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Will he go? : Trump and the looming election meltdown in 2020 / Lawrence Douglas.

Douglas, Lawrence, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System.
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Bethlehem Main Library 973.933 (Text) 33062009336653 New Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781538751886
  • ISBN: 1538751887
  • Physical Description: x, 146 pages ; 20 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Twelve, Hatchette Book Group, 2020.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
November 3, 2020: the greatest fraud in history! -- Trump rejects defeat -- Trump rejects victory -- Elections the authoritarian way -- The peculiar beauty of conceding defeat -- So much for our norms -- Lies, damn lies and meta-lies -- The smell of legitimacy -- Bootstrapping meta lies into institutional realities -- The system cannot protect itself -- The electoral college revisited, alas -- The constitution is the crisis -- Catastrophe no. 1: raithlessness -- Catastrophe No. 2: hack attack -- Catastrophe No. 3: Shift happens -- Can the crisis be contained? -- Republicans reject democracy -- The only check.
Summary, etc.:
"It doesn't require a strong imagination to get a sense of the mayhem Trump will unleash if he loses a closely contested election. It is no less disturbing to imagine Trump still insisting that he is the rightful leader of the nation. With millions of diehard supporters firmly believing that their revered president has been toppled by malignant forces of the Deep State, Trump could remain a force of constitutional chaos for years to come. WILL TRUMP GO? addresses such questions as: How might Trump engineer his refusal to acknowledge electoral defeat? What legal and extra-legal paths could he pursue in mobilizing a challenge to the electoral outcome? What legal, political, institutional and popular mechanisms can be used to stop him? What would be the fallout of a failure to remove him from office? What would be the fallout of a successful effort to unseat him? Can our democracy snap back from Trump? Trump himself has essentially told the nation he will never accept electoral defeat. A book that prepares us for Trump's refusal to concede, then, is hardly speculative it is a necessary precaution against a coming crisis"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Trump, Donald, 1946-
Presidents > United States > Election > 2020.
Presidents > United States > Transition periods.

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