Overseas Network, December 9th – U.S. media reported that Trump refused to admit Biden’s election, and a series of lawsuits have put Republicans in a difficult situation. The party’s leadership decided to follow Trump’s footsteps and may not officially recognize Biden as the presidential election until January 2021 at the earliest.
According to the Associated Press on the 9th, December 14th will also be regarded as the key to another Republican Party’s recognition of Biden’s election. Perhaps after the 14th, more and more Republicans will be willing to admit or even congratulate Biden on his victory.
According to the report, more and more Republican lawmakers said that on January 6, 2021, the official results were determined after two members of each party and the Senate read out the electoral votes and handed them over to the chairman of the Senate (i.e. Vice President Pence of the Trump administration) to announce the president and vice president.
Mitch McConnell, the majority leader of the U.S. Senate, also said that January 20 next year will be a special day in the United States, because the next president and vice president will announce his inauguration.
According to the report, in the past four weeks, Republican lawmakers have refused to admit defeat to Trump, and most of them have chosen to remain silent. Now even Trump’s legal war is losing ground, and the Republican leadership still seems unable to persuade Trump supporters to accept the election results.
Republicans say that opposing Trump does not make much sense at this point, so that legislators do not risk offending their supporters when they return to their hometowns to run. They also have to bear the enthusiasm of Trump supporters in Georgia to win the second round of the Senate election on January 5 next year. While some Republican lawmakers have acknowledged Biden’s election, most of them are silent and let things go naturally.
The report pointed out that this election is undoubtedly a very risky deadlock in American history. Trump, who refused to admit the fact of losing the election, has threatened and weakened the confidence of American voters in the American system.
Its actions not only lower the legitimacy of Biden’s election, but also reshape the norms of citizens in unknown ways and exacerbate the antagonism of different political groups. Edward Foley, an election expert at Ohio State University, also warned that Trump’s current approach must undermine the U.S. constitutional system and the electoral system.
Therefore, Foley suggested that in order for Americans to “have confidence” in the election, the loser must accept defeat.” Even if Mr. Trump can’t do that, his party must do it.” said Foley.