In 2000 Gore didn't concede until mid December. That still left plenty of time for the transition from Clinton to Bush.
|Posted: 12 November 2020 at 11:46am | IP Logged | 10
Trump will likewise concede at the end of these court challenges, and there will be a peaceful and successful transition of power.
If you watch the Mike Pompeo interview or read the entirety of his comments, it is obvious he was joking, and he will do the right thing when it is time.
It is clear that Trump lost the election. Its also clear that there was fraud and impropriety with the voting process and ballot counting in several states. The court challenges will expose some of that.
Addressing the holes in the system is important. 2020 was an incredibly successful election for the country because we got record participation in the vote. Even the losing candidate got more votes than any president has ever received before. That's great news for our democracy.
Because this election was as successful as it was, it is likely that more states will transition to mail-in balloting on an ongoing basis in order to encourage higher rates of voter participation. So its important that states learn how to get it right, and accountability will help with that. Florida is a great model at this point, because of changes they made in response to the fiasco of 2000.
In this case, it looks like the amount of fraud and error is nowhere near enough to change the outcome of the election. But sometimes the results are much closer, and the impact could be much greater, so lets take time to work the bugs out.
Its way too early to be panicking about the transition. Be patient. Everything will happen the way its supposed to.