Hillary Clinton Says Biden Should Not Concede under Any Circumstances, by Jack Phillips.
“Joe Biden should not concede under any circumstances because I think this is going to drag out … “I think that [Republicans] have a couple of scenarios that they are looking toward. One is messing up absentee balloting. …”
President Donald Trump said Monday that mail-in voting access is a politically motivated plan hatched by Democrats.
“What they’re doing is using COVID to steal an election,” Trump said at the Republican National Convention. “They’re using COVID to defraud the American people, all of our people, of a fair and free election. We can’t do that.”
“Eighty million mail-in ballots they’re working on, sending them out to people that didn’t ask for them,” Trump added. “And it’s not fair and it’s not right, and it’s not going to be possible to tabulate, in my opinion.”
One can easily imagine some Republicans giving President Trump the same advice — don’t concede under any circumstances. Not that Trump is likely to concede readily, in any event.
Given the unusual way in which votes will be cast, there’s a good chance that whichever candidate is said to have lost the election will have grounds for disputing the outcome. Only the quaint notion that, at some point, the national good is served by having an agreed upon winner would argue in favor of conceding.
It’s telling, though, that Hillary Clinton has fired the first major shot in this regard of which I’m aware.
It is very partisan now. The common ground of the US body politic is shrinking fast, smaller now than at any time in a hundred years.