Neither Validation nor Renunciation: The U.S. Election’s Inconclusive Verdict

A voter fills out a ballot at the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 3, 2020 (AP photo by Charlie Riedel).
A voter fills out a ballot at the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 3, 2020 (AP photo by Charlie Riedel).
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Despite all the alarm over the potential for violence and disruption, the U.S. presidential election and ballot-counting process have so far been routine. Were it not for the massive number of mail-in ballots due to the coronavirus pandemic, we would in all likelihood already know the victor. As it is, at the time of writing this column, there are still three possible scenarios ahead because of the time it will take to tally the final outstanding ballots. The first is a reelection for President Donald Trump largely along the same lines of the electoral map he rode to victory in […]

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