Dan Pfeiffer, writing in his excellent newsletter The Message Box, explains how unlikely it is that Trump and the Republican Party’s attempt at stealing the election will succeed.
I don’t blame anyone for worrying about what is happening. Despite my immense skepticism about Trump’s ability to upend the result, I will admittedly exhale the moment Biden walks into the White House. Trump’s ability to spread misinformation backed by his party is a very troubling sign for democracy in the short and the long term. He is once again proving that norms are not enough to support a democracy when one of the two parties in our two party system is willing to do anything and everything for political power. We need to turn our norms into laws and reduce the ability of the next Trump-like figure to run roughshod over our politics.
Still… the whole thing is anxiety-inducing and I knew full well this was going to happen.