good friend of mine gave me a lot of grief for being alarmist. Sure, maybe Trump would try, but there was no evidence that state and local Republican officials would agree to go along with his delusions.
He turned out to be right, for now—but I’m increasingly wondering if it’s only for now. Trump’s attempt has failed because the ground was not prepared for it. But the current attempt is preparing the ground, getting the rank and file of Republican to sign on to election conspiracy theories and be ready to demand a different result four years from now.
It’s not about this presidential election. It’s about the next one.
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