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  • America is in uncharted territory.

  • Joe Biden has one, but the president believes this.

  • They're trying to steal an election.

  • They're trying to rig an election, and we can't let that happen.

  • Joe Biden has one, but this is the secretary of state.

  • There will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration the president has not conceded is not helping the transition of power.

  • So his American democracy in crisis well, there's no shortage of people making the case, The new statesman says.

  • Darkness has fallen on American democracy.

  • An article in Foreign Affairs magazine argues the problems a long term and that this president has severely damaged the norms of American democracy on the president is nothing if not consistent, he alleged.

  • There was widespread voter fraud in 2016.

  • There wasn't He's saying the same thing this time again, without evidence, and he's sharing videos like this asking, Is this what our country has come to?

  • Those air mail in ballots being collected in a normal and legal way on the journalist Judd Legum, describe Donald Trump's action as a direct attack on the foundation of American democracy.

  • But are those actions having an impact well we know some Americans no longer trust the system, and their words echo the president.

  • There is questions about some of irregularities versus questions about the integrity of those results.

  • I think there's a tremendous amount of fraud based on what we've actually heard and what we've learned from some reputable sources.

  • Facebook has had to take down groups devoted to this.

  • We're seeing it on the streets to trust in us.

  • Democracy is being eroded by the president on, crucially, by a slew of misinformation online.

  • But for all that the system itself is working, Here's the New York Times telling us election officials nationwide find no fraud, and that's in an election with record turnout in a pandemic.

  • Then there's the media organizations which project the result.

  • All of them, including Fox News, say Biden has one on the vote.

  • Counting is continued despite the president's interventions.

  • But just because the president says something doesn't make it so, and the system shows every sign of understanding that there are, though pressures within the system on some say the way America chooses its president makes a crisis likely.

  • The Electoral College system rewards wins in individual states.

  • This means that while Biden leads Trump by over five million votes, his victory rests on relatively narrow wins in a small number of states.

  • They give him the Electoral College majority he needs on the MSNBC, host Chris Hayes argues That's a risk.

  • Tweeting.

  • The Electoral College is just a disaster waiting to happen.

  • Under a polarized country, it will keep stress testing the system until it actually breaks.

  • Not to mention you could lose the popular vote on become president, as Donald Trump did.

  • And for all these factors, that means American democracy is being scrutinized by a watching world.

  • In a way, it always has.

  • Bean back in 1989 President Reagan spoke of the U.

  • S as that shining city upon a hill, a beacon to the world.

  • Now some have never accepted that idea.

  • But certainly America has long been vocal in its promotion of democracy.

  • That becomes harder when the president and some Americans believe their democracy cannot be trusted.

America is in uncharted territory.

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US Election 2020: Is American democracy in crisis? - BBC News

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/11/13
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